2023 Atlanta National Conference

March 22-25, 2023

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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.

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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)

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

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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)

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)

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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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)

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)

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)

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.

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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)

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)

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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Flippity.pdf
SlideDeck - Allison Wise

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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.

TAKEAWAYS:
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)

Hands-On Physics Learning with Vernier Photogates

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B212


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: Vernier Science Education

Studying complex physics phenomena can be exciting for your students with photogates! Join us to explore strategies for engaging your students in learning about velocity vs. time graphs, acceleration, and kinematic equations. Demystify these helpful tools and bring hands-on learning to your class!

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

Keep Calm and Chemistry On: Successful Lab Activities for the New Chemistry Teacher

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B208


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: Carolina Biological Supply Company

Explore easy, engaging, and safe chemistry activities that guarantee a reaction in your students. Whether you’re new to chemistry or feeling out of your element, create excitement with hands-on labs, demonstrations, and Carolina’s digital content. These lab activities support 3-dimensional learning

SPEAKERS:
Laurie Nixon (Chemistry Teacher: Boone, NC)

Step-by-Step Skills

Friday, March 24 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - Exhibit Hall, Poster Session Aisle



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NSTA Poster Presentation C Beck March 2023
Documents that appeared on the poster at conference

STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Step-by-Step Skills explains how to break down a scientific skill into a series of steps. Presenters will provide examples from their own classroom as well as a framework for how to utilize the technique across multiple grade levels and science disciplines.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will learn how to break down a scientific skill into a series of steps and why it is helpful for all learners, but especially those within a neurodiverse classroom.

SPEAKERS:
Catherine Beck (Randolph School: Huntsville, AL)

SPARK® Ramps Up Middle School Energy Education: A Model School-Community Plan

Friday, March 24 • 1:20 PM - 2:20 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - C212


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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SPARK®, developed by energy and educational specialists, shares expertise with teachers to enhance energy concepts, applications, and career options. The curriculum (60+ 5E lessons) uses active student engagement in sciences and math. Explore how this workable plan can be applied in your area!

TAKEAWAYS:
SPARK® uses “actions” in NGSS-based standards to make concepts cognitively “visible.” In multidisciplinary science/math, flexible entry points engage diverse students in simple to complex energy investigations using creative problem solving, data collection/analysis, and evidence-based conclusions.

SPEAKERS:
Gail Marshall (self-employed consultant), Margaret Reenstra (Economic Development Coordinator: Palmetto, GA), Judy Cox (N/A: No City, No State)

Rover! Watch out for Scruffy!

Friday, March 24 • 1:20 PM - 2:20 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - B217


STRAND: Curriculum and Assessment

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Sponsoring Company: Texas Instruments

This session will challenge you to code a TI Rover to avoid hitting a dog! Using the relationship between distance, time, and speed, you will try to get rover as close to scruffy as possible without making contact. Students LOVE this activity! You can borrow TI gear for free to do this project!

Speed and Velocity: Lessons with Motion Graphs

Friday, March 24 • 1:20 PM - 2:20 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - B213


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: PASCO Scientific

Graphs of position and velocity often confuse students attempting to describe motion. In this hands-on workshop, we will create these graphs and discuss their meaning.

Accommodations, Scaffolds and Supports for NGSS Science Lessons

Friday, March 24 • 1:20 PM - 2:20 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - A307


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: Propello

Learn how to seamlessly embed scaffolds and supports to assist special populations (English learners, Special Education, Gifted/Talented) in NGSS phenomenon-based science lessons. Walk away with support ideas you can use in your classroom right away.

SPEAKERS:
Justice Ejike (Educator), Lisa Thayne (Lead Program Manager, Science: Murfreesboro, TN), Julie Waid (Propello: Austin, TX)

Taking Dynamic Learning Maps for science to practice in 8th grade

Friday, March 24 • 2:40 PM - 3:40 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - A405



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NSTA_ DLM for science into practice (8th grade) .pdf

STRAND: Student Learning and Inclusion

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A special education teacher and science consultant worked together to plan, create, deliver and assess the middle school Essential Elements Science standards for students with significant cognitive disabilities. All assessed students increased three full grade levels.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will leave with an understanding of how to teach science using the Dynamic Learning Maps for middle school students with significant cognitive disabilities using best practices in special education and science teaching. Unit samples will be available.

SPEAKERS:
Mandie Sanderman (Central Rivers Area Education Agency: Cedar Falls, IA), Nancy Scheel (Teacher), Chelsie Byram (Central Rivers Area Education Agency: Cedar Falls, IA)

Exploring OpenSciEd from Carolina

Friday, March 24 • 2:40 PM - 3:40 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - B208


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: Carolina Biological Supply Company

Experience the pedagogy of OpenSciEd for middle school by engaging in a model lesson from the new Carolina Certified Version. Teachers will experience the four elements of the anchoring phenomenon routine. Teachers will experience how the anchoring phenomenon routine motivates students.

SPEAKERS:
Cory Ort (Carolina Biological Supply Co.: Burlington, NC), Hoover Herrera (Carolina Biological Supply Co.: Burlington, NC)

Equitable Unit Designs with Lab-Aids and SEPUP

Friday, March 24 • 2:40 PM - 3:40 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - B207


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: Lab-Aids

Learn about the intentional design of our units to embed equitable opportunities in phenomenon-based learning. This hands-on workshop uses a model activity showing how students use data to develop an evidence-based argument supporting the best way to recover copper from a waste solution.

It’s Not Just Algebra: Assessing Student Thinking in Physics Problem-Solving

Friday, March 24 • 2:40 PM - 3:40 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - B216


STRAND: Curriculum and Assessment

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Sponsoring Company: Savvas Learning Company

Good problem-solving in physics is more than algebraic manipulation. Students can learn and you can assess problem-solving through multiple avenues, including graphs, representations, and more.

SPEAKERS:
Christopher Moore (University of Nebraska Omaha: Omaha, NE)

Moving From A Teacher-Driven Classroom Model To A Student Inquiry Classroom Model.

Friday, March 24 • 2:40 PM - 3:40 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - A307


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: Propello

Teachers will learn practical ways to take baby steps or giant leaps towards a student-centered, inquiry-style classroom while guiding effective, engaging learning.

SPEAKERS:
Justice Ejike (Educator), Lisa Thayne (Lead Program Manager, Science: Murfreesboro, TN), Julie Waid (Propello: Austin, TX)

Active Learning Made Easy

Friday, March 24 • 2:40 PM - 3:40 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - B201


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: Discovery Education - Pivot Interactives

Teachers know that students are engaged by active learning, but creating active learning environments and opportunities take time, expertise, equipment, and supplies. Let’s explore interesting ways to engage students with MORE active learning and “doing science” throughout the learning cycle!

Comics + Phenomenon + CER = Scientific Literacy

Friday, March 24 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - A307


STRAND: Curriculum and Assessment

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Sponsoring Company: Plasma Games

Scientific literacy goes beyond understanding and requires students to make a claim that is supported with fact and reasoning. By incorporating comics, anchoring phenomenon, and repetition, we are taking these CER charts to the next level! Bonus: Leave with an all inclusive access code to a 3D game

Discover NSTA’s Middle School Instructional Materials!

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B402


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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This session will introduce NSTA's phenomenon-driven, three-dimensional instructional materials designed for middle school classrooms. These lessons and units provide opportunities for all students to engage in science learning meaningful to them.

TAKEAWAYS:
Phenomenon-driven, three-dimensional lessons and units provide students opportunities to actively try to figure out how the world works or design solutions to problems (sensemaking).

SPEAKERS:
Patrice Scinta (NSTA: Arlington, VA)

NASA STEM Computational Thinking: Propulsion with the SLS Rocket

Saturday, March 25 • 10:20 AM - 11:20 AM

Georgia World Congress Center - C213


STRAND: No Strand

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NASA’s Artemis program will return humans to the moon. Practice computational thinking while including elements of a real NASA mission. Use the engineering design process to design, build, and test a foam rocket to understand the relationship between a rocket’s process to ability and its trajectory

TAKEAWAYS:
NASA STEM educational resources incorporate classroom strategies for implementing Engineering Design Challenges. Gain an understanding of how to integrate computational thinking into a standards aligned lesson.

SPEAKERS:
Susan Kohler (NASA Glenn Research Center: Cleveland, OH)

Free middle school lesson plan investigating ocean acidification from the American Chemical Society’s online resource middleschoolchemistry.com

Saturday, March 25 • 10:20 AM - 11:20 AM

Georgia World Congress Center - C212


STRAND: No Strand

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Explore how excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere makes water more acidic through hands-on activities from the free 5E lesson plans in middleschoolchemistry.com.

TAKEAWAYS:
Teachers practice using grade-appropriate explanations of the interactions of atoms and molecules to help students better understand the causes of the phenomena they observe and its connection to the problem of ocean acidification.

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

Once Upon a Physical Science Book--Real Science, Real Literacy Instruction

Saturday, March 25 • 10:20 AM - 11:20 AM

Georgia World Congress Center - B309


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Join the author of the Once Upon A Science Book series to try out a specific, hands-on lesson, for kicking off a unit on wave motion. You'll also learn strategies that will help you build literacy while teaching any science topic.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will be introduced to the literacy learning cycle format, in which hands-on work precedes meaningful reading and writing activities. And they will see how this system works by participating in a lesson on wave motion.

SPEAKERS:
Jodi Wheeler-Toppen (Author/ Staff Development: Atlanta, GA)

Solar Eclipses 23/24: how to teach, how to observe safely, citizen science projects

Saturday, March 25 • 10:20 AM - 11:20 AM

Georgia World Congress Center - A313


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Two upcoming eclipses cross the US: annular October 14 2023 and total April 8 2024. This workshop teaches the why, how and where of eclipses, demonstrates safe solar viewing techniques & citizen science projects. Weather permitting, we will view the Sun. Each teacher receives 25 eclipse glasses free

TAKEAWAYS:
The solar eclipses in 2023 and 2024 will cover much of the nation. Safe observing techniques are critical. Only during the relatively brief totality can you observe the amazing and ghostly corona, and only then can you look at the Sun without eye protection

SPEAKERS:
Patricia Reiff (Rice University: Houston, TX)

STEM + MEDIA SPECIALIST = A WINNING COMBINATION

Saturday, March 25 • 10:20 AM - 11:20 AM

Georgia World Congress Center - C208


STRAND: Technology and Media

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Need more support for STEM investigations and projects? Review a 3 year grant-funded STEM training to improve media specialists’ understanding of STEM as “thinking and doing.” Examine sample hands-on investigations, tools, and websites to help media specialists’ support of STEM at all grade levels.

TAKEAWAYS:
Media specialists have access to many different resources but may lack accurate understanding of STEM and the guidance students need for resources to promote STEM. This session will illustrate an effective all grades/subjects in-service program which could be adapted for use in a school or system.

SPEAKERS:
Gail Marshall (self-employed consultant), Melissa Johnston (University of West Georgia: Carrollton, GA), Judy Cox (N/A: No City, No State)

Water Moves Our Earth; Plants Stabilize Our Earth

Saturday, March 25 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - Exhibit Hall, Poster Session Aisle


STRAND: No Strand

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Water is the major force in shaping our planet. Students use simple models to measure water outwash and soil erosion.

TAKEAWAYS:
Simple models show students how plants and plant residue play major roles in preventing water runoff and soil erosion.

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

Bringing Physical Science into the Earth Science Classroom

Saturday, March 25 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - Exhibit Hall, Poster Session Aisle


STRAND: Curriculum and Assessment

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How do we add physical science emphasis to Earth Science curriculum? Weather and Climate with ADI Gas intro lab Students will use the ideal gas law Pv=nrT in their Earth science lessons Students will explore basic Chemistry in their exploration of the atmosphere Molecular models activity Gas Properties lab Water and Oceans Density Ph labs Salinity labs Geology with ADI Students will study wave theory as it applies to earthquakes and tectonics plates Wave on a string Minerals with an emphasis on the atom and radioactivity Space and Astronomy with ADI Students will look at motion in three dimensions and learn how to calculate azimuth and simple orbital mechanics Students will study the periodic table in conjunction with the cosmic forces that created them Gravity Forces lab Gravity and orbits lab Blackbody Spectrum analysis Introduction to Quantum Chemistry

TAKEAWAYS:
We will review activities, lessons, and experiments that will help enhance your Earth Science class and prepare your student for middle school or high school physical science.

SPEAKERS:
Brian Gardiner (Kittredge Magnet School for High Achievers: Atlanta, GA)

"It's Electric !!!"

Saturday, March 25 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - Exhibit Hall, Poster Session Aisle


STRAND: Curriculum and Assessment

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In this session , I will model ways to make your elementary and middle school electricity unit light up! I will demonstrate several labs and display a cumulative project that you can assign to your students.

TAKEAWAYS:
The teacher will actively engage students in a tangible session regarding electricity.

SPEAKERS:
Amber Kersey (Henderson Middle School: Jackson, GA)

Up Up and Away!

Saturday, March 25 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - Exhibit Hall, Poster Session Aisle


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Learn about a great hands-on tissue paper hot air balloon STEM activity that can be done indoors year-round! Join Dr. Yemothy to learn about this easy and affordable activity that ALL students can accomplish. Leave having seen an example an gained an understanding of the activity.

TAKEAWAYS:
Knowledge of how to do the activity, ways to vary it, and understanding what is needed to do with students along with digital access to the hot air balloon STEM activity.

SPEAKERS:
Nicole Yemothy (K-8 STEM Educator & Trainer)

For The Benefit of the People: The National Park Education Model

Saturday, March 25 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - Exhibit Hall, Poster Session Aisle


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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In this workshop, we will explore The National Park Classroom, an approach to inquiry-focused education which combines aspects of several pedagogical models to create engaging and student-centered learning experiences. Students of all ages can benefit from this approach which is rooted in the Buck Institute for Education's HQPBL model, National Geographic Geo-Inquiry model, and tech-infused resources from the National Park Service. You will learn all about where to find these resources, how to align them to your content and learning goals, and how to facilitate student-centered learning experiences, both inside and outside the classroom! Participants will leave with a great exploration-focused lesson and a large list of FREE resources for building their own completed unit of study.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will leave with an understanding of the National Park Classroom model, the research that supports its use, strategies for integrating it into your classroom, and free resources for both teachers and learners.

SPEAKERS:
James Fester (Hill-Murray School: Maplewood, MN)

Developing Middle-school Physical Science Assessments using Disciplinary Core Ideas

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B303



(Only registered attendees may view session materials. Please login with your NSTA account to view.)
Developing Middle-school Physical Science Assessments using Disciplinary Core Id
CONSTRUCT project writing and revising middle school physical science assessment questions

STRAND: Curriculum and Assessment

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Good questions help us assess student’s learning, but are we asking the right – or best – questions?

TAKEAWAYS:
Learn the nuances of assessment without bias or excess difficulty that reaches all students.

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

The Can Challenge - Engineering with Heat Transfer Concepts

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

Georgia World Congress Center - C209


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Give students a hands-on exploration of heat transfer and insulation with this engineering & design project. Kids build an insulator around a soda can to keep hot water hot, while immersed in an ice water bath. While competing, they develop constructing skills, and analyze their process and data.

TAKEAWAYS:
Get all the files and resources to launch an engaging project applying the concepts of heat transfer (conduction, radiation and convection - things on every middle school science curriculum). You will be inspired!

SPEAKERS:
Jon Coole (Louisville Collegiate School: Louisville, KY)

Saving Skee-Ball: Applying Engineering & Science with a Fun Storyline

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B407



(Only registered attendees may view session materials. Please login with your NSTA account to view.)
Saving Skee Ball QR code __ NSTA23 presenter materials.pdf
Link provides access to presentation slides and copy of facilitator's guide.

STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Come have a BALL and put your own SPIN on how the game of Skee-ball is built and played so you and your students can save Skee-ball, too! This session provides an engaging, hands-on activity that explores physics and engineering through a “cardboard arcade” activity coupled with a fun storyline.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will identify relevant physics concepts related to building and playing a cardboard Skee-ball game through this FUN engineering project that is easily-adaptable for students across grade levels and settings.

SPEAKERS:
Christine Moskalik (NSTA)

Inquiry Puzzles! A Practical Approach to Introduce Argument-Driven Inquiry (ADI)

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B316


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Are you unsure how or where to begin with Argument-Driven Inquiry? Are you feeling overwhelmed or confused with the ADI approach? If so, this session is for you! This is an immersive workshop that provides a practical approach using puzzles to introduce ADI to your students. Join the fun!

TAKEAWAYS:
Teachers learn a practical way to introduce Argument-Driven Inquiry in classrooms without losing the integrity of the ADI framework and feel confident with the ADI process.

SPEAKERS:
Marwa Crisp (Teacher: No City, No State)

Let's Have Fun and Conduct Inquiry in Physical Science Across the Grade Bands!

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A311


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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One of the goals of NGSS is that topics should not be taught in a striated series of unrelated levels, but rather learning should be articulated vertically through the grade bands. In this workshop, we are going to address three different examples from the Physical Science topics: Sound (from Waves), Kinetic and Potential Energy (from Energy), and Particles of Matter (from Matter). Participants will engage in several activities for each topic to demonstrat how inquiry activities can be differentiated in the grade band levels for the developmental level of the students and their content knowledge and understanding. Participants will gain an understanding of vertical topic development, i.e. bridging what comes before and/or after their own grade band. The activities have also been selected for the high level of engagement and enjoyment they bring to the participants.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Elementary students are naturally curious and we can capitalize on their curiosity with engaging science activities; 2. Using the NGSS 3-D approach leads to effective science teaching and learning; and 3. The goal of science teaching is to help students become scientifically literate.

SPEAKERS:
Wayne Snyder (Cal Poly Pomona: Pomona, CA), Karen Ostlund (The University of Texas at Austin: Austin, TX)

Crash Science in the Classroom - Where science and engineering meet the road

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

Georgia World Congress Center - C208


STRAND: Technology and Media

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Use award-winning videos, crash-science demos and teacher tip-assisted activities including paper car crashes, egg drop cushions and stretchy slime to teach science and engineering concepts related to vehicle crashworthiness and highway safety.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participant will learn how to access inquiry-based lessons and video-supported activities integrating STEM concepts with vehicle crashworthiness and crash avoidance technologies.

SPEAKERS:
Pini Kalnite (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Highway Loss Data Institute: Arlington, VA), Griff Jones (University of Florida: No City, No State)

Fire Forensics: Use of Online Case Study to Support Sense Making

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

Georgia World Congress Center - C207


STRAND: Technology and Media

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In this workshop, participants will be guided through the free online module created by Underwriters Laboratories (ULXplorlabs: Fire Forensics Claim and Evidence). This module provides a unique platform for learning fire science in an investigator academy; and then applying this science to an arson investigation simulated in the labs of the UL Fire Research Institute. Participants will have an opportunity to see the potential for blending this media and technology resource with three additional modalities of learning: oral discourse, fire related investigations, and interactive notebooks. Participants will experience these modules and complementary hands-on strategies as means to engage students in sense making via analysis of real fire data.

TAKEAWAYS:
Underwriters Laboratories online ULX modules use current issues to engage and motivate learning about scientific ideas that can be applied to engineer solutions for relevant problems.

SPEAKERS:
Amy Gilbert (Griffin Middle School: Smyrna, GA)

Tricks of the Trade for Enhancing Open Source Materials

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B315


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Participants will engage in a series of strategies that have been used with the OpenSciEd curriculum to enhance student engagement. Come see how to diversify the implementation of open source materials with teacher-tested techniques that promote equity in the classroom.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will see the power in utilizing a diverse array of strategies designed to actively engage students while still teaching a curriculum as intended.

SPEAKERS:
Cathi Cox-Boniol (Louisiana Tech University: No City, No State)

Teaching About Kinematics

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A312


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Teachers will participate in activities and be given lesson plans from the Teaching About Kinematics manual they will receive free after the workshop.

TAKEAWAYS:
Understanding motion and being able to teach the following concepts: Velocity is not the same concept as speed; Two objects at the same position can have different velocities; Velocity and acceleration are not the same thing.

SPEAKERS:
Ann Robinson (University of West Georgia: Carrollton, GA)

Engaging Activities to Increase Retention in Science

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A313


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Engaging strategies to increase student retention in science will be shared during this session. Strategies shared are focused on excitement and relevancy to entice learner curiosity as well as focus. The session will review musical, inquiry, kinesthetic, literacy, and game-based strategies.

TAKEAWAYS:
This session will include engaging and helpful strategies to reach different learning styles (visual, auditory, kinesthetic) in the classroom.

SPEAKERS:
Courtney Lewis (Katy ISD: Katy, TX), Molly Niedens (Tays Junior High School: Katy, TX)

The Fast and the Curious: A Math and Science Integrated Inquiry into Force and Motion

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A402


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Introduction: How long does it take you to react when you notice a change in your environment? If you are riding a bike or driving a car, how long would it take for you to apply the brakes? Do you think this time is the same for everyone? Part 1: Desmos Activity: The Tortoise and the Hare: In this interactive mission, participants use the story of the Tortoise and the Hare to develop a motion graph. Once the motion graph is created, participants will analyze the graph to determine where the motion was the greatest, where it stopped, and where it decreased. Part 2: The Fast and the Curious Mission: If you were a timer at a track meet, how would the times you record on your stopwatch compare to the actual times of the runners? Participants watch a clip of a race and they have to use their stopwatch/phone to time the race. They are comparing their reaction time with the actual time using a linear relationship.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will collect data of speed and reaction time, then present their data by creating and graphing an algebraic equation that compares the actual amount of time with the average time that you recorded.

SPEAKERS:
Ashley Neumann (Teacher), Kyan Butler (Spring ISD: Houston, TX)

Learning Binary Code to Understand Information Transfer

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B212


STRAND: Curriculum and Assessment

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Explore how communication systems encode and transfer information via digital signals, from texts to images from space. Hands-on activities will introduce signals, binary, and ASCII.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will deepen their understanding of digital signals and information transfer. Attendees will walk away with an overview of a complete unit including hands on activities for both in person and distance learning.

SPEAKERS:
Jayne Kerner (F.A. Day Middle School: Newtonville, MA)

Integrating AR and VR Into Your Daily Science Lessons

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B306


STRAND: Technology and Media

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Bring science lessons to life with the integration of augmented reality (AR) & virtual reality (VR). This session explores the use of AR & VR tools such as zSpace, Merge Edu & Oculus Quest to transform science assignments and classroom projects.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will walk away with ideas and strategies that they can immediately implement in science classroom lessons. Attendees will leave with practical examples of AR & VR tools and resources they can begin using with their students in integrated, earth & space, physical, and life science classes.

SPEAKERS:
Tommy Clay (Atlanta Public Schools: Atlanta, GA)

Sing Your Way Into Their Hearts (and Brains!)

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

Georgia World Congress Center - C210


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Singing science parodies together will create fun and relaxed shared experiences that will strengthen teacher/student bonds and facilitate future learning. Plus they will learn science concepts without even knowing it!

TAKEAWAYS:
Song can teach as well as create a safe and enjoyable environment for students.

SPEAKERS:
Jen Taylor (Lakeview Academy: Saratoga Springs, UT)

Teaching Systems Science with NASA Sun-Earth Content

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A316


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Come join the NASA Heliophysics Education Activation Team (HEAT) in exploring how heliophysics, or 'Sun science,' can effectively serve as a model for teaching systems science to K12 students. This session includes hands-on learning activities, NASA printed materials, and more!

TAKEAWAYS:
The Sun gives us light, heat, food and more. It creates patterns on Earth and causes climate change. It is the source of space weather. Studies of the Sun offers a glimpse into the universe. The solar eclipses in 2023 and 2024 are opportunities to learn more about Sun-Earth systems science.

SPEAKERS:
Christina Milotte (Education Specialist), Carolyn Ng (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center/ADNET Systems, Inc.)

YouthAstroNet: Promoting equitable STE(A)M learning using online telescopes

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A403


STRAND: Student Learning and Inclusion

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The sky belongs to everyone - including middle-school age youth. Learn how to join the Youth Astronomy Network (YouthAstroNet) of the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian, where your students can tell their own star stories using images they capture from real robotic telescopes.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will learn YouthAstroNet’s strategies for engaging students from culturally diverse backgrounds in accessible, relevant and meaningful exploration of their place in the cosmos and find out how they can join the YouthAstroNet online community, supported by the National Science Foundation

SPEAKERS:
Erika Wright (Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian: Cambridge, MA), Mary Dussault (Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian: Cambridge, MA)

Gravity Cars: A Potential and Kinetic Energy Unit

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A315


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Engage as a learner in a unit about energy conversions. This unit incorporates project-based learning, the engineering and design process, and 5Es learning cycle.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will learn how to use an engineering and design project as the phenomenon. Participants will learn how to build a 3D unit with conceptual flow. Participants will learn how to incorporate inquiry labs within a unit.

SPEAKERS:
Allison Bogart (Stonecreek Junior High: No City, No State)

From Particles to Properties: Chemistry Concepts with Water Models

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B201


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: 3D Molecular Designs

Explore how physical models foster an understanding of the structure of water and how their interactions explain the properties of water observed on the bulk scale.

SPEAKERS:
Ruth Hutson (3D Molecular Designs: Milwaukee, WI)

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