Presenter: Comfort Ateh, PhD, Assistant Professor, PC
One of the conceptual shifts that teachers must make to effectively use the Next Generation Science Standards is to reflect real-world interconnections in science. Population education will facilitate this conceptual shift for you (teachers). It brings real-world interconnections in science to the classroom. The activities on population education engage students in various practices as they acquire knowledge in science. For example, in the activity “mining chocolate” students will gain the skills in constructing explanations and designing solutions as they explore the impact of human activities on the environment. Students will also learn core science ideas like interdependent relations in ecosystems.
During the workshop on population education, participants will be challenged to identify science core idea and practices within the activities that are relevant to their grade level standards. They will leave with FREE MATERIALS in hand that they can use right away with their own classes.