Educator Excursion: DOW Chemical
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About the Event
PA SEED Ecosystem is proud to offer this Educator Excursion at DOW Chemical in Collegeville.
The day will begin with a presentation about the site businesses (Coatings, Personal Care, Construction Chemicals, etc.) and then tours from 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. through selected laboratories. It will be necessary for teachers to wear long pants and closed toe/closed heel shoes in these areas. Anyone who is not dressed properly will not be able to enter the research area. We will provide lab coats and safety glasses for everyone prior to the tours.
After the tours, the educators will have lunch with DOW STEM Ambassadors to continue their discussions about the work at DOW. Following lunch, there will be a STEM workshop that is aligned with the Chemical Educational Foundation (CEF) and called Essential Elements. This workshop is designed to assist K-8 educators - the "essential elements"� in education - in teaching chemistry concepts through hands-on learning and connecting those concepts to students' everyday lives. The workshop is based on the 5E learning cycle approach to teaching.