"Three Easy Steps to PhUn Week DOC"
Physiology Understanding Week November 5-9, 2012 Three Easy Steps to Participate… Step 1. Contact a local K-12 teacher and arrange a date for a visit. Reach out to a local elementary, middle or high school teacher. Why You (The APS Education Office may be able to help you make a connection.) Establish the date(s) and time that you will visit the school Should (Note: You are not limited to hosting your event only during the week of Nov 5-9) Participate Find out how many students will be participating and ask the teacher about any prior knowledge the kids may have about physiology. Builds connections between scientists and their local schools Step 2. Decide on your activities and complete a PhUn Week Planner. Fosters grassroots Create your own activities that will engage students in physiology and form your team of partnerships between physiologists for the visit (graduate students, fellows, faculty etc). OR biomedical researchers Use activities that have already been vetted by our own APS members. and K-12 teachers (www.apsarchive.org , key word search “PhUn”) Complete your PhUn Week Event Planner by October 1, 2012 in order to receive great Involves more physiologists promotional items for the students and host teachers. in outreach to the (www.the-aps.org/mm/Education/K-12/EducationProjects/PhUn-Week/Event-Planner.html) students and teachers in their communities Step 3. Inspire the next generation of physiologists! Increases student interest in and Arrive on time and check in with the main office at the school. understanding of Be sure to ask the host teacher about any possible limitations on using photographs physiology in their lives from your event. Share your expertise and enthusiasm for the physiological sciences with the students. Increases teacher recognition of physiology in their standards-based For more information…. science curriculum Visit us at http://www.the-aps.org/mm/Education/K-12/EducationProjects/PhUn-Week Follow us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/APS.PhUnWeek Introduces students to Contact us Margaret Shain, K-12 Education Programs Coordinator, APS Education Office physiology as a possible Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com career