2023 Atlanta National Conference

March 22-25, 2023

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FILTERS APPLIED:9 - 12, Presentation, Curriculum and Assessment, Earth

 

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Getting Your Feet Wet: High School Field Trip Activities for Geoscience Integration

Thursday, March 23 • 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Georgia World Congress Center - B316



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Getting Your Feet Wet: High School Field Trip Activities for Geoscience

STRAND: Student Learning and Inclusion

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This session will describe an NSF grant in progress to increase high school awareness of geoscience through field trips and activities. This grant was written by geoscience and education faculty. We will share some activities along with what we learned from the pre- and post- assessments.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will participate in hands-on activities that have been prepared by geoscience faculty at Missouri S&T. The teacher ed. faculty at Missouri S&T will share ideas on how to implement and assess these. Student learning is enhanced when students are engaged in hands-on, field based learning.

SPEAKERS:
Amanda Meek (Professor: Rolla, MO), Michelle Schwartze (Missouri S&T: Rolla, MO)

Equity and Belonging in Marine Sciences and Education

Thursday, March 23 • 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Georgia World Congress Center - B303


STRAND: Equity and Justice

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Who belongs in marine sciences? Why does it matter? Join the NMEA Equity & Belonging committee for an interactive session which aims to advance dialogue on social equity & justice in these spaces. This session is for educators who are passionate about integrating marine concepts in their practice.

TAKEAWAYS:
The personal and professional narratives shared by the presenters will highlight tools and strategies to shift the power dynamics in your science classroom. A curated collection of resources to support more just and equitable science teaching practices will be shared.

SPEAKERS:
Rae Quadara (The University of Southern Mississippi Marine Education Center: No City, No State), Janice Williams (Pinnacle Education Services /NMEA /COLC: No City, No State)

Explore Ocean Science and NGSS with NMEA and UN Ocean Decade resources.

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B303


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Did you know the ocean is a major influence on weather and climate? Apply Ocean Literacy - an understanding of the ocean’s influence on you and your influence on the ocean - in your learning environment! Explore the Ocean Literacy Framework, including alignment of ocean science concepts with NGSS.

TAKEAWAYS:
You can't be science literate without being ocean literate. While terrestrial examples dominate NGSS, Ocean Literacy is essential to understanding many DCIs, but the connection may not be obvious. Other DCIs do not mention the ocean but cannot be fully understood without the ocean component.

SPEAKERS:
David Christopher (Delaware Sea Grant Marine Advisory Service: Lewes, DE)

Investigate Stellar Evolution from Formation to Destruction Using NASA Image Sets

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

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center - Redwood



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Cosmic Connections Jamboard
https://www.soinc.org/
Modeling Stellar Evolution
Modeling Stellar Evolution.pdf
QR Codes for Universe of Learning, Chandra, National Science Olympiad and JS9
The National Science Olympiad 2023 Informational Brochure
Universe of Learning

STRAND: Curriculum and Assessment

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Use NASA’s Universe of Learning (UoL) multiwavelength image sets of star formation regions, protostars, red giants, white dwarfs, planetary nebulas, neutron stars, pulsars, supernovas, and black holes to investigate stellar evolution, as physical properties and brightness of stars change over time.

TAKEAWAYS:
Stars form in giant molecular clouds of gas and dust in star formation regions, and depending on their initial mass, usually follow a sequence that ends in their destruction in catastrophic collapses and explosions. Plotting their changing physical properties on the H-R diagram shows the process.

SPEAKERS:
Donna Young (NASA/NSO/UoL Program Manager: Laughlin, NV)

Bring the Ocean into Your Classroom with National Marine Sanctuaries

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B312


STRAND: Curriculum and Assessment

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Learn about free STEM educational resources including virtual reality, themed resource collections and lesson plans to increase ocean and climate literacy with your students.

TAKEAWAYS:
NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries offers lessons, videos and activities that can be used in K-12 classrooms to teach students about the ocean and Great Lakes with engaging real life examples of our nation's underwater parks.

SPEAKERS:
Tracy Hajduk (NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries: Monterey, CA)

Dark Matter and the Third Form of Circular Motion

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B316


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

Show Details

Learn how to add the third form of circular motion, galactic rotation, to your lessons on circular and planetary motion and let your students find out how dark matter was discovered from a simple physics principle. Lesson and slides provided.

TAKEAWAYS:
Students will learn that galactic rotational motion follows different rules than either circular motion or Kepler’s planetary motion laws. That discrepancy will lead students to their own discovery of dark matter.

SPEAKERS:
John Clark (Volusia Online Learning: Port Orange, FL)

Spending a Semester in Space

Friday, March 24 • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Georgia World Congress Center - C204


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

Show Details

Learn how to create and present a cross curricular, cross grade level immersion experience for all ages. Briefly discussing the research that highlights the learning benefits of themeatic units, we will follow a school as they spent a "Semester in Space" that culminated in a 10 minute ISS contact.

TAKEAWAYS:
School-wide units create a culture of learning that spans all disciplines and grade levels as students are able to experience content from variousviewpoints. Learn how to implement a an overarcing theme in any school.

SPEAKERS:
Christiana Deeter (Canterbury School: Fort Myers, FL)

Kicking off the Year with OpenSciEd High School Chemistry

Friday, March 24 • 1:20 PM - 2:20 PM

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center - Dogwood B



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Kicking off the Year with OpenSciEd High School Chemistry.pdf

STRAND: Curriculum and Assessment

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OpenSciEd's first high school chemistry unit, Thermodynamics in Earth Systems, helps students figure out how polar ice melt and sea level rise can be slowed. Session presents the unit anchor, final model, and system of assessments in this first of five free, open-source, 3D units in the course.

TAKEAWAYS:
OpenSciEd HS Chemistry has an NGSS-aligned first unit that scaffolds typical early-year topics such as measurement, experiment design, significant digits, and unit conversion while supporting 3D learning and HS PEs in a coherent, phenomenon-driven, justice-oriented storyline.

SPEAKERS:
Samantha Pinter (Norwalk Public Schools: Norwalk, CT), Dan Voss (Northwestern University: Evanston, IL)

Using NASA Assets and Activities in the Classroom

Saturday, March 25 • 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center - Grand Ballroom B


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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NASA Science provides an abundance of resources for learners and educators. The most common question I receive is, "where do I start?" In this session, I will share resources and lessons learned from my 7 years as part of the Smoky Mountains STEM Collaborative, a NASA Science Activation partner.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will leave with digital resources and personal connections in order to bring NASA Science to their classroom.

SPEAKERS:
Matthew Cass (Physics and Astronomy Instructor: Sylva, NC)

The Story of Our Stuff- A Creative Project in Environmental Science

Saturday, March 25 • 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center - International Ballroom B



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APES Rubric
This rubric is aligned with the APES Science Practices
Final Instructions
You could use this document alone for the instructions. I roll them out one step at a time, about a week apart, so I've included the separate documents to save some steps.
Grading Rubric
This is one version of the grading rubric I have used. You could really grade in any way that fits into your curriculum and learning goals.
Instructions Part 2
Instructions for the 2nd set of research- the fate of the object.
Instructions Step 3
Researching and fictionalizing the lives of at least 3 people who have worked with your object in some way.
The Story of Our Stuff- A Creative Project in Environmental Science.pdf
These slides contain links to the instruction documents and grading rubric that I use for this project, as well as my presentation materials about how and why I do this project. Please join me at the conference on Saturday morning!

STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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In The Story of Our Stuff, students choose an everyday object, trace its history backwards to its roots in natural resources, and its future all the way to the point when it returns to the earth. They represent the story in a creative way.

TAKEAWAYS:
Students make connections about mining and agriculture, consumerism and the value of everyday objects, transportation, energy, and the value of workers and artists.

SPEAKERS:
Erin Miller (Visitation School: Mendota Heights, MN)

Arctic to Antarctic and everything in between

Saturday, March 25 • 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Georgia World Congress Center - A407


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

Show Details

Using the marine science resources created by teachers for teachers on Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) EARTH website. Teachers learn how to navigate the lesson plans available on the website, how to become an EARTH teacher and how to “adopt a float” to collect data from the ocean.

TAKEAWAYS:
Gain authentic marine science data and lesson plans to use in your classroom!

SPEAKERS:
Megan McCall (Barton Academy for Advanced World Studies: No City, No State)

Data Literacy: Using US Geological Survey Datasets in the Classroom

Saturday, March 25 • 8:45 AM - 9:15 AM

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center - Dogwood B


STRAND: Research to Practice

Show Details

Spend invaluable time with current Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow, Candyce Curry, exploring FREE RESOURCES from the U.S. Geological Survey website. This workshop will give teachers insight on finding & using, with minimal preparation, datasets from multiple sources within the website.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will be presented with methods & strategies to use readily available data from the US Geological Survey to incorporate & improve their data literacy practices. This is an introduction to content specific data, resources, and suggested methods to modify/accommodate for differentiation.

SPEAKERS:
Candyce Curry (US Geological Survey)

Beyond Paper and Pencil Tests: Alternative, Engaging Assessment for Learners in the Earth Science Classroom

Saturday, March 25 • 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Georgia World Congress Center - A408


Show Details

When we broaden our idea of assessment beyond traditional paper and pencil tests, we give our students the opportunity to demonstrate their learning in both creative ways and real world applications of Earth Science concepts.

TAKEAWAYS:
Assessment can take a number of different forms that are more relevant than traditional paper and pencil tests. These assessments are particularly valuable for Earth Science Students who struggle with traditional assessment.

SPEAKERS:
Vanessa Ueltzen (Walther Christian Academy: Melrose Park, IL)

World’s 1st Indoor Skydiving Robotics Program for Girls and Gender Expansive Youth

Saturday, March 25 • 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Georgia World Congress Center - B302


STRAND: STEAM or STEM

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Our students built the world’s 1st UBTECH indoor skydiving robot. After successfully testing the prototypes, we created a competition for students to participate in a friendly match. We are now on a mission to inspire more girls and girls and gender-expansive youth in STEM.

TAKEAWAYS:
To develop the next generation of students as world-changing innovators, engineers, and scientists, we must include diverse voices and perspectives, which include girls and genders expansive youth.

SPEAKERS:
Kenny Bae (Wolcott College Prep: No City, No State)

Blueshift Redshift wave game

Saturday, March 25 • 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Georgia World Congress Center - A314



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Red shift Blue shift NSTA 2023.pptx
These are the slides that were used in the workshop.

STRAND: Sensemaking

Show Details

Have you ever thought how do I teach the concept of Redshift and Blueshift of what's going on in the galaxy in an engaging way? Come see a classic game of red light green light used to help students make sense of how these two concepts are both related and help explain the Big Bang Theory.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will have a ready to use game for their classroom that will get students up and moving on a concept that can be difficult for students to visualize.

SPEAKERS:
Kelly Mulligan (Bridgeport Public School: Bridgeport, NE)

Using Forces to Connect Energy and Matter in OpenSciEd Chemistry

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

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center - Dogwood B



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M-E-F model.pdf
Using Forces to Connect Energy and Matter in OpenSciEd Chemistry.pdf

STRAND: Curriculum and Assessment

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Preview of how the OpenSciEd High School Chemistry course will guide students to use force thinking as a lens alongside energy and matter to help them develop and explain chemical phenomena including atomic structure, bonding, and exothermic and endothermic reactions.

TAKEAWAYS:
Forces are not only an important idea in physical science generally, but are necessary, in conjunction with matter and energy, to help students develop the mechanisms underlying diverse phenomena like lightning, creating water on another planet, and energy released in the combustion of fossil fuels

SPEAKERS:
Michael Novak (Northwestern University: Evanston, IL), Dan Voss (Northwestern University: Evanston, IL), Nicole Vick (Northwestern University)

Incorporating Earth and Space Science (ESS) into a High School Physics Course

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

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center - Grand Ballroom A



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Wysession_NSTA_Atlanta Teaching Earth Space Science in a Physics Course

STRAND: Curriculum and Assessment

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Dr. Michael Wysession, NGSS co-author and geophysics professor, demonstrates how including Earth and space science (ESS) storylines in a high school physics course helps build student understanding of both the ESS content and the fundamental physics topics.

TAKEAWAYS:
For many fundamental physics topics (motion, forces, energy, heat flow, waves, radioactivity, etc.), incorporating ESS topics, and even using ESS-related phenomena and storylines, is a great way to engage students and help them better understand the physics fundamentals.

SPEAKERS:
Michael Wysession (Washington University in St. Louis: Saint Louis, MO)

How to use NOAA data: A guide for educators

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

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center - Redwood



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How to use NOAA data A guide for educators

STRAND: Curriculum and Assessment

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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:
How to find and use NOAA data in your classroom.

SPEAKERS:
Denise Harrington (NOAA TASAA Fellow: Garibaldi, OR)

Explaining phenomena from a Matter, Energy, and Forces perspective in OpenSciEd Physics

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

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center - Cottonwood A


STRAND: Curriculum and Assessment

Show Details

Matter, forces, and energy are three powerful lenses to make sense of phenomena. We will use examples from the forthcoming free and open-source OpenSciEd High School physics course, which also incorporates earth and space science, to show how we can scaffold the development of student thinking using these lenses across the year. Participants will receive an overview of the course and the matter-energy-forces (M-E-F) conceptual framework. Participants will also explore examples of phenomena that students will explain through these different lenses. Examples will include (1) deep mantle convection, (2) vehicle collisions, (3) meteors, (4) microwaves, and ionizing radiation.

TAKEAWAYS:
A framework for reasoning about changes in the matter, energy and forces in a system helps students develop the mechanisms underlying explanations of diverse phenomena including deep mantle convection, vehicle collisions, meteors, microwaves and ionizing radiation.

SPEAKERS:
Zoe Buck Bracey (Senior Science Educator and Director of Design for Justice: Colorado Springs, CO), Michael Novak (Northwestern University: Evanston, IL), Kate Henson (University of Colorado Boulder: Boulder, CO)

Climate Tipping Points: What are they? Why are they important? How can we teach about them?

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

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center - Redwood



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Wysession_NSTA_Atlanta Climate Tipping Points
This presentation explores the science behind recent climate modeling that demonstrates that the current global warming may potentially trigger a cascade of global and regional climate tipping points, with severe impacts on human activities.

STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

Show Details

Dr. Michael Wysession, NGSS co-author and geophysics professor, will explore ideas for storylines and curricular phenomena related to tipping points within Earth’s climate system, which are an important and exciting part of the most current research in climate science.

TAKEAWAYS:
Climate system tipping points are an engaging topic for helping students understand the NGSS crosscutting concept of Stability and Change, as well as address NGSS several performance expectations in Earth and space science.

SPEAKERS:
Michael Wysession (Washington University in St. Louis: Saint Louis, MO)

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