Physicists To-Go

Physicist to Go

Physicists To-Go is a newly launched program designed to bring real physicists to classrooms across the country. The goal of this program is to provide young students with early exposure to a real life scientist so that hopefully students become more interested in science as a whole. Physicists may join a classroom for just an hour out of the day or more!

Teachers and physicists can request or present on topics related to physics, other science topics, or the career path of the physicist.

How to sign up:

Teachers:

Icon of teacher in front of whiteboard with stick and three students watchingIf you are an elementary, middle, or high school teacher interested in bringing a real physicist to your classroom, please sign up using the form link below. We will be in contact with you in early 2022 to pair you with a physicist based on matching interest and experience.

If you sign up to receive a PhysicsQuest kit, please make sure to also check off on the form that you would like to participate in this Physicists To-Go program, and we will also send you an email with a link to sign up. Or you can sign up using the link below.

Teacher Sign-up Form

Physicists:

Physics logo on handbagIf you are an APS member with a background in physics, and would like to join an elementary, middle, or high school classroom for an hour out of the day or even more, sign up to become a Physicist To-Go using the form below. We will be in contact with you in early 2022 to pair you with a teacher based on matching experience and interest.


 
 

Physicist Sign-up Form

Eligibility and classroom visits:

This program is open to teachers at elementary and middle schools, and any APS member with a physics background may sign up as a physicist to join the classroom virtually. Physicists can join the classroom virtually two ways:

  1. Join via a live video call with the teacher and students in the classroom
  2. Students and teachers can submit questions for the physicist to then answer over a pre-recorded video.

If both parties enjoy the program and agree to continue doing more virtual sessions, the physicist may join the classroom more than once as desired, and as often as the teacher requests.