TEACHER STEM WORKSHOPS!
Watershed Investigations - June 18/19
Participants will learn the science needed to answer questions about the local watershed through active inquiry. Throughout the academy, participants will interact with scientists and undergraduate researchers who are studying the local watershed to learn how they are applying their STEM expertise to understand the watershed and help the local community address issues of concern.
Molecular Modeling - June 22-26
NSF-funded scholarships available to cover tuition and lodging for active K-12 educators who attend
Computational science and modeling (CSM) has become a critical element in essentially all fields of science. Researchers no longer think about experiment and theory as two sides of discovery, but rather experiment, theory, and computational modeling as three pillars that support progress in science. We will provide you with the experience you need to employ CSM in chemistry (i.e. molecular modeling) in a way that addresses multiple National and State Science Standards.
Field studies using panoramic photography – July 6–10
This workshop prepares high school teachers to set up a field site and monitor it with their students using digital photos. The methods can be used in a wide variety of field studies in biology, geology, and environmental science. The workshop focuses on an ongoing project where Grand Haven High School students are using digital photos to monitor changes in sand dunes, with curriculum linked to the field activities, as an example of how teachers might help students develop their own local sites of interest in preparation for meeting Next Generation Science Standards.To register or get more information, e-mail Brian Bodenbender at firstname.lastname@example.org
Teaching and Learning with Monarch Butterflies – August 5/6
Pre-K through 12th grade educators can teach essential skills in literacy, math, science, geography, technology, Spanish, the arts and social sciences through the captivating story of monarch.
Homeschool parents and students welcome.
The Center for STEM Inquiry is funded as part of the Hope College Howard Hughes Medical Institute Program (HHMI). Additional financial support through generous contributions by the Michigan Space Grant Consortium and partnerships with community programs such as the Outdoor Discovery Center.