Real Science Using “Fake” Data

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Instructor: Tim Brennan, Woodstock Union High School
Date: Mondays, March 6, 13, 20 & 27, 6:00-7:15 PM (4 sessions)
Location: Whitcomb High School (Computer Lab) Bethel, VT
Requirements: Comfort navigating the Internet. Children of any age are welcome as long as they are self-motivated.

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“Fake” data?  Not really, but perhaps “”virtual”” is a better description.  In this course, we’ll explore the ability to do real science using websites that feature virtual labs.  We’ll use these simulations to uncover fundamental ideas about nature and to explore just how faithful one can be to the scientific process via virtual reality.

Instructor Bio:
Tim Brennan is a 20-year veteran of high school science instruction with a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and deep interest in the teaching & learning of science. He was chosen, several years ago, by the Vermont Association of Scientists and Engineers (VASE) as the Vermont High School Science Teacher of the Year and was the 2003 Runner-up for the Vermont Teacher of the Year, sponsored by the Vermont Department of Education.

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