Outreach Archive




Photon Outreach 2014-2015!

International Archaeology Day

International Archaeology Day is an event being put on by the Boston Museum of Science. Photon will host a booth at the event which will allow us to educate attendees on the role that physics plays in archaeology!

Traveling Demo Show

This ongoing outreach project has Photon building relationships with local high school teachers so that we may visit their classrooms during school hours to bring gripping, exciting, and unintuitive demos to high school students to help inspire them to pursue the physical sciences. Our first show at Boston Green Academy is on November 3, 2014. Hopefully, many more shows will take place during this academic year!


Photon Outreach 2010-2011

PHOTON has revamped the way they did outreach this semester. On December 14th, PHOTON attended Winthrop L Chenery Middle School and demonstrated Newton’s Laws, Kinematics and Energy Conservation for two sixth grade classes. With the help of Professor Robert Carey, PHOTON will continue working with other middle schools districts in the greater Boston area. The presentation can be found here: Kinematics, Momentum and Energy If you would like to know more, please email the current president: ajwelsh AT bu . edu.

Photon Outreach 2008-2009

PHOTON will be reaching out this semester to help spread the joy of science to students in the Boston area. In coordination with education head Dr. Nicholas Gross of the BU Center for Integrated Space Weather Modeling (CISM), PHOTON will be developing a program for middle schoolers that will explain some properties of the Sun and have them measure the speed of the mass that’s constantly being ejected from the Sun.

Our not so final powerpoint presentation can be downloaded here. (Updated: 21 March 2008)

And introductory powerpoint from Dr. Gross can be downloaded here.

To find out more about the Sun and how we’re learning about it, check out these helpful solar sites:
SOHO: http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/
SDO: http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/
STEREO: http://stereo.gsfc.nasa.gov/
Stanford Solar-Center: http://solar-center.stanford.edu/
SID home page: http://solar-center.stanford.edu/SID/
CISM Home Page: http://www.bu.edu/cism/
Windows to the Universe: http://www.windows.ucar.edu/
Exploritorium: http://www.exploratorium.edu/spaceweather/index.html
SWPC: http://sec.noaa.gov/