Life Lab

Life Lab cultivates children's love of learning, healthy food, and nature through garden-based education.

Developing Your NGSS Lessons - March 16, 2019

03/16/2019 09:30 AM - 03:30 PM PT

Admission

  • $200.00

Location

The Garden Classroom
www.lifelab.org/visiting
Santa Cruz, CA

Summary

Apply the guiding principles of Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) to make our students the lead scientists in our garden lessons! This workshop is ideal for participants who have already attended the Intro to NGSS in the Garden Workshop or are otherwise familiar with NGSS.

Description

Developing NGSS Lessons for the Garden (Grades K-5)  March 16, 2019
Let’s apply the guiding principles of Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) to make our students the lead scientists in our garden lessons! We will explore strategies and tools for supporting students in constructing explanations, making arguments from evidence, and communicating information. Then we will apply these strategies to favorite, tried-and-true garden activities to enrich students' opportunities to engage in the meaningful work of earth and life scientists. This workshop is ideal for participants who have already attended the Intro to NGSS in the Garden Workshop or are otherwise familiar with NGSS. Graduate education units available.

$180/$200

 

Audience

Graduate Education CreditAnyone interested in teaching K-5 science in a garden.

Location and Cost Options

Life Lab's Garden Classroom on the UC Santa Cruz Campus 1 day: $180/$200 per participant - See more workshop dates
10% Early-Bird Registration Discount will be applied in check-out process for workshops registered 14 days prior to workshop start date. Santa Cruz County public educators receive substantial discounts! Learn more here.

or

Host this workshop at your school site - See pricing details

Key Workshop Components

Learn...

  • How to lead highly contextualized, engaging, hands-on science lessons outdoors
  • How to link garden activities to Next Generation Science Standards
  • How to use garden-based science lessons to reinforce Common Core Math and English Language Arts 

Take home ...

  • An activity packet full of garden-based, elementary science lessons cross-mapped to Next Generation Science, and Common Core Math and ELA Standards
  • Inspiration to use the garden as context for exploring earth and life science
  • Strategies for success from Life Lab and other educators engaged in this exciting work
  • Optional: 1 units of education credit per day from the University of the Pacific ($70/unit)

Participant Comments

"I am a scientist and have a Ph.D in molecular/microbiology, but I am a mom first. When I came to my son's 2nd grade class and found that the 'science' kids were doing consisted of making dinosaur dioramas, I knew the school needed to do more. I wanted elementary school students to be exposed to true, hands-on science. I chose Life Lab to fill the void because the science was sound. The Life Lab program provides true experiments for students and inspires in them a love of science."

– Volunteer Garden Coordinator near San Diego, CA

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All workshops require advanced registration and deposit.

To set up a workshop for your school site, please call Life Lab at (831) 459-2001 or email admin@lifelab.org

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