Get fresh ideas for teaching strategies and activities! Explora’s two-hour workshops immerse participants in thought-provoking science-rich experiences that equip educators with resources and ideas. These workshops embrace an inquiry approach to learning, involve participants in fun, active exploration of physical materials, and foster 21st Century Skills: critical thinking, cooperative learning, creativity, communication, and innovation. Workshops can also be customized to meet your staff’s needs.
Spend 5 hours learning to use and program your own Makey Makey® device in this fun and engaging workshop. The Makey Makey® device is an electronic invention tool that can get your students interested and comfortable with trying new technology. Beginners and experts can animate all kinds of objects and do amazing projects in art, engineering, and more, such as making a banana piano or a dance competition game!
This workshop is designed for K-12 educators and afterschool professionals who are engaged in teaching STEM education. Participants will need to bring their own laptops (must have USB port), their charging cable, and their own sack lunch.
Learn more about Makey Makey® – www.makeymakey.com
Cost $75. Includes a Makey Makey®
(retail value of $49.95)
Friday, October 13, 2017, 8:30am -3pm
Saturday, November 4, 2017, 8:30am -3pm
Reservations Office: 505-224-8341
Para información en español, llame al 505-224-8323.
Experience firsthand the motivation and curiosity generated by discrepant events–events that challenge our everyday assumptions and create doubt that leads to curiosity and investigation.
What is inquiry, really? Spark your students’ desire to know and understand by creating problem-solving situations in which students interact with, explore, and manipulate their environment. We’ll discuss and practice the roles of questions, suggestions, and inference in inquiry, and we’ll model how teachers can integrate inquiry into existing curriculum.
Pursuing our own curiosity is at the heart of learning and being human, and being able to skillfully facilitate students’ scientific investigation is vital to developing 21st Century Skills. Through the use of suggestion, tools, and questions, participants will experience the power of the inquiry process.
The key to a successful science fair project is combining the correct use of scientific practice with an innovative idea. This workshop provides you with the skills and tools to help your students ask great questions, make predictions, and design and execute the type of projects that judges are looking for: those that showcase a student’s ability to independently conduct and communicate original and meaningful science or engineering research.
Workshops focused on exploring specific content areas using an inquiry-based approach are available. Contact us for details.
Register online or call the Reservations office: 505-224-8341
Para información en español, llame al 505-224-8323
Mon-Sat: 10 am – 6 pm Sun: 12 pm – 6 pm
Closed on Jan. 1, July 4, the week after Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Dec. 25. We close at 2 pm on Dec. 24 and 31.
1701 Mountain Road NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
Explora Members: Free
Children (under age 1): Free
Children (ages 1-11): $4
Adults (ages 12-64): $8
Seniors (age 65+, with ID): $5
Students or Military (with ID): $5
Groups: Reservations Required
Please contact us if you require special assistance.
Explora is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, and all purchases at our store are always tax-free.
Proceeds from your purchases at Ideas, the store at Explora, help fund our programs and exhibits.