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Friday, March 1 • 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Exploring Cosmic Gamma Rays in a High School Classroom

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Gamma rays are typically not extensively studied in the classroom due to their high energies and the difficulty involved in detecting/observing them. How can we change that? By allowing students to work with current research data from the High-Altitude Water Cherenkov (HAWC) Gamma-Ray Observatory project in order to become citizen scientists and explore cosmic gamma rays. This presentation will provide hands-on opportunities to "put on the student hat" and work with some of the lesson activities You'll even walk away with an engaging 5E lesson and all associated materials to bring immediately back into the classroom!

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Katelyn McCarthy

Physics/Astronomy Teacher, Battle Creek Lakeview School District
I am passionate about physics and providing my students with opportunities to question, struggle with, experience, and master physical concepts that describe the world around us. I love to put learning in the hands of my students, and discovering new ways to bring hands-on experiences... Read More →

Friday March 1, 2019 3:00pm - 3:45pm EST
Riverview Room