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A Teacher Workshop for High School Science Educators
Friday, March 15, 2013 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at University of California, Berkeley
This workshop will focus on using cloud chambers and Geiger counters to help teach the principles of radioactivity and radiation. Participants will receive a wealth of materials – a cloud chamber kit and Geiger counter, workbooks, and classroom activities. This workshop will include a tour to the Advanced Light Source or Cyclotron and lectures by leading scientists. The educational material is targeted for high school science teachers, grades 9-12.
Information about the workshop is available online: http://www.nuc.berkeley.edu/Highschool-Teachers-workshop.
What is radiation?
How is it measured?
Where does it come from?
What experiments can you do in your school?
Sponsors: The American Nuclear Society (ANS) and the Northern California Chapter of the Health Physics Society are proud to sponsor this workshop. Scientists and engineers from the Northern California Section of both professional societies (ANS-NCS and NCCHPS) are presenting the material. The UC Berkeley, Nuclear Engineering Department, is generously providing facilities for the event.
Funding for the workshop is provided in part by the Northern California Section of the American Nuclear Society, in part by the Northern California Chapter of the Health Physics Society, and through individual and organizational contributions to the American Nuclear Society (ANS).
Educational Opportunities for Your Students
See the box on page four for information about a nuclear science and engineering summer camp for juniors and seniors and science and engineering scholarships for graduating high school seniors.
A tentative schedule is as follows:
8:00 a.m. Registration – Coffee and Donuts
8:30 a.m. Welcome, introduction by Prof. van Bibber, UC Berkeley
9:00 a.m. Nuclear radiation basics
9:45 a.m. Cloud chamber experiment
10:30 a.m. ABC’s of Radioactivity
11:15 a.m. Energy and the Environment research lecture
12:00 p.m. Lunch (provided at the facility)
1:15 p.m. Tour at Berkeley National Laboratory or UCB Nuclear Engineering Department Materials Science Labs
2:30 p.m. Geiger counter experiment and use
3:30 p.m. A lecture on current topics in the nuclear industry, health physics or nuclear engineering.
4:45 p.m. Evaluation and Conclusion
The workshop registration is free, but as spaces are limited, it is important to RSVP as soon as possible. Lunch will be provided as part of the workshop. We are asking school administrators to consider this workshop an in-service professional development activity.
Nuclear Engineering Department
4155 Etcheverry Hall, MC 1730
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-1730
Please respond early; registrations will be taken on a first come-first served basis and space is limited to 25 participants. Once you have registered, we will provide you with more information, including directions to the facility. If you have any questions regarding directions or registration, or any technical questions regarding the workshop, you can email or call Sara Harmon email@example.com or at 510-642-4077.