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All posts for the month July, 2013

Order of Student Presentations

Post-Surveys Here!

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Morning Q&A with Teachers

Don York and teachers discuss questions arising from the afternoon SDSS research sessions.

College Speakers

Veronica Hauad from The University of Chicago Admissions Office and Bonnie Kanter from the College Bridge program share opportunities available to Chicago-area students with high-school participants in the All-Stars program.           

Teachers, how did you get interested in science?

Tell us your story!  What was it, who was it, how did it happen that you became interested in science?

Expectations for Presentations – Teachers

The presentations of lesson plans on the final days of our program will entail the following: Each teacher (Bill, Diane, Eddie, Mercy, and Nik) will take 30-45 minutes to present his/her lesson plan to the entire group.  The entire group includes the students, program staff, Don York, and possibly other scientists.  (More time is permitted, if […]

Lesson Plan Tempate

The Lesson Plan Template All-Stars 2013 is now available for you to use for creating your lesson plan. If you have questions about the template, please post them to the blog so that everyone shares in the information. You can also refer to the Gamma Ray Tools Lesson Guide  as an example of a completed lesson […]

Eman’s Spectra Activity Template – Get it here!

Spectra activity template

Who says the mini is only good for playing Angry Birds?

Malek and David concentrating on chess during the afternoon break.

Teacher Lesson Plans

At the end of the program, we expect each of the teachers (not including the mentors) to develop a lesson plan for the following lessons.  I am including teachers’ chosen lesson plans in this list. Optical History  – Mercy Kurian Optical Science – Eddie Gonzalzes Optical Tools – Nik Barge Optical Impact – X-ray History – Diane Hawist […]

Getting Started with SDSS

  Jackie holds up one of the plates from the Sloan telescope. Teachers learned how to do basic searches in SDSS using the iPad minis and demonstrated this to students in the afternoon session. I’m hearing lots of OMGs.          

Pre-Surveys Here!

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