2017-2018 Reflections of my learning through the Kosmos STEM TEACHER INSTITUTE Perot Museum of Nature and Science
2017-2018 Summer Mentor Academy
Day 1 - Sound Energy
Today we explored making transverse and longitudinal waves. We learned that as the frequency of the wave increases the energy increases. We used rope to model transverse waves and a slinky to model longitudinal waves.
We also used a tuning fo and water to hear how sound waves change as they go through a new medium.
Day 2 - Force and Motion
This morning we explored different forces and motion. I have many new ideas to to use in the classroom with my students.
This afternoon we had the chance to explore the exhibits at the Perot Museum.
Day 3 - Newton's Law
Today we explored Newton's First and Second Laws of Motion. We learned some great activities to help us understand these concepts better.
We had an interesting presentation from an engineer at Kosmos Energy about how sound is used to calculate water depth and to find oil.