Real World Science is a weeklong summer seminar for middle school math and science teachers that explores key STEM concepts using real-world WWII examples. Twenty-eight teachers from across the country will come to New Orleans to experience hands-on how necessity, knowledge, perseverance and skill lead to inventions, innovation, and careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), just like in World War II.
Ms. Erin Boyett, Middle School Math & Science teacher at First Baptist Christian School attended this seminar this summer. Rob Wallace led the seminar instructing participants on how to weave science and history together using examples and facts from World War II. The teacher students visited LIGO Livingston which is a observatory which measures gravitational waves. We also had the opportunity to visit the PT-305, which is a Higgins boat that was used during WWII. Throughout the week we completed several hands on activities and learned about several tools that can be used in the classroom to excite the students and get them actively engaged in Science. Registration for Real World Science 2019 will open in January 2019.