Fun Exchanges and Activities for Science Teachers
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 8 secondary science teachers in the fall of 2005.
Today our FEAST list has grown in size to over 200 teachers. We meet once a month during the school year and topics are selected by the FEAST teachers. Most of our sessions invite teachers to share lessons and demonstrations around a particular topic such as "Energy" or "Toys in Science" or "Climate Science," etc. However, we also have visiting speakers who might present a half day workshop. All of these experiences are conducted on Saturday mornings. There is no cost to join or participate as long as you are an educator. However, we do want to emphasize that the reason the FEAST sessions have become so successful is because of the sharing that goes on. By sharing one of your favorite lessons around a particular topic, other educators can gain access to yet another idea. 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 (Fun Exchanges and Activities for Science Teachers) would like to welcome all teachers to attend our next session:
The Life Sciences – What is this thing called life?
There’s a long list of topics that can fall under the life science umbrella. Have you taught lessons about anatomy or physiology, aquatic or terrestrial life forms or perhaps past life in the form of fossils or how about extremophiles? Would exploring the methods and theories of biochemistry or biophysics be considered life science? Examine your science curriculum and you’ll probably find a lot of connections to this "thing called life”. As always, we encourage everyone to seize the opportunity to share an activity or two around this topic but don’t stop there……..how about inviting a colleague who has a great idea to share? Add to the excitement of these FEAST sessions and the model of teachers teaching teachers.
Here are the specifics:
Title of Session: Life Sciences – What is this thing called life?
Date: Saturday, December 7, 2013
Time: 9am to noon
Place: Chabot Space & Science Center
Room: Chem/Physics Lab (Life Science Lab too!)
Facilitators for this Session:
Tracy Ostrom – Teacher at Skyline High School, Oakland Unified
Tim Ostrom – Teacher at Bret Harte Middle School, Oakland Unified
Tanya Phillips – Former Chemistry Teacher and Science Mentor
Stan Fukunaga – Chabot Education Manager/Instructor
Please RSVP 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be sure to include the following information: your name, school/city, grade level and/or subject taught, and e-mail address.