This web seminar took place on November 29, 2012, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern
Time. The presenters were Michael Tinnesand and
Erica Jacobsen. In this program, Mr. Tinnesand and
Ms. Jacobsen shared a number of exciting labs, activities, demonstrations, and articles
that connect holiday themes with fundamental science concepts.
The PowerPoint, related resources from the NSTA Learning Center, and web links from
the presentation are now contained in the above resource collection. Clicking on
the collection link will place it in your Learning Center, My Library,
neatly organized under the My Resource Collections tab.
During this web seminar, Mr. Tinnesand and Ms. Jacobsen provided an overview of
several activities inspired by the holiday season that can give students a real-world
understanding of chemistry. Participants viewed video clips and discussed strategies
for using the activities in their own classrooms and labs.
This web seminar was another in a series designed to provide secondary teachers
insights into presenting often difficult chemistry concepts in the context of everyday
experiences students can relate to. These seminars are sponsored by the American
Chemical Society (ACS) Education Division, Office of High School Chemistry. For
more information about ACS resources for high school teachers, please visit www.acs.org/highschool.
Seminar participants received an NSTA SciGuide. A certificate of attendance
was deposited into participants' My PD Record and Certificates area in
the NSTA Learning Center for completing the evaluation form at the end of the program.
Here are some comments provided by the participants at the end of the Web Seminar:
- “Great inspiration for engaging students scientifically.”
- “The variety of activities presented was excellent. I also like how the presenters
focused on why and how these should be done. Not just as activities for fun but
fun with a purpose.”
- “Perfect. No time wasted on materials that can't be easily used in the classroom.
Concepts to discuss for each idea/demo were clearly explained and teaching handouts
were given to us. Absolutely perfect. Thanks so much!”
- “Thank you for the great project ideas. I can't wait to share them with coworkers
and my students!”
Thanks to the participants and the presenter for the learning opportunity, the interactions,
and a job well done!
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American Chemical Society (ACS) Web Seminars are scheduled.
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