Black Holes, Dark Matter, GPS, Particle Physics, and PEE
Do your students want to know about black holes, dark matter, and quantum? Do you have engaging activities to help students learn about wave particle duality, particle physics, gravitational waves, and GPS? Some estimate that over a third of our economy is based on quantum physics concepts, but our schools are not preparing our students for these jobs. We are here to help both you and your students!
There will be 3 locations (Austin College, Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, and Lee College) providing professional development for teachers, professors, faculty, and pre-service teachers seeking ways to engage students in STEM by increasing their understanding of modern physics and principles of quantum. Topics to be addressed include: GPS, Dark Matter, Black Holes, Wave Particle Duality, Particle Physics, Planck’s Constant, Photoelectric effect, and GPS. The institutes will be unique in that students will be invited to attend one day (Thursday). Teacher participants will work in collaborative groups to teach the students on Thursday, providing a safe, supportive, non-threatening environment to practice what has been learned before returning to their own classroom. Past experience has shown this to be highly effective in allowing teachers to gain confidence and experience resulting in a higher rate of classroom implementation.
Cost of the workshop is $350 per participant and includes some equipment to take back to the classroom. The institutes will be conducted from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM. Participants will be on their own for lunch.