The Physics Department at SUNY Buffalo State and the New York State Master Teacher Program are excited to offer three physics mini-courses this summer! The courses are free and open to high school juniors and seniors and high school teachers. Each course will be lead by experienced physics professors and will include significant time doing laboratory or programming work. Space is limited, and priority will be given to students interested in STEM fields and student/teacher pairs.
Participants will learn about the scope and sequence of the new science standards, learn how to read the new Performance Expectations, and work in groups to explore P-12 learning activities that represent good science practices. Registration preference will be given to participants in the P-8 Science Minicourses.
Participants will continue to explore the scope and sequence of the new science standards and continue to practice using the teaching tools explored in the first workshop. Particpants will meet with thier specific grade levels and discuss current practices as well as explore sample assessments from other states. The Part 2 workshop is only open to participants who have completed the Introduction Workshop.
Click here to register for either workshop.
Mathematical Landscape IV
October 15, 17, 22, 24
More information and registration coming soon!
Matter and Its Interactions
Grades 2, 5, MS
We will explore the small particle model of matter and how this model can be used to explain the characteristics of solids, liquids and gasses. We will also investigate physical changes versus chemical changes, and conservation of mass.
Grades 1, 3, MS
We will develop ideas about the role DNA plays in transmitting traits from generation to generation and discover why organisms are similar but not exactly the same as their parents.
Water, Water Everywhere
Grades 2, 3, MS
Teachers will explore where water is found on Earth as well as the forms water can be found in (solid or liquid) using graphs and models. We will also explore the amount of fresh water available on Earth as well as the water cycle.
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