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Exploring Essential Elements with LSTA

About Essential Elements

The You Be The Chemist Essential Elements professional development workshops build educator confidence to teach hands-on science to students in grades K through 8. Furthermore, the workshops build connections among educators and chemistry professionals in communities to enhance instruction and elevate students’ career interests. To learn more, click here.

All workshop participants receive a customized CEF Periodic Table poster, and access to the You Be The Chemist Activity Guides – plus other giveaways!

Workshop Information:

Attendees at the LATM/LSTA Joint Conference will engage in components of the national Essential Elements workshop while exploring the 5E Learning Cycle.  This breakout session will allow teachers to see how to take basic elements of the workshop and expand them to include strong phenomena-based learning as well as engineering design.

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If you already attended an Essential Elements workshop you can find some great Educator Resources here.