PTSOS Physics Equipment

$2,705 of $6,500 goal

Raised by 23 people in 7 months
Daniel Burns  LOS GATOS, CA
PTSOS is a workshop and support program for new high and middle school physics teachers in Northern California. We offer 3 all-day Saturday workshops during the school year. In addition to learning about the details of the craft of physics teaching from experienced teachers, participants receive continental breakfast, lunch, and physics equipment for them to use in their classroom. The PTSOS program is recognized as one of the most effective programs for training and retaining new physics teachers. It has been written about in The Physics Teacher journal (V51, p286, 2013) and a video of one of our sessions has over 26 million views.
The resources on our website and our email discussion group are used by hundreds of physics teachers. Unfortunately, our budget has been shrinking while costs are rising and the need for professional development for STEM teachers is critical. You donation will help us keep our program going for the 2016/17 school year. The $6500 will help us purchase some of the most useful physics equipment we give out. One is the Newton's Second Law apparatus that lets teachers show students what happens when you fire a projectile horizontally and drop one simultaneously. Another are the Colliding Spheres that shows the conversion of kinetic energy to thermal energy in a dramatic way. The third item that will be funded is a demonstration quality green laser . Please consider giving whatever amount you are comfortable with to help us continue this important program. The PTSOS team, the new physics teachers, and most important, their students, will be very grateful. All funds withdrawn by Dan Burns, then deposited directly into the account of the non-profit Northern California and Nevada American Association of Physics Teachers. Funds will then be used to reimburse workshop leaders after they submit receipts to the NCNAAPT treasurer. To help us make sure we use all of the funds this year please donate by the end of November, 2016.
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Update 4
Posted by Dan Burns
1 month ago
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The second PTSOS workshop was a huge success in large part to your generosity. Thanks again for the support. You can see the 40+ teachers appreciated the Colliding Spheres they received thanks to your donations. Our last workshop is 3/11.
Kinetic energy transforms into thermal
How Colliding Spheres work
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Update 3
Posted by Dan Burns
6 months ago
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The first PTSOS workshop was a huge success, thanks for making it possible. Our second one will be in January, please keep spreading the word about our fundraising campaign.
Having a Blast at PTSOS
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Update 2
Posted by Dan Burns
6 months ago
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Thanks to everyone who has donated and spread the word about our fund raiser for new physics teachers. We have raised enough to support our first workshop on 9/17. Please watch the video for details on the difference you have made so far. Share it with your friends.
Bullet Shot and Bullet Dropped Demo
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Update 1
Posted by Dan Burns
7 months ago
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I never would have guessed we would be at 25% of our goal in only 4 days. Thanks to everyone who has supported us with contributions and for spreading the word of our campaign.
PTSOS teachers using static electricity
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Ashley Charlesworth
7 months ago
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Go uncle Dan I will ask my mom for a donation.

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Ashley Charlesworth
7 months ago

Go uncle dan

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$2,705 of $6,500 goal

Raised by 23 people in 7 months
Created August 11, 2016
Daniel Burns  
SC
$100
Scott Chan
1 month ago

A must-do for any newbie physics teacher

BT
$65
bill taylor
1 month ago
RP
$100
Rick Pam
3 months ago

To support high school physics

RP
$10
Rick Pam
3 months ago

To support high school physics

SM
$250
Steve McCarthy
5 months ago

In support of Dan Burns

LS
$50
Lynn Skutches
6 months ago

Thanks for the wonderful workshop yesterday, and all the amazing goodies! Thanks most of all for giving up your time and expertise and sharing all of your materials with us! Thanks to Tom as well! It was a long drive/day, but so worth it! THANK YOU!

$250
Caroline and Luiz Ramos
6 months ago

Thanks for a great workshop today. Hope this helps. (From my husband and me)

BT
$250
bill taylor
6 months ago

Go Dan! Go Giants!

MR
$25
Mark Rudolph
6 months ago
TB
$50
Tim Burns
6 months ago

in support of Dan Burns

Ashley Charlesworth
7 months ago
1
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Go uncle Dan I will ask my mom for a donation.

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Ashley Charlesworth
7 months ago

Go uncle dan

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