Boston Area Physics Teachers Meeting

Tonight I walked down the street and attended another BU Physics Teachers meeting hosted by Mark Greenman.  It was an excellent meeting, with several great magnetism demonstrations that I hope to try out in late April with the students. My favorites were the magnetic kites by David Lyons and sending music using magnetic fields through the air by Lis Angus from Winchester High School.  I also liked Mike Maloney’s (from Sommerville High) measuring the induced Faraday Currents demo.  All things to try at the end of April!

Our speaker was Dr. Sarah McGregor, Space Physicist at Boston University, on Space Physics and Solar Winds.   She liked to say that her job is to forecast the Space Weather.  As there are great connections between magnetism and solar weather, this was a very interesting talk which has me thinking for the coming weeks.