Energy transfer is a central
concept in the majority of engineering designs, including those for musical
instruments. In this lesson, students grasp the concepts of energy and energy
transfer, then apply what they've learned by designing and building their own
Energize yourself and your teaching this June, July,
and August. From the study of polar
regions, nanotechnology, and
astrophysics, to research at National
Labs, valuable professional development opportunities await teachers of
science, technology, engineering, and math. Click on the tag Summer
Programs (Teachers) to view the sampling we've compiled and check back over
the coming weeks to see more programs.
Students across the country will be building
robots and launching
planes, investigating biomedical
technology, and researching with chemists. Help your students
learn about the opportunities. Click on the tag Summer
Camps & Programs (Students) to view the sampling we've compiled and check
back over the coming weeks to see more programs.
Can summer research programs that require hands-on lab
or field work help science teachers become more effective? Yes. That's the
conclusion of a Columbia University study, which reported a 10 percent rise in
state science test scores for students whose teachers engaged in focused,
intensive, and hands-on scientific research.