Math Science Nucleus - Free 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
Summer 2016  (Dr. Anderson, archeologist and Dr. Blueford, geologist will be instructors)
registration: Joyce Blueford
(send name, school or organization associated with, phone, email)
Location:  Tule Ponds at Tyson Lagoon (1999 Walnut Ave, Fremont)

June 17
1-4 pm

Integrating Middle School Earth Sciences (6th-8th grade) – NGSS principles
Looking on how earth science can be integrated within the NGSS integrated approach to middle school science.  See how students can do projects in local restoration work that can act as science labs where students can get hands-on experience with the environment. Also concepts on how to use outdoors at your school or local area for design and engineering of nature. 

June 24
1-4 pm

Climate Change (Human and Natural) and effect on Weather
Target Grade:6
Lesson Plans include ocean circulation; how coal burning affect carbon cycle; comparing the different types of coal available for energy release, collecting data on weather through data bases to make conclusions;

July 29
1-4 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
August  19
1-4 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
August 26
1-4 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
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