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Quarks to Quasars

Grades 4 - 12

June 30 and July 1, 1997

8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Explore the Lederman Science Education Center! This expanded workshop 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: $80/teacher. One semester hour of graduate credit may be arranged.



Particles and Prairies

Grades 6 - 8

August 12, 13, 14 and 15, 1997

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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.



From Beneath the Ashes

Grades 3 - 5

August 4 and 5, 1997

8:30 am - 5:00 pm or

August 7 and 8, 1997

8:30 am - 5:00 pm

This workshop will introduce you to a 10-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.

Instructors: William Fraccaro, Johnson School, District 200 and Bernie Jokiel, Washington Middle School, District 129

Fee: $80.00/teacher. One semester hour of graduate credit may be arranged.

To register, please fill out this form and mail it with your payment.

Questions? Call (630) 840-5588


Beauty and Charm

Grades 6 - 9

August 21 and 22, 1997

8:30 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 semester hour of graduate credit may be arranged.



LMC Role in Student Research

Grades K - 12

August 12 and 13, 1997


August 19 and 20, 1997

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Participants will review and apply the theoretical and practical considerations in teaching information skills within the context of the content areas and the electronic environment.

Participants will learn how others have applied several learning models using resources from print to online. You'll work in groups to develop a sample teaching unit which can be your model to collaborate and coordinate resources and skills. During the planning, participants will evaluate and explore multimedia and online resources. Finally you'll discuss what it takes to implement such a model.

Instructor: Susan Dahl, Fermilab Lederman Science Center

Fee: $85/participant. One semester hour of graduate credit may be arranged.

Registration should be mailed to: ISLMA Librarian's Role, PO Box 598, Canton, IL 61520



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Mail payment and registration form to: Fermilab Lederman Science Center , P.O. Box 500, MS 777, Batavia, IL 60510-0500