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Magnetism in Wilder Hall

Posted 07/10/03

(photo by Joe Mehling '69)

Kristen Frederick-Frost, center, a graduate student in Physics and Astronomy, explores the many facets of magnetism with Deborah Giles (left) and Jennifer Tosi, teachers from St. Monica School in Barre, Vt. Giles and Tosi were part of a group of 20 elementary and middle-school teachers who were on campus July 8-10 for a refresher course in astronomy. During the three-day program, which was part of the new Dartmouth/Montshire Institute for Science Education , the teachers became the students as they learned new classroom activities and reviewed some astronomy basics. Topics included the solar system, gravity, electro-magnetic energy, constellations and space weather. "The teachers seemed to be excited to bring what they learned back to their classrooms in the fall," said Brian Chaboyer , Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy and one of the organizers of the workshop. "And I'm excited that our new collaboration with the Montshire Museum is working successfully to promote science education at all learning levels." The program was funded by NASA and the National Science Foundation.

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