The Museum Institute for Teaching Science (MITS, Inc.), in collaboration with the Lloyd Center for the Environment and the South Shore Natural Science Center, will be holding a two-day workshop for grades 4-8 educators on March 17th and 18th. Lighting the Way with Wind and Solar: Pathways to a Sustainable Energy Future will highlight inquiry-based activities that engage participants in hands-on, minds-on learning.
Explore concepts related to sunlight and energy, experiment with solar and wind technologies, and design devices and systems for a renewable energy future.
Discover how solar panels and circuitry work, and how wind power generates electricity.
Utilize the engineering practices by creating electric circuits that can power buzzers, bells, lights, motors and a water pump.
Design a model solar powered house, and work with a team to build an infrastructure to power a village for the future.
Learn how to integrate science and engineering practices with content related to energy, waves, and systems technology.
Date: Friday and Saturday, March 17th and 18th, 2017 (8:30 am – 3:30 pm)
Location: South Shore Natural Science Center, Norwell, MA
Cost: $125 (includes lunch both days)
Partners: Museum Institute for Teaching Science, Lloyd Center for the Environment, South Shore Natural Science Center
13 PDPs are available for this workshop.