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JLab Science Activities for Teachers (JSAT)
Jefferson Lab, Newport News, VA
September 2019 - May 2020


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 2019 - 2020 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!

2019 - 2020 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 (for the 2019 - 2020 program) are listed below. Each session takes place between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

5th Grade Teachers

September 26

October 10

November 7

November 14

December 5

January 9

January 16

January 23

February 6

February 20

March 5

March 19

April 1

April 23

April 30

May 7

6th Grade Teachers

September 24

October 8

October 22

November 5

November 19

December 3

December 17

January 14

January 28

February 11

February 25

March 10

March 24

April 1

April 21

May 12

8th Grade Teachers

September 25

October 9

October 23

November 6

November 20

December 4

December 18

January 15

January 29

February 12

February 26

March 11

April 1

April 22

May 6

May 13

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 2019 - 2020 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 completed and submitted online or requested via email. Completed applications are due September 20th, 2019.

What other program information is available?

Who should I contact if I have questions?

5th Grade JSAT: Carol McKisson - (757) 269-7560 []

6th Grade JSAT: Rhonda Bell - (757) 269-7633 []

8th Grade JSAT: Lisa Surles-Law - (757) 269-5002 []

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.

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