SOURCE: University of Calgary

University of Calgary

December 09, 2016 10:30 ET

Planes, Trains and Parachutes….

Hands-on STEM showcase offers pre-service teachers opportunity to engage with local elementary students

CALGARY, AB--(Marketwired - December 09, 2016) - Ever wondered how a magnet can lift a heavy train? Or how an airplane stays in the air … or, if it doesn't, how a parachute works?

The answers to these questions and more can be found at the Werklund School of Education's Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) annual showcase, during which first year undergraduate students will highlight what they've learned about STEM.

And who better to ask the questions than the students they'll teach?

More than 100 local elementary students will be on hand to question the pre-service teachers about all things STEM.

The showcase is part of a larger program focused on providing an overview of the activities taking place within the Werklund School of Education as it continues to lead in the development of STEM teaching and learning.

WHAT: Interactive Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) showcase

WHEN: Friday, December 9, 2016, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

WHERE: Mac Hall A & B, University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive NW (See Campus maps here)

WHO: Werklund School instructors and undergraduate students; visiting elementary school students

About the University of Calgary
The University of Calgary is making tremendous progress on its journey to become one of Canada's top five research universities, where research and innovative teaching go hand in hand, and where we fully engage the communities we both serve and lead. This strategy is called Eyes High, inspired by the university's Gaelic motto, which translates as 'I will lift up my eyes.'

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Contact Information

  • Media Contact
    Betty Rice
    Senior Manager, Communications
    Werklund School of Education
    University of Calgary
    T: 403.220.2619
    C: 403.966.0776
    bwrice@ucalgary.ca