Life at the Seashore Educator Workshop: Grade 1 NGSS Workshop

Workshop | February 26 | 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. |  Seymour Marine Discovery Center

 100 McAllister Way, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

 Sarah Pedemonte, Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science

The Seymour Center invites you to dive in to Life at
the Seashore, a science unit developed by the MARE
program specifically for 1st grade teachers. Learn
how to incorporate the Next Generation Science
Standards (NGSS) into your classroom teaching from
Sarah Pedemonte of the MARE Program, part of UC
Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science.

Life at the Seashore is a new NGSS-designed unit
that addresses the science ideas of how plants and
animals use their external parts to help them survive,
grow, and meet their needs. In this workshop, teachers
will become familiar with the curriculum and how it
supports three-dimensional instruction. We’ll engage
in selected activities from the unit, then examine how
they build students’ conceptual understanding of the
content (Disciplinary Core Ideas) using Crosscutting
Concepts and Science and Engineering Practices.
We’ll reflect on how each of these aspects of science
is made explicit within the curriculum for both the
teacher and the students. We’ll also share strategies
for revisiting the ideas and practices throughout the
unit and even the school year. Life at the Seashore
also correlates with Common Core State Standards,
and is an excellent stand-alone unit or classroom
complement to the Seymour Center’s Awesome
Adaptations Discovery Lab.

This workshop includes an
electronic version of the unit in
Microsoft Word.

 Kevin Kedy, Youth Programs Manager, Seymour Marine Discovery Center, 100 McAllister Way, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, keedy@ucsc.edu, 510-642-5008