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Archive: NSF/NSTA Symposium: Clues to the Cryosphere: Lessons from the Ice: March 30, 2012 Symposia Archive
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Archive: NSF/NSTA Symposium: Clues to the Cryosphere: Lessons from the Ice: March 30, 2012
Grade Level: High School, Informal Education, Middle School
During this half-day symposium, participants received information about how rapid change coupled with new discoveries make the Polar Regions an exciting area to study and explore. Sponsored by the National Science Foundation’s Office of Polar Programs, this interactive half-day symposium featured scientists working in the Arctic and Antarctic. The presenters discussed how changes happening at the Polar Regions could affect people around the world....  [view full summary]
During this half-day symposium, participants received information about how rapid change coupled with new discoveries make the Polar Regions an exciting area to study and explore. Sponsored by the National Science Foundation’s Office of Polar Programs, this interactive half-day symposium featured scientists working in the Arctic and Antarctic. The presenters discussed how changes happening at the Polar Regions could affect people around the world. They also talked about current drilling projects and described how studies of microbial life in ice have changed our ideas about the carbon cycle and biodiversity. A panel of eight scientists working on different aspects of polar science answered participant questions. Each participant received a $60 stipend for attendance. Participants also learned about a variety of NSF-funded hands-on activities for the classroom and received a variety of materials, including a ‘jump drive’ with digital resources.
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Archive: NSTA Symposium: Nanoscale Science: Activities for Grades 6-12, Birmingham, AL: December 7, 2007 Symposia Archive
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Archive: NSTA Symposium: Nanoscale Science: Activities for Grades 6-12, Birmingham, AL: December 7, 2007
Grade Level: High School, Informal Education, Middle School
During this half-day symposium, sponsored by NSTA Press, the authors of the NSTA Press publication NanoScale Science: Activities for Grades 6-12 talked to teachers about how science is different at the nanoscale, the challenges that scientists have when working at the nanoscale, Atomic Force Microscopes, and about appplications of nanotechnology. The presenters led activities that enhanced the participants' knowledge about nanoscale science which...  [view full summary]
During this half-day symposium, sponsored by NSTA Press, the authors of the NSTA Press publication NanoScale Science: Activities for Grades 6-12 talked to teachers about how science is different at the nanoscale, the challenges that scientists have when working at the nanoscale, Atomic Force Microscopes, and about appplications of nanotechnology. The presenters led activities that enhanced the participants' knowledge about nanoscale science which served as models for activities the teachers could do with students in their classrooms. All participants received a copy of the NanoScale Science: Activities for Grades 6-12 book.
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Archive: NSTA Symposium: Picture-Perfect Science Lessons: Using Children's Books to Guide Inquiry, Grades K-4, Cincinnati, Ohio: December 5, 2008 Symposia Archive
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Archive: NSTA Symposium: Picture-Perfect Science Lessons: Using Children's Books to Guide Inquiry, Grades K-4, Cincinnati, Ohio: December 5, 2008
Grade Level: Elementary School, Informal Education
During this half-day symposium, Karen Ansberry and Emily Morgan, authors of the NSTA Press publication More Picture-Perfect Science Lessons: Using Children’s Books to Guide Inquiry, Grades K-4 shared with participants several model lessons, the benefits and cautions of using children’s picture books in science, information about the essential features of inquiry and the BSCS 5E model, and strategies teachers can use to incorporate research-based reading...  [view full summary]
During this half-day symposium, Karen Ansberry and Emily Morgan, authors of the NSTA Press publication More Picture-Perfect Science Lessons: Using Children’s Books to Guide Inquiry, Grades K-4 shared with participants several model lessons, the benefits and cautions of using children’s picture books in science, information about the essential features of inquiry and the BSCS 5E model, and strategies teachers can use to incorporate research-based reading comprehension strategies into science inquiry lessons.
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Archive: NASA/NSTA Symposium: Mapping the Moon: Simulating LOLA in the Classroom, Boston, MA: March 28, 2008 Symposia Archive
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Archive: NASA/NSTA Symposium: Mapping the Moon: Simulating LOLA in the Classroom, Boston, MA: March 28, 2008
Grade Level: Elementary School, High School, Informal Education, Middle School
During this half-day symposium, sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), scientists and education specialists shared information with teachers about the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and its instruments to study the Moon, about topographic maps, and about robotic exploration. The presenters led activities that enhanced the participants' knowledge of the previously mentioned topics that can be easily replicated and/or simulated...  [view full summary]
During this half-day symposium, sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), scientists and education specialists shared information with teachers about the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and its instruments to study the Moon, about topographic maps, and about robotic exploration. The presenters led activities that enhanced the participants' knowledge of the previously mentioned topics that can be easily replicated and/or simulated in their classrooms. All participants received educational materials and information about related links available via the NASA web site.
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Archive: NSTA Symposium: Force and Motion: Stop Faking It!, Portland, Oregon: November 21, 2008 Symposia Archive
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Archive: NSTA Symposium: Force and Motion: Stop Faking It!, Portland, Oregon: November 21, 2008
Grade Level: Elementary School, Informal Education, Middle School
During this half-day symposium, Dr. Bill Robertson, author of the NSTA Press publication Force and Motion: Stop Faking It! Finally Understanding Science So You Can Teach It guided participants through simple activities to explain common physical science concepts, such as inertia, velocity, acceleration, and Newton's laws of motion. The presenter used a number of interactive simulations available within the Force and Motion Science Objects...  [view full summary]
During this half-day symposium, Dr. Bill Robertson, author of the NSTA Press publication Force and Motion: Stop Faking It! Finally Understanding Science So You Can Teach It guided participants through simple activities to explain common physical science concepts, such as inertia, velocity, acceleration, and Newton's laws of motion. The presenter used a number of interactive simulations available within the Force and Motion Science Objects to stimulate discussion among participants and to check for understanding of the concepts.
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Archive: NASA/NSTA Symposium: Discover the Universe - From Galileo to Today, Cincinnati, Ohio: December 5, 2008 Symposia Archive
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Archive: NASA/NSTA Symposium: Discover the Universe - From Galileo to Today, Cincinnati, Ohio: December 5, 2008
Grade Level: Elementary School, High School, Informal Education, Middle School
During this half-day Symposium, science and education experts from NASA lead discussions on key science concepts – Earth’s place in the universe; light, energy, and optics; and, models and evidence in science – as participants investigated how NASA’s space-based missions have extended the legacy of observation and discovery that Galileo Galilei initiated when he turned his telescope to the skies in 1609. Presenters shared information about resources...  [view full summary]
During this half-day Symposium, science and education experts from NASA lead discussions on key science concepts – Earth’s place in the universe; light, energy, and optics; and, models and evidence in science – as participants investigated how NASA’s space-based missions have extended the legacy of observation and discovery that Galileo Galilei initiated when he turned his telescope to the skies in 1609. Presenters shared information about resources and opportunities for teachers and students related to the International Year of Astronomy (IYA). The IYA is a world-wide celebration of the 400th anniversary of Galileo’s observations.
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Archive: NOAA/NSTA Symposium: Coral Ecosystems, Boston, MA: March 27, 2008 Symposia Archive
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Archive: NOAA/NSTA Symposium: Coral Ecosystems, Boston, MA: March 27, 2008
Grade Level: Elementary School, High School, Informal Education, Middle School
During this half-day symposium, sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), scientists and education specialists shared information with teachers about the biology, dynamics, and conservation of coral ecosystems. The presenters led activities that enhanced the participants' knowledge about coral reef ecosystems that can be easily replicated in their classrooms. All participants received educational materials and information...  [view full summary]
During this half-day symposium, sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), scientists and education specialists shared information with teachers about the biology, dynamics, and conservation of coral ecosystems. The presenters led activities that enhanced the participants' knowledge about coral reef ecosystems that can be easily replicated in their classrooms. All participants received educational materials and information about related links available via the NOAA and NSTA web sites.
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Archive: IPY/NSTA Symposium: The Fragile Ice, St. Louis, MO: March 30, 2007
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Archive: IPY/NSTA Symposium: The Fragile Ice, St. Louis, MO: March 30, 2007
Grade Level: Elementary School, Informal Education, Middle School
During this half-day symposium, sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), government agency scientists and education specialists talked to the audience about the role of ice in Earth's changing climate. The presenters shed light on the health of the artic regions of the world based on data collected from ice core samples...  [view full summary]
During this half-day symposium, sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), government agency scientists and education specialists talked to the audience about the role of ice in Earth's changing climate. The presenters shed light on the health of the artic regions of the world based on data collected from ice core samples and satellite observations. In addition to providing a science update on this topic, the presenters performed activities that enhanced the participants' knowledge and served as models for activities the teachers could do with their students in the classroom. The program was designed for teachers of grades 5-8.
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Archive: IPY/NSTA Symposium: Polar Climates, How Are They Changing?, St. Louis, MO: March 29, 2007 Symposia Archive
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Archive: IPY/NSTA Symposium: Polar Climates, How Are They Changing?, St. Louis, MO: March 29, 2007
Grade Level: Middle School
During this half-day symposium, sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), government agency scientists and education specialists talked to the audience about the change taking place in the climate at the Earth's poles. The presenters also performed activities that enhanced the participants' knowledge and served as models...  [view full summary]
During this half-day symposium, sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), government agency scientists and education specialists talked to the audience about the change taking place in the climate at the Earth's poles. The presenters also performed activities that enhanced the participants' knowledge and served as models for activities the teachers could do with their students in the classroom. The program was designed for teachers of grades 5-8. All participants received educational materials from NASA, NOAA, and NSF funded programs.
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Archive: NASA/NSTA Symposium: Living and Working in Space: Habitat, St. Louis, MO: March 30, 2007
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Archive: NASA/NSTA Symposium: Living and Working in Space: Habitat, St. Louis, MO: March 30, 2007
Grade Level: Elementary School, Informal Education, Middle School
During this full-day symposium, scientists and education specialists guided participants through easy-to-understand explanations about the requirements to design and build a habitat for humans to live on in low-Earth-orbit, the Moon, or Mars. The presenters modeled the inquiry process through activities that participants can use in their classrooms with their students. They also talked about the upcoming space shuttle mission to the International...  [view full summary]
During this full-day symposium, scientists and education specialists guided participants through easy-to-understand explanations about the requirements to design and build a habitat for humans to live on in low-Earth-orbit, the Moon, or Mars. The presenters modeled the inquiry process through activities that participants can use in their classrooms with their students. They also talked about the upcoming space shuttle mission to the International Space Station, STS-118, that will include the first Educator Astronaut and NSTA member, Barbara Morgan. All participants received educational materials from NASA. The program was designed for teachers of grades 4-9.
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