Learn how to create engaging lessons, connecting to
student interests and to the science and natural phenomena that surround
us. Pick up strategies to engage K–6 students in explorations, helping them
recognize and understand real-world science while creating a lifelong love of
Attendees will learn: 1. innovative strategies to help children identify, explore, and understand a variety of interesting, real-life science that surrounds them in their everyday world; 2. how to design lessons that emphasize exploration, and give students the opportunity to test variables and analyze their effects; and 3. effective questioning strategies to engage students and increase the depth of student thinking, also helping to make student thinking visible; and to help teachers use effective questioning strategies to help students clarify and articulate their understanding of essential science phenomena and concepts.
Donna Knoell (Educational and Technology Consultant: Overland Park, KS)