NMLSTA-Sponsored Session: Meet Me in the Middle Virtual
Share-a-Thon, Session 1
Join us for a variety of short, modified Pecha
Kucha–style presentations, after which the presenters will be available for
questions and further discussion.
The presentations included in this session are:
EarthKAM: Have Your Students Take Photos from
Presenter: David Curry
Presenters: Nicole Green and
Physics on the Cheap
Life: Virtually Teaching The Greatest Story Ever Told—Evolution of the Animal
Kingdom on Planet Earth
Presenter: Alison Betz Seymour
Parent/Family Involvement in Science: Why It's Important and How to
Make It Work
Presenter: Jessica VanValkenburg
Teaching the Engineering Design Process Through Urban
Presenters: Elizabeth Weissman and Rebecca
Moderator: Mary Lou Lipscomb
Note: This session involves Breakout Rooms. In order to participate,
you must have the latest version of Zoom downloaded to your computer. Before
accessing our Zoom platform, please visit Zoom.us/download, click on Download, and
then click on Execute file to initialize.
Takeaways: 1. Discover a variety lessons, units, professional development opportunities, and resources for hybrid or virtual instruction; 2. Learn ways to engage middle level students in exciting inquiry learning; and 3. Become aware of ways to involve parents and/or community in science.
Denise Ryan (Shape of Life: Capitola, CA), David Curry (Newtown Middle School: Newtown, PA), Nicole Green (Animalearn: Jenkintown, PA), Bailee Henderson (Animalearn: , United States), Shannon Hudson (Crawfordsville Middle School: Crawfordsville, IN), Alison Betz Seymour (Science Educator and Communicator: Scottsdale, AZ), Jessica VanValkenburgh (Columbus State University: Columbus, GA), Elizabeth Weissman (The Ramaz School: New York, NY)
Presenter Materials for this Session:
(Please login with your NSTA account to view the materials)
Link to additional EarthKAM Resources
Useful documents to use when getting started with NASA's EarthKAM
EarthKAM User Guide
Everything you need to know so that you can have your students remotely control a camera on the International Space Station.