Boston Energy in Science Teaching

Sunday, 16 February 2014
Comiskey (Hyatt Regency Chicago)
Robert F. Chen , University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, MA
The Boston Energy in Science Teaching (BEST) program examines energy as a cross-cutting concept at the University and K-12 levels. UMassBoston faculty from different science departments use energy as a common theme to discuss teaching and learning at lunchtime gatherings. K-12 teachers use energy to make connections across scientific disciplines and grade bands. Energy proves to be a powerful tool to cross traditional disciplinary silos and support the teaching and learning of science.