Physicists To-Go

Physicist to Go

APS recognizes the importance of building science literacy and interest in possible STEM careers at a young age, so we have launched a new program, Physicists To-Go, designed to bring physicists to classrooms across the country. Our hope is that a classroom experience with a physicist will provide early exposure to science and build excitement among our students to learn more.

When you sign up as a physicist or teacher, you will be paired based on matching experience, interest, and requested amount of visits. Physicists may join one classroom or multiple classrooms virtually for either a single or multiple visits, depending on what you, as a physicist, request and what your matched teacher(s) requests. Teachers can also choose topics they would like the physicist to present on, which include any field of 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 physicist to your classroom, please sign up using the form below. We will be in contact with you in early 2022 to pair you with a physicist.

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 send you an email with a link to sign up. If you have not received a PhysicsQuest form, but are interested in signing up, you can do so by using the form below.

Classroom pairings are now closed for 2022. If you would like to participate in 2023, be on the lookout to sign up in the early Fall of 2022.

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(s), for a single visit or multiple visits, 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.


 
 
  

Classroom pairings are now closed for 2022. If you would like to participate in 2023, be on the lookout to sign up in the early Fall of 2022.

Eligibility and classroom visits:

  • This program is open to teachers at elementary, middle, and high schools.
  • Any APS member with a physics background may sign up as a physicist to join the classroom virtually, via 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.