Fun Exchanges & 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 would like to welcome all teachers to attend our next sessions:
- Saturday, October 25 (9am - 12pm)
Climate and Energy
Free for Educators: Advance RSVP Required
At this session our focus will be on climate and energy. We will start off looking at "tree cookies" as recorders of climate change. What can we tell by looking at a single tree ring? Consider sharing your favorite activities about how the weather and climate change with the seasons. How does human use of energy impact the climate? What kinds of renewable energy technologies can we use that generate less or no carbon emissions? What are the impacts of carbon emissions on our surrounding natural ecosystem? Bring your ideas, demonstrations or lessons, and share how you've made this connection with students. If time permits, we will take a short hike in the redwoods to do a few activities.
If you missed last month or have another "cool, must do”, teacher-tested demo or activity reserved for that "special” time in your science classroom…Halloween, Earth Day, National Science and Engineering Day, or…bring that to share too!
FEAST Sessions 2015:
- January 31
- February 28
- March 28
- May 30
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: Feast@ChabotSpace.org