Programs: Phriendly Physics
Description: Phriendly Physics is a physical science program including field trips to the Lederman Science Center for elementary students and a professional development program for teachers. Phriendly Physics includes a collection of classroom activities, teacher workshops and field trips. It helps K-5 teachers understand and feel comfortable with concepts of physical sciences through facilitated exploration of a series of simple, open-ended experiments, and through discussion and reflection with a master elementary school teacher and Fermilab scientists. Through this process participants gain a deeper understanding both of the physics concepts and of new approaches in teaching and learning using the scientific method and scientific journaling. Participants also receive equipment and supplies so they can continue to explore these concepts with their students. Topics and themes are aligned with Project 2061, the National Science Education Standards and the Illinois Learning Standards. The five-day workshop introduces participants to topics commonly taught in K5 classrooms. After taking a workshop, teachers may schedule one or more of the four available Phriendly Physics field tripselectricity & magnetism, light, heat, and mechanicsat Fermilab.
- Spencer Pasero
Fermilab, MS 226, P.O. Box 500, Batavia, IL 60510-0500
(630) 840-3076, email@example.com