Institute for Educational Development

Making SCIENCE Fun and Engaging: Practical Strategies to Use Immediately (Grades K-6)

NEW Seminar Presented By
Brad Fulton

Outstanding Teacher, Author and National Presenter

Specifically Designed for K-6 Teachers and Administrators

  • Increase students' understanding of science with engaging, real-world projects, lessons and activities that incorporate the key scientific practices, crosscutting concepts and core ideas
  • Hands-on explorations that are low-cost and high-interest and can be used as is or easily adapted to fit with your science program and meet the needs of your students
  • Proven strategies and innovative ideas for making science engaging, empowering, educational, and EASY
  • Receive an extensive ELEMENTARY SCIENCE Resource Handbook filled with practical resources and outstanding ideas

Practical Strategies

How can you easily teach science without spending hours planning and finding resources that work? Join Brad Fulton in this NEW seminar and immerse yourself in these FUN and ENGAGING science lessons, activities and projects that you will be able to use immediately in your own classroom whether you have an adopted science program or not. Brad will show you how to unlock the scientific and engineering potential in your students and how easy it is to teach science using common, free or low-cost materials to create powerful and engaging lessons. Using his practical approach, you will discover quality lessons, labs and explorations you and your students will love.

Don't miss this action-packed day that will clearly outline a variety of approaches that inspire creativity and exploration through hands-on learning. You'll increase your students' engagement in the excitement of science, technology, engineering, and math.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Making Science Fun and Engaging
    Whether you have an adopted science program or not, how you can integrate easy and engaging lessons your students will love!
  2. Science Will be Their Favorite Time of Day … and Yours, Too!
    Numerous ideas and strategies to get your students engaged in science … Classroom-ready and student-friendly projects you can use immediately!
  3. Incorporate Crosscutting Concepts into Your Projects
    See how easy it is to teach and include the crosscutting concepts in your daily lessons and activities, and see how it increases students' learning
  4. Walk Away with Ready-for-Classroom-Use Science Activities
    You will leave with projects that you will want to use with your students right away … All have been student-proven and teacher-tested
  5. Differentiate Your Science Instruction so ALL Students Will Experience Success
    Practical strategies to differentiate your science instruction using easily understood adaptions … Learn how to adapt a single lesson to meet more students' learning needs
  6. Easy Ways to Incorporate Math
    Help your students see the relevance of math using data in grade-level appropriate ways … Strategies to develop students' skills in measurement and data collection, analysis and interpretation
  7. Get Even Your Most Reluctant or Struggling Learners Engaged in Science with Growth Mindset Strategies
    Hands-on projects and activities to motivate even struggling learners using growth mindset strategies … Engage ALL students in your science activities
  8. Get Your Students Thinking Like Scientists and Engineers
    Learn the six steps in Brad's "Science Learning Cycle" to get students thinking and asking the right questions
  9. Effective Student-Centered Inquiry Strategies
    Increase critical and high-level thinking skills … How you can incorporate problem solving that mirrors real-world experiences
  10. Free and Low-Cost Science Projects and Activities
    Implement a content-rich program and projects with limited resources … Make the most of what you already have and can easily get. You'll also receive an extensive resource handbook

Specific Topics

Here's what you'll learn:
  • Ready-to-use lessons, activities and projects to get students involved in science investigations and the engineering design process
  • A wealth of easy and engaging ideas and ready-to-use tools for strengthening your science program to make it come alive for you and your students
  • Classroom-ready and student-friendly science lessons that you can use immediately
  • Practical strategies for stimulating curiosity and encouraging creative thinking and problem solving
  • Exceptional resources for incorporating highly effective and authentic problem-solving challenges into existing curricular units
  • Links to dozens of lessons, online resources and templates that will simplify your transition to a fun-filled and educational science classroom
  • Realistic and doable strategies to incorporate the components of the STEM instructional cycle – research, design, build, test, evaluate, and improve
  • Grow your students' ability to think at high levels through intriguing lessons that promote wonder and reason
  • How to differentiate your science instruction using simple adaptions
  • Teach students to incorporate technology appropriately into their scientific work
  • Ideas to develop students' ability to communicate and discuss their ideas effectively
  • Outstanding, step-by-step examples of how to connect science to other learning goals you already teach
  • Dozens of useful and valuable classroom-ready ideas that will encourage and strengthen science inquiry through challenging and collaborative learning experiences
  • Receive a comprehensive and easy-to-use resource handbook to help you reach greater depth and engagement with better results in your science instruction

A Message from Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

I am really looking forward to spending a day sharing with you what I have found really works in the K-6 science classroom! As a fellow teacher, I have spent over 35 years searching for and creating the most powerful science activities and projects. And if you have any hesitancy about increasing hands-on experiences in your science curriculum, let me assure you that it will be much easier once you finish this seminar!

During this strategy-packed day, I will share numerous ready-to-use, classroom-proven activities and projects. My activities use easily available and inexpensive materials that don't take hours of planning or prep time. Helping students develop competency with the practices across the four core areas of science is at the heart of my instruction and has driven my work to create lessons that push students to think critically while collaborating in productive ways with their peers.

This is an exciting time in science for both teachers and students! I hope you will join me and your colleagues for a day filled with unique and creative ideas to make the most of your science instruction. Your students will be motivated, excited and ready to explore science and engineering and solve real-world problems!

Brad Fulton

P.S. Be prepared for a hands-on, interactive day that will leave you with practical strategies and ideas you can use immediately to increase the effectiveness of your science instruction.

Who Should Attend

K-6 Teachers and Administrators

Special Benefits of Attending

  1. Extensive ELEMENTARY SCIENCE Resource Handbook:
    Each participant will receive an extensive ELEMENTARY SCIENCE resource handbook specifically designed for this seminar. The handbook includes:
    • Ready-to-use lessons, activities and projects to get students involved in science investigations and the engineering design process
    • A wealth of ideas and ready-to-use tools for strengthening your science program to make it come alive for you and your students
    • Practical, doable strategies for successfully integrating the hands-on science into your instruction easily and effectively
    • Classroom-ready and student-friendly lessons that you can use immediately
    • Practical strategies for stimulating curiosity and encouraging creative thinking and problem solving
  2. Meet and Share:
    This seminar provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas with other educators interested in enhancing their Grades K-6 science programs.
  3. Consultation Available:
    Brad Fulton will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your own science program.
  4. Semester Credit Option:
    Brandman University Logo Graduate level professional development credit is available with an additional fee and completion of follow up practicum activities. Details for direct enrollment with Brandman University, part of the Chapman University system, will be available at the seminar.
  5. Meet Inservice Requirements:
    At the end of the program, each attendee will receive a certificate of participation that may be used to verify hours of participation in meeting continuing education requirements.