Spring and Summer Graduate Classes
Spring '98

Teaching Chemistry with Toys

Credit: 3 hrs graduate credit

Instructor: Harriet Hare

Location: USCA - RPSEC

Dates: January 16, 23, 30

February 6, 13, 20, 27

March 6, 13, 20, 27

April 3, 17, 24

May 1

Times: Thursdays 3:45-6:45pm

Course Fees: $75 Registration Fee

Registration:

Course Description: K-8 Teachers.

Developed through the National Science Foundations Teaching Science with Toys Program at Miami University, this course is designed to demonstrate basic chemical principles so that teachers and students alike discover that chemistry can be fun. All hands on activities are classroom tested, practical, safe and effective. Time and material requirements, safety and disposal procedures, suggested variations, reproducible sheets and a class set of materials are provided for each teacher. The necessary background of all the basic chemical principles will be taught. All activities will be aligned with the SC Science Academic Achievement Standards and/or local curriculum.

Wetlands Ecology

Credit: 3 hrs graduate credit

Instructors: Harold Ornes, Norm Rischbieter, and Ned Schuler and Teddy Schuler

Location:

Dates: Jan 12 to April 27

Times: Thursdays 3:45-6:45pm

Course Fees: $75 Registration Fee

Registration:

Course Description: Wetland history, science, and design/management. The course consists of traditional classroom meetings one night a week and three field trips on Saturdays to coastal, midland, and highland wetlands of SC. Emphasis will be placed on ways to use wetlands to teach basic biology, ecology, environmental science, math and even english. Teachers will learn about swamps, bogs, marshes, lakes, rivers, and estuaries and the common plants and animals associated with them. Participation in GLOBE (Jan. 9 and 10 or Jan 16 and 17) with substitute teachers paid by RPSEC, is optional and can be used toward partial fulfillment of course requirements. No graduate course tuition charged to teachers, except normal RPSEC fee.

Summer '98

Teaching Physics with Toys

 

Credit: 3 hrs graduate credit

Instructor: Harriet Hare

Location: USCA - RPSEC

Dates: July 27-August 7, 1998

Times: Monday-Friday 9:00am-3:00pm

Course Fees: $75 Registration Fee Registration:

Course Description: K-8 Teachers

Developed through the National Science Foundation's Teaching Science with Toys Program at Miami University the course provides hands on activities on inertia, energy, motion and other basic physics principles using toys. Materials list, safety, estimated completion time, instructions, reproducible sheets and a class set of materials are provided for each teacher. The necessary background of all the basic physics principles will be taught. All activities will be aligned with the SC Science Academic Achievement Standards and/or local curriculum.

 

Newsletter Fall '97

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