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Teach Physics: Make a Difference

PhysTEC presents a message to physics majors... A teacher can have an impact on dozens of young lives every day. And qualified physics teachers are in high demand almost anywhere in the country. This innovative video showcases four dynamic, young teachers who will inspire your students to consider a career in teaching physics.

As more and more careers require an understanding of science, and schools face a critical and growing need for qualified physics teachers, ANY STUDENT WHO MIGHT CONSIDER A CAREER TEACHING PHYSICS SHOULD SEE THIS VIDEO.

This fast-paced five-minute video can be screened in university classrooms, physics department open houses, or any other place physics majors meet.

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