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First day of Classes!
Ah, another wonderful day at B-WISER. Dee and I had the girls doing measurement - volume and density. They had fun and enjoyed the Chinese yo-yos that we gave them as toys. One girl (after receiving her toy at the end of class) said that physics was her favorite with robotics second. :-) We know how to bribe the girls! The evening session had Dr Helen Free, patent holder and mother of 9 children, who talked with the girls about Diabetes. She worked on the 10-reaction reagent strips that are now very commonly used in hospitals and helped in the design of the portable glucose meters that diabetics use. She and her husband (who worked in the same field) were inducted into the Inventors Hall of Fame.

I have some more photos to share. This time I've included some of the crazy ladies that I work with. (And I mean that in a good way.)

Carolyn's bed in Douglass.
Carolyn's bed in Douglass.

My bed in Douglass.
My bed in Douglass. As you can see, this is a damn site bigger than the prison cell we had Saturday night.

Some of my crazy lady co-workers.
Some of my crazy lady co-workers. Charlene's in the back. Joyce and Carolyn (my roomie) in the front.

Some other crazy lady co-workers.
Some other crazy lady co-workers. Denise and Becky.

Dee, my partner in physics.
Dee, my partner in physics helping out one of the B-WISER girls (edited out of the shot due to privacy reasons).


As you saw from the pictures (if you clicked on the LJ cut) I have some zany co-workers. That's why I have so much fun at this camp. Not only do I get to teach physics, but I get to work with some really cool female teachers. (We've got two male teachers on staff and they're pretty cool too.)

Tomorrow for Dee and I is Work, Power, and Energy!

Current Mood: crazy crazy

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dark_pheonix From: dark_pheonix Date: June 14th, 2004 10:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
*envies you like crud*

A whole camp with nothing but learning about science from teachers who ACTUALLY know what they're talking about? *Pokes pictures to hurry up and load*

My science teacher, despite being one of the nicest and most teddy-bear-like people you could hope to meet, is absolute bollocks. We spent SEVEN WEEKS on learning about water. Only one week of that was anything to do with molecules. Gah.

Pictures aren't loading. *Clutches at hair* NO RANDOM SYLV PIC! Aaaarg! *explodes with the horror*
dark_pheonix From: dark_pheonix Date: June 14th, 2004 10:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
*envies you like crud*

A whole camp with nothing but learning about science from teachers who ACTUALLY know what they're talking about? *Pokes pictures to hurry up and load*

My science teacher, despite being one of the nicest and most teddy-bear-like people you could hope to meet, is absolute bollocks. We spent SEVEN WEEKS on learning about water. Only one week of that was anything to do with molecules. Gah.

Pictures aren't loading. *Clutches at hair* NO RANDOM SYLV PIC! Aaaarg! *explodes with the horror*
antikythera From: antikythera Date: June 15th, 2004 06:47 am (UTC) (Link)
This looks like soooooo much fun! What are the qualifications for teachers to be in this?
trinalin From: trinalin Date: June 22nd, 2004 04:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Any of the following:

(a) Mad
(b) indebted to Lois Cook
(c) indebted to Betty Obara
(d) Crazy
(e) Female, unless you're Bill or Dennis
(f) Zany

Since I met all of the requirements, I'm the perfect candidate... :-)

Actually, I'm the youngest teacher on staff, which is something of a shame. We're trying to get more young teachers involved, but the amount of teaching staff is 2/3 or less of the original staffing, so it's hard to bring newbies in. Carolyn says she's got the perfect teacher to follow her - maybe we'll get her involved next year.

As for the actual requirements, I think the staff just need to be teachers or teachers in training. We had a teacher from Texas one year, so even being an Ohio teacher wasn't required. And the bit about being female isn't a requirement, though I think they'd prefer to have an all female staff.
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