NMLSTA-Sponsored Session: Meet Me in the Middle Virtual
Share-a-Thon, Session 2
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:
Innovation in Biology
Eureka! Bioprospecting for
Presenter: Liz Martinez
Presenter: Libby Simpson
Opportunities and Resources
All Middle Level Educators!
Presenters: Anne Schoeffler and Edralin
Inspiring the Future of Aerospace
Ten STE(A)M Skills for
Presenters: Lydia Kidane
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.
Edralin Pagarigan (Golden Ring Middle School: Rosedale, MD), Lydia Kidane (Sustainable Forestry Initiative: Washington, DC), Jessica Kohout (Howard County Conservancy: Woodstock, MD), Liz Martinez (Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy: Escondido, CA), Libby Simpson (FIRST®: Manchester, NH), Anne Farley Schoeffler (Seton Catholic School: Hudson, OH), Melissa Sleeper (Storm Grove Middle School: Vero Beach, FL)
Presenter Materials for this Session:
(Materials are only accessible to NSTA Members)
Bioprospecting for Medicine - Coral Reef Locations Maps
Accompany student acitivity. Students determine who has rights to life on coral reef.
Bioprospecting for Medicine - Simulated Testing of Potential New Medicines
Accompany student activity. Students use simulated testing to identify if a medicine will go to the next level of development.
Bioprospecting for Medicine - Simulated Screening on New Medicine
Accompanies student activity. Students simulate screening of potential new medicines to determine if they will move on to the next phase of development.
Bioprospecting for Medicine - Teacher Pages
Teacher pages to support implementation of all activities within the unit.
Bioprospecting for Medicine - Student Pages
Student pages for activities in the Bioprospecting unit.
Innovation in Biology