JLab Science Activities for Teachers

JLab Science Activities for Teachers (JSAT)
Jefferson Lab, Newport News, VA
September 2017 - May 2018


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 2017 - 2018 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!

2017 - 2018 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 21

October 5

October 19

November 2

November 16

November 30

December 7

January 11

January 25

February 15

February 22

March 15

March 22

April 11

April 19

May 3

6th Grade Teachers

September 26

October 10

October 24

November 7

November 21

December 5

December 12

January 9

January 23

February 6

February 20

March 6

March 20

April 11

April 24

May 7

8th Grade Teachers

September 27

October 11

October 25

November 8

November 15

November 29

December 6

January 10

January 24

February 7

February 21

March 7

March 21

April 11

May 2

May 9

Why should I attend JSAT?

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

All teachers who attend at least 80% of the program hours will receive a stipend of $100 at the end of the school year.

All teachers are eligible to receive up to 48 recertification points during the 2017 - 2018 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 20% of the program hours 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 7th, 2018.

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 PAE Applied Technologies, 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.