Tuesday, February 17, 2009

PTSOS3 registration is now open!

Registration for the PTSOS New Teacher Workshop 3, "Come See the Light: Electricity, Magnetism, and Light" is now open. The Sacramento workshop will be held Saturday, March 7 at Rio Americano High School. The Bay Area workshop will be held Saturday, March 14 at San Mateo High School.

California's high school physics students consistently underperform in the topics of electricity and magnetism, according to statewide Physics CST results. We'll be showing and discussing strategies for engaging students in robust lessons on electricity and magnetism.

We'll also have demos and lesson ideas on light and optics. Reflection, refraction, total internal reflection, mirages, color, polarization, interference, diffraction, and scattering will be covered. Learn to teach how rainbows come about and why the sky is blue. And never fear, useful tangents will be visited throughout the day.

Topics for discussion may also include the use of hand-held generators, "skinny fish aquaria" (laser viewing tanks), and green lasers. I'm just sayin'... you will be very happy at the end of the day!

I didn't want to say this before, but past participants have rated Workshop 3 as the best of the series. After you've completed our very full day of E&M and light, you'll see why.

Don't delay! Supplies are limited! (That really is true.) Stephanie is standing by! (That's mostly true, too.) Click to let her know you want to register.

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