2021 Los Angeles Area Conference

December 9-11, 2021

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FILTERS APPLIED:9 - 12, Exhibitor Workshop, Environmental Science


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Who Is Baby Whale’s Father? DNA Fingerprinting Solves the Mystery!

Friday, December 10 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Los Angeles Convention Center - 409B

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Sponsoring Company: MiniOne Systems

Develop an understanding of gel electrophoresis and environmental science principles while helping a whale calf identify which whale is her father.

1. Learn how the MiniOne Electrophoresis System has made teaching DNA separation labs more teacher and student friendly; 2. See how you can affordably teach genetics labs that allow students to take ownership of every step from prep to analysis; and 3. Learn how hands-on labs can inspire students with real-world inquiry-based science.

Callen Hyland (Embi Tec: San Diego, CA)

BIOZONE Showcases Latest Titles: Print and Digital

Friday, December 10 • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Los Angeles Convention Center - 406B

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Sponsoring Company: BIOZONE International Ltd.

Hear about our superb new resources to support AP Biology, AP Environmental science, plus NGSS programs for biology, chemistry, physics, and Earth and space sciences.

1. Discover how the new titles have been structured to follow the latest CEDs; 2. Inquiry, case studies, and data analysis are used to develop enduring understanding of key concepts; and 3. Personal Progress Checks prepare students for the AP exam.

Scott Schultz (BIOZONE Corp.: Parker, CO)

Beyond Labz: Realistic Virtual Labs That Bridge the Gap Between Real Labs and Scientific Inquiry

Friday, December 10 • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Los Angeles Convention Center - 407

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Sponsoring Company: Beyond Labz

Built on a platform developed over 20 years, Beyond Labz creates an open-ended environment providing students the opportunity to experiment, practice, fail, discover, and learn.

1. Beyond Labz simplifies and reduces the cost and expertise needed to provide crucial laboratory experiences and practice for secondary and higher ed students; 2. Attendees will learn how the labs are used for pre- and post-lab experiences, credit recovery and lab make-up, student engagement in class, and meeting NGSS standards; and 3. Basic onboarding and startup instructions will be provided for drop-in solutions, and instructions for using some of the more sophisticated features will also be described.

Brian Woodfield (Brigham Young University: Provo, UT)

You 👏🏻  Better 👏🏻  Work 👏🏻—From Modeling to SuperModeling

Saturday, December 11 • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Los Angeles Convention Center - 153A/B

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Sponsoring Company: Savvas Learning Co.

From concrete to abstract—encourage students to revise working models to become “supermodels.” Join us for a hands-on activity and leave with tools for your grade level.

1. Gaining a better understanding of various types of models; 2. Using models to create an inclusive environment; and 3. Improving models as a means to authentically assess.

Julia Cook (Savvas Learning Co.: Paramus, NJ), Ruperto Gloria (Savvas Learning Co.: Paramus, NJ)

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