How Do You Illuminate Student Thinking and Spark Interest?

Incorporate Hands-On Experiences

Illuminating Student Thinking and Sparking Interest

How do puppeteers use light to tell stories in Indonesia? And how could light have affected the disappearance of Amelia Earhart? Join us as we investigate the concept of light to uncover how hands-on experiences in PhD Science® enable students to build knowledge across grade levels.

Participants will

  • see how introducing students to new concepts through engaging activities allows them to observe, wonder, and then investigate and deeply understand phenomena,
  • explore how hands-on experiences and other modes of discovery enable students to engage in the science and engineering practices (SEP), and
  • understand how planning and carrying out investigations allow students to gather personally meaningful evidence to support their scientific explanations.



This session is the second in our four-part Diving in to a Phenomenal Learning Experience For Elementary Science Students webinar series. Click the links below to view the other sessions in the series.

How Do You Build Knowledge? Teach Phenomenon-Driven Storylines

How Do You Reinforce English Language Arts Skills in Science? Make Cross-Curricular Connections

How Can You Foster a Collaborative Science Learning Environment? Explore Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) and Academic Learning in Science



Koi Beard
Koi Beard

Implementation Support Specialist, Science
Great Minds

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