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Science and a Sense of Place:
Learning Where We are Located in the World

(July 24-August 4, 2006)


"Nothing happens nowhere."
(Elizabeth Bowen of Dublin, Ireland, 1899-1973)

"What aspects of their world
do our kids care about?"
(Randal Holly of Thomas Edison/
John Fareira High School, Philadelphia, 2005)


Alberto Ríos' Upside-down Map of the World

Welcome to the home page of a Summer Institute on "Science and a Sense of Place" held at Bryn Mawr College in 2006. Like others in the series, this Institute is designed to bring together college faculty and K-12 teachers to discuss current understandings of about teaching hands-on science throughout the curriculum. The Institutes are sponsored by Bryn Mawr College and the Bryn Mawr/Haverford K-16 Collaborations in Science and Mathematics Education with support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

Weekly Schedule

Room 20, Park Science Building

Monday, July 24 Doing Science with a Sense of Place (Anne Dalke, English and Wil Franklin, Biology)
The Plan
The Photos
The Summary
Tuesday, July 25 The Cosmology of Space and Experimenting with Microwaves (Elizabeth McCormack, Physics)
The Lesson Plan
The Photos
Summary and Reactions
Wednesday, July 26 Virtual Space: Computers and the Internet (J.D. Dougherty, Haverford College Computer Science)
Photos and Reflections
Thursday, July 27 The History of Location (Jeff Cohen, Growth and Structure of Cities)
Resources
Photos and reflections on "what science is"
Friday, July 28 A.M. Mini-symposium on K-16 collaboration

P.M. Understanding Ecosystems, Structure and Function (Wil Franklin, Biology)
Monday, July 30 Watershed Education (Catherine Riihimaki and Kaitlin Friedman, Geology)
Photos
What Makes Us Nervous about Watershed Education? What are some Solutions?
Tuesday, August 1 Spatial Literacy (Betsy Reese, Map Curator, Science Library)
Wednesday, August 2 A.M. Mapping the Genome (Tamara Davis and Wil Franklin Biology)
The Lesson Plan
Quotes and Photos

P.M. Reflecting on Teaching--and Working on Lesson Plans
Thursday, August 3 A.M. Neuroscience and a Sense of Place (Wendy Sternberg, Haverford College Psychology)
Lesson Plan
Exercises in Functional Neuroanatomy
Quotes and Photos

P.M. Working on Lesson Plans and Grant Proposals
Friday, August 4 Performing Final Projects, and Graduating
Graduating Song

Daily Schedule

8:30-9 Coffee (with Bagels, Cupcakes, Doughnuts, Muffins...?)
9-10:30 Session with Guest Facilitator
10:30-10:45 Coffee Break
10:45-12 Session continues
12-1 Lunch
1-2:30 Session continues
2:30-2:45 Break (with leftover drinks!)
2:45-4 Session continues



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