Date: Tue, 12 Oct 2004 14:51:02 -0500

Author: "Cliff Bettis"

Subject: Re: 7th grade tour group

Post:

Andy,

I think 40 in a group is way to many for individual activities. For
slightly younger kids (I haven't worked with middle school kids for few
years) I like to have about 1 TA for every half dozen or so kids. Keeping
order becomes a problem when they outnumber you by too many. Making a
spectroscope is a nice activity.

Cliff
----- Original Message -----
From: "A Gavrin"
To:
Sent: Tuesday, October 12, 2004 1:43 PM
Subject: Re: 7th grade tour group


> Pati (and others) -
>
> I have them all at once for the demo show. That will be tight, but
> doable. For hands on, we will have them in three groups of 40. What they
> take away is open. Could be either make and take or a lab experience.
> Something related to the standards is preferred, but not strictly
> necessary. Without getting into my rant about our standards, the general
> topics that are best are light, sound, trasformation of energy from one
> form to another, and Newton's second law.
>
> - Andy
>
>
>
> Patricia Sievert wrote:
>
> > Andy,
> > Do you have to deal with all 115 at one time? Will they be in smaller
> > groups for the hands-on activity and how many people do you have for
> > supervision and instruction? What do you want them to come away with?
> > A lab experience? A make and take item? Something that relates to
> > your state science standards for 7th graders? I may be able to help,
> > but I'm not sure what you need yet.
> > Pati
> >
> >
> >
> > A Gavrin wrote:
> >
> >> My dept. has been asked to host a group of 115 7th graders for in a
> >> few weeks. The schedule is mostly set, but I have two requests
> >>
> >> 1. Can anyone suggest a good "hands on" activity that can be done in
> >> about 1/2 hour?
> >> 2. Does anyone have a good post-event survey that they use to get
> >> feedback on similar events?
> >>
> >> For the activity, we are pretty well stocked with undergrad lab
> >> stuff, and can buy supplies up to, say, $300.
> >>
> >> They will have about 45 minutes of demo show, 30 minutes hands on, 15
> >> minutes building tour, plus other activities on campus that I have
> >> nothing to do with.
> >>
> >
>
> --
> Dr. Andrew D. Gavrin
> Department of Physics, 402 N. Blackford St.
> Indiana Univ.-Purdue Univ. Indianapolis
> Indianapolis, IN 46202-3273
>
> 317-274-6909 (Ph) -2393 (FAX)
> agavrin@iupui.edu
From gkarshner@stmarytx.edu Tue Oct 12 15:43:31 2004

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