Ripon High School, Ripon, Wisconsin
10, 11, 12
Mr. Goeldi is in the NITARP 2018 class.
Despite the global pandemic, many NITARP alumni helped us out with reviewing the NITARP 2020 proposals! Scientists who helped include Tiffany Meshkat, Patrick Lowrance, Mike Werner, Seppo Laine, and Julian van Eyken. Thanks to all!
Mr. Goeldi spent an hour talking with local Ripon College Physics Professors talking about his experiences with NITARP, sharing what his team did and what he learned from the program.
Mr. Goeldi attended the Exeter Astronomy Education Conference in June 2019. He also participated in a two hour luncheon called "great conversations" where he shared about his NITARP experiences. Last year, his students presented to the staff for an hour about their NITARP experiences.
Mr. Goeldi writes:
I have been doing some presentations in my neighborhood.
1. Presented at local rotary for one hour. Presented in April and in September
2. Presented at local lions club, 30 min
3. Presented 4 nights in a row in the lobby of a science-based play at the local college during intermission and before the show. [Henrietta Leavitt] a total of 4 hours.
Because of NITARP my teaching has grown for the better. The entire project really made me appreciate and re-evaluate the scientific process. I was amazed by the support and well organized lines of communication, and found a new level of respect for Google Sheets.The number of connections I have made with other astronomy and physics teachers has really helped me find new and interesting ways to make physics more relevant to students.