PDS Physics Teacher Honored Statewide
Posted By Ken Smith
September 15th, 2010
Princeton Day School physics teacher Anthony Lapinski will be honored for his contributions to physics education by the New Jersey chapter of the American Association of Physics Teachers during the state Science Convention next month.
"If I win the lottery, I'm not quitting my job," said Mr. Lapinski, who also advises the PDS Science Club. "I have the autonomy and independence to shape how these kids see their universe."
Physics requires rethinking what we think we know, he said. For example, if a fan heats the air, why does it cool you off? Without air, why would tennis balls and feathers hit the ground at the same time? Why do astronauts float in the orbiting space shuttle despite gravity acting on them?
"There's no other subject like this," Mr. Lapinski said. "Physics is inherently interesting."