Teaching Nuclear Science Using Case Studies in Nuclear Forensics

A Workshop for 20 High School Physics and Chemistry Teachers

This workshop is funded by an American Institute of Physics (AIP) Meggers Award with equipment with curricular resources provided by the American Physical Society (APS).  It is designed to enhance your teaching background in nuclear physics and chemistry by using hands on materials and activities.  Each teacher that participates in the workshop will have the opportunity to use a traveling “kit” which contains: 
  • A Cloud Chamber
  • “household” Radiation Sources
  • Standard Radiation Shielding Materials
  • Vernier Radiation Counters (stand alone or can interface with Vernier Lab Pros)
  • Non-regulated low-activity radiation sources (suitable for HS classroom use)
Teachers will receive and keep a notebook and DVD with activities to use with the kit materials.  The activities and materials are designed to be used flexibly.  The unit could be as short as a few days or as long as two weeks, depending on the needs of the instructor.
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Friday, November 11th, 2011
Hope College, Holland, Michigan
Dr. Catherine Mader, Hope College
Drew Isola, Allegan High School
Kathy Mirakovits, Portage Northern High School
Refreshments and lunch will be provided for all registered participants.

**Please note:  Space is limited to 20 participants only!  Please reserve your spot quickly! Registration must be completed online.

Contact Dr. Catherine Mader at mader@hope.edu for registration and information.