2023 Atlanta National Conference

March 22-25, 2023

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Science+C: Using computational models in high school science

Thursday, March 23 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center - International Ballroom A


STRAND: Curriculum and Assessment

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Experiment with and decode computational models of core science topics. Experience NSF-funded curricular materials developed to support science instruction that incorporates computational thinking and coding. The session will focus on physics but also preview the chemistry and biology tracks.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will learn (and experience!) some of the benefits of using computational models in high school science classrooms. They will do so by exploring the “use-decode-modify” progression for using computational models, which is built into our freely accessible curricular units.

SPEAKERS:
Kristen Bjork (Education Development Center, Inc.: Waltham, MA), Victor Mateas (Education Development Center, Inc.: Waltham, MA)

Computational Thinking Using Computer Simulations in High School Biology

Thursday, March 23 • 2:20 PM - 3:20 PM

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center - International Ballroom A



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2023 NSTA CT-S Student Lesson FINAL .pdf
2023 NSTA CT-S Student Lesson FINAL .pdf
2023 NSTA CT-S Teacher Lesson Plan FINAL.pdf

STRAND: No Strand

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Explore how to engage students in computational thinking using a newly developed, freely available simulation designed to address high school performance expectations in life science.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will learn how to promote the science and engineering practice of computational thinking in the high school biology classroom. Participants will be introduced to a freely accessible computer simulation based on a real-world phenomenon designed to address PEs in biology.

SPEAKERS:
Maia Binding (The Lawrence Hall of Science: Berkeley, CA), Ben Koo (The Lawrence Hall of Science: Berkeley, CA), Wendy Jackson (The Lawrence Hall of Science: Berkeley, CA)

STEM includes Coding, 3D Printers and Content

Thursday, March 23 • 3:40 PM - 4:40 PM

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center - International Ballroom A


STRAND: Technology and Media

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STEM integration in the classroom can be challenging but provides rich experiences for students Bring your laptop as we show you how we used Tinkercad (coding), and 3D printers (technology) to support content (Malus's Law).

TAKEAWAYS:
Example of how to integrate science, technology, and engineering into a lesson that is normally taught mathematically.

SPEAKERS:
Karen Matsler (University of Texas Arlington: No City, No State)

Making the Science Behind Digital Communication Come Alive

Friday, March 24 • 1:20 PM - 2:20 PM

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center - International Ballroom A



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https://bit.ly/digitalcom_nsta23
Session Handout update.pdf

STRAND: Technology and Media

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This session will demonstrate how to bring information technologies and Instrumentation alive for students. In the activity presented, students will establish radio communication between instruments while learning to code in Python. Beginners welcome.

TAKEAWAYS:
Use Python to write the code to create a wireless data logger. We will broadcast, receive, and record readings from the technology’s internal sensors.

SPEAKERS:
Marian Prince (Andrews University: Berrien Springs, MI), Adam Pennell (Professor of Mathematics: , NC)

Using Research Datasets from a National Lab to Bring Data Science Into STEM Classes

Friday, March 24 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center - International Ballroom A


STRAND: Technology and Media

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Department of Energy national labs provide opportunities for students to interact with STEM professionals and learn STEM skills through research-based curricula. Berkeley Lab has developed a data science curriculum in which students apply data analysis and coding skills on datasets from researchers.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will learn how to integrate data science and coding into their STEM classes through an open source, research-based curriculum developed at Berkeley Lab.

SPEAKERS:
Faith Dukes (Director, K-12 STEM Education Programs: Berkeley, CA), Alisa Bettale (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory: Berkeley, CA)

First Steps to Integrate Computing into your Science Curriculum using the Raspberry Pi 400 Platform

Saturday, March 25 • 1:20 PM - 2:20 PM

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center - International Ballroom A



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Four Corners Science and Computing Club

STRAND: Technology and Media

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The Four Corners Science & Computing Club presents workshop based curricula for schools serving primarily Native American students. Raspberry Pi 400 computers and environmental data sensors are used to introduce students to Scientific Computing. Access to online curricula and resources provided.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will learn how to integrate low-cost, easy to build, data collection software and hardware into a STEM curriculum in order to engage students in scientific computing through hands-on problem-based education. Access to online curriculum and links to resources provided.

SPEAKERS:
Jeff Meilander (PhD student: FLAGSTAFF, AZ)

Stan-X: Unleashing a passion for research-based learning in students and teachers

Saturday, March 25 • 2:40 PM - 3:40 PM

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center - International Ballroom A


STRAND: No Strand

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We will present the efforts of fifteen secondary schools and partners at Stanford University to create authentic fruit fly-based research experiences for students, and how you can too!

TAKEAWAYS:
Through Stan-X, students learn science through authentic, open-ended, publishable research. Coordination within a network of schools across the world can enhance scientific learning and research opportunities for students, while also providing support for teachers leading research courses.

SPEAKERS:
Nicole Lantz (The Lawrenceville School: Lawrenceville, NJ)

Intro to Health Equity with the CDC Museum

Saturday, March 25 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center - International Ballroom A


STRAND: Technology and Media

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When it comes to health, sometimes your zip code matters more than your genetic code. Join the CDC Museum in unpacking our Introduction to Health Equity STEM Lesson. We’ll use data tools to identify place-based causes of health disparities, with a focus on the health effects of climate change.

TAKEAWAYS:
Where you live, work, and play affects your health. Examining the factors that adversely affect health outcomes for different populations is essential to eliminating health disparities and to ensuring better health for all.

SPEAKERS:
Emma Domby (Museum Visitor Experience Manager/Educator: Atlanta, GA), Trudi Ellerman (Education Director: Atlanta, GA)

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