Teacher Workshops at ‘Imiloa

Hands-On Optics: Making an Impact with Light

University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo
Gloria Chun Hoo, 808-969-9705
ʻImiloa Astonomy Center of Hawaii
Janet Babb, 808-969-9730
Posted: Feb 15, 2008

Teachers are invited to ʻImiloa to participate in two workshops on Hands-On Optics (HOO), a program consisting of six modules of fun, engaging activities about light. HOO, which is designed to get students interested in science, is appropriate for grades 5-12. No previous knowledge or experience with optics is needed to attend. Teachers who complete the training will have access to kits containing allthe materials they need to teach the HOO activities in their schools.

On March 17-18, the two-day workshop will provide training on Modules 1-3, engaging activities presented as Laser Challenges, Kaleidoscope Adventures, and Magnificent Magnifications. On March 24-25, training will cover Modules 4-6, exciting activities that explore optics in Peculiar Polarization, Ultraviolet and Infrared Light, and Communicating on a Beam of Light.

Teachers are welcome to attend one or both trainings. Each two-day workshop costs $10, which includes instructional manuals and morning coffee, and runs from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Space is limited, so early registration is encouraged.

To register for the Hands-On Optics workshop, call Gail Loeffler, ʻImiloa Science Coordinator, at (808) 969-9729 or e-mail gloeffler@imiloahawaii.org . More information and registration forms are available at www.imiloahawaii.org. Click on "Education" and then "Teacher Workshops."

ʻImiloa is located at 600 ʻImiloa Place in Hilo, in the UH-HiloScience and Technology Park off Komohana Street, and Nowelo Street, and left onto ʻImiloa Place. For map and directions, plus more information about ʻImiloa Astronomy Center, go to www.imiloahawaii.org

For more information, visit: http://www.imiloahawaii.org