The Society For Analytical Chemists Of Pittsburgh, in Educational Partnership with the National Energy Technology Laboratory, present the following workshop
Herbert L. Retcofsky “Computer Software Workshop for High School Chemistry & Physics Teachers”
Please keep in mind that this event is still TENTATIVE.
WHEN: Thursday, April 15, 2021
WHERE: National Energy Technology Laboratory – Southpark
TIME: 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM
COST: $20.00 (includes lunch)
Pennsylvania teachers attending the workshop will receive 5 hours of credit toward their act 48 requirements
Computer Software Workshop for High School Chemistry & Physics Teachers
The Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh (SACP) offers a computer software workshop for high school chemistry and physics teachers. The software to be demonstrated includes data manipulation software from Vernier Software & Technology, physics’ laboratory simulation software by Prof. Richard Tarara, simulation and classroom programs from Journal of Chemical Education (JCE) Software and Victor Bendall Software. Much of the JCE Software is web enabled. Web access will be available during the workshop. (Computers using Microsoft Window® will be provided for your use during the workshop.) The specific subjects to be covered include, but will not be limited to, graphing of data, curve fitting, harmonic analysis, spectrophotometry, chemical and physical periodicity of the elements, tutorials, and a variety of laboratory simulations. The afternoon session includes a spectrophotometric experiment to determine Red Dye 40 (allura red) in a commercial sports drink using a smartphone. Teachers keep all software discussed including Vernier’s Logger-Pro for use in their own classrooms. Each teacher will also receive a complimentary, one-year Journal of Chemical Education subscription that entitles him/her to download a variety of science education software and access to many past issues of the Journal at no additional cost, plus a one-year institutional or individual subscription to the JCE ChemEd Xchange website. The workshop will conclude with a “Great (well – almost great) Book and Software Give Away”! Also, there will be a drawing at workshop end. A teacher will receive a Vernier’s LabQuest 2 Starter Kit with a retail value of over $550 (must be present to win).
The workshop will be presented (tentatively) at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL – a US Department of Energy National Laboratory) in South Park, just a few miles from Pittsburgh, tentatively on Thursday April 15, 2021. The computers and workshop rooms are provided by NETL through an Educational Partnership Agreement between the National Laboratory and the SACP and its sister society the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh (SSP). The workshop is computer based and all software is high quality, user friendly, and well adapted for the science classroom, science laboratory, or homework assignments. Participants are able to use the software during the workshop. Most of the workshop software is available for PCs and newer Macintoshes.
Please let us know if financial assistance is required for your attendance at this workshop.
Questions? Contact Hub MacDonald: