Math Science Nucleus sponsored
Frees Science Workshops for Educators
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
Fall, 2016  (Dr. Anderson, archeologist and Dr. Blueford, geologist will be instructors)
registration: click on register for each session you want to attend
(please register online to reserve a spot or email us with name, school and contact information)
Location:  Tule Ponds at Tyson Lagoon (1999 Walnut Ave, Fremont)
These workshops are for FREE, limited enrollment

Sept 29,
Thurs. 3:30-5 pm

Earthquakes (7th grade)

Looking on how earth science can be integrated within the NGSS integrated approach to middle school science.  This session will look at Earthquakes in California and impact on population.  We will learn about Plate Tectonics and how our area evolved.  We will take a walk the trace of the Hayward Fault  at Tule Ponds and go over materials to help you teach the subject.  We will go over background information, lesson plans, and how to teach hands on. 

Oct 6
Thurs. 3:30-5 pm

Climate Change (Human and Natural) and effect on Weather
Target Grade:6

Weather on Earth is controled by water, oceans, and atmosphere.  This workshop will go over the connections to each subject using online material that will help teach the principles. It will go over pre-knowledge that is required to understand climate change and weather.  Hands-on lessons will be included.


Oct 13
Thurs. 3:30-5 pm
Chemistry of Water and Ecological Implications
Target Grade:5
Learning about chemistry of water; pollutants in water; pH and collecting data on how Tules can help can offset chemically polluted water; collecting chemical data from Tule Ponds and concluded; learn how to maintain tanks to collect data without leaving the classroom; Tule Pond stimulation in a tank
 Oct 27
Thurs. 3:30-5 pm

Collecting Data on Diverse organisms and their Life Cycles
Target Grade:3
Collecting data on arthropod 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 to collect data
Nov 3
Thurs. 3:30-5 pm

Biogeology - integration of biological and geological principles that create soil
Target Grade:4
Collecting data on energy release from compost;  decomposers found in compost; soil classification; creating soil from biological and geologic componenets; 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
Eventbrite - Biogeology, Soil, Decomposers
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