This web seminar took place on April 30, 2013, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. eastern daylight time. The presenters were Charles W. (Andy) Anderson and Joyce Parker from Michigan State University. This was the fourth web seminar in a series of seven focused on the crosscutting concepts that are part of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
Dr. Anderson and Dr. Parker began the web seminar by discussing the role of energy and matter as a crosscutting concept. They talked about energy and matter at different scales, from the atomic to the macroscopic. The presenters shared information about how students learn about this crosscutting concept and how to address preconceptions. They then described instructional strategies such as modeling that can help students better understand the flow of energy and matter.
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.