Local Science Teachers Come to Workshop at JMU

By: Amelia Nahmias Email
By: Amelia Nahmias Email

HARRISONBURG -- A workshop Wednesday at JMU prepares chemistry teachers from across the commonwealth for the upcoming school year.

Teachers learn ways to enhance their chemistry labs to keep their students more interested.

Darrell Zook teaches at Broadway High School. He says his students are mostly interested in fire.

So he's excited about a new experiment he leaned today, "you put ethyl ether in a baking pan and you light it on fire, then you put your fingers in your ears, and you touch it to it. And that oil from you ears spreads across the surface and it puts the fire out. I haven't done that one before, but i want to do that one in class," Zook says.

The demonstrations show ideas for teachers of all grade levels. Nearly 40 teachers participated.


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