K-12 Physics Education

Our K-12 initiatives provide resources to help educators engage students and foster a passion for physics.
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K-12 physics initiatives

APS advancesk-12 physics education by supporting educators with training and resources for inside and outside the classroom.

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Introduce students to current physics topics through hands-on activities.

A worldwide community of teachers, researchers, and professional societies working to inspire young women to pursue physics in college.

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Physicists To-Go connects scientists and educators to bring the wonders of physics to K-12 and college classrooms worldwide.

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Learning center

Find teacher resources, lesson plans, and statistical data about physics education.

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K-12 education articles

These resources from APS Careers and APS News discuss the benefits and possibilities for both students and teachers exploring physics at the k-12 level.

If you're curious about a career in physics, there's a lot to explore before college.

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There are a lot of misconceptions about taking physics in high school — here are the facts.

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Physics teaches foundational lessons about the natural world with useful applications for many careers.

Teachers rate their lives better than nearly any other profession—but not enough students and faculty know this.

Data show that teaching is a great career option, but negativity and misinformation about teaching is pervasive.

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Tools and resources for students and teachers to explore physics education and career options.

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We support physics departments, faculty, and K-12 teachers in preparing the next generation of physics students and physicists.

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PhysPort is a website from our partner the American Association of Physics Teachers that provides research-based resources for teaching physics.

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APS supports physicists and other scientists from the beginning of their education to every stage of their careers.

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