Online Workshop: Making Waves with Radio - New Ways to Engage Audiences with the Basics of Modern Communication & Navigation
Tuesday, April 4, 2023; 2pm - 3pm Eastern / 11am - 12pm Pacific
“Hello, can you hear me?” Did you just get a call or a text, post a photo on social media, or rent a scooter using your phone? Imagine how many things you do each day that require information—a message, location, or a payment—being sent wirelessly using radio waves. Despite their everyday role in our modern lives, many of us are unfamiliar with how radio waves are generated, interact with our surroundings, or are used in essential communication and navigation technology.
“Making Waves with Radio” is a current NSF project that is bringing together STEM professionals from academia, industry, and informal education to create museum activities, apps, and camp curriculum, to engage public audiences about radio technologies. In this workshop, we will showcase 5 new museum activities—developed by NISE Network partner museums and BSCS Science Learning—along with training videos and apps to help educators add this content to their public programming. Come learn about these materials from the developers and share feedback on how they can be further refined for your audiences.
Learn more about this project: https://www.nisenet.org/making-waves-with-radio
Darrell Porcello, Ph.D., Children's Creativity Museum & Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California, Berkeley
Sherry Hsi, Ph.D., BSCS Science Learning