Chemistry & Physics

Sabitra Brush, chemistry, offers Chem-Mystery workshop for local middle school teachers

Sabitra Brush, chemistry, received support from the National Science Foundation, Teacher Quality program to offer a Chem-Mystery Workshop for middle school grade teachers during July 2013.  This workshop, funded at the level of $31,634, gave teachers a one year collaborative opportunity to acquire content, laboratory adn technology knowledge based on the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards.   Participants explored Chem-Mystery including the topics of states of matter, physical and chemical changes, properties of acids and bases, designing indicators, kitchen chemistry, crime scene investigations, mystery powders and polymers.  The summer workshop will be followed by several learning community activties designed to assist the teachers in implementation during the Fall 2013 semester.