Developing Science Lessons for Adult Learners

Activity Title: Developing Science Lessons for Adult Learners

What is the activity type? Discussion

Date: September 3-4, 2019

Time: Ongoing


The LINCS Community Science Group will host a discussion on designing and delivering lessons for adult education learners.


The discussion will occur in the Science Group on Tuesday, September 3rd and Wednesday, September 4th.


The LINCS Science Group.


Join the LINCS Science Group for a discussion on presenting and designing science lessons for adult learners. In this two-day discussion, participants will explore the use of inquiry-based science lessons for facilitating learning and stimulating student interest. They also will examine the application of scientific concepts to a real-life scenario involving a rare disease.

Out of these conversations, participants will be encouraged to try this lesson in their classroom and report back to the CoP with insight into how things went, examination of what worked/what didn’t, and how they integrated the activity into their class time.

Target Audience(s)

Adult education instructors

Target Population(s)

Adult Basic Education Learners and Adult Secondary Education Learners


Heidi Schuler-Jones is an adult educator and curriculum developer who facilitates LINCS math and science training such as Open Educational Resources (OER) and Teaching Excellence in Adult Education (TEAL). She is a LINCS National Trainer and a member of the Adult Numeracy Network (ANN).


Brooke Istas, moderator of the Science Group

Featured Resources

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Curriculum Supplements

Rare Diseases and Scientific Inquiry

Massachusetts Adult Basic Education Science Curriculum Framework: Life Science Strand


Participants can explore the resources mentioned above and think of questions they may have on the resources.

Participation Instructions

To participate in this activity, attendees must be a member of the LINCS Community and a member of a host group. (Current Community and group members can simply log in to their account.)

To participate:

1. Join the LINCS Community

2. Join the LINCS host groups:

3. Access the group’s discussion thread:

Participants requiring special accommodations can call 301-828-1526 or email Stephen Coleman 7-10 days in advance. We will do our best to assist you.

Post Activity/Follow-up Materials

A summary of the interview, as well as any follow-up materials, will be posted in the online discussion post-activity thread after the interview concludes.

The LINCS Team