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Collaboration with Teachers
One of the most effective ways of reaching students is by working with their teachers. As Andries van Dam, a principal investigator at the Center for Computer Graphics and Scientific Visualization, notes, "If you want to have an impact on students, you have to excite their teachers. The potential audience is much larger." The STCs devote much of their resources toward working with teachers one-on-one to develop effective approaches to science education and to build teacher awareness of careers in science, engineering, and mathematics. Alternative approaches to teacher development abound in the STC program.
  • Courses, Workshops, and Symposia for K-12 Teachers
  • Laboratory Experiences
  • Field Experiences
  • Long-term Professional Development
Educational Tools for Teachers
Classroom science activities offer many opportunities for learning. The challenge for teachers, however, is to present the material in an interesting way while ensuring that the students have mastered the concepts. Through joint projects between STC staff and teachers, more than one approach is developed for educational programs and tools that are interesting and useful.
  • Science Kits
  • STC / K-12 Collaboration on Developing Educational Tools
  • Use of STC Equipment by K-12 Teachers
  • Computer Resources for K-12 Teachers
Student Programs: Out of the Classroom and into the World of Science
Much of the world of science is found outside the traditional classroom-outdoors at a distant field site, in a planetarium, in a laboratory, or on a computer screen. Fortunately, students are natural curiosity seekers who are eager to discover this world. STC programs for K-12 students capitalize on this curiosity by allowing them to learn scientific concepts through discovery. STC researchers help further maintain student interest as mentors. The researchers work with students on complex problems, developing new ways of demonstrating scientific concepts with each student.
  • Interactive Programs and Field Trips
  • Science Fairs
  • Research Experience for High School Students
  • Computer-based Learning
  • Talks from Prominent Scientists

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