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Episodes: 9

Length: 25 to 55 min.

Grade Levels:
Professional Development


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Episode Guide

1. Introduction — Provides an overview of the library.

2. Food for Thought — A fifth-grade class in Huntsville, Alabama explores food chemistry. (50 min.)

3. Completing the Circuit — A fourth-grade class in Castro Valley, California investigates electrical circuits. (50 min.)

4. All Sorts of Leaves — A first-grade class in Boynton Beach, Florida studies biodiversity by taking a close look at leaves. (50 min.)

5. Food for Thought: A Conversation About Teaching — Practicing teachers and science education professionals reflect on the issues raised in Food for Thought. (55 min.)

6. Completing the Circuit: A Conversation About Teaching — Practicing teachers and science education professionals reflect on the issues raised in Completing the Circuit. (55 min.)

7. All Sorts of Leaves: A Conversation About Teaching — Practicing teachers and science education professionals reflect on the issues raised in All Sorts of Leaves. (55 min.)

8. Teacher Workshop — Sixteen inservice teachers engage in professional development using Completing the Circuit. (40 min.)

9. Parents Open House — Teachers, parents and administrators discuss how different today’s classroom science looks from that of the past.           (25 min.)

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