JLab Science Activities for Teachers

JLab Science Activities for Teachers (JSAT)
Jefferson Lab, Newport News, VA
September 2015 - May 2016


What is JSAT?

JSAT is an after school program for 5th, 6th and 8th grade science teachers designed to build teachers' skills in the physical sciences, funded by the Jefferson Science Associates Initiatives Fund.

What will I do in JSAT?

The 2015 - 2016 program will include interactive activities to enhance physical science instruction at the middle school level and lectures by Jefferson Lab staff on the applications of science. And, yes, teachers WILL receive class sets of some activities!

2015 - 2016 topics will include matter, energy transfer, force and motion, magnetism and electricity, atomic structure, waves and sound, simple machines, watershed and optics.

Where does JSAT take place?

Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab) in Newport News, Virginia. [Google Maps]

When does JSAT take place?

Specific dates are listed below. Each session takes place between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

5th Grade Teachers

September 24

October 8

October 22

November 5

November 19

December 3

December 10

January 7

January 21

February 4

February 18

March 3

March 17

April 13

May 5

May 19

6th Grade Teachers

September 22

October 6

October 20

November 3

November 17

December 1

December 15

January 5

January 19

February 2

February 16

March 8

March 22

April 13

May 10

May 17

8th Grade Teachers

September 23

October 7

October 21

November 4

November 18

December 2

December 9

January 13

January 27

February 3

February 17

March 2

March 16

April 13

May 4

May 11

Why should I attend JSAT?

All JSAT components address the National Science Education Standards and the Virginia Standards of Learning.

All teachers who attend 80% of the sessions will receive a stipend of $200 at the end of the school year.

All teachers are eligible to receive up to 48 recertification points during the 2015 - 2016 JSAT program.


This program is open to middle school teachers employed full time in public, private, or parochial schools and whose major teaching assignment includes science. U.S. citizenship or Permanent Resident Alien status is required.

Please be aware of the time commitment. Missing more than 8 hours of JSAT will result in the forfeiture of your program eligibility.

How do I apply to JSAT?

Application forms can be downloaded or requested via email. Completed applications are due September 11th, 2015.

What other program information is available?

Who should I contact if I have questions?

5th Grade JSAT: Brita Hampton - (757) 269-7633 [hampton@jlab.org]

6th Grade JSAT: Christine Wheeler - (757) 269-7560 [wheelerc@jlab.org]

8th Grade JSAT: Lisa Surles-Law - (757) 269-5002 [surles@jlab.org]

This project is supported by the JSA Initiatives Fund, an annual commitment from the JSA owners, SURA and CSC/ATG, to support programs, initiatives, and activities that further the scientific outreach, and promote the science, education and technology missions of Jefferson Lab and benefit the Lab user community.