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Physics with Phones - Teacher Research Academy

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The Teacher Research Academy (TRA) offers middle school, high school, and community college faculty a unique professional development experience through Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). In summer 2024, LLNL will offer FREE virtual and onsite TRA programs.
This online 5-day workshop will focus on hands-on activities designed to use science and engineering practices to explore core disciplinary ideas in physics. The activities will exploit the amazing sensors found in smartphones. During this workshop you will become experienced in using the sensors in open ended exploration that will enable completely new opportunities for students to explore and learn physics.
Topics include investigating motion using GPS to determine position.
Exploring mechanics using MEMS accelerometers and gyroscopes.
Exploring changes in pressure with the high sensitivity pressure sensor.
Investigation of interference and resonances with sound.
Investigation of electromagnetic waves and building a microscope with one's phone.
Exploring magnetic fields with a MEMS magnetometer.
Participants will receive kits in advance to conduct dozens of experiments. The workshop will be conducted on Zoom and will use Slack to share real-time experimental data.

Intended audience
Physics educators
Date and time
2024-07-22 08:30 AM to 2024-07-26 03:30 PM
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