NMLSTA-Sponsored Session: Meet Me in the Middle Virtual
Share-a-Thon, Session 3
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:
Telling Data Stories
Presenter: Loris Jean
AMS Project Atmosphere: Jet
Presenter: David Curry
3 Cs of Bridging
the Gap to Science Literacy
Presenters: Jennifer Ledbetter and Lisa
Stack the Deck
Greetings from Mars!
Science Simulations and Digital
Presenter: Stacy Thibodeaux
Presenter: Vanessa Ueltzen
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.
Loris Chen (Science Education Consultant: Fair Lawn, NJ), David Curry (Newtown Middle School: Newtown, PA), Jennifer Ledbetter (University School: Johnson City, TN), Lisa Reis (University School: Johnson City, TN), Liz Martinez (Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy: Escondido, CA), Melissa Sleeper (Storm Grove Middle School: Vero Beach, FL), Stacy Thibodeaux (Southside High School: Youngsville, LA), Vanessa Ueltzen (Walther Christian Academy: Melrose Park, IL)
Presenter Materials for this Session:
(Materials are only accessible to NSTA Members)
Science Simulations and Digital Notebooks
Jet Streams Activity
Full Jet Stream lesson PDF that can be copied for use in your classroom.
Stack the Deck - Ocean Currents Maps
Accompany student activity. Maps students use to help track the path of items spilled by a cargo ship to where they washed ashore.
Stack the Deck - Shipping Container Template
Template for making shipping containers that will be filled and used for simulated ocean journey.
Stack the Deck - Washed Ashore
Accompanies student activity. Shows items washed ashore from shipping containers that have fallen into the ocean. Students then trace the path from the point of the spill to where items wash ashore.
Stack the Deck - Whats Old is New
Accompanies student activity. Students repurpose a used shipping container. This PowerPoint shows examples of actual repurposed shipping containers.
Stack the Deck - Stuck in the Suez Canal
Video of young childern explaining their ideas as to how to free the Ever Given from the Suez Canal.
Stack the Deck - Graphics & Effects of COVID on Closing West Coast Ports
COVID has impacted supply chains. Article contains graphs and impact information about the impact of COVID from the slowing of and closing ports ion the West Coast.
Stack the Deck - Teacher Pages
May be used to assist in implementing the shipping unit.
Stack the Deck - Student Pages
Accompany Shipping Industry Unit.