Gain a broad background in science with our science teacher education courses. All courses are designed to increase science content knowledge, improve teaching skills and demonstrate how to use Museum programs and exhibits to enhance science curriculum.
Get Re-Energized (physical science)
This course experiments with concepts related to energy such as energy transformation and conversion, potential and kinetic energy, light, heat, electricity and more.
This course is next offered in the 2015-16 academic year for six graduate credits. Course dates are:
Cohort A: Oct. 8, Nov. 6, Dec. 10, Jan. 29, Feb. 6 (graduate credit), March 10 and May 13
Cohort B: Oct. 9, Nov. 5, Dec. 11, Jan. 28, Feb. 6 (graduate credit), March 11 and May 12
- Learn, explore and implement hands-on and inquiry-based teaching techniques.
- Explore different types of energy, including mechanical, electrical, thermal, sound and light.
- Build an understanding of energy by making connections between the various types of energy.
- Understand that energy is neither created nor destroyed.
- Learn that most energy can be divided into either kinetic or potential energy.
Session 1: Foundations of energy, introduction to course
Session 2: Mechanical energy
Session 3: Thermal energy
Session 4: Electrical energy
Session 5: Chemical energy
Session 6: Applications of energy
Support of Lake County teacher outreach is generously provided by Takeda.
The Center aims to inspire the next generation of inventors and innovators with programs that empower teachers, engage the community and excite students.
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