Workshop at William and Mary

August 7, 2017

9:30 - 10:00  Coffee and conversation

10:00 - 11:30 Josh talk

11:30 - 12:30 Lunch

12:30 - 2:30 discussion of scientists hardships articles 

2:30 - 2:45 break

2:45 - 5:00 brainstormed and sharing our lesson plans

 

August 8-9, 2017

LIGO e-Lab

 

Objectives

Participating teachers will be able to use the LIGO e-Lab to:

  • Plot and interpret data recorded by LIGO seismic instruments; address limitations in the data.
  • Make claims based on evidence from LIGO data and provide reasoning.
  • Describe the connections between LIGO seismic data and classical physics wave concepts.
  • Explain the importance of LIGO seismic data in a gravitiational wave search.
  • Develop a plan to implement material from the workshop in an educational setting.

 

Agenda 

Times and specific activities are subject to adjustment.

Tuesday August 8

09:00     Coffee, Registration

09:15     Introduction

09:45     Break

10:00     Gravitational Waves presentation

11:00     Interferometer activity

12:00     Lunch

13:00     Videos:

13:30     Exploration of LIGO e-Lab: 

  • log in with account
  • create student account
  • review Resources and Project Map
  • try out features
  • Seismology Review

14:30     Break

14:45     Search and analyze in data:

16:00     LIGO Hanford Virtual Visit

16:30     End of Day

Wednesday August 9

09:00     Coffee/Reflection

  • What is the thread that ties what we are doing together?
  • What worked and did not work yesterday?
  • How are we doing on the objectives?
  • Hot off the press

09:15  Research 

10:45     Break

11:00     Create posters

12:00     Lunch 

13:00     Poster presentations

13:45     Implementation plans

14:30     Final reflections

14:45     Workshop Participant Survey

15:00     End of workshop

Resources

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