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Fall 2008 Meeting
of the Illinois Section of the AAPT and the
IACT (Illinois Association of Chemistry Teachers)

October 10-11, 2008
Illinois State University, Department of Physics
Normal, Illinois 61790-4560

Wind Energy - "Energy Story"

We are pleased to invite you to attend the joint meeting of the ISAAPT and the IACT.  Please come to learn more about physics and chemistry, discover new tools and techniques for teaching, share your experiences via contributed presentations and Take Fives, and meet old and new friends.

Invited speakers

"Energy and the Structure of Matter: Common Threads from Physics to Chemistry",
Gregg Swackhamer, Glenbrook North High School. Banquet speaker on Friday evening
"Remote Access Telescope", Albert Grauer, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona, Friday at 1:30
"Wind Energy", John Fulton, Horizon Wind Energy, Friday at 4:00 pm
"The ISU Solar Car Team", Daniel Holland, Saturday at 9:30 am
"Photovoltaics for Today and Tomorrow", David Marx, Illinois State University, Saturday at 10:00 am

Workshops, Planetarium Program, and Wind Farm - Sign up for these on the Registration form.
All Workshops and the Planetarium Program are on Friday, Oct. 10

W1. 9:00-9:50   "Future Teachers", Willy Hunter and Ken Wester
W2. 9:00-9:50   "Inquiry and Student-Centered Learning in Chemistry", Sara McCubbins and Angie Codron
W3. 9:00-9:50   "GE and Alternative Energy Sources", Tony Nelson
W4. 9:00-10:50   "Modeling Chemistry", Barbara Gottemoller
W5. 10:00-10:50   "A Collection of Energy Demos and Activities", Don Reid
W6. 10:00-10:50   "Engineering is Fun! - Producing a Science Camp for Your Community", Beth Chamberlain
W7. 10:00-10:50   "The Scientific Method", Tony Nelson
W8. 11:00-11:50   "Reading Strategies in the Science Classroom", Lynn Otterson
W9. 11:00-11:50   "Bicycle Energy", Zach Metzger
W10. 11:00-11:50   "Wii Remote in Physics Labs", Lenore Horner, Scott Miller, Heather Lynch, Thomas Duncan,
                                                and Andrew Martin
W11. 11:00-11:50   "Matter and Interactions", Tom Foster
PL. 11:00-11:50   "Galaxies" - Planetarium Program, Tom Willmitch
WF.     Twin Grove Wind Farm - tour, John Fulton
● The IACT will have a 30 minute business meeting at 1:00 pm on Friday.
● The ISAAPT Council will meet at 7:00 am on Saturday.
● The ISAAPT will have a business meeting during lunch on Saturday.

Call for 15 minute Contributed Presentations - Deadlines: Title (Sep. 26), Description (Oct. 6)

There are five categories of presentations: (a) Active Learning, (b) Teaching Methods, (c) Demonstrations, (d) Research, and (e) Other. Please check the appropriate box on the online form. Contributed presentations are scheduled on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning.  Please submit your presentation using the Online form.  Here is the current list of presentations.

Take Fives - Register by Oct. 6
Anyone who registers for the meeting may take 5 minutes or less to share a favorite item related to teaching physics or chemistry - a demonstration, a new Web site, announcement of an upcoming event, ...  Please use the Registration form to tell us the title of your Take Five.  There may be time for a few unannounced Take Fives at the end of the last session of the day.

 Registration form - Deadline for banquet and lunch reservations:  Oct. 6


Dave Sykes (right) - 2008
Distinguished Service Citation

Banquet speaker
Gregg Swackhamer

Activity in the Modeling
Chemistry workshop

Al Grauer, Remote
Access Telescope


The chair of this meeting and local contact for checking on classroom and lab facilities is:

Carl Wenning, Physics Dept., Illinois State University
Cell phone: 309-830-4085, wenning@phy.ilstu.edu


If you have any problems with submitting information via the online forms or if there are corrections to be made, contact:

David R. Renneke


Illinois Section of the AAPT
Last update:  Oct. 18, 2008