AAPT Digi Kits are specially selected multimedia collections that bring together the work of many authors, content developers, editors, and peer reviewers. The goal of the Digi Kits is to promote interdisciplinary explorations that integrate physics with life science, chemistry, and earth science in a format that blends modeling, hands-on investigation, video, and interactive digital representations. 

The AAPT Digi Kits are curated, edited, and annotated by Caroline Hall, managing editor and eBook developer for the AAPT and the ComPADRE Digital Libraries in Physics Education.

Please contact chall@aapt.org with questions, suggestions, or to report errors.

Relevant Links:

      ComPADRE Digital Libraries in Physics Education

      AAPT K12 Teacher Portal

The Body Science Digi Kit was inspired by a 2015 article in The Physics Teacher magazine, authored by Creighton University Physics Professor David Sidebottom, titled "Use of Bratwurst Sausage as a Model Cadaver in Introductory Physics for the Life Sciences Lab Experiments". 

The turn-key Lesson Plan with Assessment, Teacher Guide, and Student Worksheet were authored by AAPT K12 Program Manager Rebecca Vieyra.

Special thanks go out to the following people and organizations:

  • Wolfgang Christian, Anne Cox, and Mario Belloni for Physlet Physics, 2nd Edition
  • Physics Education Technology Project (PhET), for the "Density" simulation
  • Glencoe Virtual Labs for the "How Do Things Float" simulation
  • Paul Buzzell and Stephen Pintauro, University of Vermont, Department of Nutrition and Food Services, for their "Human Body Composition" animated tutorial
  • Richard Didio, LaSalle University Mathematics and Computer Science Department, for his "Density Lab" activity
  • Purdue University Department of Chemistry for the "Lipoprotein Animation"
  • Wiley Interactive Animations in Biochemistry for "Fatty Acid Metabolism" 
  • John Cockman, Appalachian State University Department of Physics, for "Density Lab" video
  • The University of Colorado and The University of Houston for TeachEngineering Digital Library
  • Emily Sappington and Mila Taylor, Co-authors, "The Physics of Fluid Mechanics" curricular unit
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute Biointeractives: "Fate of Fat" and "Body Mass Index"
  • Brent Rushall, Professor Emeritus, San Diego State University, for his "Swimming Science Bulletin" article
  • United States Department of Agriculture, Food Composition Databases
  • Rod Nave, Georgia State University Department of Physics/Astronomy, author of "Hyperphysics"
  • Martha Marie Day and Anthony Carpi, Visionlearning, for their "Density" and "Lipids" tutorials
  • Concepts of Biology, OpenStax textbook publication, authored by Samantha Fowler, Clayton State University; Rebecca Roush, Sandhills Community College; and James Wise, Hampton University