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STEM Video Challenge Series: We've created a series of video challenges related to S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) learning. Each short video focuses on a specific concept.
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Bringing inquiry-based learning into the classroom
WHO: K - 5 teachers
WHEN: Friday, March 17, 2017, 8:15am-3:30pm
FEE: 15 Free spots for Strafford County teachers, $50 others
8:15: Arrival - Coffee
8:30-11:30am: Workshop Session 1
11:30am-12:30pm: Lunch on your own - lots of restaurants nearby!
12:30-3:30pm: Workshop Session 2
Inquiry-based learning is centered around the goal of bringing an authentic, exciting experience to students - giving students opportunities for discovery and hands-on play that will foster their natural curiosity and critical thinking skills. But what does inquiry-based learning really look like in practice? In this workshop led by Museum STEAM Coordinator Sarah Terry, teachers will get the chance to experience the fun of an inquiry-based activity first hand, as we take a look at what makes a successful lesson, and how to provide the right level of guidance to keep students invested and engaged.
Michael Briggs, Physics Professor at UNH, will lead a hands-on workshop focusing on inquiry-based science experiments, engineering challenges, project-based learning, and other activities to foster critical thinking skills. Teachers will perform experiments and other activities themselves, with follow-up discussion about concerns they may have, or ideas for other activities in other subject areas.
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Free Downloadable Resources
RIVERS: Bringing New Hampshire to Life
Natural Science & New Hampshire History Curriculum
Download our comprehensive Rivers Curriculum Guide to use with in your classroom at no cost! Our Education Department created this resource for teachers with generous support from the Roger R. and Theresa S. Thompson Endowment Fund.
STEM Video Challenge Series
The Education Department of the Children's Museum of New Hampshire is producing a series of video challenges related to STEM learning, as a free resource for educators. Each short video focuses on a specific concept and invites students to watch and try out their own ideas in the classroom or on their own. Be watching for new vides on our YouTube channel!
Forces & Motion
In this STEM Challenge, we use the test track in our Thinkering Lab exhibit to learn about force, motion, inclined planes and wheels!
How do machines and vehicles react on different surface conditions?
What if we change the size of the wheels?
What if our surface is flat vs. an inclined plane?
Intended for Grades K-4
The Physics of Flight
In this STEM Challenge, we use our 40-foot Build It, Fly It exhibit to learn about the physics of flight!
Which shapes are the most aerodynamic?
Why are some animals and modes of transportation more aerodynamic than others?
Using this knowledge, can you create a design that you think would work best for launching and flying?
Intended for Grades K-3
Introduction to Scientific Inquiry
Are you ready to tackle the process of Scientific Inquiry?!
Follow Meredith, CMNH Lead Educator, and her friends on a journey throughout the Children's Museum of New Hampshire to learn the steps of the inquiry process!
What do rubber boots, ice cream and unicorns have to do with Scientific Inquiry? You're about to find out!
Intended for Grades K-5