Elementary Science Expo: Informal Education Resources for
Early Childhood and Elementary Grades
The Elementary Science Expo has adapted the
exciting, quick-fire format of the popular Pecha Kucha presentations for the NSTA
Engage: Fall20 virtual conference. This "social show-and-tell event" brings
together leaders in upper elementary science and STEM education as presenters offer 15
slides for 20 seconds each for a total of 5 minutes. Each five-minute
presentation will offer teaching strategies and resources in the best practices
in science and STEM education for our youngest learners. Featured materials come
from celebrated classroom educators, authors of NSTA Press books and
award-winning books, as well as strategies from the NSTA preK–5 journal
Science & Children.
NGSS connections to student experiences will be highlighted during
each Pecha Kucha presentation. Participants will interact with presenters about
science and STEM investigations and resources through a Q&A session at the
end of the time block. Presentations will be passionate, funny, informative, and
inspirational. Join us for this new format and learn from this fast paced,
energy-filled experience and leave with ideas to use with your students and
This event is organized by Jennifer Williams, Department Chair, Lower School
Science, Isidore Newman School, New Orleans, LA.
NSTA is grateful to Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision for sponsoring the
Elementary Science Expo.
Amanda Glover (Museum of Science, Boston: Boston, MA), Tom Lauwers (Birdbrain Technologies, LLC: Pittsburgh, PA), Acacia McKenna (NSTA: Arlington, VA), Godwyn Morris (Dazzling Discoveries / Skill Mill NYC: New York, NY), Amanda Souza (Girls Who Code: New York, NY), Kimberly Swan (The NEED Project: Manassas, VA), Rob Wallace (Curriculum & Professional Development Coordinator: Kenner, LA)
Presenter Materials for this Session:
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