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Session Number:
C 4
Time:
10:30am - 1:30pm
Room Number:
TH 277
Speaker:
Ryan Beck
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Curriculum Focus:

Grade Level:
DIV IV,
Title:
Black Holes and the Event Horizon Telescope
Topic:
We will share hands on activities from the Perimeter Institute that physics 20/30 teachers can use in their classrooms the following Monday.
Summary:
We will use hands on activities from the Perimeter Institute to explore the Event Horizon Telescope, a new telescope that is aiming to image the event horizon of the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy. We will also share activities that allow students to explore the optics involved with the detection of gravitational waves. These materials can be used in physics 20/30 classes, they could be used (with some adaption they could be used in Science 9 or some math courses)
Biography:
Ryan Beck has taught in Alberta for 18 years. He attended the Perimeter Institute workshop for teachers in 2016 and has been using their materials ever since. Laura Pankratz has spent decades running workshops to bring hands on inquiry and project based learning into alberta science classrooms.
 

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