Fermilab Education Home sciencelinesSpring 1996


From Beneath the Ashes
Grades 3-5
August 12, 1996
August 17, 1996
9:00 am - 3:30 pm

This adventurewill introduce you to a 10-day integrated teaching unit about the prairie. You will receive the instructional unit including transparencies, video tape, 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 3-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: $65.00/teacher

Particles and Prairies
Grades 6-8
August 13-16, 1996
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 most of the workshop out of doors.

Instructors: Patricia Franzen, Madison Junior High School & Richard Billings, Glenbard West High School
Fee: $100/teacher

Two graduate credit hours may be arranged. $80.00 tuition cost not included in registration fee.

Instructors Needed

Are you interested in leading children or families on a Science Adventure? The Fermilab Science Education Office has openings for instructors who wish to develop and teach Summer Science Adventures. Adventures are informal classes in science or mathematics held during the summer months of June, July and August. Instructors may choose what they wish to teach and the target audience, students (K-12), family groups or teachers. Instructors may work individually or as a team in the development and/or the presentation of the Adventure. These positions carry stipends. If interested, mail a letter of intent and a resume to:

David Abler
Fermilab Education Office
P.O. Box 500, MS 777
Batavia, IL 60510