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Web Seminar

Join us on Wednesday, September 21, from 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM ET for another edition of NSTA's Book Beat Live! web seminars.

A great number of the amazing innovations in modern society have resulted from someone making a careful observation, a mistake, or finding out new or different information from experimentation. These unique and serendipitous discoveries tell a story, a story that provides a rich context and understanding of scientific phenomena, to the nature of science, and the data and scientists involved. Now these discoveries have gone on to address needs within our local communities and global societies.  

Case studies provide an ideal vehicle to provide these stories of science that students may or may not have heard. With that knowledge, students are challenged using engineering design principles to determine new avenues that these discoveries can be utilized in the real world.

In this session, Rebecca Hite, Megan Ennes and Gail Jones, authors of Discovery Engineering in Biology: Case Studies for Grades 6-12, will discuss how case studies provide context as well as empirical data to help students understand the live experiences of science and scientists.  Take aways will include:

  • How case studies address elements of the Next Generation Science Standards.
  • How case studies are structured to layer information and engage the learner.
  • Why integrating biology and engineering develops student knowledge and skills.

Who should attend:

The focus of this session is for secondary (grades 6-12) life science teachers who are interested in sharing historical and modern stories of science with their students and offering them opportunities to engage in the skills of the engineering design process.

All individuals receive a certificate of participation and 100 NSTA activity points for attending the live seminar and completing the end-of-program survey. A certificate of participation is not awarded for watching the recorded version of the program.

We invite you to register for upcoming web seminars at NSTA.

Register today to participate in this web seminar. Upon registering you will receive an e-mail confirmation including information about the program and suggested links to visit in preparation of the event. Additional information about the web seminar will be e-mailed to you days before the program.

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Each web seminar is a unique, stand-alone, program. Archives of the web seminars and the presenters' PowerPoint presentations will be available through the links on this web page. Read answers to frequently asked questions from participants.

For more information contact: webseminars@nsta.org



Date Wednesday September 21, 2022 Time 7:00 PM ET / 6:00 PM CT / 5:00 PM MT / 4:00 PM PT Duration 75 Minutes Audience All secondary (grades 6-12) life science teachers and administrators. Also university instructors of secondary science preservice teachers.


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