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 2016-17
March 4th NGSS – Best Shared Practices in your Classroom
April 1st Technology – Share Your Best!
May 6th Engineering
Cost: FREE to Educators
Topic: Human Anatomy
The human body is truly amazing! Here are some interesting facts:
- The adult body is made up of: 100 trillion cells, 206 bones, 600 muscles, and 22 internal organs.
- The circulatory system of arteries, veins, and capillaries is about 60,000 miles long.
- The heart beats more than 2.5 billion times in an average lifetime.
- There are about 9,000 taste buds on the surface of the tongue, in the throat, and on the roof of the mouth.
- The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet.
- More people have brown eyes than any other color.
Elizabeth Cooke (fellow FEASTER) has volunteered to anchor this session and will demonstrate how 5th grade students can create a physical model of the human nervous system using an electrical circuit and motor.
Please RSVP by February 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