2023 Atlanta National Conference

March 22-25, 2023

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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


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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)

CONNECTing NASA Resources to Your Classroom

Friday, March 24 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - A305



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CONNECTS community of practice flyer
NASA Connects Flyer 9.14.22.pdf

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Learn how to join NASA’s online community of practice for STEM educators (CONNECTS) and gain access to NASA content, resources, educator community, exclusive events, and NASA experts. Join us for this fun session including a foam rocket activity.

TAKEAWAYS:
Participants will learn about the vast resources offered by NASA's online community of practice for STEM educators and they will receive a foam rocket activity they can implement in their classrooms using simple materials.

SPEAKERS:
Carrie Olsen (NASA Headquarters: No City, No State), Richard Arnold (Director of Professional Studies), Cindy Hasselbring (NASA Headquarters: Washington, DC)

Visualizing the unviewable: Simple models to activate your earthquake and plate tectonics instruction

Friday, March 24 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - B310


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Learn new science and explore more than a dozen, simple, easy to build, and fun physical models to develop students’ understanding of abstract earthquake and plate tectonics related concepts.

TAKEAWAYS:
Teachers will be able to support explanations of important Earth science concepts by linking multiple types of models to earthquake phenomena!

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

Argumentation and Radio Waves

Friday, March 24 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center - Grand Ballroom B


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During this session, you will experience a lesson that combines physics with engineering and argumentation. This hands-on lesson will allow your students to interact with the abstract concept of radio frequencies, resulting in a deeper understanding.

TAKEAWAYS:
After this session, teachers will know how to integrate two highly sought-after skills, engineering, and argumentation, into a physics lesson. In addition, teachers will know how to turn the abstract concept of the EM spectrum into something more concrete and understandable.

SPEAKERS:
Anna-Margaret Bruton (Project Director: Broader Impacts: Charlottesville, VA), Valarie Bogan (Curriculum Specialist)

Cell phones and politics: who decides if you get 5G?

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A309



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Radio frequency lesson folder
This link includes the lesson plan and materials for my original radio frequency card sort activity

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This session will introduce participants to a lesson that incorporates elements of physics and government. The interdisciplinary lesson requires students to grapple with the delicate balance of providing access to everyone and physics which dictates the frequencies available for a given user.

TAKEAWAYS:
After this session, participants will have a ready-to-implement lesson that incorporates government and science. This lesson addresses the fact that the EM spectrum is a limited resource that has to be managed in order for everyone to benefit.

SPEAKERS:
Jamie Avalos (O.D. Wyatt High School: Fort Worth, TX), Valarie Bogan (Curriculum Specialist)

How Am I Going To Have My Students Discover This Concept? Creating Hands-On Chemistry Investigations for Student Discovery

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A304


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The purpose of this workshop is for the teacher to ask themselves, “How Am I Going To Have My Students Discover This Concept,” rather than lecturing. Examples of converting lectures into hands-on and open-ended investigations will be given. Demos are essential to show concepts and will be discussed

TAKEAWAYS:
Students have had been told and are expected to memorize the mass of an electron is ≈ 1/2000 of a proton. Developing a hands-on student discovery investigation for this concept and other concepts is a far superior learning method than lecturing and memorizing. .

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

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