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Monday, January 25
 

8:00am

EiE - Ohio: Building 21st Century Learners
Join us for an introductory engineering design workshop that utilizes Engineering is Elementary(EiE) curriculum and resources. Participants will engage in the design process, and learn how three urban elementary schools are integrating the EiE engineering design process into their classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Trudy Giasi

Trudy Giasi

Science Coordinator, Columbus City Schools
Trudy Giasi is currently a science coordinator for Columbus City Schools. She has experience in K-12 STEM education as well as the arts. She taught 8th grade science at Indianola Math, Science, and Technology MS and Hilltonia MS in the Columbus City Schools district. At both schools... Read More →
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Karen Irving

Ohio State University



Monday January 25, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am
Regent 1

8:00am

Put your Simple Machines Knowledge to Work to Better Learn STEM Concepts using LEGO®
The hands-on solution allows students to predict, test, observe, measure, record and present their findings. In this way, they work as young scientists, engineers and designers, making their own discoveries along the way. Even the least science oriented educators will feel secure teaching these standards and concepts with LEGO®.


Monday January 25, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am
Easton D

8:00am

Energy 101
Investigate the basics of energy, including: 10 sources of energy, energy forms and transformations, and energy efficiency, using hands-on activities. Learn about free opportunities through the Ohio Energy Project.

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Monday January 25, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am
Ballroom

8:00am

Low Technology Cool Science
Dumpster diving can extend your science budget and help you include hands-on/inquiry in your science teaching. Thermometers, anemometers, and bird feeders are a trash can away. Other activities require expenditures (Legos and Snap Kits) but are worth the money.

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Monday January 25, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am
Magnolia

8:00am

Science is SWEET!
Trying to get students engaged and helping them to understand concepts can be difficult. This is a hands-on session with ideas using candy in experiments to grab students' attention and keep them interested! Several will be demonstrated during the session and others added to the handout given during the session.

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Monday January 25, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am
Easton C

8:00am

Teaching Physical Science for Student Learning: Density Activities from OP2
Engage in hands-on activities from our ODHE grant-sponsored course, “OP2: Operation Physics for Middle Grades Teachers.” We will model ways to teach the difficult concept of density in physical science through active learning that elicits, challenges, and resolves student ideas.


Monday January 25, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am
Juniper A

10:45am

How Whole Brain Teaching Can Improve Our Science Teaching
Whole Brain Teaching has something to teach us about teaching science. The common language, intentional engagement, and planned brevity of Whole Brain Teaching may help us present content more effectively.

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Monday January 25, 2016 10:45am - 11:35am
Columbus

10:45am

Questions, Questioning and Orchestrated Classroom Dialogue
Participants will explore ways in which questions and questioning can enhance depth of inquiry into content and engage all students. Topics include creating deep, rigorous and open-ended questions and using questioning strategies and “talk moves” to direct classroom discussion.

Speakers
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David Vernot

Curriculum Consultant, Butler County ESC
David Vernot has been an educator for over 30 years, teaching from elementary through high school (along with curriculum work) in Fairfield City Schools. His current work includes workshops, coaching and curriculum support through Butler County ESC. He is SECO board member, has contributed... Read More →


Monday January 25, 2016 10:45am - 11:35am
Magnolia

1:00pm

Force and Motion: Deeper and Cheaper
This session uses a research-based learning progression to teach force and motion using cheap and familiar materials. Learn to “teach the laws for less” and leave with effective and captivating activities, interactive demos, design projects and assessment activities that develop deeper understanding using Claims, Evidence, Reasoning and Rebuttal for sense making. These activities, aligned with the NGSS scientific and engineering practices, are drawn from Kent State University’s Operation Physics, a program for in-servicing teachers Grades (4-9).

Speakers
WS

William Scanlon

Finish Line - Refreshments, William Scanlon
avatar for Nicole Soeder

Nicole Soeder

6.8 science, Brecksville Broadview Heights
1:1, Blended Learning
avatar for Diane Vrobel

Diane Vrobel

Science Teacher, Archbishop Hoban High School
I am a mother of three. I enjoy coaching Science Olympiad. I am an avid runner, reader and love to meet new people.


Monday January 25, 2016 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Easton E

1:00pm

Using 'Dead' and New Technology to Promote Higher-Level Thinking About the Periodic Table
This activity helps students understand periodic trends and the challenges faced with creating the modern-day periodic table. Students will look at "dead" technology to create their own periodic table and use new technology to share and explain their results.

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Monday January 25, 2016 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Easton D

1:00pm

Integrating ELA and Social Studies into Science
We will demonstrate several lesson plans that integrate social studies and language arts into the science classroom. This will include activities, labs, and lectures that incorporate hands-on learning in addition to direct instruction.


Monday January 25, 2016 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Juniper C

1:00pm

Gel Electrophoresis Basics
In this workshop, teachers will learn easy to implement strategies that help students understand the basic principles involved in gel electrophoresis. Receive FREE curriculum materials and learn about FREE summer professional development opportunities. Sponsored by Ohio Soybean Council.

Speakers
avatar for Pam Snyder

Pam Snyder

BioScience Technology Instructor, Columbus City Schools, Ft. Hayes Career Center
Pam Snyder is a veteran teacher with Columbus City Schools. A graduate of The Ohio State University with degrees in agriculture, she holds a Lead Professional Educator License in science and career education. In addition, she is a National Board Certified Teacher in Early Adolescence... Read More →


Monday January 25, 2016 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Juniper B

1:00pm

Play Mendel! A Resource for Teaching Mendel's Laws
Are you looking for a new way to teach Mendel’s laws? Using Arabidopsis plants, this training workshop walks you through hands-on activities from the Play Mendel education module to show the laws of inheritance in action.


Monday January 25, 2016 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Juniper A

1:00pm

Caught Up in Currents
Help students develop deeper understanding of standards content through inquiry, formative assessment, and questioning. Experience how teachers have worked collaboratively to create an inquiry-based approach that goes beyond answers! Get ideas to empower student learning in your own classroom.


Monday January 25, 2016 1:00pm - 2:50pm
Magnolia

1:00pm

Physics without Fear
Does teaching physical science make you uncomfortable? For many K-8 teachers and students, physical science content can sometimes feel intimidating. In this hands-on workshop, we will share some simple, research-based instructional strategies for helping students (and teachers) in grades K-8 build a solid conceptual understanding of motion and forces.


Monday January 25, 2016 1:00pm - 2:50pm
Lilac

2:00pm

Energy: Deeper and Cheaper – Low Cost Lessons That Are High in Potential
This session uses fun, cheap, and easy-to-manage activities for students grade 4-9 drawn from Kent State’s Operation Physics. Learn to “teach energy concepts for less” with captivating activities, interactive demos, engineering design projects and assessment activities. Help your students develop deeper understanding using Claims, Evidence, Reasoning and Rebuttal for sense making. This session uses a research-based learning progression and aligns with NGSS scientific and engineering practices.

Speakers
WS

William Scanlon

Finish Line - Refreshments, William Scanlon
avatar for Nicole Soeder

Nicole Soeder

6.8 science, Brecksville Broadview Heights
1:1, Blended Learning
avatar for Diane Vrobel

Diane Vrobel

Science Teacher, Archbishop Hoban High School
I am a mother of three. I enjoy coaching Science Olympiad. I am an avid runner, reader and love to meet new people.


Monday January 25, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Easton E

2:00pm

Tech Tools for Taking Your Science Class to the Next Level
Teachers are always trying to figure out the latest tech tools, but they change so fast! In this session, we demonstrate our favorite simulations, social media tools, apps, and other technology for engaging, assessing, and enriching our secondary science students.

Speakers
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Lisa Borgerding

Kent State University
avatar for Taylor Schildhouse

Taylor Schildhouse

Chemistry, Physics, AP Physics , Environemental, and Forensic Science Teacher, Newbury High School
Newbury High School is a small rural high school in Geauga County. It is a k-12 building with approximately 500 total students. Being that it is a small school I get to wear many hats and I am only in my third year of teaching. I teach Chemistry, Physics, AP Physics, Environmental... Read More →
avatar for Trevor Smith

Trevor Smith

Science Teacher, Eisenhower High School



Monday January 25, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Easton D

2:00pm

Using PBS LearningMedia to Support STEM Learning
Participants will be provided with an overview of PBS LearningMedia's STEM offerings, all of which are free. All participants will be provided with support and guidance in developing personalized playlists for classroom use. Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop.

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Monday January 25, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Juniper C

2:00pm

Beyond Recycling: A 5E Learning Cycle and Classroom Action Plan
Come experience a 5E unit on reduce, reuse, recycle. Action plans bring these concepts to light! Student work will be presented for attendees to analyze and consider student growth.


Monday January 25, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm
New Albany

2:00pm

Soy Fresh, Soy Clean...connecting community and kids to Ohio STEM careers.
Do you need refreshed hands-on lab ideas for community outreach or recruitment days? How can you connect students to unique STEM career fields in ag-related industries? In this workshop sponsored by the Ohio Soybean Council, participants will learn how to use SLOPs (Standard Laboratory Operating Procedures) and STEM equipment to create soy-based products and research STEM career fields within the Ohio agricultural industry.


Monday January 25, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Juniper B

3:30pm

'The Martian' - Fiction or Reality
Find out what technologies used in the movie "The Martian" NASA has already developed. Learn about NASA resources, activities, lesson plans, and more!

Speakers
avatar for Janet Struble

Janet Struble

Project Manager, The University of Toledo
New NASA funded grant entitled Mission Earth: Fusing GLOBE with NASA Assets to Build Systemic Innovation in STEM Education



Monday January 25, 2016 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Regent 1

3:30pm

Engineering Happily Ever After
How do you integrate fairy tales with engineering? Come and find out in this hands-on session.


Monday January 25, 2016 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Easton E

3:30pm

Enhancing Learning Through Digital Dissections
This interactive session covers educational efficacy, economic benefits, ethical considerations and current laws and policies regarding the use of animals in science education. Participants will gain hands-on experience with popular digital dissection programs and are asked to bring a laptop. 

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Monday January 25, 2016 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Gahanna

3:30pm

Building Literacy in the Science Classroom through Digital Story Telling and Multi-Genre Project
This session will introduce participants to literacy projects for the science classroom including digital storytelling and genre projects. Examples, rubrics, and guidelines will be provided.


Monday January 25, 2016 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Easton C

3:30pm

Food for Thought: Plants and You
This presentation will engage participants in hands-on activities using plant parts as art materials and food to explore the world of plants. Activities are inquiry-based to explain basic parts and function of plants and their use as food to humans.


Monday January 25, 2016 3:30pm - 4:20pm
New Albany

3:30pm

Moving Genes
Are you looking for strategies that make complicated biotechnology techniques more understandable to high school students? Join us for activities that help explain the concepts behind genetic engineering. Learn about FREE summer professional development opportunities. Receive FREE materials to take home and use tomorrow! Sponsored by the Ohio Soybean Council.

Speakers
avatar for Pam Snyder

Pam Snyder

BioScience Technology Instructor, Columbus City Schools, Ft. Hayes Career Center
Pam Snyder is a veteran teacher with Columbus City Schools. A graduate of The Ohio State University with degrees in agriculture, she holds a Lead Professional Educator License in science and career education. In addition, she is a National Board Certified Teacher in Early Adolescence... Read More →


Monday January 25, 2016 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Juniper B

3:30pm

Foldables & Food Labs
This program will highlight easy food labs that can be used with Ohio Science standards in middle school. A foldable is an easy way to present key vocabulary terms as students try to make sense of what they learn in order to master their science content standards. Knowing what a word means and being able to visualize a food model are fundamental to promoting literacy in science.


Monday January 25, 2016 3:30pm - 5:20pm
Columbus

4:30pm

Bringing Animoto into the Science Classroom
This session will demonstrate how Animoto can be used to integrate technology into the science classroom and promote literacy across the curriculum through videos created by students. Bring your technology because we will begin learning to use the tool.


Monday January 25, 2016 4:30pm - 5:20pm
Easton D

4:30pm

Incorporating Digital Technology while Insuring Conceptual Learning, Deep Understanding, and Literacy and Math Skills
Participants explore hands-on force, motion and energy inquiry lessons spanning the Ohio Cognitive Demands in a systematic learning progression, starting with simple K-2 conceptual activities, then MS hand timing and calculations to HS digital sensor and computer analysis of motion.


Monday January 25, 2016 4:30pm - 5:20pm
Gahanna

4:30pm

Interdisciplinary Learning for a Changing Planet
Participate in hands-on activities that apply math and science skills to tackle major global challenges, including human population pressures, finite natural resources and climate change. Receive a CD-ROM of lesson plans matched to Ohio Learning Standards.

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Monday January 25, 2016 4:30pm - 5:20pm
Juniper B

4:30pm

Learning Density through Proportional Reasoning
Learn an alternative to rote density calculation. Through first-hand experimentation and examination of mass vs. volume graphs, students develop the density concept and reason through typical density problems without manipulating the equation density = mass/volume.

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Monday January 25, 2016 4:30pm - 5:20pm
Juniper A

4:30pm

Solving Problems Can Be a Matter of Life and Death
A biology teacher and an engineering teacher have used curricular theming to reinforce concepts being taught. This workshop is intended to show one way elective teachers can help support science standards and promote whole-student education through integrated curriculum.


Monday January 25, 2016 4:30pm - 5:20pm
Regent 1
 
Tuesday, January 26
 

8:00am

The Engineering Design Process and the Scientific Method in the High School Science Classroom
Teams will complete a challenge using the engineering design process and reflect on the similarities and differences between the engineering design process and the scientific method. Participants will modify a traditional classroom lab activity into an engineering design challenge.

Speakers
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Kathleen Jones

Science Teacher, Oak Hills High School


Tuesday January 26, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am
Easton E

8:00am

Water Quality: Clearly an Important Issue
Teaching students about the science behind hazardous algae blooms is critical. What contributes to this problem and how can it be addressed? In this session participants will perform water quality tests, use data to show the development of cultural eutrophication, discover what factors are important to water quality and what people can do to prevent water quality degradation.

Speakers
avatar for Feed the World - Nebraska Corn Board

Feed the World - Nebraska Corn Board

Educational Consultant, Education Projects & Partnerships
Feed the World is your one source for science curriculum, news, giveaways, workshop information, and other classroom resources brought to you by your friends at the Nebraska Corn Board.
avatar for Jane Hunt

Jane Hunt

Educator, GrowNextGen.org
I am a retired Environmental and Biology teacher. I currently represent the Ohio Soybean Council and GrowNextGen.org. We received a grant from Battelle to support education and outreach about Ohio's #1 industry.


Tuesday January 26, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am
Easton D

8:00am

Enhancing Science Education Using Content Specific Vocabulary
Participants will deconstruct the Ohio Model Curriculum for Science and identify key terms/words that are vital for content comprehension. Participants will also develop strategies to use key terms/words in their instruction in a manner that support the Ohio Learning Standards for English/Language Arts (Common Core State Standards - English/Language Arts).

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Tuesday January 26, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am
Juniper B

8:00am

3-D Landforms Models
Construct a landform model of Mt. St. Helens, pre/post eruption, using topographic mapping skills. Correlated to the Ohio Science Standards for ESS Physical Earth surface features and the processes that formed them.

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Tuesday January 26, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am
Juniper A

8:00am

Developing Three Dimensional Science Learning That Incorporates Literacy, Math and Engineering Design
Participants will explore hands-on inquiry and engineering design activities which model the learning progression from the simplest introduction of content to discovery of patterns, connections and general principles using data, reasoning from evidence, math techniques and communication.


Tuesday January 26, 2016 8:00am - 9:50am
Regent 1

8:00am

Bringing Students Back to Earth: An Inquiry Approach to a Middle School Earth Science Unit
SouthWestern City Schools 8th grade teachers lead a session on inquiry-driven scientific instruction focusing on students doing and thinking. Participate in learning segments focused on 8th grade Earth Science Content Standards. The student-driven instruction includes constructing models and analyzing evidence.


Tuesday January 26, 2016 8:00am - 9:50am
Magnolia

8:00am

Climate Negotiations Simulation
During this simulation, participants will increase their understanding of the priorities various countries bring to international climate negotiations and come to understand the impacts of climate change and timelines on which these impacts will be felt.

Speakers
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Jason Cervenec

Education and Outreach Director, Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center


Tuesday January 26, 2016 8:00am - 9:50am
Ballroom

8:00am

Project WET

Project WET is a curriculum which focuses on water education for teachers (WET), students, parents and community leaders. The curriculum offers 60 plus hands-on and interdisciplinary activities that educate about water and water issues with minimal supplies and funding needed. For the 2016 SECO Conference, we will offer session participants the Project WET Sampler, which has 7 of the 60 activities described above. We will also provide Healthy Water, Healthy People (HWHP), which is the middle/high school secondary curriculum module to the Project WET Guide. HWHP offers 25 hands-on activities involving water related issues, health and aquatic insect education for students and adults.    

 


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avatar for Dennis Clement

Dennis Clement

EPIO 1, Ohio EPA
Project WET, HWHP, The Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF) and judging horses! See you at the conference.


WET PP pptx

Tuesday January 26, 2016 8:00am - 9:50am
Juniper C

9:00am

Go Green! Renewable Ethanol Makes the Difference!
Use the engineering design process (from EIE) to create ethanol in the classroom. Teach students how renewable fuels provide cleaner air, energy security, and save water. This issue-based lesson provides students with a simulation and facts that will enable them to answer the debate: Food vs. Fuel. Free ethanol fuel test kit will be given by the Ohio Corn Marketing Program.

Speakers
avatar for Feed the World - Nebraska Corn Board

Feed the World - Nebraska Corn Board

Educational Consultant, Education Projects & Partnerships
Feed the World is your one source for science curriculum, news, giveaways, workshop information, and other classroom resources brought to you by your friends at the Nebraska Corn Board.
avatar for Jane Hunt

Jane Hunt

Educator, GrowNextGen.org
I am a retired Environmental and Biology teacher. I currently represent the Ohio Soybean Council and GrowNextGen.org. We received a grant from Battelle to support education and outreach about Ohio's #1 industry.


Tuesday January 26, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am
Easton E

9:00am

Enhancing Learning Through Digital Dissections
This interactive session covers educational efficacy, economic benefits, ethical considerations and current laws and policies regarding the use of animals in science education. Participants will gain hands-on experience with popular digital dissection programs and are asked to bring a laptop. 

Speakers


Tuesday January 26, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am
Gahanna

9:00am

'It's Not My Fault' Fault Blocks
Make-It & Take It Workshop to help students learn the types, parts, and movements of faults. Participants will be making simple, wooden blocks for the teaching of fault types, structures, and movements.

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Tuesday January 26, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am
Juniper A

9:00am

Conceptual Chemistry: Repurposed Materials for Low-cost Science Experiments
Recent literature reports of novel experiments using ordinary materials were adapted for use in the Improving Teacher Quality Program: Conceptual Chemistry for Teachers of Grades 4-12. Creative use of bubble-wrap, plastic pipets, cell-phones and other store-bought materials are presented in a series of low-cost experiments.

Speakers
avatar for ChristopherJ.  Fenk

ChristopherJ. Fenk

Professor, Kent State University at Tuscarawas
Dr. Fenk is Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Kent State University. He has worked for KSU for more than 24 years. His principle research interests include synthetic organic chemistry methods and chemistry education. Dr. Fenk is co-principle investigator of the highly successful... Read More →
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David Limbaugh

8th Grade Science, Oakwood Middle School


Tuesday January 26, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am
Juniper B

9:00am

Real World Redox
Tired of the same old redox? Come learn exciting ways to teach redox using Materials Science. Explore ways to use affordable everyday supplies to show your students how redox reactions greatly impacts their lives.


Tuesday January 26, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am
Lilac

9:00am

Y = Math + Science, Find Out Y
Come see how math concepts like histograms and slope can be made relevant to science. Learn how using graphs can help students better understand conservation of mass, see that graphing slope helps predict outcomes, and that units have real-world meaning.


Tuesday January 26, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am
Columbus

11:00am

Engineering Design Processes in the Science Classroom
Join us for a one-hour interactive, engaging, and hands-on session where the Engineering Design Process is investigated for the K-12 student. We will collaborate to solve a design challenge and reflect on how to infuse engineering into our classrooms.


Tuesday January 26, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am
Regent 1

11:00am

Teaching STEM using the Oil and Gas Industry
Use engineering design to investigate Ohio’s energy resources. Participants will create a pipeline, an oil derrick and a model oil well. The session includes sample lessons from the 2-day Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program workshop. Sponsored by OOGEEP.

Speakers
avatar for Jane Hunt

Jane Hunt

Educator, GrowNextGen.org
I am a retired Environmental and Biology teacher. I currently represent the Ohio Soybean Council and GrowNextGen.org. We received a grant from Battelle to support education and outreach about Ohio's #1 industry.


Tuesday January 26, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am
Easton E

11:00am

Literature in Science through Picture Perfect Science and the 5E format
Teach science using a 5E lesson plan through using fiction and non-fiction children's literature with a focus on the Picture Perfect Science program.

Speakers
avatar for Heather Allen

Heather Allen

Columbus City Schools
Heather Allen is currently with the Columbus City Schools in Columbus, Ohio. she has 18 years experience in elementary education. Classroom experience in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade, 5th grade as a Math Science Leadership Specialist, a reading coach, a math Common Core coach, and currently... Read More →



Tuesday January 26, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am
Juniper B

11:00am

Following the Bouncing Ball
Investigate "happy and sad" balls that lead to investigations into force, motion, and energy as well as the engineering design of a new ball by elementary students. Experience how bouncing balls can lead to a process of engagement, formative assessment through questioning, science inquiry, and finally design products for all students.


Tuesday January 26, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am
Magnolia

11:00am

Project STONE: Connecting Teachers with Inquiry Science and Students with STEM Careers
Join us for an inquiry based Earth science session that will help you to integrate Earth science into your classroom, provide you with STEM career information for your students and connect you with local geoscience companies for classroom resources


Tuesday January 26, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am
Juniper A

11:00am

Teachers with Torches
Learn about making glass beads from borax powder and fiber optic cable from glass rods, conducting heat-treatments on common items, and safely using propane torches with students. These activities relate to redox reactions, reflection of light, and composition of materials.


Tuesday January 26, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am
Lilac

1:20pm

Building & Breaking Bridges - Composites and Young's Modulus
Small groups will build simple bridges – using different simple composites and with different orientations - then test the force required to break them. Results comparison will show why composites are necessary and will use math to predict best design choices.



Tuesday January 26, 2016 1:20pm - 2:10pm
Easton E

1:20pm

Exploring Matter and Energy with Nonfiction Texts, Inquiry, and Materials Science
Join us to learn how to integrate nonfiction texts into inquiry-based investigations of matter and energy. Explore ways to connect standards-based investigations to daily life by bringing materials science into your classroom. Enjoy hands-on fun while you learn! Handouts provided.

Speakers
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Terry Shiverdecker

Science Content Specialist, Ohio Resource Center
Dr. Terry Shiverdecker taught high school science in Shelby County. She did adjunct work at the University of Cincinnati and Wright State University, Lake Campus. Before joining ORC, Terry was director of secondary curriculum and instruction for the Shelby County ESC. Terry received... Read More →


Tuesday January 26, 2016 1:20pm - 2:10pm
Juniper B

1:20pm

The Value of Scientific Explanations for STEM Literacy
The Claim-Evidence-Reasoning (CER) framework is a way for students to explain, in a scientific way, how their observations and data from an investigation are connected to science knowledge. Using CER provides a scaffold for building scientific literacy through expository writing.


Tuesday January 26, 2016 1:20pm - 2:10pm
Easton C

1:20pm

GLOBE
Connect your classroom to GLOBE - Global Learning and Observation to Benefit the Environment - Program. Participants will learn about GLOBE and its protocols in clouds, surface temperature, and air temperature. Involve your students in citizen science networking encompassing 115 countries. Climb aboard as we teach the next generation of earth system scientists.

Speakers

Tuesday January 26, 2016 1:20pm - 2:10pm
Juniper A

1:20pm

Magnetic Moments for Learning
Magnets are much more fun than things to hang on a refrigerator. At their best, they provide the strongest relevant and hands-on ways to explore and build a foundation for understanding the invisible fundamental forces of nature. Explore ways elementary students can measure and test magnetic forces as you also engage in designing ways to test and build with magnets. These investigations are major "attractions" for your students as they build their understanding using their own experiences and data.


Tuesday January 26, 2016 1:20pm - 2:10pm
Magnolia

1:20pm

School & Community Partnerships: Cross-Contextual STEM Learning
Do you want to build community partnerships that enhance classroom STEM learning? Join co-founders of rurally located Ohio Valley Museum of Discovery to engage in hands-on exploration that will highlight the value of accessing informal STEM learning experiences to bridge the gap between school and out-of-school learning.

Speakers
avatar for Sara Hartman

Sara Hartman

Assistant Professor, Ohio University


Tuesday January 26, 2016 1:20pm - 2:10pm
Easton D

1:20pm

STEMware: Champagne Taste on a Rootbeer Budget?
Battle budgetary challenges using Jell-o, Borax and bobby pins for engaging multi-age STEM lessons. Leave with demonstrations and labs linked to current science standards coupled with alternative assessment ideas! Best of all, our materials are in stock at any store!


Tuesday January 26, 2016 1:20pm - 2:10pm
Lilac

1:20pm

Curious KIDSS
BY INVITATIION ONLY - Curious KIDSS (Kindling Inquiry and Discovery in Science and Social Studies) provides an integrated approach to K-2 curriculum. Science, Social Studies, ELA and Math content is built around environmental education activities found in Growing Up WILD. Session by invitation only.

Speakers
avatar for Tracy Cindric

Tracy Cindric

Science Education Specialist, Ohio Resource Center (OSU)
After earning a B.A. from Capital University and an M.A. in teaching biology from Miami University, Tracy taught middle and high school science classes for five years near Columbus. She then taught courses for preservice science teachers at Ohio Wesleyan University and Capital... Read More →


Tuesday January 26, 2016 1:20pm - 4:00pm
Regent 1

2:15pm

The Ohio Earth Science Teachers Association 'FAMOUS' Rock Raffle
The Annual Rock Raffle is once again being sponsored by the Ohio Earth Science Teachers Association. Come bid on crystals, minerals, rocks, fossils, books, posters, DVD's. Proceeds benefit the Ohio Earth Science Teacher Mini-Grant Program. Three grants up to $250 will be awarded for classroom or lab needs.


Tuesday January 26, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Ballroom