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 (Curriculum/Professional Development: 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:
(Please login with your NSTA account to view the materials)
Bioprospecting for Medicine - Coral Reef Locations Maps
Accompany student acitivity. Students determine who has rights to life on coral reef.
Bioprospecting for Medicine - Teacher Pages
Teacher pages to support implementation of all activities within the unit.
Innovation in Biology
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 - Student Pages
Student pages for activities in the Bioprospecting unit.
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.