News Media Invited to Teachers' Science Activities Night at Jefferson Lab

What: Third Annual Region II Teacher Night

When: Wednesday, April 21, 2010, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Where: CEBAF Center at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, located at 12000 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, Va. 23606 (Map and directions at: http://www.jlab.org/visitors/visiting/index.html )

Details: More than 100 elementary- and middle-school teachers are registered to attend. They will learn about and see new methods for teaching the physical sciences in the classroom. The evening's format will imitate a science fair, but instead of students showing off their science projects, more than two dozen teachers will share their favorite or most-effective classroom activities with other teachers.

Activities will include a range of topics: friction, electrolysis, the water cycle, an engineering design challenge, an exothermic demonstration, energy conservation, electricity, polymers, scientific investigation, science games, sound, force and motion, the periodic table, diffraction, the solar system, static electricity, renewable energy, and compounds and mixtures.

Contact: Debbie Magaldi, magaldi@jlab.org or (757) 269-5102


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Jefferson Science Associates, LLC, a joint venture of the Southeastern Universities Research Association, Inc. and PAE Applied Technologies, manages and operates the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, or Jefferson Lab, for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science.DOE’s Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States, and is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time. For more information, visit science.energy.gov.