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High School Physics and Physical Science Teachers meeting - 2010 Schedule

Join us on Friday, March 12, 2010!

This page will be updated as new information arrives. If you’re interested in giving a workshop or presentation, please contact Michael Wittmann.

Introductions

9 – 9:15, Bennett 137

  • Welcome to the University of Maine
  • Welcome to the Physics Department
  • Information about the Center for Science and Mathematics Education Research

Workshops

9:20 – 10:50 am, Bennett 3rd floor lab facilities

  • Jamie Vesenka, University of New England: Modeling Method workshop
  • Michael Wittmann, University of Maine: Listening in on students: Video of students when teachers aren’t there
  • Adam Kaczynski, Benedikt Harrer, University of Maine: Curvy graphs: Using graphing to avoid doing math

Presentations

11 – 11:30, Bennett 137

  • Peter Kalajian, Watershed School, Rockland: Using LEGO NXT robots in the physics classroom as a way towards understanding of kinematics and Newton’s laws

Lunch

11:30 – 1, Bennett 102

Workshops

1 – 2:30, Bennett 3rd floor lab facilities

This is a chance to visit a second workshop of the three being offered, so we repeat them.

  • Jamie Vesenka, University of New England: Modeling Method workshop
  • Michael Wittmann, University of Maine: Listening in on students: Video of students when teachers aren’t there
  • Adam Kaczynski, Benedikt Harrer, University of Maine: Curvy graphs: Using graphing to avoid doing math

Presentations

2:40 – 4, Bennett 137

  • Emmanuel Boss, Marine Sciences, University of Maine: Marine Sciences Demonstrations
  • David Sturm, University of Maine: Physics Demonstrations and the Physics Road Show
  • Book give-away: Gather materials for your classroom, free!

Adjourn

 


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The Physics Education Research Laboratory
Phone: (207) 581-1237 and (207) 581-1030
E-mail: wittmann@umit.maine.edu and john.thompson@umit.maine.edu
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
207.581.1865