James Watson, Linus Pauling, and a Giant Beaver Walk into a Bar: Storytelling in Science Education

1 Hour Session
Friday Feb 15   10:45 AM to 11:45 AM (1 hour)
Division 3 - Grades 7-9Division 4 - Grades 10-12

What happens when you try to teach a dolphin English only to have it fall in love with you? What was the Spermist vs. Ovist feud all about? How can a story about the giant beaver help you to incorporate indigenous perspectives into your science classroom? 

If you teach 7-12 science, you will find find something new and interesting in Reuben's collection of humorous, strange, and thought provoking stories. He will discuss the importance of storytelling for relational teaching and share some of his favourite stories that you've likely never heard.

Many science teachers are nervous or unsure as to how to meet the new TQS requirements regarding incorporating indigenous knowledge. Reuben will illustrate how storytelling can be an easy and powerful way to bring history alive and bridge the gap between science and FNMI foundational knowledge.

Spruce Grove Composite High School
Science Teacher

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