Thursday, May 29th
Join Exploratorium Teacher-in-Residence Tammy Cook-Endres and Helix educators as we dive deep into the circulatory and respiratory systems and learn how they work together to help us do what we do. Listen to your heartbeat, measure your own carbon dioxide and oxygen levels, and take a first hand look at how the hear and lungs connect together as you dissect along with us!
Tammy Cook-Endres is a Teacher-in-Residence, Life Science in the Exploratorium’s Teacher Institute. Her primary role is to train and support coaches and mentors who work with novice science teachers in their first two years in the classroom and to develop life science content for teachers. A science educator for eighteen years, Tammy has taught elementary and middle school and has mentored and coached novice science teachers through programs such as Peninsula Bridge, Breakthrough San Francisco, and the Exploratorium’s New Science Teacher Program. She earned her Biology degree at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and her Masters in Science Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. A National Board Certified Teacher in Early Adolescent Science, she is passionate about crafting learning opportunities for all students that ignite a love of science.