Faculty Workshops - Teaching

Thu September 17

Strategies for Teaching Science

Department of Physics & Astronomy

Jeffrey Bennett

Jeffrey Bennett holds a B.A. in Biophysics from the University of California at San Diego and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Astrophysics from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is the author of best-selling college textbooks in four distinct subject areas: astronomy, mathematics, statistics, and astrobiology. He has written five critically acclaimed books for general public: On the Cosmic Horizon; Beyond UFOs; Math for Life, which won the Colorado Book Award for general nonfiction; What is Relativity?; and On Teaching Science. He is also the creator and author of the children’s series “Science Adventures with Max the Dog”. He proposed the idea for and helped develop the Voyage Scale Model Solar System on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Dr. Bennett has also worked as a Visiting Senior Scientists at NASA Headquarters where he created a program in which teachers get to fly on the SOFIA Airborne Observatory.

3 - 4 p.m.   |  JPL 4.04.22   |  Assembly Room   |  Main Campus

What does it take to be a successful science teacher? In this presentation, Dr. Bennett will focus on the idea that the key to success lies in finding ways to get students to put in the study and effort necessary for true learning.

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