Colorado Science Conference: November 21, 2014

Little Shop of Physics presented a workshop called Kinesthetic Activities for Teaching Abstract Concepts at the Colorado Science Conference For Professional Development (CSC) to approximately 50 teachers in two sessions. The CSC is held annually in November at the Denver Merchandise Mart, and is attended by hundreds of K-12 teachers and presenters from all over Colorado.

Tug of War -- CSC IMG_8257

Activities included:

We emphasized that Kinesthetic Activities are a great way for students to learn and retain abstract concepts, such as things too small or large to actually visualize (think molecules and galaxies). Teachers were encourages to create their own kinesthetic activities for teaching different topics based on what they learned.

Photos from the workshops can me found here and a complete list of activities can be found here.