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fundamentals of inquiry:
science inquiry workshops for educators

The new Ohio Content Standards for Science emphasize the use of inquiry to teach the scientific process. Lake Erie Nature & Science Center, in partnership with Bay Village Schools, is offering a series of 2 half day inquiry workshops for K-8 teachers.

Day 1 (Comparing Approaches to Hands-on Science) focuses on the continuum of inquiry teaching methods. Participants will have a chance to do hands on science lessons ranging from very structured to very open and student driven. Time will be allotted for reflection and group discussion.  An inquiry lesson rubric will be shared.

Day 2 (Understanding Process Skills) will focus on how to create lessons that focus on specific science process skills.  Participants will have a chance to work through a variety of hands on science activities. There will be time for reflection and sharing.

Workshop will take place at Lake Erie Nature & Science Center on February 23 and March 22 - choose either 8 - 11:30 a.m. or 12 - 3:30 p.m.

Workshop fee is $75/teacher and includes one session on each of the dates listed above.

Registration requests (with payment by credit card or purchase order) and questions may be directed to 440-871-2900.

If you wish to register by mail, please print a registration form and submit it with your payment. Cash payments may be made in person during regular hours (seven days a week, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

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