SCAAPT Fall 2019 Meeting

The Fall meeting is this Saturday, Oct. 19th. This is the last call for lunch orders to be placed for the meeting, the form will no longer be available after Wednesday, Oct. 16th at 10 pm. Please place your lunch order before this time and we hope to see you at the meeting!

Lunch Order Form

Special Ceremony Honoring Virginia Trimble

SCAAPT members,You and your students are cordially invited to join us on Thursday, October 3rd for a special ceremony honoring Virginia Trimble of UC Irvine.

Prof. Trimble will be receiving the AIP Andrew Gemant award and will give a public lecture.

The lecture will be in the Feynman lecture hall, Room 201 East Bridge, at 6:30. There will also be a reception starting at 6:00, before the lecture.

Attached is a flyer.

The food is free, and the lecture should be quite good. This is an SPS-sponsored event, so bring students.

Looking forward to seeing you there!


iFLY STEM Open House

iFLY Hollywood would like to personally invite you to attend our Annual STEM Open House on October 3rd , 2019 from 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM.
This event will showcase our STEM program allowing you to come and explore how we can help you take education to new heights! For instance, by touring our state-of-the art vertical wind tunnel we inspire students with the power of science. Check out why thousands of districts and educators have chosen iFLY for STEM Education Field Trips to inspire the future of science and engineering. This OPEN HOUSE will include demonstrations, labs and refreshments and you can even experience a complimentary flight!
If you are able to attend, please RSVP to me directly via email with the attendees names that will be in attendance!
Please note this event is for educators and school administration. Flight time at this event is only available for educators and school administration, no exceptions. Teachers interested in a FREE flight must bring a School ID, or a form stating they are part of an educational institution
Space is limited and filling up quickly! We look forward to connecting and showing you first hand what more than 60,000 students and 3,000 schools have participated in 2018!
Please contact me direction with any questions!

Taylor Clark
Sales Manager
Direct: (818) 985-4359

SCAAPT Fall Meeting: Save the Date and Call for Presentations

The Fall SCAAPT Meeting will be held on Saturday, October 19, at Santa Monica College.  

All members are encouraged to contribute a presentation or Show & Tell.  Please share your favorite demonstration, class activity, education research findings or anything else that will enhance teachers’ understanding of physics or physics teaching.

Please complete the online abstract submission form ( by September 21.

Teaching Physics 130 at Cypress College in Spring 2020

Hello  teaching job applicant:

Teaching Job Announcement – Physics 130

Minimum Qualifications:

Masters Degree in Astronomy or Physics

Note, if your degree is in Engineering or a related area, then you must have a Bachelor’s degree in Physics. If both MS and BS are in engineering, then you do not meet minimum qualifications.

Desirable Qualifications:

We prefer recent teaching experience within the last 5 years either college, TA, or high school.

I am looking for several part time teachers for the following course at Cypress College:

2020 Spring Semester runs late January- late May, 2020.

PHYS 130    4   Units, Elementary Physics

Algebra based. No trig or calculus.

This course provides an introduction of the basic concepts, principles, and laws of physics with major emphasis upon their practical importance and application towards understanding natural phenomena.

Textbook: Conceptual Physics by Paul Hewitt

Days and time

                   6:00- 9:10 PM Monday and Wednesday

                    6:00- 9:10 PM Tuesday and Thursday

Salary: $720-1069/unit-hour/semester. About $50/teaching hour

Above class is 6 hours and 20 min per week.

Pay depends on your experience. Lab hours are paid less than lecture hours.

Course pay is about $5250

Class times and days are fixed and cannot be changed.

Other classes may become available.

Information about our district:

Select Employment. You will find information about pay at the above link.

Information about our college:

Are you available to teach our class?

I would like to set up interviews in late October.

I’ll give you information about your teaching demonstration once we set the time.

Please email me your level of interest and briefly tell me about your teaching experience.

Email me a current resume. I only need your resume at this time. No need to send any other documents. Email me MS Word or pdf.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Ron Armale, Ph.D. Professor of Astronomy and Physics CYPRESS COLLEGE 9200 Valley View Street […]

AP Physics TUNE UP Day SEPT 21 @ LBCC

Dear Teachers and Professors,

There will be an AP Physics Tune-Up Day on Sept 21 for teachers who want to improve their AP Physics instruction. Please see the attached schedule for this one day event. 

AP Tune Up ScheduleDownload

If you are interested, please fill out the RSVP interest link:


The AP Physics Training takes place at Long Beach City College from 8:30-3pm. Participants receive teaching materials, demo materials, and a certificate.

Sincerely,James LincolnDirector

Part-time, Long term Physics Sub


I wanted to let you all know that La Salle College Preparatory in Pasadena is looking for a part time, long term physics substitute teacher for this school year, as one of our physics teachers will be going on maternity leave during the first semester and into the second semester.

We are looking for the sub to most likely start sometime in October and teach through to mid-late March.  The job would involve teaching three honors physics classes and those three class would meet every other day, so the substitute would only be expected to be on campus every other day.  

Please pass the word along and let me know if you know of anyone interested, in need of a part time physics teaching job, or someone strong in physics who is looking to go into teaching. If you or someone you know is interested, please have them email me at this email address,

Thank you so much for your time, 

Tina Bonacci ’94Assistant Principal for Curriculum and InstructionDirector of Global EducationLa Salle  College Preparatory3880 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91107Office: 626-696-4311Fax: 626-696-4413

Adjunct Instructors Needed: MSMU Physical Sciences


I am the Chair of Physical Sciences at Mount Saint Mary’s University and I am looking for instructors to teach the following courses: Scientific Concepts at our Doheny campus (Downtown, near USC) and Introductory Physics at our Chalon campus (in Brentwood, north of the Getty). Classes begin August 26th, and the semester ends December 13th.

Courses and times are listed below with the total pay for each. At minimum degree level, we need instructors with either a Masters or PhD candidate.

If you are interested, please contact me at

Thank you,

Dr. Eric Stemp

Professor of Chemistry

Loring-Denault Endowed Chair in Chemistry

Chair, Department of Physical Sciences

Introductory Physics 1A (Course designed and ready to teach.)

Lecture: 3 units (Masters: $3993/course; PhD $4398/course)PHY_001A_1 Introductory Physics 1A Lecture, three hours, discussion, one hour. An algebra-based physics course covering statics dynamics, and an introduction to electricity. M/W 12:40pm – 2:10pm, F 12:40 – 1:40pm Chalon Campus

Scientific Concepts (Course designed and ready to teach)

Lecture: 3 units (Masters: $3993/course; PhD $4398/course)PHS_001_D1 Scientific Concepts This introductory course is designed to provide students with basic knowledge of the scientific principles that govern our environment. The primary emphasis is chemistry, including an overview of the properties of chemicals with a closer look at the atom, the elements, and chemical bonds and reactions. Also addressed are topics in Physics such as mechanics, heat and energy. This course will provide students with the foundation needed for continued study in the sciences and applied fields such as nursing. T/Th 9:40am – 11:10am Doheny Campus

Physics Lab Manager Position

The Physics Program at the University of La Verne seeks an individual with exceptional organizational skills and proven technical experience to manage the physics program’s laboratory facilities, to provide instructional support to physics classes, to supervise student teaching assistants and to provide technical support for faculty and student research. 

The Physics Laboratory Manager position is a full-time, administrative-professional position starting immediately. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in physics or a related field and three years of professional experience involving laboratory work or a graduate degree in physics or a related field. In addition, applicants must have a broad knowledge of physics and expertise in experimental techniques used in undergraduate teaching laboratories and excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Official announcement and application on the University of La Verne website is forthcoming. In the meantime, please send CV and cover letter to Vanessa Preisler at

Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

PT Astronomy positions at Orange Coast College

Orange Coast College is seeking part-time instructors for two astronomy labs this Fall semester (8/26/19-12/13/19).

The available classes are:1. ASTR A100L: Intro to Astronomy Lab — Thursdays 6:30pm-9:40pm

2. ASTR A100M: Intro to Astronomy Lab Honors — Tuesdays 6:30pm-9:40pm

Candidates should have previous teaching experience, preferably in astronomy. Use of telescopes for visual observations and/or planetarium experience is desirable.

Our salary schedule is available at (under Employees –> Salary Schedules).

If interested, please contact Dr. Tara Giblin, Dean of Math and Sciences, at