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Introduction to Next Generation Science in the Garden (Grades K-5) 09/21/2018
Let's head outside and put earth and life back into Earth and Life Science! Using lessons from Life Lab’s The Growing Classroom activity guide, participants in this workshop learn to use a garden as a meaningful context in which their students can engage in Next Generation Science and Engineering Practices to examine Disciplinary Core Ideas and Cross-Cutting Concepts. Where better to explore ecological interdependence, growth and development of organisms, structure and function, adaptation, and the environmental impact of human activity than in an outdoor garden classroom? Graduate education units available.
Developing NGSS Lessons for the Garden (Grades K-5)
Let’s apply the guiding principals of Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) to make our students the lead scientists in our garden lessons! This workshop is ideal for participants who have already attended the Intro to NGSS in the Garden Workshop or are otherwise familiar with NGSS. Using activities from Life Lab’s award-winning curricula, and/or lessons brought by participants themselves, participants in this workshop will spend a day developing, modifying, and sharing lessons for the garden using the NGSS approach. Graduate education units available.
Anyone interested in teaching K-5 science in a garden.
Life Lab's Garden Classroom on the UC Santa Cruz Campus 1 day: $180/$200 per participant - See more workshop dates
10% Early-Bird Registration Discount will be applied in check-out process for workshops registered 14 days prior to workshop start date.
"I am a scientist and have a Ph.D in molecular/microbiology, but I am a mom first. When I came to my son's 2nd grade class and found that the 'science' kids were doing consisted of making dinosaur dioramas, I knew the school needed to do more. I wanted elementary school students to be exposed to true, hands-on science. I chose Life Lab to fill the void because the science was sound. The Life Lab program provides true experiments for students and inspires in them a love of science."
– Volunteer Garden Coordinator near San Diego, CA
All workshops require advanced registration and deposit.
To set up a workshop for your school site, please call Life Lab at (831) 459-2001 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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