Coming Soon to a School Near You

Since February 1994, the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center Traveling Demonstration Program, with the assistance of volunteer scientists and engineers, has been on the road in the CSRA with mini-conferences to train K-12 teachers in using the science equipment. The program provides access for K-12 teachers and students to science equipment that is unavailable in most schools. It helps connect classroom science experiences with the outside world.

Upcoming seminars are as follows:

9/2/94 Allendale 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Fairfax Elementary School

9/14/94 Aiken 1 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM Chukker Creek Elementary School

9/28/94 Aiken 1 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM JD Lever Elementary School

10/5/94 Aiken 1 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM Aiken Elementary School

10/24/94 Barnwell 29 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Kelly Edwards Elementary School

10/24/94 Barnwell 45 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM Barnwell Elementary School

11/7/94 Saluda HUB 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM and 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM TBA

1/13/95 Barnwell 45 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Guinyard Butler Middle School

1/17/95 Aiken 1 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM North Aiken Elementary School


Scientists with Traveling Resources And Neat Demonstrations Starting in late September you will be able to request classroom visits by a scientist or engineer who will bring a "neat" (sometimes hands-on) demonstration for your students. Working in cooperation with Lynne Bertsch, Happy Parker, and Ellen Heavner of Education Programs at Westinghouse Savannah River Company, the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center presented a training program on August 10 to orient volunteer scientists to classroom life. Speaking on the agenda were Happy Parker, Gwen Johnson, Harriet Hare, Pam Graves and Lynne Bertsch. The program included demonstrations of effective instructional techniques for teaching and learning science, an overview of PET, learning styles, and the Project 2061 Benchmarks in Science Education. Over 40 SRS volunteers participated in the 8 hour program at Silver Bluff High School. During the workshop, participants were able to explore and manipulate demonstration equipment such as: Air Track, Liquid Nitrogen, and Simple Machines. These kits will be available this fall to schools that have received the Traveling Demonstrations orientation workshop. To schedule a visit by a scientist/engineer please complete the request form below. Visits are limited to 8 hours per month per school. All requests must be made in writing and must be returned to the RPSEC by September 20, 1994. Please contact Harriet Hare at (803) 648-6851, Ext. 3593 for a complete list of demonstrations.

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