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K-12 Science 2 Schools Traveling Science Programs: Physics Demonstration Road Show

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Program Title:
Physics Demonstration Road Show
Idaho State University Pocatello, ID, United States
Geographical Area:
Idaho, Utah, Northern Nevada, Western Montana, Western Wyoming,
Eastern Oregon
General Description:
The ISU Physics Demonstration Road Show has provided hundreds of presentations for elementary, middle, junior high, and high schools since 1994. The presentations are designed to spark enthusiasm in science, and to compliment science curricula by providing flashy demonstrations on required topics in science for the grade levels served according to the Idaho State Board of Education Standards for Excellence and the National Science Education Standards. Prior to a presentation, teachers at the school are contacted to find out what science topics they are covering. This determines the theme for the presentation. A short workshop is provided for faculty one to two week prior to a presentation. In the workshop, the presentation is discussed, and descriptions of each demonstration are distributed. Information is provided on activities for each grade related to the presentation, and to related topics they are covering. Several of these activities are demonstrated and the materials needed for them are given to the teachers. Special care is taken to reference activities and demos to specific chapters and units in the science texts used at each school.
Teachers are also provided with information on teaching resources available in books, journals, and on the web. Four themes are currently available for presentations; Forces and Motion, The States of Matter, Electricity and Magnetism, and Sound and Waves. This program is currently booked up to two years in advance with an average of 32 visits to schools each year.
Area of Science:
Physics, Physical Science
Target Grade Levels:
Target Group Size:
FREE in the state of Idaho!

$80 + travel for out-of-state

The information contained in this page is accurate as of September, 2007.