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CSUEB Student teaches foundational science to visiting middle school students.

HOST Labs

The Hands-On Science Teaching Labs are designed to give undergraduate students direct experience teaching science by acting as "Science Guides" to visiting middle school students. Structured as a 2-credit course, Cal State East Bay students are given the opportunity to relearn fundamental science concepts in a lecture setting, followed by facilitation of hands-on demonstrations with middle school students from around the Bay Area in a full lab setting. Foundational science concepts are demonstrated in fun, engaging activities that promote students’ scientific thinking around inquiry-based lesson plans. HOST Labs supplies local middle school students with supplementary science education while also providing Cal State East Bay Science Guides the opportunity to explore teaching as a possible career path.

The HOST Labs are an initiative of the Integrated Middle School Science (IMSS) Partnership to involve undergraduate students in K-12 standards-based science instruction. The IMSS Partnership is funded as an MSP Targeted Math-Science Partnership by the National Science Foundation under grant number DUE-0962804 to California State University East Bay.

   

Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. The HOST Labs are also supported by the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation as part of their efforts to improve K-8 STEM Education.
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