Book of demonstrations by a local teacher


After teaching high school physics for twenty-five years, I retired with a glow of satisfaction and fulfillment. How I enjoyed teaching physics. In my teaching approach I had put an emphasis on doing physics demonstrations that were relevant, clear and right down fun. I found that my students got more mentally involved with the learning process when they could see some physics principle at work in a fun demonstration.

I decided to put to paper forty-eight of my most popular and fun demonstrations in a book entitled Musings of a Retired Physics Teacher. I truly believe physics teachers would benefit from reading it. It is available on Amazon. I do not know if you have some kind of bulletin board for placing such an announcement as this but I thought I would put out a query.  Here is a link to the book on Amazon:

Musings of a Retired Physics Teacher

I might add that I have had several articles published in The Physics Teacher, back when I was teaching.

Jack L. Smith

Trying out the Blogging

Hello all,

We have decided to also try out the concept of Blogging here at AzAAPT.  Posts can only be put up by administrators, but comments can be made by all.

If you have something you think other people in AzAAPT would be interested in please contact me (the current web administrator) at:

We can see about getting your posts up as quickly as possible.

Michael Canham – Treasurer of AzAAPT