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FALL 1996 Teacher Programs


Beauty and Charm
Grades 6-9
October 18, 1996
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
and
October 19, 1996
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Beauty and Charm, An Introduction to Particle Physics, is a series of simple hands-on experiments which portray concepts such as "Studying Things You Can't See," "Using Motion to Find What You Can't See," and "Seeing the Unseen." The purpose of the unit is to provide an experience which will broaden and enrich attitudes and develop an appreciation for physics and the work carried out at Fermilab. Teachers attend a workshop, teach the unit to their students and then may bring their students to Fermilab for a special guided tour which includes a Q&A session with a scientist.

In the Beauty and Charm workshop, teachers have the opportunity to learn by doing most activities contained in the unit. Helpful ideas, additional materials and suggestions will be introduced by the workshop instructors.

Instructors: James Cox, Hinsdale Junior High School and Robin Dombeck, Brookfield Zoo
Fee: $80/teacher
One graduate credit may be arranged.


Quarks to Quasars
Grades 4-12
October 26, 1996
and
November 2, 1996
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Explore the Lederman Science Education Center! The expanded Adventure includes "all the fixin's" to create an exploration-based teaching unit on particle physics. Classroom experiments and demonstrations will make up the majority of the activities during your visit, with a special emphasis on the science demonstrated by the huge (Fermilab scale) Interactive Teaching/Learning Stations. Background information as well as a student and teacher workbook will be provided to all participants.

After this workshop, teachers and their students will be able to schedule a Quarks to Quasars field trip to the Lederman Science Education Center and see how high-energy science is pushing our limits of understanding into new uncharted areas.

Instructors: Robert Grimm, Fremd High School and Barbara Romack, Kaneland Elementary School
Fee: $30.00/teacher
One graduate credit may be arranged.


Internet Awareness
All Grades
November 2, 1996
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Explore the Internet and learn the basics. You'll have a better understanding of the terms, "http," "AUP," "Internet service provider," and " TCP/IP" after attending this workshop. Find out how educators around the world are using the Internet to engage their students as researchers, collaborators, and producers of meaningful information. You'll sample many educational issues and tools of the Internet. You too can use Netscape and the World Wide Web. Come learn and explore!

Instructors: Susan Dahl and Laura Mengel, Fermilab Education Office
Fee: $20.00/teacher

Intermediate Internet Educational Use
All Grades
November 9, 1996
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Now that you've got the basics, improve your skills for searching, evaluating and organizing. Discuss ideas for using the Internet in your classroom to facilitate project-based and resource-based learning. You'll explore and compare search engines, learn options for organizing the most productive sites and evaluate when to use the Internet. Internet Awareness is a prerequisite.

Instructors: Susan Dahl and Laura Mengel, Fermilab Education Office
Fee: $20.00/teacher