Day 1 (8:30am-4pm)
Day 1 is packed with over 30 eye-catching demonstrations and hands-on activities that encourage students to “play with a purpose.” Learn how to help children pursue the “why-factor” and begin to wonder, discover, and explore. The instructors will model how they use a variety of techniques and presentation ideas to connect science with popular children’s literature, ultimately using elements of the story line to teach and reinforce fundamental building blocks of your science curriculum. By the end of the day, your head will be spinning with ideas!
Day 2 (8:30am-4pm)
Roll up your sleeves and get ready to start filling your bag with take-home demonstrations and hands-on science classroom activities. You’ll attend breakout sessions presented by Steve Spangler and Doug Hodous who will share their favorite standards-related activities and best practices for getting kids turned on to science. Your bag will be overflowing with creative ideas and practical solutions to implement in the classroom right away.
Day 3 (8:30am-12pm)
It’s time for the dynamic trio to showcase their best stuff and share their secrets for turning ordinary activities into true learning experiences. You’ll participate in 20 additional cool science demonstrations and hands-on activities that are guaranteed to get your students thinking about science, talking about science, and doing science! There will also be an opportunity on this final day for you to share some of your best science secrets and strategies for integrating science into the elementary curriculum. The final day wraps up at 12:00 PM so that you have plenty of time to catch an early evening flight out of Denver or to head up to the mountains to enjoy your extended stay.