2022 Houston National Conference

April 31-2, 2022

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FILTERS APPLIED:9 - 12, Strategies for Creating Inclusive Science Classrooms, Mathematics

 

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CDC Presents: Teaching Students to Use Data to Make Equitable Public Health Recommendations

Thursday, March 31 • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

George R. Brown Convention Center - 352D



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CDC NERD Academy Overview
CDC Science Ambassador Fellowship
CDC STEM Resources
Status Update lesson plan

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Learn how to use a laboratory simulation and data analysis activity to teach students about using data to address real-world public health problems.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Learn how CDC epidemiologists and other experts like laboratory scientists and biostatisticians use data to make evidence-based decisions and recommendations; 2. Get ideas on how to use public health examples to illustrate key STEM concepts and skills; and 3. Take CDC Science Ambassador educational activities back to your classroom.

SPEAKERS:
Kelly Cordeira (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Atlanta, GA), Molly McKenna (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Atlanta, GA), Juliana Azeredo (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Atlanta, GA)

Blast Off with STEM Learning

Thursday, March 31 • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

George R. Brown Convention Center - 340B


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Sponsoring Company: Estes Industries

Ready to take STEM learning to new heights? Join Estes and build a FREE rocket and learn model rocketry basics!

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Model rocketry provides a relevant, hands-on, and engaging vehicle to hold students accountable for their knowledge in the classroom; 2. Participants will learn model rocketry basics and how to successfully set up a launch site; and 3. Estes Education provides interdisciplinary STEM resources and tools to educators that give them the skills and confidence necessary to elevate learning.

SPEAKERS:
Nicole Bayeur (Estes Industries: , United States)

Building a Culture of STEM: Engaging Our Communities!

Thursday, March 31 • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

George R. Brown Convention Center - 360 A/D



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Session Resources

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Sponsoring Company: DoD STEM

Build STEM culture through community engagement! Develop interest and awareness, leading to increased demand for STEM programming and STEM career pathway courses.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Learn strategies for hosting community engagement events, including family STEM nights; 2. Explore the role of partnerships in supporting engagement events; and 3. Walk away with resources to support establishing and hosting community engagement events.

SPEAKERS:
Lisa Blank (Watertown City School District: Watertown, NY), Tiara Davis (Teacher: Charlotte, NC), Heather Overkamp (Portsmouth Public Schools: Portsmouth, VA), Patty Brunet (Cypress High School: Cypress, CA)

Pole of Inaccessibility: Bringing Ocean Science to North America’s Great Interior

Thursday, March 31 • 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

George R. Brown Convention Center - 370C


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Join us as we explore how NOAA Teacher at Sea can bring stimulating ocean science content to the classroom through a wide range of technology and media applications.

TAKEAWAYS:
NOAA Teacher at Sea provides numerous cutting-edge strategies to make ocean science accessible to students such as Google Cardboard and various VR applications to utilizing NOAA Teacher at Sea’s rich ocean science resources.

SPEAKERS:
Spencer Cody (Edmunds Central School District: Roscoe, SD)

Preparing Teachers and Students for a Future in the Second Technology Revolution

Thursday, March 31 • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

George R. Brown Convention Center - 362B


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The first technology revolution may have passed you by but rest assured, the second one is going to rock your world!

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Relevance/difference of 1st and 2nd technology revolutions; 2. Understanding real-world examples for quantum information science; and 3. Importance of teaching QIS in the K–12 classrooms.

SPEAKERS:
Karen Matsler (University of Texas Arlington: No City, No State), Janie Head (Lamar CISD: Rosenberg, TX), Emma Smith (Ridgeline High School: Millville, UT)

Physics + Math = Olym(pi)cs GOLD

Thursday, March 31 • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

George R. Brown Convention Center - 350B



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Math + Physics = Olym(pi)cs Gold

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Training hard, lifting weights, and eating right are not the only elements of athletics success. See how Olympic data can fuel STEM discoveries.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Data analysis that leads to speed and acceleration graphs; 2. Applying technology to images for modeling functions; and 3. Learn to code a calculator to make data analysis more efficient.

SPEAKERS:
Brad Posnanski (Comsewogue High School: Port Jefferson Station, NY)

Using Environmental Solutions as a Lens for Teaching Science and Engineering

Thursday, March 31 • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

George R. Brown Convention Center - 350E


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Sponsoring Company: Green Ninja

This session will share a framework for how to create compelling learning experiences where students use science and engineering concepts to solve local environmental problems.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will: 1. be able to create a storyline and lesson sequence outline that focuses on a local environmental issue of interest; 2. be able to bundle different science TEKS using a storyline; and 3. develop experience using localized phenomena to create student-oriented instruction.

SPEAKERS:
Eugene Cordero (Green Ninja: Mountain View, CA)

Making Science Accessible for All

Thursday, March 31 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

George R. Brown Convention Center - 352A



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Making Science Accessible to All (Slideshow)
This is a copy of our presentation about how we use learning targets based on the NGSS science practices to develop assessments that are accessible to learners of all abilities.
www.reimaginedschools.com/wp
This is our website with more resources, such as infographics, podcasts, blog posts, and an online course.

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We will share how we use learning targets based on the NGSS science practices to develop assessments that are accessible to learners of all abilities.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will: 1. understand how to develop assessments that are accessible to all learners; 2. distinguish between formative and summative assessments and see examples of effective ways to apply each; and 3. understand how to use assessments to fine-tune teaching practice.

SPEAKERS:
David Frangiosa (Pascack Valley Regional High School District: Montvale, NJ), Elise Naramore (Pascack Hills High School: Montvale, NJ)

Grade Less to Learn More! How Shifts Toward Ungrading Free Your Students to Focus on STEM

Thursday, March 31 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

George R. Brown Convention Center - 362A



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Johanna's Ungrading Toolkit

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You made the learning three dimensional in your classroom; now it's time to do the same for your grading.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Ways to help students focus on learning more than gradesl 2, Systems of efficient grading that make meaningful feedback possible; and 3. Tips to have students participate in telling their learning story.

SPEAKERS:
Johanna Brown (Washington State OSPI)

Beams to Bridges: Graphing Stress-Strain Curves

Thursday, March 31 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

George R. Brown Convention Center - 332C



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Beams to Bridges - Houston 2022

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Let me introduce you to hands-on lab-producing graphs that are critical to understanding properties for engineering bridges and more. We'll focus on making, interpreting, and teaching the graphs in a classroom.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Cheap and effective beam and bridges labs; 2. Graph analysis and real-world applications; and 3. Iterative engineering design to improve results.

SPEAKERS:
Scott Spohler (Global Impact STEM Academy: Springfield, OH), Briana Richardson (Washington High School: Washington Court House, OH)

Building Understanding Through 5Es and Game-Based Learning

Thursday, March 31 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

George R. Brown Convention Center - 340B



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Legends of Learning One Pager - National 2022.pdf
Vanderbilt Research Infographic (1).pdf

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Sponsoring Company: Legends of Learning

With the amount of time for science instruction constantly under scrutiny, developing experiences that are engaging and develop understanding is critical. Learn how to leverage game-based learning to introduce, review, and deepen student content understanding. Through student-driven learning, Legends of Learning helps educators ensure not a moment of time is lost.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Understanding of how game-based learning (GBL) can enhance a 5Es lesson; 2. Understanding of unique ways to integrate GBL into instructional practices; and 3. Understanding how GBL allows for easier differentiation and builds an inclusive classroom learning environment.

SPEAKERS:
Jonathan Gerlach (Legends of Learning: Laurel, MD), Sean Reidy (Legends of Learning: Laurel, MD)

Federal Professional Development Opportunities

Thursday, March 31 • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

George R. Brown Convention Center - 360 A/D



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NSTA. PAEMST FederalProfessionalDevelopmentOpps Session.pptx

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Sponsoring Company: National Science Foundation, Presidential Awards

Join NSF as we share professional development opportunities for teachers within the federal government and hear from Presidential Awardees about their experiences.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Federal professional development opportunities that you may not have been aware of before; 2. The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) application process and benefits received; and 3. The paths of accomplished teachers and Presidential Awardees as they continue to grow their career.

SPEAKERS:
James Colby (National Science Foundation: Alexandria, VA)

Learning, Designing, and Teaching STEM in High School

Thursday, March 31 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

George R. Brown Convention Center - 352D



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NSTA_Houston22_ArturoMigueldePriego.pptx

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Participants will experiment, design, and inquiry with free software and custom tools for teaching and learning STEM in high school.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. How to capture real data with sensors and microcontrollers; 2. How to process data to find mathematical patterns and physical laws; and 3. How to encourage students to design and inquiry effectively.

SPEAKERS:
Arturo Miguel de Priego (STEM and EECS Academy: Chincha, Ica, Peru)

Creepy or Convenient? Exploring the Benefits and Risks of Computing in Your Classroom

Thursday, March 31 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

George R. Brown Convention Center - 340B


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Sponsoring Company: Education First and Cornell Tech

In this fast-paced, interactive workshop, we’ll give you a few tools to help you bring computing into your classroom without any code.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Explore ways to integrate computational thinking in the science classroom; 2. Discover ways personal data is collected and used on the internet; and 3. Learn about fun tools for bringing AI and computer vision into the curriculum.

SPEAKERS:
Diane Levitt (Cornell Tech: New York, NY)

How to Use NOAA Data: A Guide for Educators

Friday, April 1 • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

George R. Brown Convention Center - 350C



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How to Use NOAA Data A Guide for Educators (slides)
Contact [email protected] if you need more information.

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Learn how to access and explore NOAA’s data-rich resources, lesson plans, and visualization tools to build data literacy and proficiency in scientific data analysis.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. What types of data are available from NOAA; 2. How to find and use NOAA data in your classroom; and 3. How students can be involved in data collection.

SPEAKERS:
Bekkah Lampe (NOAA Office of Education: Silver Spring, MD), Kayla Smith (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: Silver Spring, MD)

Getting Physics off the Page

Friday, April 1 • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

George R. Brown Convention Center - 342C



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Getting Physics Off the Page

STRAND: Using Science Inquiry to Facilitate Learning for Multilingual Learners

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Students sometimes struggle to connect real-life motion with various representations such as graphs, data sets, and motion maps. This activity uses cups and your school football field to bring motion maps to life.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Teachers will get a copy of an activity they can use to get their students out of the classroom and actively engaged; 2. The copy includes sample lab results and a sample video that they can use to help them prepare for the lab; and 3. The goal of the session to present a physical version of a motion map that students can watch back to help understand motion.

SPEAKERS:
Maximilian Von Schlehenried (Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas: Dallas, TX)

Thermoset versus Thermoplastic Polymers

Friday, April 1 • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

George R. Brown Convention Center - 332 E/F


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Overview of thermoset versus thermoplastic polymers and hands-on activities to be done in the classroom, including predictive design, calculations, and environmental impact discussion.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Different ways of categorizing polymers; 2. Difficulties with recycling certain polymer materials; and 3. Design and environmental challenges for students.

SPEAKERS:
Scott Spohler (Global Impact STEM Academy: Springfield, OH), Briana Richardson (Washington High School: Washington Court House, OH)

Achieving Good Indoor Air Quality

Friday, April 1 • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

George R. Brown Convention Center - 342A



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Handout: 10 Ways to Promote Healthy Indoor Air Quality While Using a 3D Printer
Handout: Keeping Schools Healthy: Strategies for Good Air Quality
Handout: Keeping Schools Healthy: Ventilation & Filtration Fundamentals
Toolkit 3D Printer School Safety A Guide for Supporting Indoor Air Quality

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Through engaging case studies, attendees will gain an understanding of what is in our indoor air, including emissions from emerging sources and their health impacts, as well as mitigation strategies.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Identify the potential unintended consequences of emerging technologies on indoor air quality; 2. Understand what is in our air, including emissions from emerging sources and their health impacts; and 3. Provide engaging case study examples and strategies for how to successfully deploy safer solutions.

SPEAKERS:
Holley Henderson (Chemical Insights Research Institute: Marietta, GA), Melanie Share (Chemical Insights Research Institute: Marietta, GA)

Collaborations Between Under-Resourced High School Students and STEM Professionals to Increase Participation in Science and Engineering Fairs

Friday, April 1 • 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

George R. Brown Convention Center - 342D


STRAND: Developing Accountability Systems for Expanding STEM Participation

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The session will describe the need and deliberate actions taken within the Scientific Research Saturdays program to involve under-resourced students to develop STEM projects and participate in the regional science and engineering fair.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Under-resourced students are disadvantaged by not having mentors to assist them in developing research that will benefit them in competing in national and international science fairs, winning scholarships to universities and programs, and strengthening their confidence and passion for STEM fields; 2. Mentoring is an effective strategy to support under-resourced high school students. However, access to mentors, particularly where geographic and time barriers are concerned, and reduced cost must be considered; and 3. The onus to establish equity in education continues to be on educators.

SPEAKERS:
Christine Todd (Miami-Dade Virtual School: Miami, FL)

Solid Composite Propellant Model Rocket Science Education

Friday, April 1 • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

George R. Brown Convention Center - 350F


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Sponsoring Company: AeroTech/Quest

Explore the differences between aerospace-grade solid composite propellant model rocket motors and traditional black powder model rocket motors in science education, and assemble a Quest Astra III model rocket kit during the workshop to take home.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. The differences between solid composite propellant model rocket motors and traditional black powder model rocket motors; 2. Why solid composite propellant model rocket motors represent the future of model and hobby rocket flight; and 3. How composite propellant model and hobby rocketry can lead to aerospace careers in engineering, propulsion, aerodynamics, telemetry, payload design, mission planning, and much more.

SPEAKERS:
Dane Boles (AeroTech / Quest Divison of RCS Rocket Motor Components, Inc.: , United States)

Citizen Chats: Supporting Student Voice

Friday, April 1 • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

George R. Brown Convention Center - 370C


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Citizen Chats allow students to find a voice on topics ranging from social justice issues to scientific experiments, and let the data collected guide their decisions.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will: 1. be able to support their students in the incorporation of 21st-century skills to design and execute student-driven research in class; 2. be able to design and implement grading strategies to appropriately gauge student learning for a wide variety of topics; and 3. feel comfortable incorporating student-based research into their everyday curriculum for deepening student learning.

SPEAKERS:
Emily Lahr (Greene Central High School: Snow Hill, NC), Jose Garcia (Greene Central High School: Snow Hill, NC)

NCF-Envirothon: Educating the Next Generation of Environmental Leaders

Friday, April 1 • 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

George R. Brown Convention Center - 352B


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NCF-Envirothon is an environmental and natural resources problem-solving competition for high school students that engages students with classroom-based study and hands-on outdoor experiential education.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. The NCF-Envirothon is an environmental and natural resource conservation problem-solving, team-building, and leadership experience that inspires high school students across the U.S., Canada, and China to integrate science learning with real-world applications; 2. The NCF-Envirothon incorporates STEM principles, in-class curriculum, and hands-on outdoor field experiences to foster student learning about natural resource management and environmental science career possibilities in the areas of Aquatic Ecology, Forestry, Soils and Land Use, Wildlife, and Current Environmental Issues; and 3. Through a comprehensive course of study aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards and the AP Environmental Science curriculum, the NCF-Envirothon challenges students to develop their critical-thinking skills to create inventive solutions to the complex local and global environmental issues facing our world today. The NCF-Envirothon empowers students with knowledge and skills to change the world!

SPEAKERS:
Rachel Edwards (National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD): Washington, DC)

Bringing Oceans into the Physical Science Classroom

Saturday, April 2 • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

George R. Brown Convention Center - 362B


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Oceanography is an appealing application to engage all students in the high school physical science, physics, and chemistry classroom.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. How to leverage students' interest in oceans to engage all students in physical science inquiry; 2. Resources for training teachers to promote oceanography instruction at all levels; and 3. Example activities that incorporate oceans into the physical sciences.

SPEAKERS:
Steve Schulz (Manheim Township School District: Lancaster, PA)

Communicate Like a Teacher-Scientist

Saturday, April 2 • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

George R. Brown Convention Center - 352A


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Engage yourself and your students in experimental research and engineering opportunities to develop real-world and effective communication skills.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. How to engage yourself and your students as scientists; 2. Writing assessment guides and taking advantage of what students learn in language arts classes; and 3. Communication—as a teacher scientist and to help guide your students to communicate as student scientists.

SPEAKERS:
John Taylor (Marvin Ridge High School: No City, No State)

Teaching Problem Solving to ALL Students (Math)

Saturday, April 2 • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

George R. Brown Convention Center - 320C


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Sponsoring Company: STEMscopes by Accelerate Learning

Teaching students to reason and problem solve is the cornerstone of quality math instruction. This session will highlight several engaging strategies such as Three Reads, Numberless Word Problems, and more that will provide multiple entry points for all students to engage in the math and ignite a passion for problem solving in your classroom!

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Explore several reasoning routines such as Three Act Tasks, Three Reads, and Numberless Word Problems; 2. Model how these engaging strategies will lower the floor and raise the ceiling for ALL students; and 3. Experience how to actively engage in problem-solving routines in the math classroom.

SPEAKERS:
Tammy Motley (STEMscopes by Accelerate Learning: Houston, TX), Lisa Dentler (STEMscopes by Accelerate Learning: Houston, TX), Dr. Kenneth Heydrick (: Houston, TX), Amber Gunner (STEMscopes by Accelerate Learning: Houston, TX)

Boosting Data Literacy with Rocket Science

Saturday, April 2 • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

George R. Brown Convention Center - 350D


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Sponsoring Company: Estes Industries

Learn how model rocketry is the perfect vehicle to teach data literacy, featuring the PocketLab!

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Model rocketry provides a relevant, hands-on, and engaging vehicle to teach data literacy in the classroom; 2. Participants will learn how to launch a rocket, collect flight information, and analyze data; and 3. Estes Education provides interdisciplinary STEM resources and tools to educators that give them the skills and confidence necessary to elevate learning.

SPEAKERS:
David Bakker (PocketLab: San Jose, CA), Nicole Sjoblom (Estes Industries: Penrose, CO)

Supporting Equitable Classroom Practices Through Alternate Assessment

Saturday, April 2 • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

George R. Brown Convention Center - 352A



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Supporting Equitable Classroom Practices (Slideshow)
This is a copy of our slide show in which we share how we implemented current educational research to create a learning environment that supports learners of all abilities.

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We will share how we implemented current educational research to create a learning environment that supports learners of all abilities.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will: 1. understand the educational research supporting a shift away from traditional grading; 2. describe which attributes of a learning progression model address each of several major classroom issues, including equity, differentiation, peer interactions, and growth mindset; and 3. describe methods of implementing the research in the classroom.

SPEAKERS:
David Frangiosa (Pascack Valley Regional High School District: Montvale, NJ), Elise Naramore (Pascack Hills High School: Montvale, NJ)

Cheap STEM for the Classroom

Saturday, April 2 • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

George R. Brown Convention Center - 322A



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Cheap STEM - Houston 2022

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Explore STEAM with concrete, metal, polymers, and clay. Apply math and design concepts to many real-world examples. Supplies are cheap and students love destructive testing!

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Basic properties of materials science categories: metals, ceramics, polymers, composites; 2. Affordable labs exploring these properties and ways to adapt these labs for specific classroom needs; and 3. Real-world applications for these materials and lab concepts, focusing on the iterative design process.

SPEAKERS:
Briana Richardson (Washington High School: Washington Court House, OH)

Bringing Weather into the Physical Science Classroom

Saturday, April 2 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

George R. Brown Convention Center - 362C


Show Details

Meteorology is an appealing application that can be used to engage all students in the high school physical science, physics, and chemistry classroom.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. How to leverage students' interest in weather to engage all students in physical science inquiry; 2. Resources for training teachers to promote meteorology instruction at all levels; and 3. Example activities that incorporate weather into the physical sciences.

SPEAKERS:
Steve Schulz (Manheim Township School District: Lancaster, PA)

Students Build Systems Models to Study Climate Change

Saturday, April 2 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

George R. Brown Convention Center - 362F


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Teach students to build relatively simple, visual computer models to study system interactions associated with climate change. Software is free and web based.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. See how to build several relatively simple visual simulation models, in stages, dealing with systemic interactions involving population/global temperature, population/global potable water, etc.; 2. Learn how to incorporate nonlinear influences in a systems model; and 3. See a live demo detailing how to build a basic population model in the free web-based software.

SPEAKERS:
Diana Fisher (Portland State University: Portland, OR)

STEM in the 901: A Problem-Based Learning STEM Course Designed for All Students

Saturday, April 2 • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

George R. Brown Convention Center - 342A


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This session will describe a proposed high school STEM course open to all students. This course utilizes problem-based learning based on local businesses.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. The proposed course, STEM in the 901, will teach students the scientific method, the engineering design process, and content knowledge across STEM disciplines through researching and solving problems faced by local businesses; 2. The use of problem-based learning (PBL) centered around local businesses allows for the integration of culturally relevant pedagogy and encourages engagement by all students; and 3. One of the proposed PBL units, including lesson plans and suggested assessments, will be made available to participants.

SPEAKERS:
Shelby Montague (St. George's Independent School: Collierville, TN)

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