Science Partners in K-12 Education (SPIKE)

The SPIKE Program:

  • Supports teachers in addressing science standards
  • Supports the teaching of hands-on science activities in the classroom
  • Provides college role models for K-8 students
  • Allows SFSU science students to revisit and apply their science content knowledge by sharing it with K-8 teachers and their students in the classroom

For SFSU science students, the Science Partners in K-8 Education Program is a cross-listed course that will be offered as Science 652/Biology 652 this fall. Students will learn how to develop biology and physical science lessons and get practice teaching them.

Who are the partnership teams?

Partnership Teams consists of two elementary or middle science teachers from a single school site, their students, and two science students from SFSU.

When does this happen?

The semester-long Science Partners in K-8 Education repeats each Fall. Partner teams with two K-8 teachers and two SFSU scientists co-plan & co-teach 6 science lessons together over the course of the semester.

Get Involved: Teachers

Get Involved: SFSU Students – Deadline closed