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K-12 Teacher Lab and Field Externships
File Name externship.description.pdf
Data Type lesson plan
Computer Program Not specified
File Size 269.00 KB - 2 files [ pdf,docx ]
Expert Level Middle School (Grade 6-8)
Contributor Katharine W Huntington
Source Katharine Huntington, University of Washington
Resource Matrix Geological Time Scale
University researchers host K-12 teachers for field and/or lab "Externships" during the summer. Teachers fulfill professional development requirements and learn about research methods and findings through hands-on activities. Researchers practice explaining their science to a broad audience, and participants work together to design activities, projects or assignments for their students to enrich the classroom curriculum. The Externship model is easily adaptable for middle and high-school teachers, and a wide range of science topics. Example materials for high school teachers working with geologists studying paleoclimate and geochemistry is provided.
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