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Increasing student ownership in the laboratory with student-built instruments

In this workshop, physics and general science teachers learn have their students build their own instruments such as photo-gates, magnetometers, anemometers, timers, light meters, force sensors, and accelerometers. Some classrooms make their own instruments because they can't afford commercial versions, and some because they want students to learn electronics while learning the non-electroncis topic involving the instrument. A more subtle but powerful benefit is that students who make their own equipment may work harder to understand the physical phenomena the instruments help measure.

Understanding electric power metrics

This workshop is open to the general public. Participants meet online in the virtual world Second Life to see how wind and other electric-power resources are measured and analyzed, with interactive virtual objects that represent in 3-D the ways experts analyze the resources.

Interactive circuits

Attendees build circuits with physical inputs and/or outputs. We discuss learning about voltage, current, power, signal, and resistance; typical electrical components, and their packaging and labeling, as in resistors, capacitors, and integrated circuits; transducing sound, light, color, force; and timing and logic. Students can now work with lead-free components on a solderless breadboard that allows them to reuse components. We discuss individualized learning and metacognitive assessments for skills and concepts.

Build a solar cooker

Attendees build a panel-type solar cooker for all-seasons, almost as cheap as the common pizza-box warmer, but much more effective. Associate science, technology, and engineering with a quotidian activity like cooking for lifelong learning for all. Concepts: Radiation, absorption reflection & transmission, power, energy, temperature, E-M spectrum, insolation. Participants can apply to borrow high-tech instruments like infrared cameras and waterproof temperature loggers.

Bikes, batteries, bodies. Energy and mechanics lessons using the bicycle.

We will examine how learners think about energy, power, force, work, and even the electric bill when they step on a bicycle-generator and see *and feel* their effort light a bulb or charge a battery. Extensions include fighting a solar panel, powering a drill, and even a student-programmable micro-controller-based speedometer. Participants should bring bike-related lessons to share if they have any.
Shawn Reeves from EnergyTeachers.org will bring a bike generator, meters, batteries, and various gadgetry. Participants will be able to borrow the equipment from EnergyTeachers.org for use in their classrooms.

Workshops from all providers

These listings are open to all activities, anywhere, from any provider, that support educators in energy, electronics, and other STEAM topics. These workshops shown for information purposes only. The inclusion of an activity does not necessarily mean that EnergyTeachers.org endorses the activity.

Upcoming workshops

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i-STEM Idaho—Twin Falls, ID USA
Jun 11 2024 to Jun 14 | registration deadline:2024-03-15 | PK-12 educators classroom and informal
2024 ConocoPhillips Energy Education Workshop - Refugio TX—Refugio, TX USA
Jun 13 2024 8:45 AM to 3:00 PM |
Make By Hand workshop for teachers, MIT Edgerton Center—Cambridge, MA USA
Jun 24 2024 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM | K-12 educators
Digital Fabrication workshop for educators, MIT Edgerton Center—Cambridge, MA USA
Jun 25 2024 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM | K-12 educators
Optics Technology—Newton, NJ USA
Jun 25 2024 9:00 AM to Jun 26 4:00 PM | registration deadline:2024-06-14 | New Jersey STEM high school teachers and administrators
Electronics workshop for educators, MIT Edgerton Center—Cambridge, MA USA
Jun 26 2024 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM | K-12 educators
Physical Computing workshop for educators, MIT Edgerton Center—Cambridge, MA USA
Jun 27 2024 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM | K-12 educators
Energy Education: Concepts and Practices - Anytime online training for Wisconsin—, WI USA ONLINE
Jun 30 2024 |
2024 National Energy Conference for Educators—Philadelphia, PA USA
Jul 07 2024 to Jul 11 |
Physics Teacher Resource Agents (PTRA) Summer Workshop—Worcester, MA USA
Jul 10 2024 to Jul 12 | K-12 teachers
Physics with Phones - Teacher Research Academy—, USA ONLINE
Jul 22 2024 8:30 AM to Jul 26 3:30 PM | Physics educators
2024 ConocoPhillips Energy Education Workshop - Ingleside TX—Ingleside, TX USA
Aug 01 2024 8:45 AM to 3:00 PM |
Exploring the World of Active Matter—Worcester, MA USA
Aug 05 2024 to Aug 06 | registration deadline:2024-05-15 | HS science teachers
On the road to the farm: Traveling conference for teachers—Acton, MA USA
Aug 21 2024 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM | Massachusetts Pre-K-12 teachers.
2024 Phillips 66 Energy Education Workshop for Teachers - Albuquerque NM—Albuquerque, NM USA
Aug 30 2024 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM | 4th – 12th gr science, CTE, math, social, afterschool educators
2024 Phillips 66 Energy Education Workshop - Houston, TX—Houston, TX USA
Aug 31 2024 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM |
2024 Phillips 66 Energy Education Workshop - Denver, CO—Denver, CO USA
Sep 11 2024 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM | 4th – 12th Grade Science Teachers
2024 Phillips66 Energy Education Workshop - Wilmington, CA—Wilmington, CA USA
Sep 11 2024 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM | 4-12th grade, Science, CTE, Math, Social Science, Afterschool educators
2024 Phillips 66 Energy Education Workshop - Santa Fe, NM—Santa Fe, NM USA
Sep 14 2024 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM |
2024 Phillips 66 Energy Education Workshop - Ponca City, OK—Ponca City, OK USA
Sep 18 2024 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM |
2024 Phillips 66 Energy Education Workshop - Bellingham, WA—Bellingham, WA USA
Sep 21 2024 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM |
2024 Phillips 66 Energy Education Workshop - Des Moines, IA—Des Moines, IA USA
Sep 25 2024 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM |
2024 Shell Offshore Wind Energy Education Workshop for Teachers - Atlantic City, NJ—Atlantic City, NJ USA
Oct 15 2024 8:45 AM to 3:00 PM | 4th – 12th grade science, CTE, math, social, afterschool educators
2024 Shell Energy Education Workshop - Monaca, PA—Monaca, PA USA
Oct 16 2024 8:45 AM to 3:00 PM | 4-12 grade science teachers
2024 Phillips66 Energy Education Workshop - Helena, MT—Helena, MT USA
Oct 17 2024 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM | 4-12th grade science, CTE, math, social science, and afterschool educators
2024 ConocoPhillips Energy Education Workshop - Midland, TX—Midland, TX USA
Oct 17 2024 8:45 AM to 3:00 PM |
2024 Phillips 66 Energy Education Workshop - Crockett, CA—Crockett, CA USA
Oct 22 2024 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM | 4th – 12th Grade Science Teachers
PPG Energy Education Workshop for Teachers - Cleveland, OH—Cleveland, OH USA
Oct 24 2024 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM | K-12 educators
2024 Shell Energy Education Workshop - Gonzales, LA—Gonzales, LA USA
Nov 06 2024 8:45 AM to 3:00 PM |
2024 Shell Energy Education Workshop - Washington DC Area—Arlington, VA USA
Dec 05 2024 8:45 AM to 3:00 PM |
2024 Phillips 66 Energy Education Workshop - Houston, TX—Houston, TX USA
Dec 07 2024 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM | 4-12 grade science teachers
2024 Phillips 66 Energy Education Workshop - Denver, CO—Denver, CO USA
Dec 10 2024 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM | 4th – 12th Grade Science Teachers

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