MA workshop to be given on energy and datalogging

Submitted by Shawn
2008-01-09 18:25:30

Workshop to be presented at the Massachusetts Ag in the Classroom Conference, Ludlow, MA, February 9, 2008:
Energy in the Classroom

Last year, Steve Wilkins and his students at Lexington High School built a shed to display and educate students about alternative energy and this year they raised enough money to equipped the shed with educational resources and materials for hands-on learning. They focused on use of voltaic cells, solar shingles, focus mirrors, air and water heating. Steve and the students will train teachers on data gathering equipment using lab pro and other computer based sensors as well as having students use and gather data using actual alternative energy devices. Appropriate for middle and high school.

Massachusetts Agriculture in the Classroom is sponsoring a Statewide Conference for teachers at The Baird Middle School in Ludlow, Massachusetts on Saturday, February 9th from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Titled "Growing Minds Through Massachusetts Agriculture," the conference offers educators throughout the state ideas and resources and many opportunities for sharing and networking, including a poster session, visual reports on mini-grants and vendor exhibits. Please help us spread the word.

The 7th Annual Growing Minds through Massachusetts Agriculture Conference offers educational and networking resources that can facilitate and enhance pre-K through 12th grade classroom teachers alike. This year’s conference will feature a choice of four-to-five concurrent workshops during each of four workshop sessions. Workshops will explore the many diverse commodity sectors of Massachusetts Agriculture while providing hands-on learning opportunities that bring agriculture alive in the classroom. Speakers, panels and activities will emphasize agriculture and hands-on activities for the classroom. Don’t miss this day of discussion, interaction and opportunities for exploring new ideas for your Massachusetts classroom. The $45 fee includes lunch and all materials. ($50 on the day of the conference) Ten Professional Development Points are provided for those who attend the full day conference, carry out a related classroom activity, and send in a brief report of their experience.

The day will begin with registration from 8:00 to 8:30 a.m., followed by a Welcome and Introductions. At 9:00 a.m. the first of four concurrent workshop sessions will begin. Choose from four-to-five workshops during each concurrent sessions from 9:00 to 10:10 a.m.; 10:20 to 11:30 a.m.; 12:50 to 2:00 p.m. and 2:10 to 3:20 p.m.

Mr. Wilkins' workshop will take place from 10:20 to 11:30 AM.

For more information on the Growing Minds through Massachusetts Agriculture Conference, a copy of the conference brochure or information on Massachusetts Agriculture in the Classroom, contact Debi Hogan at 508-336-4426 or write to Massachusetts Agriculture in the Classroom, PO. Box 345, Seekonk, MA 02771. or visit our Web Site at

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