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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 Session for 2017-18

October 7
November 4th
February 3rd
March 3rd 
May 5th

Cost: FREE to Educators

Topic:  Astronomy - Planet Earth and Beyond!
November 4th 
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Eric Havel, Senior Manager of Education at Chabot will provide an interactive briefing on what our future astronauts, your students, will need to know as they get ready to explore our red planet in the 2030’s!  How far is Earth from Mars?  What might a space vehicle need to successfully land on the red planet? 

You will have the opportunity to engage in proportion and scale activities comparing Earth to Mars and then work in teams engaging in an engineering challenge to design and construct a stable landing apparatus and test solutions to meet the criteria for a successful Mars landing!

Share your best astronomy activity and resource(s) you’ve used in your classroom!  We highly encourage you to bring a five to ten-minute activity to share
.  There is access to the internet in our lab!    Do you have a write-up of your lesson?  Please bring your write-up on a flash drive or hard copy to share.  Your colleagues would greatly appreciate it!

Please RSVP by November 1st 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

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