HAYS, KS -- Teachers around the area have the opportunity to learn about NASA, IRIS, Operation Primary Physical Science and amusement park physics among many other teaching techniques. The Fort Hays State University Physics Department is offering several workshops through the 2001 summer months.
The first workshop, "Special Event: NASA Van Workshop," is offered from 8-5 on May 31 and 8-11:30 on June 1. This workshop offers learning on the educational materials available from NASA. Teachers will gather ideas about teaching on the international space station. Hands-on teacher workshops and curriculum help will be provided for toys in space, living and working in space, plants in space, and microgravity.
The FHSU Physics Department and the Fort Hays Educational Development Center jointly sponsor the NASA workshop. Registration is $12, which includes a meal and snacks. For more information on the NASA workshop or to register contact Fort Hays Educational Development Center, 305 Picken Hall, or by phone (785) 628-4382.
The second workshop, "A Project IRIS: Inquiry, Research, and Integrated Science," is offered June 4-15. Project IRIS is an Eisenhower Foundation-funded workshop. The target audience is middle school science teachers; although, high school teachers are welcomed and encouraged to apply. The workshop is designed to develop science materials that integrate physical science and plant science. Teachers will receive a stipend of $600 from the grant and approximately $500 in teaching materials. Teachers can participate in the workshop without enrolling for credit.
Application deadline for the IRIS workshop is based on enrollment acceptance on a space-available basis until June 4. For more information on the workshop or to register contact Dr. Paul Adams by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone (785) 628-4500 or by fax (785) 628-4271.