Teacher Workshops

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STEM 1: Energy Everywhere - Click here to register

July 13 - 15, 9:00 am - 1:30 pm

Grade Level: 1-8

Cost: $25

13 PDCs or 1-hour Graduate Credit through St. Francis University*
Science principles make sense with this hands-on approach that promotes knowing by doing. Topics include electricity and magnetism, light and sound, wave motion, and potential and kinetic energy. Get the materials, knowledge, and confidence you need to bring hands-on STEM learning to your students! Each course supplies you with materials to take home & try with your own students!

 

Wild About Weather - Click here to register

July 27 - 29, 9:00 am - 1:30 pm

Grade Level: 1-8

Cost: $25

13 PDCs or 1-hour Graduate Credit through St. Francis University*
Investigate weather using hands-on methods and readily available materials. Construct homemade weather tools and learn to read the sky. Uncover the roles played by sun, air, and water, and find the link between the smallest breeze and the largest storm. Explore literary and language arts ties to weather science, find the right Internet resources for your class, and become climate-change savvy. Each course supplies you with materials to take home & try with your own students!

 

Planets, Moons, and Stars - Click here to register

August 10-12, 9:00 am - 1:30 pm

Grade Level: 1-8

Cost: $25

13 PDCs 
Use daytime techniques to learn about the night sky. Build and use astronomy tools to study stars, and find out how we know what we know about the universe. Topics include stellar evolution, planets, constellations, sun, star maps, moons, telescopes, tools of the trade, space exploration and resources including updates on current NASA missions. Each course supplies you with materials to take home & try with your own students!

 

*Register for graduate credit at http://stfrancis.edu/real/experiential

 

What teachers say about Discovery Center Educator Workshops:

  • "This was an area that I knew little about making it difficult for me to teach this content. I learned a ton & have started to look at the world through the eyes of a scientist. I recommend this course to other teachers."
  • "Instructor presented clear content and instructions; gave us a start on projects and then let us use our creativity."
  • "This course gave me many new ideas for both individual and small group activities."
  • "This class convinced me that I can do hands-on weather science even if I don’t know all of the answers myself.  It opened my eyes to the extensive resources available online in the weather field."
  • "Hands-on activities! Varied activities for various grade levels. The amount of resources and materials was well beyond expectations."
  • "The hands-on activities were wonderful.  I haven’t taken a class lately that provides so much material for use in the classroom!  Ideas!  Ideas! Ideas!"