NR.IF20.002OTH-SCI Grades 4, 5 & 6 Science Unit P.D. Day
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Grades 4, 5 & 6 Science Unit P.D. Day
Presented by: Ed Kusmirski & Jeffrey Newton
Thursday, September 26, 2019 | 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Session Location:
Lions Learning Centre 9625 Prairie Road, Grande Prairie, AB GET DIRECTIONS
About the Session:

The Northwest Regional Learning Consortium is partnering with Alberta Science Network (ASN) to bring a half day of Grade 4, 5 and 6 science PD to Grande Prairie and area teachers.

Join us for a combined two plus hours of science professional development covering two different science units per grade.The ASN Teacher Workshops program provides teachers with hands-on demonstrations and experiments that they can use in their classrooms. ASN focuses on the theory behind the science and gives teachers confidence and clarity in the subject matter. 

Grade 4 sessions will be presented in the morning and the Gr. 5 and Gr. 6 sessions will be presented in the afternoon according to the attached schedule.

Jeffrey Newton PhD., joins us from Edmonton and Ed Kusmirski P.Eng., from Calgary to individually present workshops on the various curriculum units. ASN’s Teacher Workshops program has been running since 1998 in Calgary and was introduced in Edmonton in 2015.

The program is popular and valuable especially to new teachers or teachers new to a grade level. ASN began partnering with Alberta Regional Professional Development Consortium since 2016 and run workshops around the province. 


Schedule – Thursday September 26th, 2019

 9.45am - 10.45am   

Grade 4: Plant Growth & Changes

 11.00am - 12.00am

Grade 4: Wheels & Levers / Simple Machines

 12.00 - 12.30  -  Lunch break

12.30pm - 1.45pm  

Grade 5: Electricity & Magnetism 

Grade 6: Evidence & Investigations

2.00pm - 3.00pm

Grade 5: Wetland Ecosystems

Grade 6: Air & Aerodynamics 


3.00pm - 3.20pm

Sky Science Demo: Earth / Moon Motion and Moon Phases


About the Presenter(s):
Ed Kusmirski

Ed Kusmirski is the Executive Director of ASN. He is a Professional Engineer and has been with the Alberta Science Network since 2009. Ed delivers classroom presentations and teacher workshops on a variety of elementary grade topics.

The Alberta Science Network has been providing science outreach to Alberta teachers and their students since 1991. Volunteer scientists, engineers and subject matter experts deliver curriculum linked classroom presentations and teacher professional development workshops subject only to volunteer availability.


Jeffrey Newton

Jeffrey Newton is the Programs Director at ASN. He is a Biologist and has been with Alberta Science Network since 2012. He delivers classroom presentations and teacher workshops on a variety of elementary grade topics.

Catering is not prepared in a nut/gluten-free environment.
Photography Release:
This is a public event with the likeliness of photo/video throughout the day. By attending, participants understand they may be captured in photo or video for future presentations or promotional material development. Please see conference hosts if you prefer to not be photographed.

Registration Fee:



Administrator/Administration, Learning Coaches/Accompagnateur pédagogique, Teachers/Enseignant

Grade Level:

4-6/4 à 6

Course Code:


Registration Notes:

This Learning Event includes Lunch

Alberta Science Network