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Why all the buzz about “phenomena” in science education? Find out more and apply it to your own classroom. 

What is meant by “real-world phenomena” and how can they anchor learning in science and engineering? In this workshop, you will build your understanding of what phenomenon-based science can be, why it matters, and how to start making it happen in your classroom.

“How did the Grand Canyon form?” “Where did the mass of the apple go when I threw it in the compost?” These questions about real-world phenomena are great examples of how science can be used for figuring things out. In this workshop you will participate as a learner in a phenomenon-based lesson, then unpack your experience with fellow educators. You will build understanding and gain tools and strategies to help you choose phenomena and craft essential questions that can guide your students to “figure things out” about the real world.

July 23, 2019
9:00 am - 3:30 pm


Other Perks

  • Enjoy complimentary morning refreshments, coffee, and tea.

  • Work collaboratively with a community of educators in a positive learning environment

  • Participate in a hands-on science experience

  • Gain practical tools to apply to your own science planning

  • Explore the Academy’s exhibits during lunch and after the workshop


How Do I Join?

Tickets are only $35. Reserve your spot online or by calling 877-227-3311 on any day from 8am to 5pm.


Can't Join Us July 23?

No problem!  The same workshop is also offered on June 20.


Go Deeper

After you take "Exploring Phenomena," why not apply your new knowledge by taking the "Phenomenal Unit Redesign" workshop? Join us to get support in redesigning one of your science units, and continue exploring ways to incorporate real-world phenomena


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