Why is left right and right left in the mirror? Baffled by the basics of reflection
and refraction? Wondering just how the eye works? If you have trouble teaching concepts
about light that you don’t fully grasp yourself, the new NSTA Online Short
Course: Light will help. The course addresses the topics that science
teachers and parents need to know to teach about light with confidence. This is
the perfect course for science teachers interested in learning more about the topic
or for those who would like a refresher course. Two graded, graduate
will be available for an additional fee.
The NSTA Online Short Course: Light will explore ray, wave, and particle models
of light to explain the basics of reflection and refraction, optical instruments,
polarization, interference, and diffraction. The course is based on the NSTA Press
publication Light: Stop Faking It! Finally Understanding Science So You Can Teach
It written by Dr. William Robertson.
The presenters will guide participants through easy-to-understand explanations and
facilitate discussions that will enhance teacher knowledge of common physical science
concepts. In addition, participants will contribute to asynchronous weekly discussions
and complete suggested reading assignments from the Light e-book, journal articles,
and NSTA’s Nature of Light SciPack and SciGuide.
Participants should plan to spend between 40-45 hours on this online course, including
time spent attending live Web sessions. This Online Short Course is designed for
educators of grades 3–9.
See an example of the course
syllabus. For more information
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