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Spring 2001 Newsletter 

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In This Issue

Forum News

  • From the Chair by Ken Heller
  • FEd Sessions at the March and April APS meetings
  • Results of the Member Survey by Ken Lyons
  • Change in Web Page Administration

Letters to the Editor and Announcements

  • Motivation and Improvement of Student Performance from Jeff Appel
  • AIP State Department Science Fellowship Program from Flory Gonzalez
  • An important link: The Final Report on "Review of Middle School Physical Science Texts" by John L. Hubisz


  • Physics First by Leon Lederman
  • Science Centers for the 21st Century by Dave Ucko
  • They're Having Fun but are they Learning? by Alan Friedman
  • Serendipity Times Two by John Hubisz
  • Why is a Sammy Sosa Home Run Like a Higgs Boson? (Or What's a Meta For?) by Judy Jackson
  • The Tale of a Leaky Boat (The Case for a National Curriculum) by Howard Goldberg
  • Browsing the Journals by Tom Rossing
  • Physics in the Elementary School by Lewis E. Love
  • The Time has Come to Make Teaching a Real Profession by Ken Heller
  • What's Your Network? -- Project Kaleidoscope by Elizabeth McCormack
  • Growth in Undergraduate Physics at the University of Arkansas (Part II) by Art Hobson
  • Understanding and Appreciating Physics from Pre-school On (or The Search for Intelligent Life in the Universe Should Start Here on Earth) by Wayne Snyder
  • Cosmic Rays through the Heartland -- The CROP Project by Greg Snow and Dan Claes

Disclaimer: The articles and opinion pieces found in this issue of the APS Forum on Education Newsletter are not peer refereed and represent solely the views of the authors and not necessarily the views of the APS.