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Patterns Physics: Introduce Send a Text
(Unit 5: Waves & Technology)

Workshop Details

Date(s): February 5, 2020
Time: 8:30AM-3:30PM
Place: Lane ESD Main Campus (directions)
Presenter: Bradford Hill, Physics and CTE Engineering Teacher at Mountainside High School, Beaverton SD, Oregon
Audience: High school physical science and physics science teachers; science/math/STEM teachers
Capacity: 30 participants
Fees: Free for Lane County high school science teachers, $150/day for teachers outside of Lane County
  • Live the experience of Unit 5: Send a Text (Waves & Technology).
  • Engage in an experience that will allow you to make instructional shifts to better serve our students.
Description: This workshop aims to engage participants in a cell phone and telecommunications project. This 3D learning progression, like the five others that make up the Patterns Approach to Physics, integrates PBL, modeling, and the science and engineering practices. We begin with the phenomenon of a cell phone call where the student asks, "how are you hearing me?" That launches us into telecommunications and a learning progression that targets all the NGSS wave performance expectations, and how the ear works. In addition, in the learning progression participants will code a simple app to first encode binary digital information and then decode it back into a text message.

Curriculum Link: Unit 5: Send a Text (Waves & Technology)
Lunch: No lunch will be provided.
Prerequisites: None required. Attending Workshops 1-7 will provide important background for this workshop, but it is not required.
Notes: All participants will be provided a certificate for PDUs based on the training hours.
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