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
May 6th Engineering
Cost: FREE to Educators
Topic: Technology - Share your BEST!
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
"Science teachers are savvy users of instructional technology. They use a multitude of digital resources to help students explore and learn, to differentiate instruction, support collaborative classroom projects, and develop formative assessments. Science teachers also use technology (a lot) and rely on the Internet and webinars to help them increase their content knowledge, prepare for a lesson, or share ideas with others.”
Science Teachers "Speak Up” About Technology in the Classroom
By Al Byers, NSTA Associate Executive Director, Strategic Development and Research | Published: September 8, 2016
Lisa Anthony, fellow FEASTer from the School of the Madeleine, has volunteer to anchor our session. She will share her school’s participation in several technology ventures including: Komal Dadlani - Lab4Physics, Dash Robotics Kamigami Bugs, and Piper Boxes.
Share your best resource you've used in your classroom! We highly encourage you to bring a five to ten-minute activity to share and any connections your activity has to NGSS. There is access to the internet from our lab! 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 March 29th 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