Fun Exchanges & Activities for Science Teachers (FEAST)
Have you been looking for new, exciting, teacher-tested ideas for your science classroom? Or perhaps you’ve wanted to have a discussion about science resources, safety in the lab, or how other teachers manage a certain science demonstration or other activity? Or maybe you simply want to network with other science teachers and build a lasting friendship with other science educators. If this is what you’re looking for, we welcome you to FEAST. FEAST is truly a grass roots effort that began with a small group of about eight secondary science teachers in the fall of 2005.
Today our FEAST list has grown in size to over 200, kindergarten through 12th grade, educators. We meet six times during the school year covering topics of interest to the group. Teachers are highly encouraged to bring a five to ten minute activity to share related to the session’s topic or another aspect of science. By sharing one of your favorites, other educators will gain access to yet another engaging activity!
Sessions take place Saturday mornings from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. You’ll find our sessions to be very casual yet welcoming to all who wish to share. We hope you will join us at one of our future sessions.
FEAST Sessions for 2015-16
• October 17th
• November 14th
• December 5th
• January 23rd
• February 27th
• April 30th
Cost: FREE to Educators
Feast would like to welcome all teachers to attend our next session: Saturday, October 17th
Chemistry - Hands on Science Made Easy with Household Bits and Pieces!
Sharpen your knowledge and learn ways to engage your students in the study of chemistry - the focus of this month’s session.
• Do I need to purchase special chemicals to run a simple experiment?
• What changes when two different kinds of matter are combined and interact with each other?
• How can we help students understand how and why properties have changed after being combined?
• How can I integrate science, math, and engineering practices?
Join us for a special hands-on chemistry lesson presented by Rebecca Milczarek, Ph.D. - Research Agricultural Engineer at the USDA - Agricultural Research Service.
Participants will learn how microwaves heat up food and important food safety concepts related to microwaved foods. Participants will test the temperature of microwaved food items using a household food thermometer and will critically evaluate the packaging of some common microwaveable food products.
Members of the American Chemical Society will also be on hand sharing mini lessons, providing tips, and answering questions and concerns you might have about chemistry in the classroom.
We also highly encourage you to bring a five or ten minute activity to share which you have found engaging with your students which addresses one or more of the above questions, or relates to another aspect of science. If you have a write up of your lesson, please bring hardcopy to share.
Please RSVP by October 10th using the form below, so we can get an idea how many of you will be attending. If you have any questions, contact us at: Feast@ChabotSpace.org