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Release: Nov. 2, 2000

UI to host Iowa physics teachers meeting Nov. 4

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa department of physics and astronomy is hosting the Iowa Chapter of the American Association of Physics Teachers (IAAPT) annual meeting Saturday, Nov. 4.

The daylong conference is free and open to anyone interested in science education, although it is geared primarily to science educators in high school and community and liberal arts colleges. On-site registration will be available.

The meeting will be in Van Allen Hall and includes a keynote address and several presentations, as well as a tour of the UI's recently updated instructional labs. Presentation topics include "Learning Gains in Physics in Relation to Students' Mathematics Skills," "Using Digital Oscilloscopes in Introductory Physics Labs," "Use of a Bicycle Lab for Mathematical and Graphical Analysis of Linear Motion" and "The Beauty and Physics Manifest in Single Crystals of Novel Materials."

For more information, contact Cheryl Reardon at (319) 335-0134. Or visit the conference Web site at http://www.physics.uiowa.edu/~dstille/ and click on IAAPT link.