Looking for ways to make physical science more relevant and interesting to students? Why not bring concepts related to last year's Nobel Prize in Physics into your classroom? LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) scientists won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2017. Join facilitator Amber Strunk, former high school physics teacher and current Education and Outreach Coordinator for LIGO-Hanford Observatory, for a day exploring waves, radioactivity, and gravitational fields. Walk away with a kit to bring these concepts to life back in your classroom including an Arduino to model a PET scanner, a space time simulation, and more!
Audience: 6th-12th Grade Teachers
Location: Pima County School Superintendent's Office - 200 N Stone Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701
Parking: It is a Saturday so metered street parking is free and unlimited.
Course Date: Saturday, November 10, 2018
Cost: $25 includes $50 STEMAZing Kit of equipment/supplies, continental breakfast, and lunch
Time: Breakfast and check-in starts at 8:00 am. Workshop begins at 8:30 am and ends at 3:30 pm.
This workshop is part of the STEMAZing Workshop Series. The STEMAZing Project’s philosophy on teacher professional development is simple: It must be hands-on and engaging – putting the educators in the seat of the students to experience STEM lessons firsthand. It must provide the educators with the equipment and supplies they need to implement the lessons and activities in their classrooms the next day if they choose. It must be facilitated by master educators who have themselves been in the classroom.
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Payments must be received five (5) business days prior to the start of the class. Payments can be in the form of a check, credit card, P-Card, or a school purchase order. Registrations within the five (5) day window must be paid immediately upon registering for the course.
Cancellation & Refund Policy
Cancellations must be submitted in writing five (5) business days prior to the start of the class to receive a refund. Cancellations can be emailed to: AR@schools.pima.gov. No refunds will be given for “no shows.” If courses are cancelled due to low enrollment, refunds will be issued to the individual or the school.