Problem Based STEM Education Workshops for Teachers: Parachute Pressure
The IDEAS Institute presents Problem Based STEM Education Workshops for Teachers of Grades 3-7. The January 12, 2013 workshop is Parachute Pressure. Rise to New Heights as you study air and air pressure. Conduct experiments based on the findings of Galileo and Bernoulli. How will our knowledge of "lift" and air pressure help us design the optimal parachute? Construct Volumes of boxes to use as a load, as you delve into different Areas for the optimal parachute design. Control variables and modify as you sketch, budget, test and make trade-offs.
About the Problem Based STEM Education Workshops for Teachers of Grades 3-7: Integrated STEM learning brings out the mathematician, scientist and engineer in students. With both the process and skills practiced and applied within math, science, engineering design and technology, students see themselves as problem solvers who eagerly take on challenges as they tackle big ideas. In this series of interdisciplinary STEM workshops, teachers will connect the disciplines through real world applications that address 21st century skills.
Instructors: Kathy Chapman and Donna Migdol, Oceanside School District
Cost: $50 per workshop for 2 hours toward professional development credit. Certificates for two hours toward professional development credit will be distributed at the close of each workshop.
All Problem Based STEM workshops will be held on Saturdays from 9 - 11 a.m. in the Hofstra STEM Studio, Hagedorn Hall, Hofstra South Campus.
Saturday, January 12, 2013
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