Current Research in Physics: Workshop for Middle & High School Teachers Tour
reserach labs, meet scientists, and pick up some cool demos to
take back to the classroom. This three-day workshop will focus on a
different cutting-edge topic in physics each day. In addition to filling in the
modern physics part of your curriculum, these topics can be integrated
into your study of classical physics. This workshop is designed for
physical science teachers of grades 7-12.
Plasma Physics Will we ever use fusion as an energy source? Where's the plasma in a plasma TV? Find out here! In this
workshop, we will explore the world of plasma physics.
Plasma physics topics can easily be
integrated into your existing curriculum in units on electricity and magnetism, energy, or states of matter. Quantum Computing
How are quantum computers revolutionizing technology? What quantum
effects can we use to our advantage? Curriculum links for quantum
electronics include technology, angular momentum, atomic structure, and
High Energy Particle Physics What
are protons made of? What are cosmic rays? In this workshop, you'll
explore the world of the tiniest building blocks of the universe -
subatomic particles! Learn how to incorporate the study of particle
physics into your lessons on atomic structure, gravity, and cosmology
(history of the universe). Date: July 14-16, 2008, 9 am - 3 pm daily Cost: $50 (includes lunch and supplies) Credit: 1 credit option available at additional cost (click here for registration details) Where: Chamberlin Hall, UW-Madison campus (map)
This workshop is sponsored by the UW-Madison Department of Physics, Wonders of Physics, WisTEP, and the Edgewood Office of Science Outreach. Physics Fair! A UW Physics Department Open House The first annual Physics Fair is an
upgrade of the department open house that has been held in the past.
Join us for a day of hands-on activities, physics demonstrations, and
tours of the
Physics Department's research facilities. Meet scientists, professors,
and graduate students to learn more about what's happening in current
physics research. The Ingersoll Physics Museum will also be open. Everyone is invited (not just teachers)! Dates: Saturday, February 16, 2008
Drop in anytime from 11 am - 4 pm.
For complete schedule & details see the Physics Fair website