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)

Scales of Change: How Climate Change Impacts Every Unit in Biology

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B203


STRAND: No Strand

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Sponsoring Company: HHMI BioInteractive

How can we integrate climate change into different biology units? We'll use data-rich HHMI BioInteractive resources to demonstrate how to incorporate this topic across scales.

SPEAKERS:
Mark Eberhard (St. Clair High School: Saint Clair, MI), Samantha Johnson (Arroyo High School: San Lorenzo, CA)

Is This Going To Be Graded? Formative Assessment and Feedback Practices that Matter

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B207


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: BrainPOP Science

How to make the learning process as important as the product? Create a visible learning process and practice strategies to remove the fear of failure. Participants will be exposed to different levels of instructional feedback, standard-based grading, assessment, and feedback tools.

SPEAKERS:
Mike Jones (Illinois State University: Normal, IL)

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.

AUTOPSY: Forensic Dissection Featuring Carolina’s Perfect Solution® Pigs

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B208


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: Carolina Biological Supply Company

Ready for a dissection that is cutting edge? With this “real” classroom autopsy, revitalize your mammalian structure and function lesson to 3-dimensional instruction while addressing important standards. Participants dissect a Carolina’s Perfect Solution® pig by modeling the protocols of a professio

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

Genes in Space: A free experimental design competition

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B204


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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)

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.

Incorporate Science Practices Using BioInteractive to Enhance Data Literacy Skills

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B203


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Sponsoring Company: HHMI BioInteractive

Develop data-literate students! We'll use BioInteractive resources to model instructional strategies that incorporate the science practices and improve scientific thinking.

SPEAKERS:
Rebecca Orr , Ann Brokaw (Rocky River High School: Rocky River, OH)

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)

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


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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)

Developing Data Literacy Skills With HHMI BioInteractive Data Points

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B203


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Sponsoring Company: HHMI BioInteractive

Join us as we model how to engage students in data analysis using BioInteractive Data Points, a free collection of authentic scientific graphs and figures.

SPEAKERS:
Amit Morris (Science Teacher: , ON), Brian Mason (Teacher: , AK)

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


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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.

Incorporating students' Lived Experience may equitably improve grasp of Life Sciences

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A309


STRAND: Student Learning and Inclusion

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Sponsoring Company: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Students' lived experience of brain disorders can strengthen lessons for Middle and High School science standards on structure/function. Validation of students as personal or cultural lived experience experts sets a foundation for their future learning, that is critical to achieve classroom equity.

SPEAKERS:
Rebekah Corlew (NINDS - National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: Bethesda, MD), Carlo Quintanilla (NINDS - National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: Bethesda, MD), Diana Andriola (NINDS - National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: Bethesda, MD)

The Mystery of the Missing Tusks: Explaining Elephant Evolution Using HHMI Biolnteractive Resources

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B203


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Sponsoring Company: HHMI BioInteractive

How do selective pressures shape elephant populations? We'll explore HHMI BioInteractive activities that have students analyze data and construct explanations about this phenomenon.

SPEAKERS:
Marisa Alvarado (Grossmont High School), Dionne Reid (Teacher - Science: Pembroke Pines, FL)

What Evidence Do You Have To Support Your Claim?

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B207


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: BrainPOP Science

Discover new ways to use Claim-Evidence-Reasoning to enhance your students' science knowledge, communication, and writing skills in the middle school science classroom.

SPEAKERS:
Kristen Rillieux (BrainPOP: New York, NY)

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.

Crosscutting Concepts: Using a Familiar Perspective to Understand Your World

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B209


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: Carolina Biological Supply Company

How do crosscutting concepts link the ideas and practices of science across different domains and over time? We will show you practical examples to see how crosscutting concepts provide a foundation for student sensemaking of phenomena and problems. Leave with classroom resources.

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

Phenomenal Classroom Critters

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B208


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Sponsoring Company: Carolina Biological Supply Company

Add excitement to your class with live organisms! Discover fun, simple hands-on ways to explore evolution, adaptation, and behavior in your classroom with a variety of insects and arthropods. Learn about care and handling, as well as easy ways to integrate Organisms and Environments standards. Addit

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

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

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B204


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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)

Using Science Practices To Connect Evolution and Inheritance With HHMI BioInteractive's Rock Pocket Mouse Resources

Friday, March 24 • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Georgia World Congress Center - B203


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Sponsoring Company: HHMI BioInteractive

Join us as we explore how to use HHMI BioInteractive's rock pocket mouse resources to connect evolution and inheritance, and strengthen students' data literacy skills.

SPEAKERS:
James Clark (Director: Pleasanton, CA), Jennifer Barnes (Gwinnett Online Campus: Lawrenceville, GA)

The Plight of the Bumble Bee: Genetic Biodiversity of Bees

Friday, March 24 • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Georgia World Congress Center - B218


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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.

Avogadro’s Law and Order: Investigating a Rocket Launch Failure

Friday, March 24 • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Georgia World Congress Center - B211


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: Vernier Science Education

While building bottle rockets, students are instructed not to use more than 10 pumps on a bicycle pump. When a bottle bursts and injures students, it's up to you to investigate. Use Avogadro’s law and a Go Direct® Gas Pressure Sensor to solve the mystery in this hands-on experiment.

SPEAKERS:
Nüs Hisim (Vernier Science Education: Beaverton, OR)

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)

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.

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.

Bandit™: Accessible gel electrophoresis for the biology classroom!

Friday, March 24 • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Georgia World Congress Center - B204


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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)

Using A Sickle Cell Phenomenon To Explore Genetics

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B203


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Sponsoring Company: HHMI BioInteractive

Why do some people with the sickle cell genotype not show symptoms? Using HHMI BioInteractive resources, we'll engage with science practices to unpack this phenomenon.

SPEAKERS:
Michele Koehler (Riverside Brookfield District 208: Riverside, IL)

Do real hands-on CRISPR gene editing!

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B218


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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.

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)

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


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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)

Incorporating students' Lived Experience may equitably improve grasp of Life Sciences

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

Georgia World Congress Center - A309


STRAND: Student Learning and Inclusion

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Sponsoring Company: National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Students' lived experience of brain disorders can strengthen lessons for Middle and High School science standards on structure/function. Validation of students as personal or cultural lived experience experts sets a foundation for their future learning, that is critical to achieve classroom equity.

SPEAKERS:
Rebekah Corlew (NINDS - National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: Bethesda, MD), Carlo Quintanilla (NINDS - National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: Bethesda, MD), Diana Andriola (NINDS - National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: Bethesda, MD)

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.

Modeling Coral Bleaching: Using HHMI BioInteractive Resources to Make Student Thinking Visible

Friday, March 24 • 1:20 PM - 2:20 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - B203


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Sponsoring Company: HHMI BioInteractive

How does temperature affect coral ecosystems? We’ll use resources and model instructional strategies that incorporate phenomena, questioning, and modeling to make student thinking visible.

SPEAKERS:
Elise Cooksley (Professional Development Provider-Teacher: North Bend, WA), Ann Brokaw (Rocky River High School: Rocky River, OH)

Modeling Gene Editing Mechanisms and Controls

Friday, March 24 • 1:20 PM - 2:20 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - B218


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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.

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)

Bring molecular genetics to your biology classroom with PTC tasting

Friday, March 24 • 1:20 PM - 2:20 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - B204


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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)

Connected Content: Making Food, Agriculture, and Science Relevant for Students

Friday, March 24 • 1:20 PM - 2:20 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - A312


STRAND: Student Learning and Inclusion

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Sponsoring Company: American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture

To effectively collaborate, problem-solve and be active in their own thinking/learning, students need to develop an understanding of themselves, their environment, and their impact on the future. Join us for a hands-on learning experience connecting food, agriculture, and science.

Developing Explanations of Natural Selection Using the VIDA Tool

Friday, March 24 • 2:40 PM - 3:40 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - B203


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Sponsoring Company: HHMI BioInteractive

Join us as we use HHMI BioInteractive resources, including the VIDA Tool, to scaffold student understanding as they construct robust explanations about natural selection.

SPEAKERS:
Valerie May (Woodstock Academy: Woodstock, CT), Robin Bulleri (Science Teacher: Carrboro, NC)

Using Maggots, Flies, and Flesh to Solve a Mystery!

Friday, March 24 • 2:40 PM - 3:40 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - B217


STRAND: Curriculum and Assessment

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Sponsoring Company: Texas Instruments

A decomposing corpse is found in a field. Four possible missing persons fit the description. But who is it? Using clues near the scene will help determine identity. Forensic anthropologist Diane France helped to develop this free middle school and high school forensic science lesson.

Science behind Opioid Dependence

Friday, March 24 • 2:40 PM - 3:40 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - B218


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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.

Assessing Multi-Dimensional Science Skills in Middle School

Friday, March 24 • 2:40 PM - 3:40 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - B202


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: BrainPOP Science

Learn how the new BrainPOP Science makes it easy to assess your middle school students’ multi-dimensional science skills.

SPEAKERS:
Sara Bakken (Director of Assessment Design)

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


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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)

Leapin' Lizards: Using Storyboarding to Introduce Natural Selection

Friday, March 24 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - B203


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Sponsoring Company: HHMI BioInteractive

During this session, we'll model how to employ storyboards to enhance student understanding of evolution by natural selection using HHMI BioInteractive's lizard phylogeny resources.

SPEAKERS:
Tanea Hibler (Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School: No City, No State), Christina Moran-Johnson (Teacher)

Track the Mysterious Spread of a Novel Disease Using Electrophoresis

Friday, March 24 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - B218


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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.

Big Aha! Moments in the new BrainPOP Science

Friday, March 24 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - B202


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: BrainPOP Science

BrainPOP’s new product is made by science teachers for science teachers and has evolved to meet the unique needs of today’s middle school science students. Discover what’s missing in your middle school science classroom and how BrainPOP Science turns students into scientific writers.

SPEAKERS:
Tim Powers (BrainPOP: New York, NY)

Pump Up 3-D Learning with Vernier Technology

Friday, March 24 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - B212


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: Vernier Science Education

Make three-dimensional learning work for you! We will explore an everyday phenomenon, the heating of a gas when it is compressed, using Vernier technology. Using science and engineering practices, you'll actively engage students by integrating crosscutting ideas into this real-world experiment!

SPEAKERS:
David Carter (Vernier Science Education: Beaverton, OR)

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)

Driving Questions Boards (DQB) with Lab-Aids and SEPUP

Friday, March 24 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - B207


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: Lab-Aids

Use a DQB to make phenomena meaningfully connected to science content. Pro-tips and exemplary DQB walkthrough – an experienced trainer will guide development of a sample DQB, using a model lesson from our middle school program that looks at the effects of an introduced species on an ecosystem.

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)

Making Connections Using HHMI BioInteractive's Island Biogeography Resources

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B203


STRAND: No Strand

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Sponsoring Company: HHMI BioInteractive

Habitat fragments often function as ecological "islands." We'll use HHMI BioInteractive's island biogeography resources to have students analyze data and propose solutions to ecological challenges.

SPEAKERS:
Michele Koehler (Riverside Brookfield District 208: Riverside, IL), David Hong (Diamond Bar High School: Diamond Bar, CA)

In the Tube Where it Happens: Using Models to Support Understanding in Biotechnology

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B201


STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Sponsoring Company: 3D Molecular Designs

Describe the DNA and enzyme structures that researchers use to create biotechnology applications such as restriction enzymes and PCR. Identify how models can be used to reveal student understanding. Learn formative assessment opportunities in the modeling process.

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

From Basset Hounds to Bichons: Understanding Inheritance Patterns Through Analysis of Dog Breeds

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B203


STRAND: No Strand

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Sponsoring Company: HHMI BioInteractive

Why do dogs look so different from one another? We'll use HHMI BioInteractive resources to analyze data about phenotypic changes in dog breeds.

SPEAKERS:
James Clark (Director: Pleasanton, CA), Cinthya Fernandez (Tec de Monterrey: Monterey, Mexico)

CRISPR II: Using Cas9 as a Genome Editing Tool

Saturday, March 25 • 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

Model the molecular mechanism of CRISPR Cas9 with Making the Cut kit. Also explore how Cas9 is engineered as a more powerful genome editing tool.

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

Using BioInteractive Resources to Explain How Natural Selection Drives Changes in Skin Color

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B203


STRAND: No Strand

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Sponsoring Company: HHMI BioInteractive

Join us as we use HHMI BioInteractive resources to help students develop models of the evolutionary relationship between natural selection and human skin color.

SPEAKERS:
Deanna Digitale-Grider (Solorio Academy High School: Chicago, IL), Alexis Black (Explore Academy: No City, No State)

Get to Know H2O with Hands on Models

Saturday, March 25 • 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

Learn how students can explore complex properties of water while manipulating magnetic molecules that also teach model literacy for learning all year long.

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

Using Blue Whales to Engage Students in Backyard Biology (HHMI Tangled Bank Studios)

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

Georgia World Congress Center - B203


STRAND: No Strand

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Sponsoring Company: HHMI Tangled Bank Studios

We will introduce a new package of classroom and informal science education resources funded by NSF and produced by the team behind Blue Whales: Return of the Giants, a new IMAX film. The workshop will explore animal feeding strategies, communication, and specialization through virtual field trips a

SPEAKERS:
Alex Duckles (Digital Media & Impact Producer)

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