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Local Science Teachers Get Head Start on Fall
Physicist Offers Help With Interactive, Hands-on Lessons

Date: July 6, 2001
By: Chris Curran
Phone: (513) 556-1806
Photos by: Dottie Stover
Archive: General News Robert Endorf and teachers

Dozens of local teachers are getting a summertime boost for their fall lesson plans. UC physics professor Robert Endorf is leading two-week sessions for teachers from kindergarten to high school in hopes of finding more interesting and interactive ways to teach science.

Final presentations by 20 local middle and high school science teachers were given Friday, July 6 in Room 339 Braunstein Hall, one of UC's newly renovated science classrooms. The teachers spent two weeks under a program is funded by an Eisenhower education grant and supported by the Southwest Ohio Regional Professional Development Center.

Utrup and Nemeth

The lessons covered all physical sciences from chemistry to earth science and physics. In the photo shown above, you can see Gerald Warmack demonstrating his lesson on "The Center of Gravity" to Endorf and fellow teacher Robin Stahl.

LEFT: Missy Utrup created a lesson about erosion called "Mountain Mania" and got valuable feedback from Terri Nemeth. Finding the Density of a Penny

RIGHT: And teacher Erin Walker tried to discover the "Density of a Penny" during Kathy Haskins presentation.

The next two weeks, Endorf will lead a workshop which focuses on the special challenges faced by K-5 teachers with the workshop moving to UC's Eastgate Center location.

Teachers from eight Southwest Ohio counties are eligible to participate. Professor Endorf has been coordinating the workshops for the last five summers.

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