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Journey to the Center of the Atom: Teacher Workshop

This hands-on focused workshop describes nuclear technologies and their impact in South Carolina and the U.S.
An Atomic Fundamentals class features a Geiger–Marsden experiment (using marbles and wood blocks) and a rope wave frequency demonstration.
A Power Generation Fundamentals class includes a base load demo with hand crank generators and lights, it also includes a fuel pellet energy comparison.
A Nuclear Fundamentals class includes a 3D physical Periodic Table/Chart of the Nuclides that the teachers have to assemble and create, a radiation interaction demo using cookies, half-life experiments using m&m's and twizzlers, and distance and shielding demos using GM detectors.
A Nuclear Technologies class shows common isotopes with real world uses.
A Risk class compares everyday risks to nuclear.

For more information contact: Bill Wabberson at william.wabbersen@srs.gov

Ruth Patrick Science Education Center / University of South Carolina Aiken – 148 Kinross Ct Aiken, SC 29803
9:00 am

JUN 14
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Detecting Radiation in Our Radioactive World

Learn how to use Geiger counters to detect radiation from background and manmade sources. Teachers who complete the workshop receive a certificate of completion for 8 contact hours (.8 CEUs), a CD V-700 Geiger counter, a teacher resource book with ideas for classroom use, and information about radioactive sources that can be safely used in the classroom. This year, home radon kits will also be provided, thanks to a generous donation from Landauer.

This popular workshop includes classroom experiments and demonstrations crucial to making classroom learning come to life.

Educational materials developed by ANS volunteers and staff are provided to classroom teachers at the workshop. The items include booklets, supplemental handouts, posters, and other instructional tools. Our materials are developed for students ranging from middle school through young adult level, and are applicable to all areas of science instruction.


SPACE IS LIMITED: Pre-registration is required

Registration is now open until 5/26

Early Registration is $95 (until 4/18)
General Registration is $149 (4/19 - 5/26)

Grand Sierra Resort - Reno, NV
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

JUL 14
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The Science of Nuclear Energy & Radiation

The $75 Registration Fee includes: 4 CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS, ALL MEALS, ACCOMMODATIONS ON CAMPUS, TEACHING MATERIALS, AND GEIGER-MULLER COUNTERS FOR PARTICIPANTS TO KEEP.

TOPICS TO BE DISCUSSED:

Radiation: Basics, Biological Effects, Beneficial Uses
Nuclear Energy & Technology, Nuclear Power Plant Basics & Safety
Visit to North Anna Power Station
Using Geiger-Muller Counters
Visit of VCU's Nuclear Medicine Facilities
Dozens of applicable Virginia SoLs will be covered
Ideas for class activities and projects

For information: Contact Sama Bilbao y Leon @ sbilbao@vcu.edu

Virginia Commonwealth University / 821 W Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23284
FROM 4:00 PM MONDAY JULY 14, 2014 - TO 4:00 PM FRIDAY JULY 18, 2014

NOV 8
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Detecting Radiation in Our Radioactive World

Learn how to use Geiger counters to detect radiation from background and man made sources. Teachers who complete the workshop receive a Geiger counter, teacher resource book with ideas for classroom use, and information about radioactive sources that can be safely used in the classroom. Designed for middle school and high school, these materials are applicable to all areas of science instruction.

Workshop details are being planned and additional information will be added as it becomes available.

Registration will open August 18th


Disneyland Hotel / 1150 Magic Way, Anaheim, CA 92802
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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