Lecture: Strategies for Teaching Science (04/15/15)

Jeffrey BennettThe UW College of Education community is invited to attend two talks by astrophysicist Dr. Jeffery Bennett on April 15:

Strategies for Teaching Science
April 15th at 4pm, UW Physics-Astronomy Auditorium PAA A102

In a presentation for educators, Dr. Jeffrey Bennett will discuss what it takes to be a successful science teacher. His presentation will focus on the idea that the key to success lies in finding ways to get students to put in the study and effort necessary for true learning. Concrete examples of principles and strategies will be provided that will help in your teaching, regardless of the particular science subject, grade level, or number of students taught.

What is Relativity?, Dr. Jeffrey Bennett
April 15th, 7:30pm, UW Physics-Astronomy Auditorium PAA A102

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Einstein’s publication of his general theory of relativity, Dr. Jeffrey Bennett will discuss the basic ideas of relativity and why they are important to everyone. This event, hosted by the Seattle Astronomical Society, is free and open to the public. The hour-long presentations assume no prior knowledge of relativity and are suitable for anyone from about middle school age on up. The presentation concludes with an opportunity for audience Q&A.

Main SAS Event Page: http://www.seattleastro.org/events/287
For More Info: http://www.bigkidscience.com/relativity-tour/

About Jeffrey Bennett
Astrophysicist, author and educator Jeffrey Bennett’s extensive experience includes teaching at every level from preschool through graduate school, proposing and helping develop the Voyage Scale Model of the Solar System on the National Mall in Washington, DC, and serving two years as a Visiting Senior Scientist at NASA Headquarters, where he helped create numerous programs designed to build stronger links between the research and education communities.



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