Waves Here, There, and Everywhere

Waves are everywhere in nature. Sound is all around us and plays a vital role in human life. Light warms up the Earth and is the driving force behind all physical phenomena on our planet. Gravitational waves travel through the universe carrying information about cosmic events that happened in the depths of space hundreds of millions years ago. All these waves are generated by a variety of physical phenomena. They differ one from another, but also show similarities that may be exploited to better understand their physical characteristics.

During this two-day workshop, teachers will learn the basics of sound waves, light waves, and gravitational waves, a new kind of wave that has recently been observed for the first time. Hands-on activities will be used to teach concepts such as wavelength, frequency and energy. Participants will also tour the National Center for Physical Acoustics. 

Participants will be provided with a kit for classroom use with materials and lesson plans to engage students in hands-on activities, multimedia content and an educator guide to gravitational waves.

Teachers and administrators from grades 6 – 12 are encouraged to attend.

The workshop is limited to 20 participants, so register early!

GRADES: 6-12

DATE: June 6 & 7, 2016

TIME: June 6: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM,  includes 1 hour for lunch  | June 7: 8:30 AM -1:00 PM

LOCATION: Jackson Avenue Center, G08, University of Mississippi, Oxford


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