Apparatus Competition

Ages:Educator

Type:Submission

Categories:Physics, STEM

Scope:National

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

The Apparatus Competition was established to recognize, reward, and publicize worthwhile contributions to physics teaching through demonstration and experiment. With huge advances in technology, many physics apparatus are now commercially available. But even with these advances,physics research still requires the inventive spirit of designing and building experimental apparatus one's self. Whether developed to pique the interest of students, used in lecture and demonstration, or simply used to help teach physics in new or fascinating ways, teachers are continually engineering apparatus to aid physics instruction. The Apparatus Competition is where teachers can share their apparatus with others.

Physics teachers must construct a new apparatus to demonstrate a specific physical concept or lesson plan.

1. Judges will be selected by the Director(s) of the Competition. Spectators may also be asked to choose their favorite apparatus to produce a popular vote. 2. Apparatus must demonstrate originality of idea and/or simplicity of design of new, or modification of existing apparatus. 3. Apparatus must show good construction, reliable performance, and must not, in its display at the Competition, violate the safety provisions set forth under General Rules. 4. Apparatus must be accompanied by adequate supporting documentation to allow the judges to verify the physical principles demonstrated. 5. The participant's display should indicate the extent to which the apparatus is useful in an educational mode. 6. Until judging is complete, every effort must be made to preserve the anonymity of the entrants. 7. It is mandatory that judges choose a first prize winner.  Judging will not be complete until a First Prize winner is selected.
Apparatus Competition - Participation

Team Award. $0.

For all participants who successful complete submission requirements

This award counts toward these ICS Academic Badges. Click on a badge for further info.

Apparatus Competition - 1st Place

Team Award. $1000.

The first place award from all national submissions

This award counts toward these ICS Academic Badges. Click on a badge for further info.

Apparatus Competition - 2nd Place

Team Award. $600.

The second place award for all national submissions

This award counts toward these ICS Academic Badges. Click on a badge for further info.

Apparatus Competition - 3rd Place

Team Award. $200.

The third place award from all national competitions

This award counts toward these ICS Academic Badges. Click on a badge for further info.

Website: https://www.aapt.org/Programs/contests/apparatus_home.cfm

Managing Organization: American Association of Physics Teachers

Contact:
Dave Kardelis
david.kardelis@usu.edu

Entry Fee: $0

This competition is open to students in Educator.

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

Overview

The Apparatus Competition was established to recognize, reward, and publicize worthwhile contributions to physics teaching through demonstration and experiment. With huge advances in technology, many physics apparatus are now commercially available. But even with these advances,physics research still requires the inventive spirit of designing and building experimental apparatus one's self. Whether developed to pique the interest of students, used in lecture and demonstration, or simply used to help teach physics in new or fascinating ways, teachers are continually engineering apparatus to aid physics instruction. The Apparatus Competition is where teachers can share their apparatus with others.

Process

Physics teachers must construct a new apparatus to demonstrate a specific physical concept or lesson plan.

Criteria

1. Judges will be selected by the Director(s) of the Competition. Spectators may also be asked to choose their favorite apparatus to produce a popular vote. 2. Apparatus must demonstrate originality of idea and/or simplicity of design of new, or modification of existing apparatus. 3. Apparatus must show good construction, reliable performance, and must not, in its display at the Competition, violate the safety provisions set forth under General Rules. 4. Apparatus must be accompanied by adequate supporting documentation to allow the judges to verify the physical principles demonstrated. 5. The participant's display should indicate the extent to which the apparatus is useful in an educational mode. 6. Until judging is complete, every effort must be made to preserve the anonymity of the entrants. 7. It is mandatory that judges choose a first prize winner.  Judging will not be complete until a First Prize winner is selected.

Awards

Apparatus Competition - Participation

Team Award. $0.

For all participants who successful complete submission requirements

This award counts toward these ICS Academic Badges. Click on a badge for further info.

Apparatus Competition - 1st Place

Team Award. $1000.

The first place award from all national submissions

This award counts toward these ICS Academic Badges. Click on a badge for further info.

Apparatus Competition - 2nd Place

Team Award. $600.

The second place award for all national submissions

This award counts toward these ICS Academic Badges. Click on a badge for further info.

Apparatus Competition - 3rd Place

Team Award. $200.

The third place award from all national competitions

This award counts toward these ICS Academic Badges. Click on a badge for further info.

Participate

Website: https://www.aapt.org/Programs/contests/apparatus_home.cfm

Managing Organization: American Association of Physics Teachers

Contact:
Dave Kardelis
david.kardelis@usu.edu

Entry Fee: $0

This competition is open to students in Educator.

Deadlines

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.