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.
Last FEAST Session for 2016-17
Cost: FREE to Educators
Topic: Engineering - In Your Classroom!
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
"Strengthening the engineering aspects of the Next Generation Science Standards will clarify for students the relevance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (the four STEM fields) to everyday life.” National Science Teacher Association
Greg Breit, Science Instructor at Chabot/Engineer, will lead a discussion to help us understand the similarities and differences between science and engineering practices to support student learning. He will also share engineering activities you can do in your classroom.
Do you have an awesome engineering activity you’ve used in your classroom! We highly encourage you to bring a five to ten-minute activity. 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 May 3rd 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