SNOLAB is working to fulfill the needs of teachers by providing information, hosting workshops and as an information resource. The programs and resources offer combined world-leading, cutting edge research with opportunities for hands-on learning in the underground laboratory with renowned SNOLAB scientists.
We currently have no teacher workshops scheduled.
2016 EinsteinPlus Workshop
EinsteinPlus is a one-week intensive workshop for Canadian and international high school teachers that focuses on modern physics including quantum physics, special relativity, and cosmology. EinsteinPlus also provides unique opportunities to learn some of the latest developments in physics from expert researchers at the forefront of their fields, enjoy lab tours and take part in social events with like-minded teachers from around the globe. Sessions include:
- Innovative teaching strategies suitable for all areas of physics
- Quantum physics: Wave-particle duality and the electron double-slit experiment
- GPS and relativity
- Dark matter as an application of uniform circular motion
- Measuring Planck's constant using simple electronic circuit.
Deadline to apply is March 31, 2016.
Dark Matter Resources
SNOLAB has expanded its education goals to meet the demands of our local populations. In an effort to reach out to local high schools to help meet certain curriculum requirements while using local content, we have developed an education package that includes information on SNO, SNOLAB, neutrino studies, supernovae and dark matter studies.
In partnership with Perimeter Institute, we have included a video with a teachers guide that includes contributions from over 100 educators and researchers. Teachers can edit the student worksheets found in the module to tailor them to individual classes. The module also takes viewers inside various research locations, including Canada’s Perimeter Institute, as well as SNOLAB.
The full resource includes:
- DVD - with state-of-the-art animation and indexed chapters to stop/start as required
- Suggested Ways to Use the Module - possible lesson outlines
- Curriculum Links - commonly taught topics related to dark matter
- Student Activities - hands-on demonstrations and mathematical appendices
- Dark Side of the Universe - introductory article about dark matter for teachers
After reviewing the curriculum we have found that our material fits best in Grade 9 Earth and Space Science and the Grade 12 Astronomy sections, however we have also included material dealing with particle physics and “The Subatomic World”. We would like to encourage everyone to use these resources as they see fit.
- Video available here.
- Curriculum Links
- Particle Physics Student Activities
- Particle Physics Teacher Pages
Perimeter Explorations In-Class Kits
This series of in-class educational resources is designed to help teachers explain a range of important topics in physics. Perimeter Explorations is the product of extensive collaboration between international researchers, Perimeter Institute’s outreach staff and experienced teachers. Each module has been designed with both the expert and novice teacher in mind and has been thoroughly tested in classrooms.
Ontario Association of Physics Teachers
The Ontario Association of Physics Teachers (OAPT) provides access to resources, events and conferences with the goal of advancing the teaching of physics in the secondary schools, colleges, and universities of Ontario.
TRIUMF is Canada's national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics and one of the world’s leading subatomic physics laboratories. It brings together dedicated physicists and interdisciplinary talent, sophisticated technical resources, and commercial partners in a way that has established the laboratory as a global model of success.