Development of Standards-Based Physical Science Activities/Lesson Plans

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Program for

K12 Teacher

Experience Type

Teacher Professional Development


One-time experience


Chemistry and Biochemistry Outreach

We developed lesson plans that target specific concepts in the fifth grade physical sciences curriculum, and provide teachers with take-home materials and follow-up support in their classrooms from our UCSB Chemistry and Materials students. The modules generally consist of a series of hands-on experiments for students to try out themselves under the supervision of the teacher. The purpose of these kits is to give teachers the confidence to incorporate new, student initiated, exploratory activities into their curriculum, which support and/or go beyond required school standards.