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Friday, October 19 • 10:35am - 11:35am
Grade 8 Modern Physics -- by Inquiry!

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Making quantum and particle physics accessible in the junior science curriculum!
The quantum and particle physics elements of the new curriculum might seem difficult to approach by inquiry, but with these readily prepared hands-on materials the concepts and methods of particle physics can be made accessible to inquiry at this level. Using free resources from the Perimeter Institute (Canada's Centre for Theoretical Physics) and readily available materials (we even can provide free kits for participants!) you can guide your students in understanding, and recreating, how we have arrived at our current model of quarks and leptons, and to see the quantization of light hands-on. Tap into the deep interest students have in modern physics to engage them in inquire and knowledge construction and get glimpses into the deepest aspects of our universe! 


Philip Freeman

Teacher, SD 38
Philip has taught physics in BC for 25 years, as well as worked to develop teaching resources for the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics and TRIUMF (Canada's National Particle Accelerator). He is passionate about teaching students the beauty and wonder of the world as seen... Read More →

Laura Pankratz

Western Canada Teacher Network Coordinator, Perimeter Institute
Laura has been involved in the educational field for over 30 years as a classroom teacher of junior and senior high school sciences and math.  More recently, Laura has been dedicated to helping teachers help students reach their potential through intentional classroom practice.  Laura... Read More →

Edel Vo

Physics teacher, Collingwood School
I teach Physics at Collingwood School and I am a member of the BCAPT Advisory Board. I enjoy Pro-Ds because they provide us with lots of opportunities to talk to other teachers and share resources.

Friday October 19, 2018 10:35am - 11:35am PDT
Room 151