Math Science Nucleus sponsored
Free Science Workshops for Educators at Tule Ponds
NGSS Lesson Plans for teachers, crediential students or docent educators
Hands-on, tested (content that integrates basic teaching skills)
Teachers, parent educators, docents (learn about successful programs that have increased overall test scores) revised for long term projects involving schools with communities. Learn how to customize materials to your school
(please register online)
Location:  Tule Ponds at Tyson Lagoon (1999 Walnut Ave, Fremont

These workshops are for FREE, limited enrollment

if you have trouble with registration email
Joyce Blueford  ( and provide date of workshop, name, email, school and we will register you

March 27,
Wed. 3:45-5 pm
Collecting Data on Diverse organisms and their Life Cycles - Lower Primary  (NGSS thread)  (Repeat of Feb 13)
Monarchs and Silkworms and other insects - Learn how to bring living life cycle displays into your classroom.  Class will cover collecting data on arthropods and other small organisms in the environment; butterflies and moths; beetle life cycle; ants as decomposers and their life cycles; comparing bees with flies; mimicry; design, engineering and creation of bee hives; learn how to maintain butterflies and moths in the classroom; learn about science gardens and how to use them to collect data. Workshop participants have the opportunity of taking home milkweed plants and silkworm eggs.  Monarch eggs and caterpillars (if available) can also be collected.
Eventbrite - Biogeology, Soil, Decomposers
April 10,
Wed. 3:45-5 pm
Teaching Climate Change - The Basics  Middle School (NGSS Thread) (Repeat of Feb 27)
Weather, Climate Change and Plate Tectonics - Density, temperature, and salinity of water throughout the oceans can cause major changes in weather, and over time cause climate change. Plate tectonics can also influence of the flow of atmosphere and hydrosphere, which can cause climate change.  The rotation of the Earth also influence flow pattern (Coriolis effect).  Complicated to total understand? Yes, but through different hands-on experiments and data collection you can allow your students to start wondering about how our world really works.  Lesson plans and activities will be available.
Eventbrite - Biogeology, Soil, Decomposers
April 17,
Wed. 3:45-5 pm

Biogeology - integration of biological and geological principles from soil to pond ecology  Upper Primary (NGSS Tread)  (REPEAT OF MARCH 13)
Soil, decomposers and food webs - Class covers collecting data on energy release from compost; decomposers found in compost; soil classification; creating soil from biological and geologic components; measuring food waste that turns to compost and record observation.  Learn how to make a compost lab on campus while preventing food waste going to landfills. Learn about the different food webs that pond water can reveal.  Workshop participants would get key for easy identification of pond water organisms, learn how to view critters with and without a microscope and get to take pond water home 

Eventbrite - Biogeology, Soil, Decomposers

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