Goal: Introduce teachers to an aspect of chemistry in their everyday life through a hands on, engaging, educational experiment that can be conducted in their own classrooms. Participants will compile their findings with others across the region and participate in drawing conclusions as part of a science community.
Who: Focus of workshop is on grades 4-9. Classroom teachers can bring the program to their school where students will be engaged as excited active participants, and all community members as supporters. We will partner with institutions across our region with expertise in the topic area, science education, or community outreach.
What: The experiment will focus on water chemistry, giving the opportunity for participants to observe variability across the region.
When: June 19th to June 22nd
Where: CMU Biological Station on Beaver island, Michigan se.cmich.edu/CMUBS
Why: In addition to engaging students, an additional goal is to engage the American Chemical Society (ACS) and the broader scientific community in implementing scalable community experiments that engage a large number of people with a manageable level of volunteer involvement.
** 18 SCECH’s can be obtained for participating in workshop