2-7 June 2019
Simon Fraser University
America/Vancouver timezone
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Physics Students as Museum Curators

Jun 5, 2019, 1:45 PM
SCC 9051 (Simon Fraser University)

SCC 9051

Simon Fraser University

Invited Speaker / Conférencier(ère) invité(e) Physics Education / Enseignement de la physique (DPE-DEP) W2-1 Creative Education and Partnerships in Learning (DPE) | Éducation créative et partenariats d'apprentissage (DEP)


Dr Joanne O'Meara (University of Guelph)


Third-year undergraduate physics students in our Science Communications course were assigned the task of designing, building, and testing hands-on activities tied to the grade 6 science curriculum. In partnership with the Guelph Museum, we then ran a week of activities for local-area schools to participate through field trips. This presentation will discuss the collaboration in more detail, highlighting feedback from elementary-school teachers and our student-designers. We had more than 700 students passing through the stations, and, building on the success of our first event, we are now planning for STEM Week 2019.

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Dr Joanne O'Meara (University of Guelph)

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