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Monday, January 25
 

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

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.

Speakers

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

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

1:00pm

The Crosswalk Between Ohio Science Standards and NGSS
This session will present a crosswalk between Ohio’s Science Standards and NGSS that can be used to find appropriately aligned classroom resources.  Participants will get an opportunity to get practice using the crosswalk and give suggestions for improving its usefulness.


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

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.

Speakers

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

4:30pm

Using Formative Assessment Probes in 6E Electrical Circuits Lessons to Address the Needs of all Learners
We are presenting a lesson with a modified version of the widely popular 5E Instructional Model. We will present a fourth grade 6E lesson that utilizes multiple formative assessment probes to help teach the challenging topic of electrical circuits. The probes are especially useful in uncovering conceptual misunderstandings.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Boros

Amy Boros

Middle School Science Educator, Perrysburg Schools
Currently, I am a 6th grade Integrated Science educator at Perrysburg Junior High School in Perrysburg, Ohio. I am also the Assistant Curriculum Director for iEvolve with STEM, a NSF grant initiative at Bowling Green State University. I have taught 3-8 grade as well as science methods... Read More →


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

4:30pm

Zoom In! A Nanoscience Claymation Video Project Designed for Students K-3.
Because young people in levels K-3 are exposed to digital media on a daily basis, we recognized the importance of reaching them using a familiar format. Hence, we developed a claymation Zoom In! movie that follows the "adventures" of Gwen Pym, a girl "nanoscientist", in her quest for a dress that cannot be stained. The use of Claymation video addresses concepts of scales, surface tension, hydrophobicity and function determined by structure for elementary school students.

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avatar for Nancy Sandler

Nancy Sandler

Associate Professor, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy - Ohio University


Monday January 25, 2016 4:30pm - 5:20pm
Juniper C
 
Tuesday, January 26
 

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

Learning Progressions and Visions into Practice for K-12 Energy Concepts
This session will present the K-12 learning progression for the concept of energy in Ohio’s Science Standards and give participants an opportunity to explore several new Visions into Practices that can be used in the classroom to teach this concept.


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

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

Engage the Disengaged through Teamwork: Finding The “I” in Team
Student’s eye’s glazed over or looking disconnected? Find the “I” in team when every student has an individual task to complete while contributing to the group. See how varied roles within groups encourage participation from even the most resistant students.


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

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

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

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.

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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

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