Energy Education & Technology Center
Educator Workshops
Month
Date
Upcoming Event
March
3/3/2020
4:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Take the Bristlebot Challenge (Grades 2-6)
Event is Full: Accepting Wait List Registrations
Expose young students to their first personal robot with an easy to design and build Bristlebot. Teachers will learn how to make connections with NGSS and Common Core and STEAM while having their students design and implement competition challenges using their Bristlebots. Each teacher will receive a classroom set of Bristlebot motors and instructions on how to acquire the materials for a class for under $20.
3/18/2020
4:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Crazy Electric Circuits with Legos (Grades 3-9)
Event is Full: Accepting Wait List Registrations
Electric Circuits are highly recommended for fourth grade teachers preparing for Next Generation Science Standards in electricity and electromagnetism. The easy to use crafting make-and-take projects support science and language arts while introducing students to electricity and electric circuits. Davin Bowker of the San Juan Unified School District will lead educators through activities where they will learn how to build and diagram circuits along with necessary to support NGSS. Teachers will receive a classroom Crazy Circuits Maker Space set and vehicle Legos.
April
4/1/2020
4:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Exploring Watershed Science & Interrelationships with Project WET (Grades 4-12)
How does one begin to manage a watershed? Join us for an evening exploring activities to engage students in the study of watersheds from techniques for delineating these features on maps to calculating the effects of changing land use patterns and understanding relationships in data used to monitor potential impacts to water quality. This interdisciplinary workshop experience will feature Project WET activities that integrate concepts and skills at the heart of Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards. Participants will receive a copy of each activity and a starter kit of materials for each activity we explore.
4/2/2020
4:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Exploring Water Systems, Technology and Career Opportunities with Project WET (Grades K-12)
Looking for a future career? Join us for an evening exploring activities to engage students in the study of potential future careers in the water sector from the urban water cycle to learning basic skills to interpret streamflow relationships. We’ll also look at water use technology through time and how study of the past can inform engineering of the future. This interdisciplinary workshop experience will feature Project WET activities that integrate concepts and skills at the heart of Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards. All participants will receive a starter kit of materials and copy of each activity we explore. Participants who have attended a previous SMUD Project WET workshop this school year will also receive a copy of Project WET Guide 2.0.