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Easy as PIE, or Physics is elementary.

PIE teachers experiment with DC circuits

There has been yet another spin-off from the Hampton University QuarkNet center: a program for elementary school teachers, called 'Physics is Elementary.'

It is often pointed out that an interest in science begins in the earliest years, and that more needs to be done to help teachers working in those years be comfortable with, and knowledgeable about, science. PIE leverages the skills and experience of science teachers, including Hampton University QuarkNet high-school physics teachers, to directly address that issue.

PIE (Physics Is Elementary) is a joint program of COSM and the Jefferson Lab Education Office to help elementary school teachers learn how to help their students meet physics-related Virginia standards through hands-on, minds-on activities. Teachers learn physics content and discover activities that they can use though mentorship by high school teachers. More information can be found at the PIE website.

COSM/QN teacher works with elementary school teachers

In the top picture, teachers experiment with DC circuits, and in the bottom one, COSM/QuarkNet teacher Andrea Geyer (standing) works with Elementary School teachers.


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