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Polar Science In the Classroom (Teacher Workshop)

Date: July 21-22, 2004 (All day Wed 9-5 and Thurs. morning 9-12)

Cost: Free; $75 stipends and travel monies available for limited number of participants.

Workshop Location: 102 Joseph R. Pearson Hall, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045

Contact Person: Jennifer Holvoet, Fax: (785) 864-0704; E-mail: [email protected]; Address: PRISM/ALTEC, 1122 West Campus Rd, Suite 239, Lawrence, KS 66045

Content: The PRISM (Polar Radar for Ice Sheet Measurements) Project in Lawrence, KS invites science teachers, grades 4-9, to attend a hands-on workshop illustrating how polar science topics fit into their on-going science curriculum and help students meet those all-important standards. Participants will have the opportunity to meet and talk with polar scientists, try out inquiry lessons that require simple, cheap materials, and develop online lessons and rubrics for their own students. Topics such as volcanoes, glaciers, animal adaptation, food webs and global warming will be investigated from the polar perspective.

All participants will receive classroom materials, reference data, and a CD of Antarctic photographs for classroom use.

NSTA Standards Addressed: Flow of energy in ecosystems, Flow of matter in ecosystems, Processes that shape the earth (plate tectonics, changes in the earth's surface), Evidence and reasoning in inquiry, Social decisions

ISTE Standards Addressed: Design developmentally appropriate learning opportunities that apply technology-enhanced instructional strategies for diverse learners

Application deadline: July 1 2004.



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