Science Education Blog
The Plasma Camp professional development workshop for teachers was this past week. A dozen high school and middle school teachers from around the country performed experiments with plasma balls, half-coated fluorescent light bulbs, and DC glow discharges.
From July 5th through July 8th, teachers from New Jersey schools visited PPPL to learn about 21st energy sources. Sophia Gershman, Aliya Merali, Andrew Zwicker and Stephanie Wissel hosted local New Jersey K-12 teachers for the course entitled Energy in the 21st Ce
Ruchira Kasbekar is this quarter’s featured winner of the A Scheme for Clean Essay Contest.
For 240 young women from area schools, the excitement of scientific discovery was illuminated by a visit to a Princeton University laboratory where researchers are pursuing a new energy source linked to the sun's power.
Kids love competition. They jump for opportunities to use their talents and make their parents proud. Some excel in mathematics and science, but you don't see many fans in the classroom on test days. So where can all the science buffs shine?
Okay. I have a confession to make. I haven't made plasma - intentionally - since I made a gigantic capacitor back in 2003, when I was in college. Sure there are man-made plasmas all around us: fluorescent bulbs, neon signs, etc. And sure, I've studied what happens to particles in plasmas.