LEARN, TEACH, EXPLORE
The Hands-On Science Teaching Labs are designed for undergraduate students to gain direct experience teaching science by acting as "Science Guides" to visiting students of grades four through eight. Structured as a 1-unit course, Cal State East Bay Concord Campus students have 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 supply 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.