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: $80.00/teacher. One semester hour of graduate credit may be arranged.
Explore the Lederman Science Education Center! This 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 the workshop,
with a special emphasis on the science demonstrated by the collaborative
exhibits in the Center. 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.
This adventure will introduce you to a ten day integrated teaching unit about the prairie. You will receive the instructional unit including transparencies, videotape, audio- tape and supporting materials. This unit of study will allow you to share the prairie with your students in such a way that it will truly come to life. You will be able to teach a whole language learning experience using alternative student assessment to determine mastery of concepts. This unit works well with cooperative grouping or with a more traditional approach. Imagine walking into a room filled with three-dimensional plants, animals (bison, insects and birds) while listening to the sounds of the prairie. The culminating activity could be a half-day field trip to the Lederman Science Center at Fermilab to explore an actual prairie, forest and live bison herd. Be prepared to spend most of the workshop out of doors.
Using journal writing, participants explore how nonfiction
and research techniques can be improved and expanded. Specific
attention will be given to the ways in which students can improve
science and natural history observation skills. Learn how journal
writing can improve critical thinking, provide a forum for imaginative
inquiry and assist in prewriting and planning for the creation
of lively nonfiction.
Instructor: Laurie Lawlor, Author of Addie Across the Prairie and other children's books
Particles and Prairies provides a close, hands-on look at the abiotic and biotic aspects of the prairie, the savannah and the aquatic environments of Fermilab. Teachers attending this workshop will learn how to use standard ecological measurement techniques and biological principles to teach their students how to assess and compare different habitats. Background information on the natural areas of Fermilab and indigenous species will also be provided. After attending this workshop, teachers will be able to schedule field trips to the Lederman Science Education Center for their students. During these visits, teachers will lead their students in both lab and field activities from the Particles and Prairies curriculum. Be prepared to spend much of the workshop out of doors.
Instructors: Patricia Franzen, Madison Junior High School
& Richard Billings, Glenbard West High School
Fee: $100/teacher - Two semester hours of graduate credit may be arranged.
Help is available for the home schooling educator teaching
physics to intermediate through high school students. This physics
workshop is designed to help prepare students to visit the Lederman
Science Center. The workshop covers previsit activities, activities
to be completed at the Center, and follow-up suggestions. Home
school instructors gain confidence to direct students when they
come to explore the exhibits at the Center. This workshop is for
the professional development of home schooling educators and is
not open to children.
Instructors: Ted Hoesel and Sue Sheehan, Fermilab Education Office
The ISLMA (Illinois School Library Media Association) Continuing
Education Committee has arranged for this course which focuses
on the theory of teaching information skills in an electronic
environment to be presented in expanded regions. Participants
will explore how technology and learning models fit together with
curricula content to weave a new tapestry for the librarian's
role in student research.
Instructor: Susan Dahl, Fermilab Education Office
Fee: $85.00/participant. One semester hour of graduate credit may be arranged.
Mail registration to ISLMA Summer Workshop, CD's Webs and Collaboration, P.O. Box 598, Canton, IL 61520. For further questions contact Catherine Perry, ISLMA/CE, 815-729-3345, ext. 106 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org