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:
- Date: Saturday, May 11, 2013
- Where: Chabot Space & Science Center
- Room: Biology Lab
- Time: 9am to noon
Endings and Beginnings
The end of the school year is already in sight and FEAST will be having its last support session of the current school year. And because it is the end of the year, students are often a little less focused and you might need a few great ideas to recapture their attention. Or perhaps you’re already thinking about next year. With these thoughts in mind, we’d like to invite all of you to bring a couple of activities to share with a focus on the following ideas:
1. An activity you use that would be great to close out the school year.
2. An activity that would be great for beginning the school year in September.
Let’s end the current school year and begin the next school year at the top of our game. Many of you have great ideas and are probably already planning activities for the end of the year. As with many past sessions, many of you have been inspirational in your moment of sharing. It’ll be great to celebrate another successful school year by bringing your best ideas to the group, providing a FEAST of activities for all. We hope you will join us in this celebration. Don’t forget to RSVP! Here are the specifics:
FEAST Session: Ending and Beginnings
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: email@example.com.
Be sure to include the following information: your name, school/city, grade level and/or subject taught, and e-mail address.