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Educator Workshops

For teachers, after-school providers and informal educators

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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. 

Teachers Eating Pizza: Tracking Sea Level Rise

Cost: Free
Date: October 2, 2019
Time: 5 p.m.
Where: Fleet Science Center
Recommended Grades: 3-8

Pair up your favorite slice with some space science! Experience a new Earth and Space Science activity, a live planetarium show and stargazing on the first Wednesday of each month.

Tracking Sea Level Rise: Explore natural and man-made causes for sea level rise using NASA satellite data.

REGISTER HERE (Opens August 15)

 


Educator Appreciation Night at the Fleet Science Center

Cost: Free
Date: October 10, 2019
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Where: Fleet Science Center

Educators are Ten out of Ten on 10/10 and Every Day!

We appreciate San Diego educators. We are opening our doors just for them on October 10, 2019.

Leave your adult responsibilities behind and bring out your science curiosity and sense of adventure for the Fleet’s newest exhibition, Pause|Play. Sample our new student planetarium program, enjoy light refreshments, engage with local scientists and engineers and create a take-home project in Studio X. Don't miss out on this chance to network with other local educators!

REGISTER HERE

 


Playground Science TK-5 Educator Workshop

Cost: Free
Date: October 12, 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.

REGISTER HERE

 


Picture Book Science: Animal Needs and Spatial Thinking

Cost: Free
Date: October 15, 16 or 17, 2019
Time: 5 p.m.
Where: Multiple Locations
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.

Animal Needs and Spatial Thinking : All animals need food and water for survival. Observe and explore the patterns behind animal survival while also developing student’s ability to think spatially about the environment around them.

Books include:

  • Lucy in the City: A Story About Developing Spatial Thinking Skills by Julie Dillemuth
  • Up, Down, and Around by Katherine Ayres

Three location options, same workshop. 

REGISTER HERE (OPENS AUGUST 15)

 


Teachers Eating Pizza: Understanding the Seasons

Cost: Free
Date: November 6, 2019
Time: 5 p.m.
Where: Fleet Science Center
Recommended Grades: 3-8

Pair up your favorite slice with some space science! Experience a new Earth and Space Science activity, a live planetarium show and stargazing on the first Wednesday of each month.

Understanding the Seasons: Dust off your classroom’s globe and add a few simple smartphone apps to analyze and interpret data related to seasonal changes. 

REGISTER HERE (Opens September 15)

 


Picture Book Science: Waterways and Landmasses

Cost: Free
Date: November 12, 13 or 14, 2019
Time: 5 p.m.
Where: Multiple Locations
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.

Waterways and Landmasses: How does water shape our landscape? Develop a basic model of the water cycle and represent the relationship between Earth’s land and water.

Books include:

  • All the Water in the World by George Ella Lyon
  • Landforms by William B Rice

Three location options, same workshop. 

REGISTER HERE (OPENS SEPTEMBER 15)

 


Teachers Eating Pizza: San Diego Air and Space Museum Tour

Cost: Free 
Date: December 4, 2019
Time: 5 p.m.
Where: Fleet Science Center
Recommended Grades: 3-8

Pair up your favorite slice with some space science! Experience a new Earth and Space Science activity, a live planetarium show and stargazing on the first Wednesday of each month.

San Diego Air and Space Museum Tour: Meet at the SD Air & Space Museum for a special tour of their space collection, including the iconic Apollo 9 Command Module. Walk over to the Fleet Science Center for the evening’s planetarium show and stargazing event. 

REGISTER HERE (OPENS OCTOBER 15)

 


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 

REGISTER HERE (OPENS OCTOBER 15)

 


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.

REGISTER HERE

 


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