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Educator Workshops

The Fleet Inquiry Institute is the educator professional development arm of the Fleet Science Center’s Education Department.  For additional information about current workshops please contact the Fleet Inquiry Institute at (619) 238-1233 x722 or by email.  

Book a Workshop

The Fleet Inquiry Institute offers educator professional development workshops at the Fleet Science Center, at schools and district offices and at community events. Workshops are offered any day of the week, including school breaks. Are you interested in booking a workshop for your team? Contact us by e-mail or visit the Educator Workshop Catalog for more information. 

Picture Book Science: From Whirlybirds to Trees

Cost: $5
Date: January 24
Time: 5 - 6:30 p.m.
Where: Fleet Science Center
Suggested Grades: 3-5

Explore and experiment with seed dispersal and learn how a tiny seed becomes a big tree.

Picture Book Science workshops encourage the integration of reading and science in an engaging way. Each workshop pairs a grade-appropriate fiction and/or non-fiction book with hands-on inquiry-driven science investigations that can be easily replicated in the classroom.

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Picture Book Science: Robots and Roly Polies

Cost: $5
Date: January 31
Time: 5 - 6:30 p.m.
Where: Fleet Science Center
Suggested Grades: TK-2

What's under that rock? Discover some common playground creatures and learn how those creatures are similar and different from us.

Picture Book Science workshops encourage the integration of reading and science in an engaging way. Each workshop pairs a grade-appropriate fiction and/or non-fiction book with hands-on inquiry-driven science investigations that can be easily replicated in the classroom.

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Teachers Eating Pizza – NASA Technology in Civilian Life

Cost: Free 
Date: February 6, 2019
Time: 5–8 p.m.
Where: Fleet Science Center

Explore and experiment with materials made for space.

 

Interested in adding new space science activities to your classroom? Curious about recent and upcoming astronomical events? This afterschool workshop introduces a new hands-on activity each month. Workshop participants have access to the 7 p.m. The Sky Tonight planetarium program.

Click below for more information and additional monthly themes. 

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Picture Book Science: Exploring the Ocean Floor

Cost: $5
Date: February 7
Time: 5 - 6:30 p.m.
Where: Fleet Science Center
Suggested Grades: 3-5

Discover mountains and valleys--under the ocean! Learn how scientists map the bottom of the sea through a hands-on investigation.

Picture Book Science workshops encourage the integration of reading and science in an engaging way. Each workshop pairs a grade-appropriate fiction and/or non-fiction book with hands-on inquiry-driven science investigations that can be easily replicated in the classroom.

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Picture Book Science: Engineering a Pollinator

Cost: $5
Date: February 28
Time: 5 - 6:30 p.m.
Where: Fleet Science Center
Suggested Grades: TK-2

Use the Engineering Design Process to discover what a pollinator is and how it pollinates.

Picture Book Science workshops encourage the integration of reading and science in an engaging way. Each workshop pairs a grade-appropriate fiction and/or non-fiction book with hands-on inquiry-driven science investigations that can be easily replicated in the classroom.

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Teachers Eating Pizza – Reinvent the Wheel

Cost: Free 
Date: March 6, 2019
Time: 5–8 p.m.
Where: Fleet Science Center

Design and test rover wheels suitable for out-of-this-world terrain.

 

Interested in adding new space science activities to your classroom? Curious about recent and upcoming astronomical events? This afterschool workshop introduces a new hands-on activity each month. Workshop participants have access to the 7 p.m. The Sky Tonight planetarium program.

Click below for more information and additional monthly themes. 

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SAVE THE DATE: Pause|Play Open House

Date: March 8
Time: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Where: Fleet Science Center
Suggested Grades: TK-12

 

Explore the Fleet Science Center's newest exhibition, Pause|Play. Registration is free and includes complimentary food and fun activities.

REGISTRATION COMING SOON

 


Make, Take and Teach: Smartphone Microscope

Cost: $15 
Date: March 30, 2019
Time: 9–11 a.m.
Where: Fleet Science Center

Use your smartphone in video or picture mode to capture extreme detail with this smart phone microscope stand. Workshop includes microscope stand and sample material for your first observation!.

 

Tired of leaving workshops with a mind full of ideas but empty hands? Make, Take and Teach workshops provide project materials that educators can take back to their classroom.

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Teachers Eating Pizza – The Water Cycle, In Space

Cost: Free 
Date: April 3, 2019
Time: 5–8 p.m.
Where: Fleet Science Center

Track the journey of water on the International Space Station and compare how the water cycle in space is similar and different than the water cycle on Earth.

 

Interested in adding new space science activities to your classroom? Curious about recent and upcoming astronomical events? This afterschool workshop introduces a new hands-on activity each month. Workshop participants have access to the 7 p.m. The Sky Tonight planetarium program.

Click below for more information and additional monthly themes. 

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Teachers Eating Pizza – Newton's Third Law of Motion and Alka-Seltzer rockets

Cost: Free 
Date: May 1, 2019
Time: 5–8 p.m.
Where: Fleet Science Center

Blend physical science and space science in this explosive workshop.

 

Interested in adding new space science activities to your classroom? Curious about recent and upcoming astronomical events? This afterschool workshop introduces a new hands-on activity each month. Workshop participants have access to the 7 p.m. The Sky Tonight planetarium program.

Click below for more information and additional monthly themes. 

MORE INFORMATION & REGISTRATION

 


Teachers Eating Pizza – Classroom-ready air pressure experiments

Cost: Free 
Date: June 5, 2019
Time: 5–8 p.m.
Where: Fleet Science Center

No Bell Jar necessary! Discover ways to learn about air pressure using inexpensive materials.

 

Interested in adding new space science activities to your classroom? Curious about recent and upcoming astronomical events? This afterschool workshop introduces a new hands-on activity each month. Workshop participants have access to the 7 p.m. The Sky Tonight planetarium program.

Click below for more information and additional monthly themes. 

MORE INFORMATION & REGISTRATION

 


About the Fleet Inquiry Institute

Since its inception in 2002 the Fleet Inquiry Institute has worked with over 14,000 educators in long-term, on-site and in-classroom professional development programs. We work with community partners to create and implement K-12 grade teacher professional development based on the process of science and learning science through inquiry.

 

 


Generously sponsored in part by

Heller Foundation of San Diego Bill Carley