2023 Atlanta National Conference

March 22-25, 2023

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FILTERS APPLIED:6 - 8, Presentation, Curriculum and Assessment, Mathematics


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Hands-on Solar System Modeling you will Remember using Fractions, Proportions, & Decimals

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A411

STRAND: Curriculum and Assessment

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This presentation highlights 10 unique and unusual science-based examples of solar system modeling that use simple materials and all activities stress the use of decimals, fractions, and proportions in a scalable, adaptable, and fun exploration of the planets, distance, time, density, and scale.

Attendees will view the solar system in new ways through hands-on activities addressing geologic age, light distance, object ratios, density, gravity, and travel time.

Martin Horejsi (University of Montana: Missoula, MT)

What is a CER and Why Do I Need One?

Friday, March 24 • 10:40 AM - 11:40 AM

Georgia World Congress Center - B406a/b

STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Join us to learn strategies for student success in sharing their ideas and understanding of scientific content and sensemaking using the Claim, Evidence, and Reasoning format. Experience lessons from middle school math and science classrooms.

Walk away from the session with tips, strategies, and sentence starters to help your students be successful at communicating scientific information.

Nancy Gifford (Monomoy Regional Middle School: Chatham, MA)

Are the tides getting too high? Using science + statistics for informed decision making

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A403

STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Earth science and statistics come alive in a STEM integrated activity focusing on the coastal flooding problems on Tybee Island, Georgia. Come experience how students apply their knowledge to tidal data sets from Fort Pulaski to help a community with its flood mitigation decisions.

Attendees will learn how the STEM-integrated activity ‘Coastal Flooding of Highway 80’ can be implemented as a way of incorporating tides, climate change and statistics into their lessons. They will also learn how it was developed and how tidal data can be accessed for creating similar activities.

Jayma Koval (CEISMC/ Georgia Institute of Technology: Atlanta, GA)

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