Kansas middle school science educators spent the week at Fort Hays State University learning to incorporate engineering activities into their classrooms.
With funding from the Kansas NASA Space Grant, FHSU’s Science and Mathematics Education Institute organized and hosted a four-day summer workshop for a dozen teachers from all over Kansas. These teachers experienced various hands-on classroom activities designed to be adapted to any school or classroom science program.
Since the adoption of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), Kansas teachers are expected to incorporate more hands-on learning and engineering into their lessons. One of the main objectives of the NASA grant is to expand opportunities in science and engineering education, which aligns closely with the NGSS.
“We have an amazing venue for these teachers to explore and learn,” said Dr….