Teachers Invited to Activities Night at Jefferson Lab

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., March 28, 2008 - Elementary and middle-school teachers interested in learning new and innovative methods for teaching the physical sciences are invited to attend the First Annual Region II Teacher Night, which will be held on Tuesday, April 15, at the Department of Energy's Jefferson Lab.

The event will focus on physical science activities that teachers in fourth through eighth grade can use 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. All of the teachers will have handouts and many will have free starter supplies to accompany the handouts.

Teacher Night will run from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Jefferson Lab's CEBAF Center, located at 12000 Jefferson Ave., Newport News. To reserve a spot or for more information, contact David Abbott at 757-269-7633 or by e-mail davida@jlab.org by April 10.

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.

The Virginia Living Museum and the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum will have booths at the event. In addition, a number of Hampton Roads organizations will make information available regarding spring and summer programs for teachers and students.

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Click here for a PDF handout with more information on this event.

For additional Teacher Resources visit Jefferson Lab's science education website.

Jefferson Lab is managed and operated for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science by Jefferson Science Associates, LLC, a joint venture between Southeastern Universities Research Association, Inc. and CSC Applied Technologies Division, LLC.