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Teachers’ Summer: Princeton Plasma Camp

The Plasma Science and Fusion Energy Institute at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, New Jersey, is a one-week intensive workshop, July 11 – 15, 2011, designed to provide the opportunity for Physics teachers, grades 9-12, and Middle School teachers of advanced physical science, to study plasma physics and fusion energy through experimental research in our state-of-the-art laboratories. Application deadline: May 27, 2011.

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Feature: National Labs — Now with Free Delivery

RnE2EW VanMost National Laboratories offer some form of educational outreach, including workshops, lectures and tours, and make materials available to teachers nationwide via the Web. But, several labs have hit the road in order to bring free science and engineering education directly to nearby schools.

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Lesson Plan: Plasma Globes and Electricity

Plasma GlobeUsing a plasma ball or lightning globe, students in grades 3-5 test various objects to see if they pull the electric current generated by the globe to them. Students then explore how the globe excited electrons inside the fluorescent bulbs to make them light.

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Open House: Plasma Physics Day, Princeton, NJ. May 1, 2010

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) will host an Open House on Saturday, May 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. LCome to the hottest place in New Jerseyand find out about fusion energy — the process that powers the sun and other stars. Location: Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton University, James Forrestal Campus, Plainsboro, New Jersey. Cost: Free. Photo IDs required of visitors 18 and older.

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