NSTA Engage: Spring21

May 12-8, 2021

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STEM and Bloom: Hybrid Explorations for Early Childhood

Tuesday, April 13 • 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM


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NSTA STEM and Bloom.pptx.pdf
Gardening as engineering; early childhood approaches and ideas

STRAND: Integrating Science and Literacy

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STEM in early childhood is challenging…and more so in a hybrid environment. Come play and explore a progressive series of STEM experiences.

To best enjoy this session, have the following items ready:

  • an eye dropper
  • water in two small cups
  • wax paper or sheet protector
  • some dark flower petals
  • a little vinegar and baking soda solution
  • a regular water bottle
  • a teaspoon of dirt

TAKEAWAYS:
1. STEM habits of mind are the goal in early childhood; 2. A great STEM curriculum is progressive and fun; and 3. STEM experiences can be shared using hybrid technologies.

SPEAKERS:
Juliana Texley (Lesley University: Cambridge, MA), Ruth Ruud (Cleveland State University: Cleveland, OH)

Supporting Educator Understanding of the NGSS Three Dimensions of Learning While Engaging Elementary Students in Engineering Design and Design Thinking

Tuesday, April 13 • 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM

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Learn to access hundreds of free hands-on engineering design activities that exemplify the interconnected three-dimensional elements of K–5 science learning.

For this beginner-level hands-on activity, each participant will need: 

  • 4–6 Lifesaver® mints
  • 4–6 plastic straws (with diameters smaller than the Lifesaver® mint’s hole diameter)
  • 2–4 popsicle sticks
  • 1–2 index cards (or thin cardboard or poster board scraps)
  • tape (duct or masking)
  • scissors
  • paper
  • pencil
  • ramp (made from sturdy poster board or rigid cardboard)
  • meter stick
  • 10–30 pennies

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will: 1. engage in a hands-on NGSS engineering design–aligned activity for elementary students from the FREE TeachEngineering digital library; 2. experience the integration of design and design thinking through 3-D learning while exploring a fun way to ignite student creativity; and 3. experience the interconnectivity of 3-D learning while strengthening their own ability to implement 3-D teaching and learning practices in their classrooms.

SPEAKERS:
Dua Chaker (TeachEngineering: Boulder, CO), Michael Soltys (TeachEngineering: Boulder, CO), Jennifer Kracha (University of Colorado Boulder: Boulder, CO)

Earth Day: Data Stories

Tuesday, April 20 • 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM


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Handout
Teacher Survey

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My NASA Data shares scientifically interesting stories and other resources that can be implemented for Earth Day.

Click here for a list of materials needed and activity instructions.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will: 1. gain access to data stories that can be used on Earth Day; 2. learn of interactive models that incorporate NASA Earth data; and 3. walk away with access to NASA resources for their Earth science classrooms that can be linked directly to their learning management systems.

SPEAKERS:
Angela Rizzi (NASA Langley Research Center/ADNET: No City, No State), Elizabeth Joyner (NASA Langley Research Center: Hampton, VA)

What Is Making Your Neighborhood SO HOT? What Can YOU Do About It?

Tuesday, April 27 • 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM


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Atmosphere Learning Progression 6-8 - Google Docs.pdf
Atmosphere Learning Progressions for grade 6-8 - connects NASA and GLOBE resources
Atmosphere Learning Progression 9-12 - Google Docs.pdf
Atmosphere Learning Progressions for grade 9-12- connects NASA and GLOBE resources
EOKids_Urban Heat Island.pdf
EO Kids: Urban Heat Islands: Hot Times in the City A copy has been uploaded.
GLOBE eTraining for Teachers.docx
Brief instructions on doing GLOBE eTrainings for the GLOBE protocols used in the Urban Heat Island-Surface Temperature Field campaign.
GLOBE eTraining teacher.pptx
Step-by-step instructions (with screenshots) on doing GLOBE eTrainings for the GLOBE protocols used in the Urban Heat Island-Surface Temperature Field campaign.
Guide to Using Google Forms with My NASA Data.pdf
Guide to using Google Forms with My NASA Data
https://mynasadata.larc.nasa.gov/data-literacy-cubes-graphs-maps-and-data-tables
My NASA Data : Data Literacy Cubes
https://observer.globe.gov/about/get-the-app
Information on the using the GLOBE Observer App
https://www.txstate-epdc.net/event-post/
NASA EPDC Webinars Webinars on a variety of topics
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnBO4vX82Fs
NASA Video on Urban Heat Islands
NSTA Exploring Urban Heat Islands with My NASA Data_Story Maps.pdf
NSTA - Story MapsPresentation in pdf
the heat is On Urban Heat Islands, Defection Strategies, Mitigation Solutions
Lesson Plan developed by Elizabeth Sebastian NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies

STRAND: Climate Justice and Climate Science

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Dr. Czajkowski, lead scientist on urban heat islands, engages students to study their local environments by studying the surface temperatures of their neighborhoods. Learn how to integrate this into your classrooms by using My NASA Data’s story map and NASA satellite data.

Materials required:

In the session, each participant will download the Globe Observer App (presenters will help with any technical problems participants' may have).

The participants will be asked to go outside and looks at the clouds in their area. The clouds' data is tied to the Urban Heat Island Effect.

This session is targeted for novice attendees.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Engage students in studying the heat islands in their neighborhoods; 2. Access, download, and compare their data to NASA satellite data; and 3. Interact with My NASA Data Urban Heat Island Story Map, which can be imported to their Google classrooms.

SPEAKERS:
Janet Struble (The University of Toledo: Toledo, OH), Kevin Czajkowski (The University of Toledo: Toledo, OH)

NESTA and CLEAN 2: How to Teach with Climate Data and Tools

Tuesday, April 27 • 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM


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NESTA & CLEAN 2: Climate Data Tools
NESTA & CLEAN 2: Climate Data Tools Landing Page
All links shared in presentation can be found in this resource

STRAND: Climate Justice and Climate Science

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Experience tools and data sources that help learners connect climate science content to local and global phenomena.

Note: Attendees will need the ability to stay in the virtual session while exploring new tools online simultaneously, so split-screens or multiple monitors would be helpful but are not required. Presenters will not have the ability to correct internet issues or the inability of attendees to access resources presented that might arise due to time limitation. So please keep in mind firewalls and administrative privileges before the session.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will: 1. walk away with peer- and science-reviewed resources they can immediately integrate into their teaching; 2. walk away with strategies for engaging students in collaborative explorations of climate data; and 3. experience materials as learners that help make thinking visible.

SPEAKERS:
Lin Andrews (National Center for Science Education: Oakland, CA), Jessica Bean (University of California, Berkeley: Berkeley, CA), Mark Chandler (Columbia University: New York, NY), Louise Huffman (U.S. Ice Drilling Program: Hanover, NH), Cory Forbes (University of Nebraska-Lincoln: Lincoln, NE)

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