There are 8 spots open to MAGPI members with H.323 videoconference capabilities.
Join Bill Berner, Physics Demonstration Lab Coordinator, for a presentation of buoyancy and thermal convection that investigates why something floats and why heat can change whether something floats. What is found will be used to explain some of the most important behaviors in weather and geology. All ideas will include demonstrations, many of which can be reproduced with materials found in the home.
Welcome/Intros - 5 minutes
Introduction of Buoyancy/thermal convection - 10 Minutes
Hands On Demonstration - 10 Minutes
Question and Answer Session - 15 Minutes
Wrap-Up - 5 Minutes
Bill Berner is a lifetime physics teacher with experience in all phases of the job. Bill has twenty-five years teaching high school, from conceptual physics to Advanced Placement and fifteen years of university experience at all levels; teaching, lab hardware and computer use, the design of courses and programs. Bill has extensive involvement in professional organizations and teacher enrichment programs.