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. The CME Lesson Plan was written by Alice Flarend, physics teacher at Bellwood-Antis High School, Bellwood, PA, and 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

Digi Kits Collection

The CME Science Digi Kit was inspired by an article in The Physics Teacher magazine: "A space-age portrait of the active sun", by David E. McKenzie and Timothy F. Slater. 

Special thanks go out to the following people and organizations:

  • David Straw, PhD, subject matter expert for the AAPT Digi Kits Project
  • Tom Henderson, author/developer of The Physics Classroom website, for his tutorials titled "Describing Motion with Position vs. Time Graphs", and "The Meaning of Shape for a v-t Graph"
  • NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, for the following videos: "The Difference Between Solar Flares and CME", "Many Views of a CME", "Comparing CME's", and for its interactive image set, "What to See in CME Images". 
  • SOHO (Solar and Heliophysics Observatory) for the tutorial, "Our Star, The Sun"
  • NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) for its "Coronal Mass Ejection" tutorial
  • Jason P. Byrne, for his doctoral thesis titled, The Kinematics and Morphology of Solar Coronal Mass Ejections
  • Tom Henderson, author/developer of The Physics Classroom website, for his interactive simulation, "Graphs and Ramps Interactive"
  • NASA ScienceCasts Channel for the video, "Carrington Class CME Narrowly Misses Earth"