2023 Atlanta National Conference

March 22-25, 2023

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Folding and Molding: Hands-on Protein Structure

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B201


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: 3D Molecular Designs

Journey through protein folding and its implications for human disease in this hands-on engaging investigation of the Amino Acid Starter Kit. Empower your students to make connections between amino acid sequences, final protein shapes and the effect a "simple" mutation can have on a human life.

SPEAKERS:
Dan Williams (Teacher: Shelter Island, NY)

What's in the Trunk? Elephant Conservation Using Electrophoresis

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B215


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Sponsoring Company: MiniOne Systems

Bring real-world conservation to biology students to analyze DNA profiles from confiscated ivory tusks. Fits with Environmental Science and the Africa Storyline.

SPEAKERS:
Sherri Andrews (Retired Science Teacher: , NC)

Left at the Scene of the Crime: High School Forensics

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B202


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: Edvotek

There’s a break-in at the lab. Your students become forensic scientists as they walk into a crime scene. Analyze samples for blood and then catch the criminal with DNA fingerprinting. This exciting workshop will include ways to incorporate biotechnology and gel electrophoresis into your classroom.

Student-friendly Approaches to Colorimetry, Beer's Law, and Kinetics

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B213


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: PASCO Scientific

Introduce students to the relationship between solution concentration and light absorption through hands-on experimentation.

BIOZONE launches BIOZONE World - an stunning new science content delivery platform

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A311


STRAND: Technology and Media

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Sponsoring Company: BIOZONE Corporation

Discover BIOZONE WORLD - a new platform bringing all our digital resources together for easy access and delivery. Incorporating BIOZONE’s eBooks with our rich collection of presentation slides, 3D models & curated videos, it provides powerful options for delivering your high school science programs.

Genes in Space: A free experimental design competition

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B204


STRAND: No Strand

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Sponsoring Company: miniPCR bio

Engage students in authentic research through Genes in Space: the experimental design competition that launches experiments to the International Space Station. Learn about free educational resources, including lesson plans, classroom activities, explainer videos, and biotechnology equipment loans.

SPEAKERS:
Katy Martin (miniPCR: Cambridge, MA)

Creating a Culture of Safety in High School Science Courses

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A312


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: Flinn Scientific

The persistence of laboratory incidents injurious to high school students demonstrates the need for work towards implementing strong safety cultures in our school science labs. Please join us to learn about simple things you can do to make the laboratory a safer environment for your students.

Sickle Cell Surveillance

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B215


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: MiniOne Systems

Be the geneticist overseeing screening and interpreting the genotypes of hemoglobinopathies for at risk newborns.

SPEAKERS:
Crystal McDowell (Greenbrier High School: Evans, GA)

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.

Biology: Quick and Easy Photosynthesis Experiments

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B213


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: PASCO Scientific

Learn how collecting carbon exchange data from plant leaves can help you correct students’ most common misconceptions about respiration and photosynthesis.

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)

Climate, COVID, Conspiracy, and Classrooms: Supporting scientific literacy by fighting science denialism

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B216


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: Savvas Learning Company

Scientific literacy is vital to economic and public health and security. How can we respond to forces that undermine public understanding and trust in science. We will then explore online resources and individualized teaching strategies that can overcome these challenges in our classrooms.

SPEAKERS:
Joseph Levine (Science Writer and Producer: Concord, MA)

Dynamic Demonstrations from Flinn Scientific

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A312


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: Flinn Scientific

Seeing is believing! Flinn Scientific presents a variety of easy to perform and exciting chemistry and physical science demonstrations. Come see Flinn’s new demonstrations and some of your old favorites—all guaranteed to make your science classroom come alive. Handouts provided for all.

Living Drugs: Fighting Cancer with CRISPR-engineered CAR-T Cells.

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B201


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: 3D Molecular Designs

Learn how physical models can be used to introduce your students to the field of cancer immunotherapy and CRISPR-engineered T-cells.

SCST 1: Engaging Students and Fostering Literacy in College Science Classrooms

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

Georgia World Congress Center - C205



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test SCST 1.1 Engaging 1st- and 2nd-Year College Students with Science and Engineering Near-space experiments (NSEs) using high-altitude ballooning are offered to engage 1st- and 2nd-year college students to foster learning through science and engineering practices. NSEs are student-generated to build off students’ curiosities, perspectives, expressions, and sense of discovery. SCST 1.2 Fostering the Information Literacy of Community College Anatomy & Physiology Students Many students experience difficulty locating, evaluating, using, and communicating reliable information. Strategies to foster information literacy among A&P students will be presented. Students demonstrated an increased ability to evaluate claims and improved self-perception of critical thinking. SCST 1.3 Developing Literacy in the Science Classroom: Strategies that Transcend Grade Levels Literacy strategies that foster speaking, writing, reading, and listening engage students in the content, identify misconceptions, and optimize teachers’ instructional time. College science students identified Carousel and ABC brainstorming as their favorite literacy activities.

SPEAKERS:
Derrick Nero (University of Nebraska Omaha: Omaha, NE), Renee Clary (Mississippi State University: Mississippi State, MS), Cheston Saunders (Southeastern Community College: Whiteville, NC)

Exploring Animal Behavior in Laboratory and Field

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A412


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Using "Exploring Animal Behavior in Laboratory and Field, 2nd edition," several hands-on activities will be explored: data collection using cricket observations, the prisoner's dilemma, and how to read primary literature.

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This session would provide educators with ideas of how to teach general animal behavior/ecology topics that are adaptive to different learning environments and levels of students.

SPEAKERS:
Heather Zimbler-DeLorenzo (Associate Professor of Biology: Mableton, GA)

DNA Forensics Solves the Murder Mystery of Dr. Ward

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B215


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: MiniOne Systems

Using the MiniOne System, develop an understanding of forensic science and gel electrophoresis while investigating the mystery of who killed Dr. Ward.

SPEAKERS:
Kathy Mirakovits (Kalamazoo Valley Community College: Kalamazoo, MI)

Examining Enzymes: Interactive, Inquiry-Based Activities

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B211


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: Vernier Science Education

Wondering how to teach your students about enzymes? Leave the liver behind and bring complex concepts to life with hands-on experiments. Vernier biology expert Colleen McDaniel will walk you through an inquiry-based experiment that explores the different variables that affect catalase.

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

Epigenetics: Tweaking Your Genetic Destiny

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B201


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: 3D Molecular Designs

This session will introduce teachers to physical models of DNA base-pairs that highlight the epigenetic modification of DNA and its impact on gene expression.

SPEAKERS:
Tim Herman (3D Molecular Designs: Milwaukee, WI)

Modeling Ocean Acidification: A Hands-On Approach

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B213


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: PASCO Scientific

Modeling Ocean Acidification: A Hands-On Approach

Got Milk?: DNA, Enzymes, and Lactose Intolerance

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B208


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: Carolina Biological Supply Company

Take a new look at enzymes through historical, cultural, and economical lenses. Students use the lactase enzyme to produce lactose free milk in an easy to perform lab and then modify experimental conditions to design and test their own procedures to maximize production of lactose free milk.

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

Introducing Your Students to Gene Editing with CRISPR

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B202


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: Edvotek

The gene-editing tool CRISPR is one of the most exciting biotechnology breakthroughs of the past decade. In fact, this technique won the Nobel Prize in 2020! In this hands-on workshop, we’ll explore CRISPR biology using fast, easy experiments that model the development of a cure for Cystic Fibrosis.

Hands-on genetics labs for middle school learners and general bio

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B204


STRAND: No Strand

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Sponsoring Company: miniPCR bio

A purrfect introduction to genetics! Track inheritance in a family of cats using Punnett squares. Then, use gel electrophoresis to examine the gene that controls that trait. Students connect Mendelian genetics with our modern understanding of genes! No stains or extra visualization equipment needed.

SPEAKERS:
Katy Martin (miniPCR: Cambridge, MA), Katy Martin (miniPCR: Cambridge, MA)

BSCS Biology: Understanding for Life by Kendall Hunt

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A312


STRAND: Curriculum and Assessment

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Sponsoring Company: Kendall Hunt

BSCS Biology: Understanding for Life is designed for the NGSS. The inquiry-based program leverages the new BSCS Anchored Inquiry Learning instructional model as well as literacy and sensemaking strategies to support all learners. Join us to explore the program’s benefits and key features.

SPEAKERS:
Cynthia Gay (BSCS Science Learning: Colorado Springs, CO)

SCST 2: Online Instructional Delivery within College Science Classrooms

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

Georgia World Congress Center - C205


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test SCST 2.1 Comparing learning outcomes across different course delivery methods: face-to-face, online and video conferencing Do students learn better in a face-to-face, online or video conference course? The COVID-19 pandemic provided opportunity to help answer this question by allowing comparison of student learning outcomes in a human anatomy course taught using each of these modalities over the course of the pandemic. SCST 2.2 Digital Media Assignments in Online Geoscience Classrooms: Engaging Students and Building Community Digital media assignments allow students to share knowledge in nontraditional ways. This presentation showcases online geoscience courses that use media assignments, includes discussion of advantages and challenges and components required for creation of multimedia assignments for online class. SCST 2.3 Quality Matters: Our Experiences in Building Online College Courses to be Quality Matters-certified Quality Matters (QM) is an organization that ensures quality control in online instruction. Two professors will discuss the process for QM certification in their online courses. This presentation will discuss experiences and lessons learned to better assist others in the QM review process.

SPEAKERS:
Renee Clary (Mississippi State University: Mississippi State, MS), Thayne Sweeten (Utah State University: , UT), Athena Nagel (Mississippi State University: Mississippi State, MS)

Take the Mess and Stress Out of Bacterial Transformation

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B215


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: MiniOne Systems

Let innovative technology and simplified prep take the mess and stress out of bacterial transformation with the Let it Glow TM Bacterial Transformation MiniLab.

Chromosomes in Action: Revisualizing Meiosis

Thursday, March 23 • 2:20 PM - 3:20 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 importance of meiosis to the diversity seen among living things.

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

Transform Your Class into a Neuroscience Laboratory

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B202


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: Edvotek

Neuroscience is one of science’s fastest growing fields. Students learn about the field by exploring Huntington’s and Alzheimer’s, two neurodegenerative disorders. We will analyze the Huntingtin genes using PCR and electrophoresis and explore the biology behind Alzheimer’s disease with an ELISA.

P51™ Glow Labs: Study DNA structure and enzyme activity using fluorescence

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B204


STRAND: No Strand

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Sponsoring Company: miniPCR bio

Discover a new way to study DNA and enzymes! Use fluorescence to see changes to DNA structure and enzyme activity with your own eyes. Explore how temperature, pH, and genetic sequence affect DNA base pairing. Then, see inhibitors, concentration, temperature, and pH affect enzymatic reaction rates.

SPEAKERS:
Ally Huang (miniPCR: Cambridge, MA)

The Unlimited Cut: Dissecting 3D Animal Models to Improve Life Science Education Outcomes

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A304


STRAND: Technology and Media

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Sponsoring Company: Visible Body

Lab time and access to specimens can be limited, expensive, or sometimes completely out of reach. Visible Body's 3D content and Courseware platform provide a digital alternative to wet labs and 2D textbook images and diagrams, allowing students to "cut" as many times as they need.

Forewarned is Forearmed: Using Pre-AP Instructional Strategies to Better Prepare Students for AP Biology Challenge Areas

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B207


STRAND: Curriculum and Assessment

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Sponsoring Company: College Board

Come for an active conversation about helping introductory learners prepare for AP-level course work in STEM. We will align challenge areas identified using AP exam data with the Pre-AP Course Framework and explore instructional strategies to help students meet these challenges.

SPEAKERS:
Laura Casdorph (College Board: New York, NY), Mitch Price (College Board: New York, NY)

Nourish the Future: Exploring Solutions in Food Production

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A312


STRAND: Leadership and Advocacy

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Sponsoring Company: Nourish the Future

Become a leader in exploring solutions with students on issues affecting sustainability, climate, environment, and food production. Test solutions to real-world problems facing food production today with 4 inquiry-based lessons in biotechnology, water/soil quality, renewable fuels and biodiversity.

Do IPAs Give You a Case of Bitter Beer Face? Check your Genetics!

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B215


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: MiniOne Systems

What ALE's you? Come see how bitter taste genotype and phenotype are linked, and how it can play a role in your fondness for certain food or drinks! Great use of CER's!

SPEAKERS:
Sherri Andrews (Retired Science Teacher: , NC)

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)

DNA With A Twist – Use Of Multiple Models In The Classroom

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B201


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: 3D Molecular Designs

Examine how modeling deepens student engagement. Explore carefully designed models to discover basic features of DNA structure and function using an atomically accurate model. Model nucleotides, DNA and RNA polymers, genetic sequences, genetic engineering, and an endless number of possibilities.

SPEAKERS:
Keri Shingleton (Biology Teacher: Tulsa, OK)

Teaching the Polymerase Chain Reaction in One Lab Period

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B202


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: Edvotek

Want to learn more about technologies used in today’s laboratories? If so, join this hands-on workshop! You’ll explore two biotechnology techniques, PCR and electrophoresis.. These experiments will help your students understand how techniques like genetic engineering work in a real-world context.

BioBits®: A hands-on lab to teach the central dogma

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B204


STRAND: No Strand

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Sponsoring Company: miniPCR bio

Add a hands-on lab to your study of the central dogma! With the cell-free BioBits® system, students can watch as polymerases transcribe RNA and ribosomes translate it to make protein, all using fluorescent indicators. Now you can experiment directly with transcription and translation!

SPEAKERS:
Ally Huang (miniPCR: Cambridge, MA)

The Plight of the Bumble Bee: Genetic Biodiversity of Bees

Friday, March 24 • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Georgia World Congress Center - B218


STRAND: No Strand

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Sponsoring Company: Bio-rad Laboratories

Taxonomy in action: use visual cues and biotechnology techniques to sort bumblebees into separate species. Experience how PCR, sequencing, and bioinformatics help scientists distinguish bee species.

Recipe for Disaster! Investigate and Solve a Foodborne Outbreak with Electrophoresis

Friday, March 24 • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Georgia World Congress Center - B215


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: MiniOne Systems

In this hands-on lab, you'll use scientific reasoning and experimental design to determine the source of a real-life foodborne outbreak with gel electrophoresis.

Unwinding the Complexities of the Central Dogma

Friday, March 24 • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

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 how the structure of DNA and RNA determine the structure of proteins, which carry out the essential functions of life.

SPEAKERS:
Dan Williams (Teacher: Shelter Island, NY)

Exploring the Genetics of Taste: SNP Analysis of the PTC Gene Using PCR

Friday, March 24 • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Georgia World Congress Center - B202


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: Edvotek

Explore the relationship between genotype and phenotype using Phenylthiocarbamide (PTC). Some think PTC tastes bitter, while others find it tasteless. The ability to taste PTC is linked to variations in a taste receptor gene. In this workshop, you will use PCR to distinguish between PTC alleles.

Build a Heart with STEM…and Play-Doh!

Friday, March 24 • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Georgia World Congress Center - B217


STRAND: Curriculum and Assessment

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Sponsoring Company: Texas Instruments

You will learn how to build and code a four-chamber heart (no coding experience required) while exploring how the heart works. This is a great project for middle and high school science and STEM students! You can also borrow all of the equipment for this project from TI for free.

Greenhouse Mischief Managed: Plant Environmental Control

Friday, March 24 • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Georgia World Congress Center - B213


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: PASCO Scientific

Discover how collecting data from a classroom greenhouse can help you engage students in more meaningful explorations of environmental concepts. Learn how to measure, analyze, and control greenhouse conditions such as light, water, and airflow - then optimize them using block-based code.

Hands-On Activities to Model Sampling, Habitat Degradation, and Animal Choice

Friday, March 24 • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Georgia World Congress Center - B208


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: Carolina Biological Supply Company

Nurture students’ curiosity! Investigate methods used by scientists to estimate population sizes. Learn how students can use a terrestrial model to observe how pill bugs respond to habitat degradation. Use inquiry to develop experiments to observe the habitat preference of Bess beetles and milliped

A Hands on approach to effectively teaching anatomy using clay on a skeletal model

Friday, March 24 • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Georgia World Congress Center - A313


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Sponsoring Company: Anatomy in Clay

In this workshop, attendees will build replicas of human anatomy using clay and a specially designed skeletal model in a class-room setting. Educators will learn how to implement a unique curriculum system which helps students create a kinesthetic map of the human anatomy.

SPEAKERS:
Chuck Roney (ANATOMY IN CLAY Learning Systems: Loveland, CO)

BIOZONE’s latest titles - Learn how these superb interactive texts deliver flexible and engaging High School NGSS and AP programs

Friday, March 24 • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Georgia World Congress Center - A311


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: BIOZONE Corporation

BIOZONE's innovative interactive worktext approach is a departure from traditional textbook learning, providing flexible, engaging, student-centred resources. Teacher Toolkit helps teachers plan, deliver and assess NGSS and AP programs. Attendees receive a FREE print copy and a 1-year eBook license

Bandit™: Accessible gel electrophoresis for the biology classroom!

Friday, March 24 • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Georgia World Congress Center - B204


STRAND: No Strand

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Sponsoring Company: miniPCR bio

Meet Bandit™, the electrophoresis system that brings accessibility to a new level. Build an affordable, durable, and reusable electrophoresis system. Then, make connections between molecular and Mendelian genetics with electrophoresis labs that run in 20 minutes and don’t require staining.

SPEAKERS:
Katy Martin (miniPCR: Cambridge, MA)

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.

Do real hands-on CRISPR gene editing!

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B218


STRAND: No Strand

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Sponsoring Company: Bio-rad Laboratories

Experience CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing experiments designed for your students' learning! In this hands-on workshop edit a chromosomal gene, complete with essential experimental controls, using the same cut-and-repair technology used in medicinal and agricultural applications.

Bringing Back the Macromolecule Lab Without Crazy Prep

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B215


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: MiniOne Systems

Do the macromolecule lab with minimal prep, and see how students can apply their new skills to explore macromolecules in every day foods.

SPEAKERS:
Stacey Chapley (Science Teacher: South Deerfield, MA)

Lessons in Climate Change: Understanding Ocean Acidification

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B211


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: Vernier Science Education

Engage your students in learning about the effects of climate change with this hands-on experiment. Using the latest Vernier data-collection technology, we'll define ocean acidification, determine how we can measure it, and discuss why it is bad for our marine ecosystems. Get ready to dive in!

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

Teaching mRNA Vaccines -- and the future of therapeutic RNAs

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B201


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: 3D Molecular Designs

This session will introduce a mRNA vaccine design activity in which students explore the uridine-to-pseudouridine modification as well as codon optimization.

SPEAKERS:
Tim Herman (3D Molecular Designs: Milwaukee, WI)

Making Sense of Cell Differentiation and Gene Expression

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B207


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: Lab-Aids

Explore the use of sensemaking strategies to help students understand how selective gene expression works. Come experience a model lesson from a new Lab-Aids' program: Science and Global Issues: Biology, developed by SEPUP. This hands-on workshop will also show a connection to genetic engineering.

Exploring STEAM with Transformation

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B202


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: Edvotek

Creating colorful bacteria with transformation is a memorable way to teach the central dogma of molecular biology. Take it a step further and have your students create art with the colorful cells! In this workshop, we’ll share tips for transformation success and create bio-art with microbial paint!

Discovering Lemur Diversity: Teaching conservation genetics through an authentic case study

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B204


STRAND: No Strand

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Sponsoring Company: miniPCR bio

Bring molecular techniques to Ecology and Evolution units. Join an expedition to Madagascar to decide if an extinct lemur species has been rediscovered! Test DNA with gel electrophoresis, build phylogenetic trees, and analyze authentic field data from the Duke Lemur Center.

SPEAKERS:
Ally Huang (miniPCR: Cambridge, MA), ALEXANDRA Dainis (Owner/Producer: LOS ANGELES, CA)

NOAA Workshop 2: NOAA in Your Classroom: Making Sense of the Deep-Sea Phenomena of Vents

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B209


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: NOAA

How do hydrothermal vent communities survive without sunlight? Dive into the deep with us and investigate how these ecosystems thrive in the absence of light using a student sensemaking approach and activity. We’ll also share resources that make it easier than ever to connect to ocean exploration.

SPEAKERS:
Suraida Nanez-James (Education Specialist), Kristin Rademaker (NSTA: Arlington, VA), Bekkah Lampe (NOAA Office of Education: Silver Spring, MD)

Going Viral: Learning from Covid-19

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B216



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CovidHandout-NSTA-Atlanta.pdf
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CRISPR-Case-Studies-NSTA-Atlanta.pdf
CRISPR Case Studies

STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: Savvas Learning Company

We will explore the ways in which a curriculum built around the Covid-19 virus can help students to explore some of the most basic processes in biology. The emergence and spread of this virus will be used to demonstrate important principles in evolution, genetics, molecular and cell biology.

SPEAKERS:
Kenneth Miller (Brown University: Providence, RI)

Unique Microscope Tips and techniques to help with current curriculum

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A313


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: Accu-Scope

ACCU-SCOPE would like to offer a professional class instructing teachers the best techniques for acquiring images on items that are part of their curriculum. These classes will discuss mitosis slides, contrast methods for seeing live water organisms, polarizers, phase contrast, photosynthesis, etc.

Limitations of the CHLT-6 as an Assessment in a STEM Laboratory Experience

Friday, March 24 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - Exhibit Hall, Poster Session Aisle


STRAND: Curriculum and Assessment

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Although cancer biology is an important topic with the study life science, the definition of cancer literacy has been ill defined. This project demonstrates limitations of using one measure of cancer literacy, the Cancer Health Literacy Test-6, within the scope of a cancer biology outreach program.

TAKEAWAYS:
Cancer literacy has been broadly defined and assessed. Assessment of cancer biology knowledge may be best suited by the use of instructor-prepared, lesson-specific assessments.

SPEAKERS:
Emily Heath (Student: Warrenville, SC), Kamani Barnes (Student: Warrenville, SC), Alexandria Martin (Student: , SC), Christie Palladino (Teacher: Warrenville, SC)

Cold email to a professor? In-class interventions help students join research laboratories

Friday, March 24 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - Exhibit Hall, Poster Session Aisle


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Joining a research lab as an undergraduate is a boon to many future career directions, making it important to equip students with the tools to find and contact potential laboratories. We will discuss evidence for the need for these tools as well as a tested strategy for their input into classrooms.

TAKEAWAYS:
Gaps in knowledge created by socio-economic differences, being a first-generation college student, etc., can make it challenging to find a research laboratory, or decide what skills are required to join. We will demonstrate a modular teaching device to help fill this void.

SPEAKERS:
Joseph Ruesch (Postdoctoral Researcher/Educator: Ithaca, NY)

Transformational Learning in Science Pre-Service Teacher Education

Friday, March 24 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - Exhibit Hall, Poster Session Aisle


STRAND: Research to Practice

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This poster will introduce attendees to Transformational Learning Theory and how we have used this as a research to practice framework. We will provide best practices for using it to develop science teacher education programs, particularly focused on study abroad or study away opportunities.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will learn how to create transformational learning experiences for their science teacher educators using study abroad and study away opportunities. A template for designing and assessing such experiences will be shared.

SPEAKERS:
Lacey Huffling (Georgia Southern University: Statesboro, GA)

SCST 4: College Science Research & OUSTA WINNER

Friday, March 24 • 1:20 PM - 2:20 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - C205


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When children start team sports not much is expected, they are often not physically developed, and coaches start at the beginning. By high school and college bodies are better equipped, fundamentals have been learned, expectations rise, and the process is performance oriented. The same concepts should guide student research. First-year undergraduates begin with fundamentals, using guided inquiry. Expectations rise as research is conducted in courses (CUREs), and finally as independent projects. Just as with coaches, faculty expectations need to be developmentally defined, and success easily measured. As sports teams need specialty coaches, research teams also need specialists that can teach/encourage by using their expertise for unique projects – a primary advisor (coach) and additional specialists (assistant coaches). As a team sport, all members of the team receive the same rewards (although one member receives the honor of being first author, similar to one player being named MVP).

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Attendees will see examples of progression from inquiry labs to independent research. Attendees will how this model of undergraduate research increased the output of both presentations and papers. Attendees will discover how teams of faculty with different levels of expertise contribute to student s

SPEAKERS:
Kerry Cheesman (Capital University: Columbus, OH)

Modeling Gene Editing Mechanisms and Controls

Friday, March 24 • 1:20 PM - 2:20 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - B218


STRAND: No Strand

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Sponsoring Company: Bio-rad Laboratories

Genetic engineering in medicine and agriculture can be achieved with various techniques, all of which require secondary experimental confirmations. In this workshop learn how to use models to teach CRISPR gene editing, experimental controls, and various techniques for validating observed results.

Too Young for High Cholesterol

Friday, March 24 • 1:20 PM - 2:20 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - B215


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: MiniOne Systems

Run and analyze the Familial Hypercholesterolemia genotypes of family members to see which members are at risk for this inherited condition.

SPEAKERS:
Crystal McDowell (Greenbrier High School: Evans, GA)

Get a Move On: Modeling Molecular Transport Across Cell Membranes

Friday, March 24 • 1:20 PM - 2:20 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - B201


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: 3D Molecular Designs

Engage in an exploration of the unique chemical and physical properties of water and the phospholipid bilayer that separates cells from their surrounding environment.

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

Real Data for Explaining Climate Change and Modeling Inheritance Patterns

Friday, March 24 • 1:20 PM - 2:20 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - B208


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: Carolina Biological Supply Company

Data analysis provides evidence for posing scientific arguments and models. Tree ring and WFP data are collected then used to make arguments about climate change and inheritance patterns. Data set size and differences between direct and indirect data are illustrated.

Exploring a Learning Sequence about Patterns in Species Diversity

Friday, March 24 • 1:20 PM - 2:20 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - B207


STRAND: Research to Practice

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Sponsoring Company: Lab-Aids

Learning Sequences to drive phenomena through a unit is one way to help students understand the content. In this model activity from a new Lab-Aids program: Science and Global Issues: Biology, developed by SEPUP, you will use data to investigate how abiotic factors and species diversity are related.

Bring molecular genetics to your biology classroom with PTC tasting

Friday, March 24 • 1:20 PM - 2:20 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - B204


STRAND: No Strand

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Sponsoring Company: miniPCR bio

PTC tasting is a classic way to link genotype and phenotype. Use PCR and gel electrophoresis to determine if students have taster or non-taster alleles for bitter perception. Learn about our all-new curriculum and see how easy it can be to bring molecular genetics to your class!

SPEAKERS:
Ezequiel Alvarez-Saavedra (miniPCR: Cambridge, MA), ALEXANDRA Dainis (Owner/Producer: LOS ANGELES, CA), ALEXANDRA Dainis (Owner/Producer: LOS ANGELES, CA)

Let Non-Animal Dissection Methods Fall into your Lab

Friday, March 24 • 1:20 PM - 2:20 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - A309


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: Animalearn

Want to help your students explore anatomy without dissecting animals? Tune in and learn about the latest advancements in life science, from AR/VR dissection technology to hands-on non-animal resources that will both amaze and engage your students.

SPEAKERS:
Nicole Green (Animalearn: Jenkintown, PA)

Science behind Opioid Dependence

Friday, March 24 • 2:40 PM - 3:40 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - B218


STRAND: No Strand

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Sponsoring Company: Bio-rad Laboratories

Two out of three drug overdoses are due to opioids. Understanding the environmental & genetic links to drug dependency can reduce risk when opioids are prescribed to high-risk patients. Discover how math, genetics, & personalized medicine can determine the likelihood of addiction.

Who is Baby Whale’s Father? DNA Fingerprinting Solves the Mystery!

Friday, March 24 • 2:40 PM - 3:40 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - B215


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: MiniOne Systems

Run an agarose gel to make DNA Fingerprints to determine who baby whale Luna's dad is. This activity can be done in a single classroom period.

SPEAKERS:
Anna Mazur (Science Teacher: , MA)

Introducing Mighty Models: Exploring the Molecular Basis of Heavy Metal Poisoning

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: 3D Molecular Designs

Come experience our new collection of protein models enhanced by molecular stories, digital resources and augmented reality technology. Bigger, better,…and more robust.

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

Sickle Cell Genetics: Using gel electrophoresis to investigate inheritance

Friday, March 24 • 2:40 PM - 3:40 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - B204


STRAND: No Strand

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Sponsoring Company: miniPCR bio

Sickle cell disease is an excellent model to discuss topics ranging from protein structure and function to inheritance and genetic diseases. Add an engaging hands-on activity that only takes one class period! This lab helps a fictional family obtain a molecular diagnosis using gel electrophoresis.

SPEAKERS:
Ezequiel Alvarez-Saavedra (miniPCR: Cambridge, MA), ALEXANDRA Dainis (Owner/Producer: LOS ANGELES, CA)

Track the Mysterious Spread of a Novel Disease Using Electrophoresis

Friday, March 24 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - B218


STRAND: No Strand

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Sponsoring Company: Bio-rad Laboratories

Put your epidemiologist hat on and determine the transmission mode of a new virus using molecular data, patient histories, and clues hidden in a restaurant.

Putting the STEAM into Pipetting Skills

Friday, March 24 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - B215


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: MiniOne Systems

In this STEAM activity, you will make art using drops of color dye – similar to the pointillism art technique, while perfecting pipetting technique.

Connect and Collect: Photosynthesis in Minutes

Friday, March 24 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - B211


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: Vernier Science Education

Stop counting bubbles! Your students can easily visualize photosynthesis and cellular respiration using the latest Vernier technology. This workshop will cover sample collection, carbon dioxide data analysis, and inquiry ideas to test variables that affect photosynthesis and cellular respiration.

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

When Cells Talk, Things Happen: Cell Signaling

Friday, March 24 • 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

Cell to cell communication is difficult for students to grasp; but signal molecules and receptors come to life with this hands-on model synapse. Further engage your students using this model to reflect how drugs and toxins disturb the biochemistry of the synapse.

SPEAKERS:
Dan Williams (Teacher: Shelter Island, NY)

Zombie Apocalypse!

Friday, March 24 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - B217


STRAND: Curriculum and Assessment

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Sponsoring Company: Texas Instruments

Attendees will explore disease modeling through the use of ZOMBIES!

Next Generation Dissection

Friday, March 24 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - B208


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: Carolina Biological Supply Company

With the transition to 3-D learning and NGSS, is there still a place for dissections in the classroom? The answer is yes! As you dissect a frog, we will demonstrate how to integrate the 3 dimensions of learning while highlighting adaptations and the relationship between structure and function.

SPEAKERS:
Patti Kopkau (Retired Educator: National City, MI)

Bring CRISPR/Cas to your class

Friday, March 24 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - B204


STRAND: No Strand

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Sponsoring Company: miniPCR bio

Learn about our suite of CRISPR/Cas activities. From using Cas9 to target DNA in a test tube, to knocking out a gene in bacteria, our labs will put real CRISPR/Cas in your students’ hands. Free educational resources like CRISPR/Cas paper models will also be demonstrated.

SPEAKERS:
Ally Huang (miniPCR: Cambridge, MA)

Development and Implementation of Curricular Materials Based on Scientific Research Experiences for Teachers.

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

Georgia World Congress Center - C208



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BIORETS - presentation

STRAND: Research to Practice

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A Research Experience for Teachers Program at the University of Puerto Rico (BIORETS: BioInteractions) aims to engage eight secondary school teachers in the development of standards-centered curricular materials after they participate in a summer research immersion experience. The focus of the research experiences is on the overarching theme of biological and biomolecular interactions. Teacher participants engage in a broad range of research activities: from molecular biology to ecology. Curricular materials are designed based on their research experience to promote students’ scientific literacy and foster positive attitudes towards STEM. In this session, we will share experiences from the summer research immersion experience as well as examples of the curricular materials that have been developed and tips for their implementation.

TAKEAWAYS:
Attendees will take away strategies to transfer scientific research experiences into their classroom to promote students’ scientific literacy and positive attitudes towards STEM.

SPEAKERS:
Diana Rodríguez-Pérez (Teacher), Brenda Lee Estévez Moreno (Science Teacher), Diana Galloza Ramirez (Teacher: Aguada, PR), Michelle Borrero (University of Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras Campus: San Juan, PR)

Strategies in teaching Cellular Respiration

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

Georgia World Congress Center - C213


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Engage students in a hands-on cellular respiration learning activity using handouts and manipulatives.

TAKEAWAYS:
1. Learn the stages of cellular respiration; 2. Discover how to follow glucose through the oxidation steps and track the carbons that are converted to CO2; and 3. Calculate the energy production (ATP) through substrate-level phosphorylation and oxidative phosphorylation.

SPEAKERS:
Deborah Cardenas (Collin College, Wylie Campus: Wylie, TX)

High School Share-a-thon

Saturday, March 25 • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Georgia World Congress Center - A411


STRAND: No Strand

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Engage in a variety of activities, collect information and resources, and network with high school-level leaders. Discover new ideas and materials that you can use next week.

TAKEAWAYS:
The participants will network with other high school-level science educators and leaders to discover and engage in activities that will expand their knowledge and be usable in all aspects of their work.

Storyline: Online PD for Science Teachers

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

Georgia World Congress Center - C213



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Storyline Online PD for Science Teachers

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Introducing teachers to storylines in an online graduate-level setting.

TAKEAWAYS:
How to facilitate professional development by introducing storylines in an online setting.

SPEAKERS:
Shane Cullian (Whitewater High School: Whitewater, WI), John Graves (Montana State University: Bozeman, MT)