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TOPS--the acronym for Teaching Opportunities in Physical Sciences--is a six-week summer program for sophomore and junior physics majors who are considering careers in pre college physics teaching. The goal of TOPS is to give these students an opportunity to prepare and teach material at the middle school and high school levels under the supervision of experienced teachers. Middle school students are taught in a one-week program at the Boston Museum of Science. High school students are taught in a two-week program at MIT. In addition, TOPS provides contact with ongoing physics research in the Center for Ultracold Atoms, much of which illustrates basic concepts of energy, temperature and light that are central to the material being taught. TOPS, which is now in its seventh year, involves two groups of four students, each working with a skilled high school teacher. The goal is to help inspire teaching careers for some of tomorrow's outstanding teachers in the belief that over the years even a small number of outstanding teachers can have a big influence.  The Center for Ultracold Atoms is supported by the National Science Foundation.
2009 PhysTEC Conference
Part of the PhysTEC Annual Conference series
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: March 13-14, 2009
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D. Kleppner, presented at the 2009 PhysTEC Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2009, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8726&DocID=1112).
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D. Kleppner, The MIT-Harvard Teaching Opportunities in Physical Science (TOPS) Program, presented at the 2009 PhysTEC Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2009, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8726&DocID=1112>.
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Kleppner, D. (2009, March 13-14). The MIT-Harvard Teaching Opportunities in Physical Science (TOPS) Program. Paper presented at 2009 PhysTEC Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Retrieved October 22, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8726&DocID=1112
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Kleppner, Daniel. "The MIT-Harvard Teaching Opportunities in Physical Science (TOPS) Program." Paper presented at the 2009 PhysTEC Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, March 13-14, 2009. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8726&DocID=1112 (accessed 22 October 2014).
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Kleppner, Daniel. "The MIT-Harvard Teaching Opportunities in Physical Science (TOPS) Program." 2009 PhysTEC Conference. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: 2009. of PhysTEC Annual Conference. 22 Oct. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8726&DocID=1112>.
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