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GSA Interactive Student Presentations

Fermilab graduate students are available to visit your classroom. You can schedule the following presentations for the second Tuesday of the month. Presentations are available free of charge, but graduate students appreciate reimbursement for transportation. To schedule a visit, contact Nancy Lanning, lanning@fnal.gov, 630-840-5588. When scheduling provide name of school, teacher, telephone number, e-mail address, date requested, grade level of students, number of students, and presentation requested. Please provide a map to the school.

Physics of Sports
(Can be tailored for elementary, middle or high school students)
Fermilab graduate student scientists guide a discussion and exploration of the impact physics has in a variety of sports. Explore the why's and how's of better equipment and techniques or learn how to analyze swings, strokes and more. Inspired by the Active Physics series and other materials.

Physics in the Real World
(For high school students)
Fermilab graduate student scientists share the real world of physics. What research are these scientists conducting? Can students see some of the data and figure out some of the problems of the fundaments of matter?

On the Job at Fermilab
(For middle school students)
Fermilab graduate student scientists share what their days are like on the job at Fermilab. What do physicists do? How do physicists learn to be problem solvers? What kind of tools do they use?

Charge! The field of magnetism is really attractive
(For elementary school students)
Fermilab graduate student scientists know how magnets big and small work, how they apply to our world and the power they have over us! Students explore magnetic poles, map the earth's magnetic field and have questions answered about the power of magnets.

 

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