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AAPT Photo Contest 2016

The 2016 AAPT Photo Contest, sponsored by Vernier, was held at the summer meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers in Sacramento, California. Students submitted photos that demonstrate physics concepts, along with essays that explain them. AAPT members voted on the entries. Each year we are impressed by the creativity of the students who enter this contest. The eye-drawing composition of these images reminds us that art has both an important role in our lives and a valuable connection to science.

The winner in the Contrived Category is Jacob Lev Amme for his photo “Parabolic Motion at the Center of Mass.”

Simultaneous graphs of the normal force and friction force plus a graph of the calculated coefficient of kinetic friction
“Parabolic Motion at the
Center of Mass”

Jacques Abou-Rjeili won the Natural Category with his photo “Snow Sheet.”

Simultaneous graphs of the normal force and friction force plus a graph of the calculated coefficient of kinetic friction
“Snow Sheet”

Learn more about the contest and to see all the photo winners for 2016 »


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