The Math Science Nucleus and Mattos Elementary started a relationship to assist the science magnet school in the Fremont Unified School District, is training parents to help teachers conduct more hands-on science. Liza Muzaffery, principal in 2014 of Mattos, coordinated with Dr. Todd Harris, then president of the Parent Science Committee to train parents to help the science lab. Teachers will take their students to the room and alongside the parents conduct hands-on science lesson that the Math Science Nucleus customized for Mattos. The lessons correlates to NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards). The program continues today under the leadership of Susan Guerrero, Principal of Mattos.
Parents are trained on how to teach to appropriate age level, while
adding inquiry, process, and hands-on. Below are draft version (in
the written materials that the parents will be using (you can download
the 6 lessons as ). The labs also represent skill sets that the
teachers felt the students needed more practice with (i.e., reading a
thermometer, reading a compass).
Click here to see current lesson plans for docents and long term projects for individual grade levels.