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QuarkNet Workshop for High School Physics Teachers

July 31st, August 1 -2, 2013
at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Teachers immersed themselves in a three-day workshop for high school teachers of physics. Participants worked with scientists from Fermilab and the University of Chicago to look at the research projects done by our QuarkNet students, and bridge those ideas into student learning activities that address the Next Generation Science Standards. Active QuarkNet teachers meet annually to learn and share inquiry-based teaching methods that teach basic introductory physics concepts in a context of particle physics, something that students find exciting. Participants should expect to attend additional sessions throughout the school year.

Check out some of the educational materials that came out of the workshop.