2022 Chicago National Conference

July 21-23, 2022

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FILTERS APPLIED:6 - 8, Presentation, Developing Scientific Literacy in the Science and STEM Classroom, General Science


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Creating Digital Works with iPad in the Science Classroom

Thursday, July 21 • 2:20 PM - 3:20 PM

McCormick Place - W186b

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STRAND: Developing Scientific Literacy in the Science and STEM Classroom

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From cartoon strips to mini documentaries, students can create digital works that show their science understanding. Having an all in one tool like the iPad allows students to show growth in their understanding with exciting, creative projects. Capturing videos, sounds and photos begins the student journey in learning. This session will begin with the why and move into the how. Sharing free apps for creation, the presenter will demonstrate the power of student creation. We will also highlight the various ways to assess and publish these student projects.

Attendees will leave this session with ready to go ideas for digital creation using iPad in the science classroom. Student samples from an 8th grade science classroom will be shared.

Leah LaCrosse (McCormick Junior High School: Huron, OH)

#ScienceSaves: Lessons on how science has benefited humankind

Friday, July 22 • 10:40 AM - 11:40 AM

McCormick Place - W183b

STRAND: Developing Scientific Literacy in the Science and STEM Classroom

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An introduction for teachers to free standards-based lessons focused on scientific breakthroughs and the positive role of science in our lives provided by #ScienceSaves.

1. Teachers will become familiar with free resources to teach how science has benefited human outcomes with lessons, including teacher notes with curriculum standards, student response sheets, rubrics, and lesson plans; 2. Lessons include a variety of topics from handwashing to CRISPR, and several are cross-curricular with Language Arts and Math; and 3. Various activities have students plot data, research topics such as medical inventions, design experiments, and design lifesaving inventions.

Alison Seymour (Science Teacher: Winchester, 0)

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