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High School Physics and Physical Science Teachers meeting - 2013 Schedule

Join us on Friday, March 8, 2013.

This page will be updated as new information arrives and is subject to change. If you have any questions about the meeting or schedule, please contact MacKenzie Stetzer or Jonathan Shemwell.

Registration

8:30 – 9:00, Bennett 137

Introductions

9:00 – 9:15, Bennett 137

  • Welcome to the University of Maine
  • Welcome to the College of Liberal Arts and Science, the College of Education and Human Development, and the College of Engineering
  • Welcome to the Physics Department

Presentation

9:20 – 9:50, Bennett 137

  • Merida Batiste (University of Maine) – Island Universes: Gravitationally Bound Superclusters in an Accelerating Universe

Workshops

10:00 – 11:20

  • Sue Klemmer (Camden Hills Regional High School & University of Maine) – Concept Mapping for Physics: What, Why, and How
  • James Vesenka (University of New England) – Modeling the Ideal Gas Law – The Stepping Stone into Fluids (Note: Logger Pro will be used in this workshop, so please bring a laptop.)
  • D. B. Mountcastle (University of Maine) – Mathematics as a Lens for Concept Development in Physics: A Working Group (Note: Please bring classroom examples that will contribute to the discussion.)
  • Deb Debiegun (Cumberland County Soil & Water Conservation District) – Ocean Highways, Trash, and Life on a Rotating Planet: ‘Weather in a Tank’ System

Lunch/Demonstrations/Open Space

11:30 – 1:00

Lunch in Bennett 102. Demos in Bennett 137.

Workshops

1:10 – 2:30

  • David Sturm (University of Maine) – Photoelectric Effect Make and Take
  • James Vesenka (University of New England) – Modeling the Ideal Gas Law – The Stepping Stone into Fluids (Note: Logger Pro will be used in this workshop, so please bring a laptop.)
  • D. B. Mountcastle (University of Maine) – Mathematics as a Lens for Concept Development in Physics: A Working Group (Note: Please bring classroom examples that will contribute to the discussion.)
  • Deb Debiegun (Cumberland County Soil & Water Conservation District) – Ocean Highways, Trash, and Life on a Rotating Planet: ‘Weather in a Tank’ System

Presentations

2:40 – 4:00, Bennett 137

  • Kate Hayes (Bangor High School) – Bangor High School STEM Academy and Teaching Physics to Freshmen Using Modeling
  • David Batuski & Alan Davenport (University of Maine) – The Emera Astronomy Center: A New Planetarium and Observatory Facility at UMaine
  • Sue Klemmer (Camden Hills Regional High School & University of Maine) – Journey of a Teacher Researcher

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
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