The Physics of Sound Using the Engineering Design Process — CANCELLED
This rigorous workshop covers the physics of sound propagation and the behavior of sound waves as participants design and create wind chimes. Learn how the engineering design process provides a framework for managing project-based learning (PBL) with built-in tools for monitoring and assessing student learning, engaging students in critical problem solving, applying STEM knowledge and skills, and encouraging creativity.
The main emphasis of this workshop is to model teaching and assessment strategies for PBL using physics and math. Academic content illustrates how to master wave length, resonance, frequency, and other TEKS concepts for Integrated Physics and Chemistry and Physics courses. Mathematics concepts such as determining pitch, frequency, resonance, and node location are also covered. Other topics will address strategies for engaging students in PBL, and instructors will work with participants individually and in groups to develop a PBL for a course(s) they will be teaching in the upcoming school year.
What You Take Home
About the Instructor
John Chandler co-directs the Texas Tech T-STEM Center and the TTU Center for Engineering Outreach. Dr. Chandler is actively engaged in community and K-12 education outreach––developing pre-college engineering programs, curriculum, and professional development for teachers, learning enrichment activities, and other STEM education resources.
He also serves on a number of committees and advisory boards of organizations and agencies that are addressing issues related to STEM education including the Texas State Board of Education committee that developed the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for the new Engineering Design and Problem Solving course. He has also been a long-standing member of the State Board of Directors for the Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME).
- Fee: $175
- STEM-designated schools qualify for a discounted fee under a separate grant. Please contact the T-STEM office for additional details. 806.834.0384 | firstname.lastname@example.org
- Limited to 15 participants
- Meals and lodging on your own
- June 24-27 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
- Texas Tech University - Lubbock, TX
- Classroom - College of Engineering
- Focus on Grade Levels: 6-12