K12 science

This 1.5 hour workshop will introduce you to strategies for engaging and educating a K-12 audience, and give you hands-on experience preparing an activity to do with students. K-12 students are high-energy, interactive, and a forgiving audience to hone your communication skills. During the workshop you will practice simplifying science concepts to align with student experiences and get a chance to design a hands-on activity using low-cost, reusable materials.

Claire Spafford is the Science Educator at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging.

Claire has an M.S. in Geology and an M.A. in Educational Studies, and is motivated by sharing the explanatory power of science with all learners. She has years of experience teaching workshops and designing curriculum in museum settings.