Facilitated by state-approved Early Childhood Trainers, these workshops are designed to inspire confidence in exploring science topics in the early childhood classroom, and provide participants with a Continuing Education Certificate for 2 competency hours.
Competency 1: Child Growth, Development & Learning
Competency 5: Learning Environment & Curriculum Implementation
(You may choose one, or split the time among multiple competencies.)
Easy, Breezy: A Gust of Air of Air
Have you ever marveled at the air around you? Can you make a ball levitate? Can you make an egg jump from one container to the next? You'll experiment with the power of air as you discover how airplanes fly and birds soar. You'll also learn techniques for making and testing hot air balloons in the classroom!
Doorknobs & Broomsticks: Discovering Simple Machines
Compare and contrast conveyor belts, scissors, shovels, Ferris wheels, car jacks, and grasshopper legs. Learn to facilitate experiments with simple machines such as inclined planes, pulleys, levers, and screws to explore how simple machines in our everyday life make work easier.
Combining colors can yield surprising results. What happens when you mix pigments? What happens when you mix colored light? Learn to use chromatography to separate colors and find the hidden colors in everyday objects such as markers and coated candies.