Science Boot Camp – Teachers get a lesson in making learning fun
FALL IN! That’s what 99 elementary teachers did as they “reported for duty” at the Hands-on Science Boot Camp in Denver. The purpose… to explore new and creative science integration strategies for making science education come alive in their classrooms. Named “Operation Just Do Science,” the intensive two-day, hands-on science training targeted early childhood through third grade teachers who wanted to make science more fun and meaningful in this classrooms. Okay, so that’s what the official “press release” said. Here’s the real scoop. Ninety-nine of the top elementary teachers in the country devoted part of their summer vacation to learn how to be better science teachers. Why? These teachers understand that we’re in a science education crisis and they’re making a difference. The Hands-on Science Boot Camp focused on strategies for integrating the teaching of science with other core curriculum areas such as reading, writing and math.