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Educator Workshops

The Fleet Inquiry Institute is the educator professional development arm of the Fleet Science Center’s Education Department.  For additional information about current workshops please contact the Fleet Inquiry Institute at (619) 238-1233 x722 or by email.  

Book a Workshop

The Fleet Inquiry Institute offers educator professional development workshops at the Fleet Science Center, at schools and district offices and at community events. Workshops are offered any day of the week, including school breaks. Are you interested in booking a workshop for your team? Contact us by e-mail or visit the Educator Workshop Catalog for more information. 

Picture Book Science: Animal Groups: Herds, Prides and Flocks

Cost: $5
Date: May 9
Time: 5 - 6:30 p.m.
Where: Fleet Science Center
Suggested Grades: 3-5

Observe and learn about animals in groups and then study animal behavior. Students support an argument that some animals are better together.

Picture Book Science workshops encourage the integration of reading and science in an engaging way. Each workshop pairs a grade-appropriate fiction and/or non-fiction book with hands-on inquiry-driven science investigations that can be easily replicated in the classroom.

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Superpower Science

Cost: $5, includes film Superpower Dogs
Date: May 25
Time: 9:30 - 1:00 p.m.
Where: Fleet Science Center
Suggested Grades: Elementary

Develop and use models and follow the engineering design process to explore how our five senses give us our own unique set of superpowers. In this workshop, educators will:

  • Experiment with superhuman vision and depth perception.
  • Develop a model of the human tongue and taste sensitivity.
  • Make observations and draw models without the sense of sight. 
  • Engineer superpower ears.

This workshop includes a showing of the Fleet's newest film, Superpower Dogs.

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Picture Book Science: Move It! with Forces and Motion

Cost: $5
Date: May 23
Time: 5 - 6:30 p.m.
Where: Fleet Science Center
Suggested Grades: TK-2

Explore cause-and-effect relationships with forces such as pushes and pulls. Students use their knowledge to complete an engineering design challenge.

Picture Book Science workshops encourage the integration of reading and science in an engaging way. Each workshop pairs a grade-appropriate fiction and/or non-fiction book with hands-on inquiry-driven science investigations that can be easily replicated in the classroom.

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Teachers Eating Pizza – Classroom-ready air pressure experiments

Cost: Free 
Date: June 5, 2019
Time: 5–8 p.m.
Where: Fleet Science Center

No Bell Jar necessary! Discover ways to learn about air pressure using inexpensive materials.

 

Interested in adding new space science activities to your classroom? Curious about recent and upcoming astronomical events? This afterschool workshop introduces a new hands-on activity each month. Workshop participants have access to the 7 p.m. The Sky Tonight planetarium program.

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Picture Book Science: Candles and Combustion

Cost: $5
Date: June 6
Time: 5 - 6:30 p.m.
Where: Fleet Science Center
Suggested Grades: 3-5

Explore the chemical and physical changes when a candle is burned. Students elaborate on their understanding through a study on wildfires and fire prevention methods.

Picture Book Science workshops encourage the integration of reading and science in an engaging way. Each workshop pairs a grade-appropriate fiction and/or non-fiction book with hands-on inquiry-driven science investigations that can be easily replicated in the classroom.

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Picture Book Science: Robots!

Cost: $5
Date: June 20
Time: 5 - 6:30 p.m.
Where: Fleet Science Center
Suggested Grades: TK-2

What do robots do? Students mimic basic commands to understand how robots function and are then challenged to create a robot that solves a problem in their community.

Picture Book Science workshops encourage the integration of reading and science in an engaging way. Each workshop pairs a grade-appropriate fiction and/or non-fiction book with hands-on inquiry-driven science investigations that can be easily replicated in the classroom.

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Summer Inquiry Institute - June 2019

Dates: June 28-30
Time: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Where: Fleet Science Center
Suggested Grades: TK-12

The Summer Inquiry Institute is a three-day professional learning experience for educators in the San Diego area. Join your fellow teachers and experience inquiry as a learner, examine different approaches to hands-on learning, explore NGSS science and engineering practices (SEPs) through phenomena, engage in full scientific inquiry and consider ways to include inquiry in your own classroom.

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Summer Inquiry Institute - June 2019

Dates: July 1-3
Time: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Where: Fleet Science Center
Suggested Grades: TK-12

The Summer Inquiry Institute is a three-day professional learning experience for educators in the San Diego area. Join your fellow teachers and experience inquiry as a learner, examine different approaches to hands-on learning, explore NGSS science and engineering practices (SEPs) through phenomena, engage in full scientific inquiry and consider ways to include inquiry in your own classroom.

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Teaching Neuroscience and Human Physiology:
A Workshop with Backyard Brains (BYB)

Cost: Free with refundable deposit
Date: July 20
Time: 8:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Where: Fleet Science Center
Suggested Grades: 6-12

Thinking about including human physiology and neuroscience in your current life science, biology, anatomy and physiology, or AP biology course? Or perhaps you are thinking about starting a stand-alone Neuroscience course? Whichever it is, please join us for an all-day workshop featuring the unveiling of the second module of a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-supported Project-Based Neuroscience curriculum from Backyard Brains (BYB).

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About the Fleet Inquiry Institute

Since its inception in 2002 the Fleet Inquiry Institute has worked with over 14,000 educators in long-term, on-site and in-classroom professional development programs. We work with community partners to create and implement K-12 grade teacher professional development based on the process of science and learning science through inquiry.

 

 


Generously sponsored in part by

Bill Carley

Reuben H. Fleet Foundation Fund

Heller Foundation of San Diego