Mad Scientists' Workshops: Earth Science
This is a series of weekly 90-minute workshops that allow students in grades K-8 to conduct their own hands-on experiments in different fields of science and engineering. Activities feature high-quality microscopes, fossils, chemistry supplies, minerals, electronics, planetary globes, ancient artifacts, optical components, and other supplies. No prior knowledge is required.
Oct 20: Minerals and rocks
Oct 27: Fossils
Nov 3: Weather and Climate
Nov 10: Astronomy
When: Saturdays 10:30 pm - Noon
Instructor: Dr. Todd H. Rider (email@example.com)
See syllabus for more details.
About the Instructor
Dr. Todd H. Rider received his Ph.D. from MIT, and his research has been featured in magazines ranging from Science to Time and on TV programs from NBC’s Nightly News to BBC’s Horizon. In biology research, he invented and developed the CANARY sensor, which uses genetically engineered white blood cells to rapidly identify bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens. Dr. Rider also invented the DRACO broad-spectrum antiviral therapeutics and demonstrated that they are safe and effective against 18 different viruses in cells and 4 viruses in mice. In physics research, he discovered fundamental physical limitations on nuclear fusion reactors, analyzed antimatter rocket engines, and demonstrated methods to combine numerous laser beams to form more powerful laser beams. He created the K-12 Science on Saturday program at MIT and has over 25 years of experience teaching biology, chemistry, physics, earth science, engineering, and archaeology courses to students at all levels. He is currently working on his plan for world domination.
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