Here are a few notes from our first meeting.
You can see all our great photos here: https://picasaweb.google.com/105215877519705854466/PLCMeetingBrianJonesSept7th
some super-fun infrared viewers (which he offers to lend to a teacher needing a set) through which we could see how heat is trapped in the layers of glass. We went outside and looked at a biker (who seemed cold) and clouds and exhaust from the Little Shop van.
You can see some of their activities here: http://littleshop.physics.colostate.edu/forteachers.html
And check out their podcasts, many of which focus on climate change activities: http://littleshopofphysics.wordpress.com/
Then we came inside and talked about the essence of the PLC: A group to share resources and teaching expertise
Anyone can be in the PLC, but to get a stipend you have to go to 6 meetings/year or participate via the web at a regular level. Several teachers said that what they’re interested in learning about is more hands-on activities and resources. We also discussed the resistance that people meet from parents and students when it comes to