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/space 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. Digi Kit Lesson Plans were written by Alice Flarend, physics teacher at Bellwood-Antis High School, Bellwood, PA, or by Rebecca Vieyra, AAPT K-12 Program Manager.

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 Analog-To-Digital Digi Kit was inspired by an article in The Physics Teacher magazine:  "Modeling the Compact Disk Read System in Lab", by Brad Hinaus and Mick Veum. The turn-key lesson module with assessments and Lab Guide was authored by Alice Flarend. 

Special thanks go out to the following people and organizations:

  • David Straw, PhD, for editing the Analog-To-Digital lesson plan and reviewing the digital resources in the Digi Kit.
  • Kyle Forinash, for the "Electronics" chapter from his Sound: An Interactive eBook
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for the following digital lessons: "Boolean Algebra is Elementary" and "Data Representation-Millions of Colors".
  • Robin Schmidt, music synthesis software developer, for his tutorial titled "Digital Signals-Sampling and Quantization".
  • Christopher Montgomery, electrical engineer and software creator, for his videos titled "Digital Show and Tell" and "A Digital Media Primer for Geeks".
  • Cato Zane, audio engineer and instructor at Platt College, for her video "How Does Bit Depth Affect the Sound?'
  • iZotope Pro Audio for their video titled, "What Is Sample Rate?"
  • The Math Is Fun website for its tutorials titled "Binary Digits" and "Binary Number Systems" and for their "Binary to Decimal to Hexadecimal Converter" tool.
  • Aspencore, Inc. for its Electronics Tutorial titled "Binary Numbers"
  • Michael Stiber, Bilin Zhang Stiber, and Eric C. Larson for their open-source textbook titled Signal Computing: Digital Signals in the Software Domain.
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology News for its article titled "The Shannon Limit".
  • The Story of Mathematics website for biographical sketches of George Boole and Gottfried Liebniz.