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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: Experimenting with Seeds and Plants

Cost: Free
Date: December 5, 2019
Time: 5 p.m.
Where: Fleet Science Center
Recommended Grades: TK-2

Integrate reading and science in an engaging, hands-on way. Each workshop pairs grade-appropriate picture books with 5E science investigations that can easily be replicated in the classroom.

Experimenting with Seeds and Plants: Blend science and fairytale with a picture book classic. Make observations and conduct an investigation to determine what plants need to grow big and strong.

Books include:

  • Jack and the Beanstalk (any version)
  • National Geographic Readers: Seed to Plant by Kristin Baird Rattini 



Playground Science TK-5 Educator Workshop

Cost: Free
Date: December 14, 2019
Time: 9 a.m.
Where: Fleet Science Center
Recommended Grades: TK-5

This Playground Science workshop supports K-5 educators in promoting science learning through playground equipment and physical play activities. Experiments and investigations in this workshop will be based around Pause|Play, the Fleet Science Center’s newest exhibition that puts a science spin on popular playground equipment and recreation activities.



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