Hands-On Science Programs Teach Important Life Skills
What Has ANR Done?Brief updates and easy-to-use curriculum are shared through the monthly Hands-on Science Newsletter. Teacher workshops are also held annually, training classroom teachers in the science processes and inquiry approaches for delivering the hands-on curriculum. Science-based curriculum shared with classroom teachers include Earth Connections, 4-H Embryology...An Eggciting Adventure, Worms Recycle For Us, Water-Wise Guys, Primary Planters, PlacerGROWN Ag-tivities, and Bread & Little Hands. In-service and continuing education certificates are given to attending teachers. Teachers are also encouraged to participate in other extension sponsored educational activities.
Local Teachers Use Hands-On Science ActivitiesA total of 42,000 newsletters were distributed to elementary school teachers in Placer and Nevada Counties the past three years. Eight workshops were conducted for elementary school teachers. A total of 17,832 youth were group enrolled through these efforts. Classroom teachers report that students benefit from the hands-on/minds-on approach. They are more engaged in the learning and are more apt to extend their learning on a particular topic because of the experiential focus of the materials.
Supporting Unit:Placer-Nevada Counties
Sharon K. Junge, County Director
11477 E Ave
Auburn, CA 95603