2023 Atlanta National Conference

March 22-25, 2023

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Exploring Light - Hands on Fun

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

Georgia World Congress Center - C212


STRAND: No Strand

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Explore the properties of light with hands-on activities. Build a spectrometer, make an LED saber, “see” sound with a laser light show, reflect/refract and absorb light in an obstacle course and more! Easily and cheaply bring back to your classroom.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will learn about light and the properties of light through engaging and fun, hands-on activities they can easily and cheaply take back to their classrooms.

SPEAKERS:
Betty Bigney (Blue Creek Elementary School: Jacksonville, NC), Holly Mentillo (Ocean Breeze Elementary School: Indian Harbour beach, FL)

And they Engineered Happily Ever After: Using Storybooks to Construct Engineering Units

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A305



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GYSTC - And They Engineered Happily Ever After PowerPoint - FINAL.pptx
Presentation
GYSTC STEM Challenge - Smooth Cruise.pdf
STEM Challenge lesson and resources

STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Participants will learn how to choose a picture book as a basis for an engineering unit, examine examples of several books that we have turned into engineering units, follow our journey to construct a force and motion unit, and participate in the Engineering Challenge to build a better race car.

TAKEAWAYS:
The participants will understand how to select a picture book to support a science standard, as well as be able to construct an engineering unit based on the chosen book. Participants will also receive a copy of our force and motion unit based on to use in their classroom.

SPEAKERS:
Jenna Henkel (Georgia Youth Science and Technology Centers, Inc.: Kennesaw, GA), Pamela Parks (Georgia Youth Science and Technology Centers, Inc.)

Using Science Investigation to Motivate Students to Read, Write, and Engage in Discourse

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B406a/b


STRAND: Research to Practice

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Engaging in scientific investigations can motivate students to read, write and participate in productive discourse. This session provides educators with lessons and resources to support teaching three-dimensional hands-on scientific investigation that motivates student learning.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants leave the session with insights into how to use engaging hands-on investigations to motivate students to read, write, and engage in discourse. They will receive a complete set of lesson plans for their NGSS state grade-level standards.

SPEAKERS:
Candace Penrod (Salt Lake City School District: Salt Lake City, UT), Brett Moulding (Partnership for Effective Science Teaching and Learning: Ogden, UT)

Connecting Math and Science through Technology: Data Analysis Made Easy

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B311


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Increase student engagement in analysis and evaluation of real data. Engage students of different ability levels in mathematical models with measurements not previously accessible in the classroom.

TAKEAWAYS:
Use real data to develop mathematical models and learn how to test your hypothesis by performing an experiment and analyze your results, combining graphing calculators with handheld sensors to maximize class time.

SPEAKERS:
Karlheinz Haas (Science/Math Instructor, Retired: Tequesta, FL)

Rural Route Science

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B312



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Auto Exhaust Lab.docx
Heat Transfer Lab with Popcorn
Mining Lab 1.pdf
Mining Lab 1.pdf
Mining Lab 2.pdf
Model of an Atom Lab.docx
Period Trends Project.docx
Reaction Rate Lab.pptx
Rural Route Science- NSTA 2023.pptx
Soil Perc Lab 1.pdf
Soil Perc Lab 2.pdf
Timeline Project.docx
Waves Station Lab Answer Sheet.docx
Waves Stations.doc

STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Come learn some fun hands on activities that you can use in your classroom and/or lab that don't cost an arm and a leg! We will focus on activities for Chemistry, Environmental Science, Forensic Science, and Physical Science. Everything from student made projects to instructor demos!

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees with leave with Low Cost Hands-On Activities.

SPEAKERS:
Andrea Knowles (Teacher), Rachel Kakesh (Bowdon High School: Bowdon, GA)

N-gineer your GSS

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A401


STRAND: Curriculum and Assessment

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"PV=NRT" is nearly 200 years old! However, the ideal gas law has remained a relevant tool that's helped us progress from Sterling Engines to Solar Panel Cars. How? Engineering. Come be a student in an engineering project based physics/ physical science class.

TAKEAWAYS:
Teachers will have hands-on opportunity to experience engineered based lesson (mini unit). Teachers will come away with an example scope and sequence, example projects with directions, materials guidelines, and rubrics.

SPEAKERS:
Briana Clarke (Park Day School: Oakland, CA)

Why Does the Train Move Back and Forth?: Exploring Force at a Distance to Explain a Phenomenon

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

Georgia World Congress Center - C202



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The train phenomenon
Why does the train move back and forth?
Train Phenomenon Slide Deck

STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Engage in the science practices of investigating, modeling, and arguing from evidence to make sense of why a toy train moves forward and backward without physical contact. Participants will explore gravity, static electricity, and magnetism to determine which most likely causes it to move.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants explore forces at a distance and make sense of how they might cause the phenomenon to occur by developing a model via a three-step sequence. Teachers examine sample student work to uncover ideas and determine that some ideas may make sense despite being inaccurate for the situation.

SPEAKERS:
Christi Pace (Augusta University: Augusta, GA), Jaclyn Murray (Mercer University: Macon, GA)

Advancing Science Instruction with The Engineering Design Process

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B218


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: Great Minds

In this workshop, participants dive into a 2nd grade module on Matter. Using the six steps of the Engineering Design Process, participants will ask, imagine, plan and test a solution to the real-world problem: How can you design and build a shelter that provides protection from rain?

Hitting the Slopes: Explorations in Kinematics, Force, and Mass

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B212


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: Vernier Science Education

Do your students struggle with the meaning of the slope of a graph? We'll demonstrate how to use all the sensors in a Go Direct® Sensor Cart to explore kinematics, force, and mass. These engaging, hands-on experiments will give your students multiple ways to practice working with these principles.

SPEAKERS:
Josh Ence (Vernier Science Education: Beaverton, OR), Frances Poodry (Vernier Science Education: Beaverton, OR)

Astronomy & Space Science for the Modern, Interactive Classroom

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A309


STRAND: Curriculum and Assessment

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Sponsoring Company: Simulation Curriculum

Experience Simulation Curriculum’s award-winning Starry Night Curriculum featuring classroom-ready, standards-based, interactive lesson plans. Covers grades K-4, 5-8 and 9-12 with engaging simulations, jaw-dropping interactions, activities and comprehensive teacher support resources!

It’s Phenomenal! Using Real-World Connections to Support Three Dimensional Learning

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B216


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: Savvas Learning Company

What's so phenomenal about phenomena? Join the Savvas science team for an engaging, hands-on workshop as we explore the purpose of phenomena, the power of using it to drive your instruction, and the way it will support your students as they bring their own life experiences into your classroom.

SPEAKERS:
Jessi Davis (Savvas Learning Co.: Paramus, NJ)

Earth Science & the Atmosphere

Thursday, March 23 • 11:40 AM - 12:40 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - A309


STRAND: Curriculum and Assessment

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Sponsoring Company: Simulation Curriculum

Join us as we use Simulation Curriculum’s Layered Earth to investigate Geology including Plate Tectonics and Meteorology including Weather & Climate using our amazing interactive Earth simulator to engage and excite students!

Sweet Science: Exploring Complex Mixtures with Biotechnology

Thursday, March 23 • 11:40 AM - 12:40 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - B202


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: Edvotek

Explore the science of candy colors! We will extract food dyes from candy and separate them using agarose gel electrophoresis and paper chromatography. By separating the different colors, students learn about complicated mixtures, charges on molecules, and how science relates to everyday life.

From Circuits to Molecules: Biotech basics for middle school and general bio

Thursday, March 23 • 11:40 AM - 12:40 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - B204


STRAND: No Strand

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Sponsoring Company: miniPCR bio

Link physical science concepts like circuits and charged particles to the essential biotech method gel electrophoresis. Build a reusable gel electrophoresis system with the Bandit STEM Electrophoresis Kit, and use it to separate colorful dyes. Also add the A to STEAM with creative pipetting art!

SPEAKERS:
Katy Martin (miniPCR: Cambridge, MA)

Author NSTA Press Session: Sense Making Structures for Uncovering Student Ideas in Science (Gr 3-8)

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B309


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Starting with eliciting students' initial ideas, experience a responsive teaching sense-making structure to take students through a process of developing conceptual understanding of core disciplinary ideas in science using NSTA's highly Uncovering Student Ideas in Science Formative Assessment Probes

TAKEAWAYS:
Learn how to transition from diagnostic probes to formative assessment and responsive teaching by taking students through a sense-making structure to change or further develop their initial ideas.

SPEAKERS:
Page Keeley (NSTA Past President: No City, No State)

Using GRC to Engage Students in Science Investigation

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B409


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Teachers learn how to use the Gather, Reason, and Communicate Reasoning (GRC) instructional sequence and Vernier tools to engage students in science investigations aligned to the NGSS and Georgia Science Standards. Participants learn how to use a set of lessons aligned with their standards.

TAKEAWAYS:
Educators learn how to engage students in GRC investigations and where to find hundreds of GRC lessons. Teachers will learn to use Vernier probes to gather accurate data through scientific investigation.

SPEAKERS:
David Powell (Norman High School: Norman, OK), Brett Moulding (Partnership for Effective Science Teaching and Learning: Ogden, UT)

How much does it weigh? The chemistry and statistics of the U.S. penny

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B316


STRAND: Student Learning and Inclusion

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The various metals and alloys used in the minting of the US penny over the years provide for rich explorations. We will share activities that combine some very basic lab activities conducted by some of our Chemistry classes with detailed mathematical modeling done by the students in AP Statistics.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will use real data to develop mathematical models and learn how to test your hypothesis by performing an experiment and analyzing the results, combining chemical analysis with statistical sampling for a cross-curricular approach;

SPEAKERS:
Karlheinz Haas (Science/Math Instructor, Retired: Tequesta, FL)

Why can't scientists predict Earthquakes: A lab activity for your classroom

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B314



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Lesson Plan
Presentation

STRAND: No Strand

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Explore the issues surrounding earthquake prediction with your students through an activity that allows students to examine the rates of earthquakes occurrence around the world.

TAKEAWAYS:
The focus question for the session will be “Can past history of Earthquake occurrence “predict” future occurrences?”

SPEAKERS:
Michael Hubenthal (IRIS | Earthscope Consortium: Washington, DC), Tammy Bravo (IRIS | Earthscope Consortium: Vancouver, WA)

Locating Earthquake Epicenters Online

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A304


STRAND: No Strand

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Sponsoring Company: EarthScope Consortium

Explore our new web-based interactive earthquake lab! Have your students learn and practice earthquake location and analysis techniques with real seismic data! Bring a laptop/ipad!

SPEAKERS:
Michael Hubenthal (IRIS | Earthscope Consortium: Washington, DC)

Hands-on Plus! Student-driven Learning with the Smithsonian Grades K-5

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B209


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: Carolina Biological Supply Company

Students can drive their learning through hands-on activities integrated with digital and print resources. Learn how using Smithsonian Science for the Classroom engages students with science and engineering practices and promotes scientific literacy for all students. Take home materials available.

SPEAKERS:
Hoover Herrera (Carolina Biological Supply Co.: Burlington, NC), Melissa Rogers (Smithsonian Science Education Center: Washington, DC)

Partnering with Families to Promote Young Multilingual Learners' Integrated Science and Language Learning

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

Georgia World Congress Center - C207



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FINAL Partnering with families.pptx

STRAND: Research to Practice

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We will share a model of science home/school partnership, focused on families of young multilingual learners (MLs) that fuels their science and language learning across contexts, sparks their interest and self-efficacy in science, and can be leveraged to support their school science learning.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will leave with concrete strategies, tools, and resources for building science partnerships with families of MLs that support language-enriched science experiences at home and mutually reinforce children's NGSS-aligned science and language experiences at school.

SPEAKERS:
Mandell Academy (Connecticut Science Center: Hartford, CT), Rachel Shurick (Connecticut Science Center: Hartford, CT), Becky Fahey (Connecticut Science Center: Hartford, CT), Cindy Hoisington (Education Development Center, Inc.: Holbrook, MA)

Using Aviation to Engage Students: NASA Aeronautics

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A407



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NSTA Presentation

STRAND: Curriculum and Assessment

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Flight is amazing! Even more amazing is the fact that students at any level can understand how flight works. In this session, we will share resources and strategies to teach aviation in any educational setting and how you can inspire students to pursue STEAM careers.

TAKEAWAYS:
We will share strategies, conduct hands-on STEAM activities, and provide a range of activities, developed by NASA, for all ages and all educational settings. Come have some fun and leave with useful resources you can use right away.

SPEAKERS:
Steve Kirsche (NASA Headquarters: No City, No State)

Connecting Three-Dimensional Learning to Upcoming Out-of-this-World Phenomena

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B309



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Eclipse Session PPT
Eclipse tools from NSTA
NSTA Solar Eclipse Guide for Administrators
NSTA Solar Eclipse Guide for Educators
protective case for solar-viewing glasses
Solar Science Activities

STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

Show Details

Get ready for the 2023 and 2024 solar eclipses. See how learning activities about the Earth, Moon and Sun provide three-dimensional learning experiences that connect to these events that will be more spectacular than the 2017 eclipse.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will have a better understanding of what is meant by three-dimensional learning, see how 3D learning can lead to knowing what causes lunar phases and eclipses, and be prepared to enjoy the solar eclipses in 2023 and 2024.

SPEAKERS:
Dennis Schatz (Institute for Learning Innovation: Beaverton, OR)

A Unique and Challenging Ice Core Investigation that Integrates the Three Dimensions of NGSS & STEM

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

Georgia World Congress Center - C208



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Cosmic Connections Card Set & URLs.pdf
Decoding Starlight Using Science & Art.pdf
https://jamboard.google.com/d/18ewAG4ZuTPKh57J37gc67ubhkpNRgi9UY9IGpTvMvOI/viewer?f=0
Ice Core Records PDFs and Downloads for Worksheets and Instructions
Ice Core Records.pdf
Ice Core Student Handout.pdf
Stellar Cycles Card Set & URLs.pdf
Stellar Evolution Card Set & URLs.pdf

STRAND: Curriculum and Assessment

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A multidisciplinary and open-ended investigation that incorporates absolute and relative dating techniques, anomalies, historical context, volcanoes, solar proton events, energy cycles, Earth systems, terrestrial events, and supernovas by analyzing 430 years of Earth history from 1562 to 1992.

TAKEAWAYS:
In constructing knowledge, there is no definitive answer, only plausible conclusions based on constructing, analyzing, and comparing data and research from multiple disciplines. This investigation provides a better understanding of the scientific process of developing models and defending results.

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

Quarks and the Nuclear Synthesis Modeling of Protons, Neutrons and the Hydrogen-2 Isotope Using String and Solid Sphere Models

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

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center - Cottonwood A


STRAND: No Strand

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Each Attendee will be given assorted materials to create the up and down quarks and the strong nuclear force to construct protons, neutrons, and the hydrogen-2 Isotope models using both the String Theory and Solid Sphere Models. Hand-outs and examples will be given. Attendees will take their models.

TAKEAWAYS:
This hands-on classroom quark modeling activity was designed for students to use both the String Theory and the Solid Sphere Models for the nuclear synthesis of protons, neutrons, and the hydrogen-2 isotope. As a class, students will create their own criteria for model comparison and probability.

SPEAKERS:
Gary Schiltz (Retired Chemistry Teacher: Naperville, IL)

Investigating Light & Shadow With PK-2 Students

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

Georgia World Congress Center - C210


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Engage in teacher play with us and ponder how light sources and open-ended materials entice children to grow executive function skills as they construct systems that produce unique images.  

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will engage in teacher play as they handle light sources and open-ended materials and receive a handout to help them get started in preparing an environment for independent STEM experiences that can be offered daily in their PK-2 classroom.

SPEAKERS:
Beth Dykstra VanMeeteren (University of Northern Iowa: Cedar Falls, IA)

Navigating Nature of Science

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

Georgia World Congress Center - C201


STRAND: Curriculum and Assessment

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Attendees will participate in a guided walk through the process of developing inquiries to ensure students reach mastery of critical content. This will include analyzing standard(s), participating in hands on inquiry, and using a template to create inquiries for students.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will understand how to plan opportunities for students to demonstrate understanding of critical content using methods that allow educators to easily monitor student progress toward mastery.

SPEAKERS:
Ryan Carlson (Orange County Public Schools: Orlando, FL), Desiree Siegel (Program Specialist Elementary Science: Orlando, FL), Matthew Timm (Orange County Public Schools: Orlando, FL), Kimberly Seaver (Orange County Public Schools: Orlando, FL)

Crash Barrier: How to Design a STEM Engineering Challenge

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B213


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: PASCO Scientific

Give your students a real-world engineering challenge! Explore the relationship between momentum and impact forces with real-time measurement of collisions.

Game On! Gamification vs. Game Based Learning

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A307


STRAND: Curriculum and Assessment

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Sponsoring Company: Plasma Games

It's all fun and games but does it work? Take a deep dive into the difference between gamification and game based learning and how to incorporate both into your classroom for the best outcome. Bonus: Leave with an all inclusive access code to a 3D game based platform!

The Science of Thermal Runaway: Real Safety Science Research Meets Student Engineering Design

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A311


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: UL Research Institutes Xplorlabs

Over 500 fires in the last 2 years are linked to thermal runaway, a phenomenon caused by short circuits in lithium-ion batteries. Participants will learn how Xplorlabs' free online pathway supports student understanding of energy transformations and culminates with an engineering design challenge.

SPEAKERS:
Jessica Sparacino (Senior Education Specialist), Katey Shirey (edukatey: Washington, DC), Amy Gilbert (Griffin Middle School: Smyrna, GA), Megan O'Keeffe (senior content specialist: canton, GA)

Supporting Students with Disabilities with High Quality Science Curriculum Resources

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A404



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Garbage Unit Icons
Icons to accompany the garbage unit as visual supports
Session Slides

STRAND: Student Learning and Inclusion

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Many states are adopting policy that promotes the use of high-quality standards-aligned curriculum for all grade levels. However, educators may question the accessibility of these units for all students. In the Science Curriculum Adaptation Project for Special Educators (SCAPE) program, science specialists from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education worked with special educators to adapt the NYU SAIL “Garbage” unit for students with moderate to severe disabilities. Science specialists provided learning activities around the structures and routines in the unit and guided teachers through key lessons. Teachers then identified barriers and used Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to adapt the unit for their students to access ideas and SEPs in the unit. Each teacher participant left with an adapted unit to pilot with students. In this presentation we will outline the program and share examples of adaptations made for students with disabilities.

TAKEAWAYS:
Session attendees will learn about a MA program designed to support special education teachers in using the high quality “Garbage” unit with their students. Attendees will also see examples of UDL-based adaptations that can be used with science students with moderate to severe disabilities.

SPEAKERS:
Angela Palo (Horace Mann School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing: Boston, MA), Casandra Gonzalez (Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education: Malden, MA)

Alka-Seltzer: How many ways can we use it in the chemistry classroom? But mostly chemical kinetics.

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

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center - International Ballroom B


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Alka-Seltzer is a great tool to bring phenomenon focused teaching into the chemistry classroom. It has many applications from simple chemical and physical changes to designing your own reaction rate experiment. Participants will pop the lid off of a film canister. Come join the jump scare.

TAKEAWAYS:
Alka- seltzer is a versatile resource that can be used in a variety of safe and inexpensive activities that allow students to design and carry out their own investigation.

SPEAKERS:
Alecia Hagberg (Harrison High School: Kennesaw, GA), Sarah Holcomb (Harrison High School: Kennesaw, GA)

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

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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)

Sensemaking in the High School Physics Classroom

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

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center - Cottonwood A



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Sensemaking in the High School Physics Classroom.pdf

STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Looking to increase engagement and leverage student curiosity? Sensemaking frames the inquiry process from the student’s point of view and puts them in charge of their own learning. Find out how this process can increase your teaching effectiveness and fundamentally change how your students learn.

TAKEAWAYS:
Teachers will leave with an understanding of sensemaking as a practice, its place in the 3 dimensions of Next Gen Science Standards, and insights gained from experiencing hands-on, minds-on sensemaking of phenomena from the student point of view.

SPEAKERS:
Mariel Kolker (Morristown High School: Morristown, NJ)

Let’s Get Physical: Human Physiology Experiments

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B211


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: Vernier Science Education

Keep your students engaged by giving them opportunities to move and interact in class. Explore limb position and grip strength, balance, and EKG and EMG experiments designed to encourage students to think about the physiology of various human organ systems. Come ready to participate!

SPEAKERS:
Colleen McDaniel (Vernier Science Education: Beaverton, OR)

How Much Physics Can you Do with a Meter Stick?

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B213


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: PASCO Scientific

Join us for a hands-on workshop where we will use PASCO’s latest innovations to perform experiments on rotation, torque, optics, and even Lenz’s law!

Solving Real-world Problems Using STEM Cases: Developing and using models to design, test, and optimize solutions

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A313


STRAND: Curriculum and Assessment

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Sponsoring Company: ExploreLearning

This interactive session will explore a digital interface that develops models to capture students' thinking when designing and testing solutions to real-world problems. We will immerse ourselves in solving a puzzling STEM Case to develop a model and use it to optimize a solution.

SPEAKERS:
Lauren Chiota (Learning Designer), Jared Jackson (Director of Production: Decatur, GA)

Author NSTA Press Session: Instructional Sequence Matters: Explore-Before-Explain, Grades 6-8

Friday, March 24 • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Georgia World Congress Center - B309


STRAND: Research to Practice

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Find out how to use explore-before-explain learning to flip the traditional teaching script and promote long-lasting understanding in physical science.

TAKEAWAYS:
How you do it—ready-to-teach lessons that use an explore-before-explain sequence to provide an experience that meet the Next Generation Science Standards and make interdisciplinary connections to the Common Core State Standards.

SPEAKERS:
Patrick Brown (Fort Zumwalt School District R-II: O'Fallon, MO)

3D Science with Language Integration (GSTA)

Friday, March 24 • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Georgia World Congress Center - B308


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Join this session for information about content-language integration and discuss the design of a multimodal task that emphasizes 3D Science learning through the interpretive and expressive modes of communication. Then, take an in-depth look at examples that you can integrate into your classroom.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will learn about lesson activities that provide students with the opportunity to make progress towards both the Science Ga Standards of Excellence and WIDA English Language Development Standards.

SPEAKERS:
Laura Canepa-Redondo (Science/ESOL Program Specialist)

Study of Preservice Teachers' Science Content Knowledge and Pedagogical Content Knowledge

Friday, March 24 • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Georgia World Congress Center - C206



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PTASK NSTA-Atlanta, March 2023 presentation, v2.pptx
Study of Preservice teachers science content knowledge and their knowledge of students misconceptions.

STRAND: Research to Practice

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We are sending them into their own classrooms, but do they know their science? Are emerging science teachers aware of their students’ ideas and misconceptions?

TAKEAWAYS:
Characteristics of pre-service science teachers and their content knowledge and knowledge of students' misconceptions.

SPEAKERS:
Cynthia Crockett (Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian: Cambridge, MA)

Fueling Success with Students—Win Up to $20K for Your Classroom!

Friday, March 24 • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Georgia World Congress Center - A408


STRAND: No Strand

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Do you impact your school and community with STEM? If you teach K–12, come learn how to apply to win up to $20K through this teacher competition.

TAKEAWAYS:
Learn how to apply for the Shell-sponsored teacher competition, and collaborate with past winners and judges to learn how to strengthen your application.

SPEAKERS:
Ruth Ruud (Cleveland State University: Cleveland, OH), Amanda Upton (NSTA: Arlington, VA)

Free lesson plans in chemistry for grades K-5 from the American Chemical Society’s online resource inquiryinaction.org

Friday, March 24 • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Georgia World Congress Center - A411


STRAND: No Strand

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Teachers participate in hands-on lessons for Kindergarten, 2nd Grade, and 5th Grade from the free online resource inquiryinaction.org. Teachers investigate the questions: What makes it rain, are M&Ms or Skittles better dissolvers, and does baking soda or baking powder bubble the most with vinegar.

TAKEAWAYS:
Teachers will practice using grade-appropriate explanations of atoms and molecules to help students better understand the causes of the phenomena they observe.

SPEAKERS:
James Kessler (American Chemical Society: Washington, DC)

Wave Properties and Information Technologies (Gr 6–8)

Friday, March 24 • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Georgia World Congress Center - A304


STRAND: Curriculum and Assessment

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Sponsoring Company: School Specialty - FOSS

Engage in activities using lasers and optical fibers and concepts of refraction and reflection in the FOSS Next Generation Waves Course for middle school. Explore the phenomena that allow information transfer by fiber optic technology, and identify connections to the three dimensions of NGSS.

SPEAKERS:
Jessica Penchos (The Lawrence Hall of Science: Berkeley, CA), FOSS Project Staff (The Lawrence Hall of Science: Berkeley, CA)

Get Pumped with Vernier Video Analysis®!

Friday, March 24 • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Georgia World Congress Center - B212


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: Vernier Science Education

Get ready to exercise more than just the muscle between your ears when you use the Vernier Video Analysis app to investigate the physics of a bench press and bicep curls. You'll walk away with experiment best practices, lesson suggestions, and tips on successful video collection.

SPEAKERS:
Josh Ence (Vernier Science Education: Beaverton, OR), Frances Poodry (Vernier Science Education: Beaverton, OR)

Anatomy & Physiology

Friday, March 24 • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Georgia World Congress Center - A309


STRAND: Curriculum and Assessment

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Sponsoring Company: Simulation Curriculum

Experience Simulation Curriculum's newest addition - Interactive Anatomy & Physiology - for grades 9-12. See the jaw-dropping interactive anatomy simulator with its 40+ lesson plans, simulations and images along with complete teacher resources.

3D STEM Careers: Diversity, Diversity, Diversity!

Friday, March 24 • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Georgia World Congress Center - A307


STRAND: Student Learning and Inclusion

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Sponsoring Company: Plasma Games

Let's expose students to the diversity in STEM careers x3! Explore how to inspire the next generation of STEM experts by showing them STEM experts who are diverse in how they look, diverse in what they do, but most importantly diverse in how they got there.

Hands-on Science Reimagined

Friday, March 24 • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Georgia World Congress Center - A312


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: Flinn Scientific

Turn the traditional prescriptive lab on its head, adapting the learning style to meet your students as they explore and do science around real-world phenomena. See how you can combine videos, simulations, VR experiences, flexible assessments, and editable labs to create hands-on curriculum.

Data Data Data! Get Students Using Science Practices in Meaningful Ways

Friday, March 24 • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Georgia World Congress Center - B206


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: Discovery Education - Pivot Interactives

As teachers, if we limit science practices to ‘lab days’ are we missing opportunities? Find new ways to effortlessly integrate the science practices, like asking questions, using models to generate data, carrying out investigations, and analyzing data, into all parts of the instructional cycle.

Speed Sharing: Integrating Literacy in Science

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B301



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Integrating Literacy in the Middle School Classroom

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Are you interested in how to integrate literacy and science? Join this team of educators as they share strategies and resources for using science-focused texts in the secondary classroom. Read Alouds: Developing Literacy and Thinking Skills in Science Read-alouds are a valuable strategy for introducing nonfiction text, articles, and current events to students that can also promote deeper understanding, higher-level thinking, and increased engagement. Learn how to prepare and implement read-alouds in your science class. Planning and Implementing a Whole School Book Read in an Urban High School I will share my experiences with 5 years in a row of planning and implementing a whole school book read at my urban high school. Each book had a health science focus and was read, at least in part, in every classroom, in every content area. This culminated with a whole school exhibition. The Martian in the Physical Science Classroom Incorporating science literacy into the curriculum can be seamless when using the right novel. The Martian by Andy Weir provides an ideal launchpad to bring real-world science "faction" enrichment to your classroom.

SPEAKERS:
Lindsay Santen (Columbus City Schools: Columbus, OH), Meredith Hegarty (Middle School Science Teacher: College Park, GA)

Speed Sharing: Middle School

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B313a



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CER PowerPoint McDonald and Johnson NSTA.pptx
NSTA Speed Sharing_ Making Salasa Making Connections (2023).pdf

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Hear from middle school educators about the resources and tools they have used to develop a community of collaborative learners. They will share ideas for hands-on manipulative learning experiences and building scientific literacy skills.

Making Salsa = Making Connections!
How can making salsa help you grow your classroom community? This session will describe an engaging activity that was educational and impactful in many different ways. Students dehydrated and rehydrated salsa recipes so astronauts on the ISS could enjoy some flavorful food.

Meaningful CER in Physical Science
Exploration on developing more in-depth Claim Evidence and Reasoning investigations in Physical Science. Now that the Milestone EOC has been removed from this course, learn more about diving deeper into content will support students' scientific literacy.

SPEAKERS:
Kathy Biernat (Zanilu Educational Services, LLC: No City, No State), Stephanie McDonald (Teacher: , GA), Aliyah Johnson (Alpharetta High School: Alpharetta, GA)

Speed Sharing: Practices and Tools

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B314



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Join these middle school educators as they share strategies to support students in modeling their ideas in the classroom.

Model Your Anchor Phenomenon Early and Often: A Strategy for Sensemaking
1. Have students make an initial model based on prior knowledge and assumptions about the natural world. *Predict. Wonder. Be wrong!* 2. Dedicate time for students to continually revise their models as they acquire more evidence and content understanding. 3. Watch the lightbulb turn on!

Read Alouds: Developing Literacy and Thinking Skills in Science
Read-alouds are a valuable strategy for introducing nonfiction text, articles, and current events to students that can also promote deeper understanding, higher-level thinking, and increased engagement. Learn how to prepare and implement read-alouds in your science class.

Flippity: A go to versatile tool to increase engagement
Flippity can "easily turn Google™ spreadsheets into flashcards and other cool stuff." This session will highlight three go to interactives to increase student engagement with one another and with content. Consider bringing a device to practice creating one or two of these cool things. Hacking the Secret Garden with 3D eLearning Experiences Elementary preservice teachers and students hack the science of school gardens and digitally present details of garden-based phenomena that meets NGSS 3D learning.

SPEAKERS:
Allison Wise (American Community School of Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates), Jeff Thomas (University of Southern Indiana: Evansville, IN)

Knock, Knock, Chicken Who’s There? Our Assumptions and Students’ Misconceptions in Science

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B404



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NSTA-Atlanta 2023, Knock, Knock Chicken... presentation NSTA upload, v.3.pptx
We ask kids questions to get at their understanding of science concepts but have underlying expectations of how they will respond. Be aware of what ideas your students will bring to the classroom and use to shape their ideas about science. Explore students’ ideas and misconceptions in the Physical Sciences and know some of what they bring with them before they walk in the door!

STRAND: Curriculum and Assessment

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We all make assumptions about how we think students will respond to our seemingly basic questions on what they know. We also assume that they are thinking what we are thinking – until they tell us.

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Educators will learn to work with research-based misconceptions that students hold across grade bands in the physical sciences in order to incorporate those into assessment.

SPEAKERS:
Cynthia Crockett (Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian: Cambridge, MA)

Author NSTA Press Session: Students' Ideas Matter! Linking Formative Assessment to Instructional Sequence

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B309


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Learn how to use the Uncovering Student Ideas probes in an explore-before-explain instructional sequence to support a classroom where all students' ideas matter!

TAKEAWAYS:
Learn about a resource for formative assessment and explore-before-explain teaching.

SPEAKERS:
Page Keeley (NSTA Past President: No City, No State), Patrick Brown (Fort Zumwalt School District R-II: O'Fallon, MO)

Science + Engineering + Math = Parachute STEM Activity

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A411


STRAND: No Strand

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This STEM activity includes reading a book and involves one-hour lessons over seven days. Student groups design, build, test, and analyze parachute models.

TAKEAWAYS:
Student groups learn that the engineering design process and the scientific method are circular processes as they design, build, test, and evaluate a parachute model then improve it.

SPEAKERS:
Suzanne Cunningham (Purdue University: West Lafayette, IN)

Doing Science and Learning Language Together; Supporting Teacher Facilitation of Integrated Curriculum with a Focus on Multilingual Learners

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A405



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Doing Science and Language_NSTA23.pdf
Doing Science and Language_NSTA23.pptx

STRAND: Student Learning and Inclusion

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We will explore the what, why, and how of integrated science and language teaching. We will describe, illustrate, and model research-based strategies, tools, and resources teachers can use to support inquiry, sense-making, and language development with their young multilingual learners (MLs)

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will leave with some research-based strategies, tools, and resources to support planning and facilitation of language-enriched and inclusive science experiences that leverage science as a context for language and for building skills across the developmental domains with a focus on MLs

SPEAKERS:
Mandell Academy (Connecticut Science Center: Hartford, CT), Rachel Shurick (Connecticut Science Center: Hartford, CT), Becky Fahey (Connecticut Science Center: Hartford, CT), Cindy Hoisington (Education Development Center, Inc.: Holbrook, MA)

Investigating Electricity & Magnetism with the "Gravity Light"

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

Georgia World Congress Center - C210