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I am excited to offer free lectures and demonstrations for K-12 science or social studies classes. The following topics are available, and I encourage teachers to suggest ways to meld them with their lesson plans. If you're interested, email me at bowser@wadsworth.org.

Grades K-4

  • Undersea Creatures (slides; life on coral reefs)
  • Life in Antarctica (slides, specimens & equipment demo; from penguins to people)
  • Working Underwater (slides, equipment demo, diving stories, plus demonstrations of buoyancy)
  • Story Time (Reading children's science books authored by fellow scientist Brian Bett)

Grades 4-6

Modified to present some underlying principles of science:

  • Undersea Creatures (slides; life on coral reefs: environmental adaptations)
  • Life in Antarctica (slides, specimens & equipment demo; from penguins to people - how to survive the cold!)
  • Working Underwater (slides, equipment demo, diving stories, plus demonstrations of buoyancy)

Grades 6-9

Modified to present more detailed information and illustrating the integration of various scientific disciplines (biology, geology, oceanography):

  • Life in Antarctica (slides, specimens & equipment demo; from penguins to people - how to survive the cold!)

Grades 9-12

Modified to include underlying concepts, as well as information on career paths in science:

  • Working in Antarctica (slides, specimens & equipment demo)

Of interest to K-12 Teachers

  • Harnessing the passion for science: success strategies for high school research programs
  • Teachers in the Lab: Linking scientists with K-12 educators.