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Science Outreach Catalyst Kits (SOCKs)
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Science Outreach Catalyst KitScience Outreach Catalyst Kits, or SOCKs, contain exploratory physics and science activities specifically designed for SPS chapters to use in outreach presentations to local elementary, middle and high school students. Each SOCK comes with an instruction manual and a classroom set of materials. SOCKs are created and assembled annually by the SPS national interns and national office staff.

The 2014-15 SPS SOCK—Light: A Spectrum of Utility

In an effort to unite the International Year of Crystallography and the International Year of Light, the 2014-15 SOCK features elements of each of these areas, and brings the concept of Light: A Spectrum of Utility to life. Students will explore how we use light on a daily basis, and what it can tell us about matter and its structure through 8 activities ranging from determining the structure of a CD with lasers, to creating their own “stained glass” masterpieces using polarization.

All 2014-15 SOCKs (Light: A Spectrum of Utility) have been distributed. Keep your eyes peeled for the announcement of the 2015-16 SOCK!

SPS SOCKs are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis among the eligible requests. Approximately 25 are available each year.

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