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Event: NYC Workshop for Elementary, Middle School Teachers. Nov. 6, 2010

Date: November 6, 2010, 9:30am – 2:30pm. Location: Weill Cornell Medical College, New York City, NY. Level: Elementary and Middle School Science Teachers. Cost: $20 submission required but reimbursed after completion of the program, with an additional $20 for transportation costs.

Cornell Science Sampler Series

Professional development workshops for elementary school and middle school science teachers

The Cornell Science Sampler Series (CSSS) is a collaboration between several of the outreach offices of Cornell’s research centers and departments to provide teacher professional development in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math.

Download registration form here. Rolling admission until workshops are full. Space still available.


Cornell Weill Medical College
2nd floor
1300 York Ave, New York, NY 10021


9:30am – 10:15am Registration and Breakfast
10:15am – 10:30am Welcome and Opening Remarks
10:30am – 11:15am Keynote Address: Prof. Joel Brock
“X-Ray Vision: Seeing What’s Inside”
11:15am – 12:30pm Morning Workshop
12:30pm – 1:15pm Lunch
1:15pm – 2:30pm Afternoon Workshop
2:30pm Evaluations

Workshops Offered:

Teachable Teasers
(Grades 1 and up)
Learn ways to facilitate inquiry in the classroom by using engaging ‘teaser’ activities and demonstrations to generate student-driven scientific discourse. Teachers will discover the value of cooperative learning in small groups as they collectively search for explanations of everyday observations.
(Grades 1 and up)
An introduction to microscopy and magnification. Learn about a wide variety of everyday samples that can be used with young students.
Drop Tubes
(Grades 4 and up)
Ideal for preparing students for the 4th grade science test. Students learn data collection and graphing skills, while investigating the force materials have when they drop.
Notebook Circuits
(Middle School)
Students are introduced to concepts of electrical energy and electrical current using a paper model. They construct simple circuits using inexpensive items, and explore circuit behavior. A series of questions leads students to consider energy transformations that occur in the electrical circuits they construct.
Contact: Kevin Dilley Cornell Center for Materials Research 631 Clark Hall Ithaca, NY 14853 Tel: (607) 254-8256 Fax: (607) 255-3957 E-mail:

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