Workshops, Institutes, and Courses
Using Museum Resources to Teach Evolution
March 27, 2013 - March 28, 2013
Work with AMNH educators and scientists to examine the evidence for evolution, the process of biological evolution, how we understand the planet’s biodiversity through the lens of evolution, and how teaching about evolution can be used to help students understand the nature of science.
This two-day course is designed to help middle and high school educators focus on what adults and students should know about the topic of biological evolution. Participants in this course will work with AMNH educators using museum exhibitions and resources to examine the cutting edge of evolutionary theory. A main focus will be the construction and interpretation of evolutionary tree diagrams using both morphological and genetic data. Examination of research on student misconceptions about evolution will strengthen understandings and abilities to teach about evolutionary processes. Teachers will receive digital and print resources to use for teaching in the classroom and in the Museum.
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April 15, 2014
This one day workshop for middle and high school teachers focuses on using the Guggenheim Hall of Minerals to understand the physical and chemical properties of minerals and investigate mineral forming environments.
April 15, 2014
In this one-day workshop, teachers will learn how scientists are collecting and analyzing molecular data to better understand big cats in their natural habitat and assess the state of the populations.
April 16, 2014
This one day workshop for middle and high school teachers focuses on using the Cullman Hall of the Universe to investigate the observable universe and understand the life cycle of stars.
April 16, 2014 - April 17, 2014
During this two-day workshop teachers will work to analyze and interpret data sets that indicate the location and frequency of earthquakes and tsunami hazards and identify patterns that allow for forecasts of the likelihood and locations of future events.
April 22, 2014
During this one day workshop for grades K-5 educators, participants will engage in pre-, during, and post-visit activities to learn how to prepare students for a museum learning experience related the upcoming special exhibit on Pterosaurs.
June 5, 2014
This professional day is geared for K-12 teachers who want to strengthen their ability to use Museum resources to teach science. Participants will have the opportunity to choose from a range of breakout sessions that will utilize the Museum’s digital, print, and exhibition resources to connect with the science curriculum in ways that are engaging for students.