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Water's Extreme Journey, thru Apr 30

14 hours 7 sec ago
Become a raindrop and go on an interactive adventure through a water-cycle-themed maze. Have fun riding the Watershed Zip Line, walk through a giant wetland, and snap a pic of your family "swimming" with the dolphins—all while developing a deeper understanding of your place in the water ecosystem.
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Engage Students in FOSS Next Generation K-8 (NSTA), Mar 30

14 hours 7 sec ago
Join FOSS developers to learn about the FOSS Next Generation K–8 Program. We’ll introduce the instructional design, and illustrate how the system incorporates science-centered language development, notebooks, digital resources, formative assessments, and outdoor excursions into a coherent learning experience for students and teachers.
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Ten Minutes to Improving Science Achievement (NSTA), Mar 30

14 hours 7 sec ago
Hearing the word “assessment” can strike fear and trepidation into the hearts of both teachers and students.  Join FOSS developers to learn how assessment can be transformed into an integrated teaching tool that both teachers and students grades 3–8 can embrace to create a classroom culture that motivates effort and growth to improve student achievement.
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Model Elementary Science Implementation (NSTA), Mar 30

14 hours 7 sec ago
Hear from a panel of administrators and lead teachers about successful models for transforming instruction in elementary schools using science as the core. FOSS serves as the framework for the design of a science-centered curriculum for all students. Partnerships and professional development is part of the plan.
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Wave Properties and Information Transfer (NSTA), Mar 30

14 hours 7 sec ago
Engage in activities using lasers and optical fibers in the new FOSS Next Generation Waves Course for middle school. Explore properties of refraction and reflection that allow information transfer by fiber optic technology, and identify connections to the three dimensions of the NGSS. 
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Evolutionary Evidence in the Fossil Record (NSTA), Mar 30

14 hours 7 sec ago
What does the fossil record tell us about how life has changed over time? Explore evolutionary history through hands-on activities from the new FOSS Next Generation Heredity and Adaptation Course for middle school, and identify connections to the three dimensions of the NGSS.
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What to Look for in Physical Science Learning Progressions—Experience FOSS K–5 (NSTA), Mar 31

14 hours 7 sec ago
Are you looking for coherent curricular direction in your elementary science program? Join FOSS curriculum developers to investigate learning progressions in grades K–5 using physical science modules from the new FOSS Next Generation program. Find out about transitioning to the newly released FOSS program modules.
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What Does Argumentation Look Like in an Elementary Classroom? (NSTA), Mar 31

14 hours 7 sec ago
Join FOSS Next Generation Program developers to learn about science practices within the context of active investigations.  Experience analyzing and interpreting data, constructing explanations, and engaging in argumentation from evidence as tools to deepen student learning within a FOSS lesson. Find out about transitioning to FOSS Next Generation.
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What Does Conceptual Modeling Look Like in Grades K-5 Classrooms? (NSTA), Mar 31

14 hours 7 sec ago
Join FOSS Next Generation Program developers to explore how students construct models with about phenomena.  Experience active investigations from two different grade levels and create models about physical science concepts.  Find out how student models can be used to guide future instruction within the FOSS program.
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Developing Models for Sensory Receptors (NSTA), Mar 31

14 hours 7 sec ago
Why don't people with visual impairments use their knuckles to read Braille?  Use hands-on activities from the new FOSS Next Generation Human Systems Interactions Course for middle school to explore how touch receptors in the nervous system respond to mechanical inputs.  Identify connections to the three dimensions of the NGSS. 
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Identifying Energy Transfers in Motors and Generators (NSTA), Mar 31

14 hours 7 sec ago
Dissect a motor to identify its components and make claims about energy transfers in the new FOSS Next Generation Electromagnetic Force Course for middle school. Compare the motor components to those of a generator and consider sustainability of energy sources. Identify connections to the three dimensions of the NGSS.
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Spring Science Days 2017, Apr 1-9

14 hours 7 sec ago
Every day during Spring Science Days is an opportunity to learn something new about Earth’s oceans, lakes, rivers, and other waterways. Discover what it means to be part of the water ecosystem, and explore how you can help us protect this important resource.

Visit the deepest parts of the ocean during special screenings of James Cameron’s Deepsea Challenge 3D; learn how water has helped create the San Francisco Bay Area in our outdoor exhibit, Forces That Shape the Bay; and take on a giant, water-cycle themed maze in our featured exhibit, Water’s Extreme Journey.

Looking for even more science fun? All of our weekend programming will also be open all-week long, including the Ingenuity Lab, Animal Discovery Room, and our Planetarium.
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Critter Corner, thru May 27, 2017

14 hours 7 sec ago
What is it like to live underwater? How does it feel to warm yourself on a rock? Get an introduction to the living world by meeting small mammals, reptiles, and arthropods. In the Critter Corner, which is perfect for ages 8 and under, you can observe how animals move, feel, and eat. Read stories and role-play with toy animals and habitats so that you can better understand animal life.
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Reflecting on Practice Coaching Workshop, Apr 17-19

14 hours 7 sec ago
Are you interested in establishing a learning community among staff at your zoo, aquarium, museum, or park that enhances teaching practice and fosters the growth and development of people and their ideas? If so, then please join UC Berkeley's Lawrence Hall of Science and the California Academy of Sciences for a Coaching Workshop to learn about Reflecting on Practice (RoP™), a modular professional learning program for informal educators. RoP is a professional learning program developed at the Lawrence Hall of Science for educators in informal learning environments such as zoos, aquariums, museums, and nature centers and is currently used in over 50 institutions across the U.S. and Canada. This program introduces educators to the latest research on learning, and how this knowledge can contribute to their teaching practice.

Visit the California Academy of Science's registration page to learn more and apply.
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Celebrate Cal Day at the Hall, Apr 22

14 hours 7 sec ago
Join us at the Hall for our annual and free Cal Day event.

This year we are celebrating how we can improve the quality of life #InThisGen by helping to inspire and activate the next generation of science learners now. Visit us on campus to design a Campanile-inspired tower out of Keva® planks, then take UC Berkeley’s Hill Shuttle Service up to the Hall to enjoy free admission and share your love for science through art.

Special Cal Day activities include:

Science@Cal: Design a Tower
On the UC Berkeley Campus
9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

#YouthForScience
Look for locations at the Hall and around campus to write or draw a message, then share your voice and creations on social media with #YouthForScience.

Presentation by UC Professor John Chiang
An Exploration of the Global Climate: Past, Present, and Future
11:00 a.m. at Science on a Sphere®

Ingenuity Lab: Artbots
Experiment with engineering and motion as you design, build, and test LEGO® artbots.
11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

“B” is for Bear Pride Sale
Enjoy a 10% discount at the Discovery Corner Toy & Book Store on all items beginning with a "B"!
In the Discovery Corner Toy & Book Store
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Amgen Biotech Experience Summer PD Workshop, Jun 19-22

14 hours 7 sec ago
Our Summer Workshop will be held June 19-22, 2017, at the Lawrence Hall of Science in Berkeley. The ABE Complete Series will be covered (including protein purification). We welcome new and returning Amgen Biotech Experience high school teachers from the San Francisco Bay Area to join us for the training. To sign up, please complete the online registration form by Friday, June 2, 2017. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Maia Willcox: mwillcox@berkeley.edu or 510-643-3429).
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FOSS Next Generation New User Institute (K–5), Jun 27-28

14 hours 7 sec ago
The FOSS Project at the Lawrence Hall of Science, in cooperation with Delta Education, invites you and your science leadership team to experience the Next Generation of Active Learning by attending one of the FOSS K-5 Next Generation Summer Institute for New Users sessions.

In order to accommodate your schedule, we are offering this institute at two different times.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 – Wednesday, June 28, 2017
OR
Thursday, June 29, 2017 – Friday, June 30, 2017

Topics of discussion will include:
• How FOSS addresses the three dimensions of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
• Effective implementation strategies for new users and those using previous editions
• Student engagement in scientific and engineering practices through first-hand investigations
• Overview of the new and revised components

Who should attend?
The institute is designed for administrators, science curriculum coordinators, lead elementary teachers, and professional developers interested in starting to implement FOSS Next Generation in the 2017-18 school year. Teams of 2-4 people from schools and districts are encouraged to register and will receive priority.

Flyer: http://tiny.cc/kk7tjy
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FOSS Next Generation New User Institute (K–5), Jun 29-30

14 hours 7 sec ago
The FOSS Project at the Lawrence Hall of Science, in cooperation with Delta Education, invites you and your science leadership team to experience the Next Generation of Active Learning by attending one of the FOSS K-5 Next Generation Summer Institute for New Users sessions.

In order to accommodate your schedule, we are offering this institute at two different times.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 – Wednesday, June 28, 2017
OR
Thursday, June 29, 2017 – Friday, June 30, 2017

Topics of discussion will include:
• How FOSS addresses the three dimensions of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
• Effective implementation strategies for new users and those using previous editions
• Student engagement in scientific and engineering practices through first-hand investigations
• Overview of the new and revised components

Who should attend?
The institute is designed for administrators, science curriculum coordinators, lead elementary teachers, and professional developers interested in starting to implement FOSS Next Generation in the 2017-18 school year. Teams of 2-4 people from schools and districts are encouraged to register and will receive priority.

Flyer: http://tiny.cc/kk7tjy
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FOSS Next Generation and the CA Framework (CA Users), Jul 25

14 hours 7 sec ago
Join the FOSS developers at the Lawrence Hall of Science to experience how to meet the expectations of the new CA Science Framework and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). We will share strategies and tools to help K-5 educators engage students with phenomena through three-dimensional learning, CA Environmental Principles and Concepts, ELA and ELD standards, and formative assessment using FOSS Next Generation for California users. We encourage school teams, administrators and specialists to participate.

On this day:

• Experience FOSS Next Generation instructional segments investigating phenomena
• Gain an understanding of the CA Framework focusing on instructional strategies and access and equity
• Learn three-dimensional teaching strategies

Flier: http://tiny.cc/snz4iy

Refreshments and lunch included. Each participant will receive one teacher toolkit.

This workshop is co-sponsored by the Lawrence Hall of Science and Delta Education.
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Integrating the Curriculum with FOSS Next Generation (CA Users), Jul 26

14 hours 7 sec ago
Join the FOSS developers at the Lawrence Hall of Science to experience how to meet the expectations of the new CA Science Framework and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). We will share strategies and tools to help K-5 educators engage students with phenomena through three-dimensional learning, CA Environmental Principles and Concepts, ELA and ELD standards, and formative assessment using FOSS Next Generation for California users. We encourage school teams, administrators and specialists to participate.

On this day:

• Experience taking FOSS outdoors with connections to the Environmental Principles & Concepts
• Incorporate sense-making using science and engineering practices and crosscutting concepts
• Use science to strengthen connections to literacy, math and ELD

Flier: http://tiny.cc/snz4iy

Refreshments and lunch included. Each participant will receive one teacher toolkit.

This workshop is co-sponsored by the Lawrence Hall of Science and Delta Education.
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