Join Lab-Aids at the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) Conference this March in Atlanta, Georgia!

Make sure to mark your calendars to attend our workshops and stop by our booth to talk us.

WORKSHOPS:

Thursday, March 23

Not Your Usual Elementary STEM Workshop: Make a Ride for One of Your Toys
From Tinkering Labs
Time: 11:00a - 12:00p  |  Location: Lab-Aids Booth #1014 in the Exhibit Hall

This hands-on workshop challenges participants to make a vehicle to move a toy or other small object using motors, wheels, wires, and other equipment. This activity is one of 10 engineering design challenges in the Electric Motors Catalyst, a STEM curriculum for grades K-5 that comes complete with equipment, lesson plans, assessments, embedded support for ELA, and is NGSS focused. The program is distributed by Lab-Aids. Lesson samples and literature will be distributed.

 

NGSS Evolution: The Full Course: Modeling Antibiotic Resistance
From Middle School Issues and Science, Redesigned for the NGSS
Time: 12:30p - 1:30p |  Location: Lab-Aids Booth #1014 in the Exhibit Hall

Students use a model to explore the cause-and-effect relationship between inappropriate use of antibiotics and the phenomenon of the evolution of antibiotic resistance. As they use the model, students use mathematical representations to support their analysis of patterns and trends in the results and to develop explanations for how and why the population of bacteria is changing.

 

NGSS Waves: Comparing Colors in Sunglasses
From Middle School Issues and Science, Redesigned for the NGSS
Time: 3:00p - 4:00p |  Location: Lab-Aids Booth #1014 in the Exhibit Hall

Students collect evidence that indicates that different colors of light carry different amounts of energy. Students analyzing and interpret light transmission graphs for three different sunglass lenses. They determine which sunglass lens (structure) provides the best protection (function) for the eyes.

 

Friday, March 24

Increasing Student Discourse While Prospecting for Mineral Ore
From EDC Earth Science
Time: 8:00a - 9:00p  |  Location: Room B207

How do we engage students to ask questions and develop evidence-based explanations? In this hands-on activity from the Lab-Aids EDC Earth Science program, discourse occurs authentically as you role-play a geologist testing various site extractions for molybdenum, a valuable mineral.

 

Not Your Usual Elementary STEM Workshop: Make a Ride for One of Your Toys
From Tinkering Labs
Time: 9:00a - 10:00a  |  Location: Lab-Aids Booth #1014 in the Exhibit Hall

This hands-on workshop challenges participants to make a vehicle to move a toy or other small object using motors, wheels, wires, and other equipment. This activity is one of 10 engineering design challenges in the Electric Motors Catalyst, a STEM curriculum for grades K-5 that comes complete with equipment, lesson plans, assessments, embedded support for ELA, and is NGSS focused. The program is distributed by Lab-Aids. Lesson samples and literature will be distributed.

 

NGSS Evolution: The Full Course: Modeling Antibiotic Resistance
From Middle School Issues and Science, Redesigned for the NGSS
Time: 10:30p - 11:30a |  Location: Lab-Aids Booth #1014 in the Exhibit Hall

Students use a model to explore the cause-and-effect relationship between inappropriate use of antibiotics and the phenomenon of the evolution of antibiotic resistance. As they use the model, students use mathematical representations to support their analysis of patterns and trends in the results and to develop explanations for how and why the population of bacteria is changing.

 

Making Sense of Cell Differentiation and Gene Expression
From Science and Global Issues: Biology
Time: 10:40a - 11:40a  |  Location: Room B207

Explore the use of sensemaking strategies to help students understand how selective gene expression works. Come experience a model lesson from a new Lab-Aids' program: Science and Global Issues: Biology, developed by SEPUP. This hands-on workshop will also show a connection to genetic engineering.

 

NGSS Waves: Comparing Colors in Sunglasses
From Middle School Issues and Science, Redesigned for the NGSS
Time: 11:30a - 12:30p |  Location: Lab-Aids Booth #1014 in the Exhibit Hall

Students collect evidence that indicates that different colors of light carry different amounts of energy. Students analyzing and interpret light transmission graphs for three different sunglass lenses. They determine which sunglass lens (structure) provides the best protection (function) for the eyes.

 

Explore a Learning Sequence about Patterns in Species Diversity
From Science and Global Issues: Biology
Time: 1:20p - 2:20p |  Location: Room B207

Learning Sequences to drive phenomena through a unit is one way to help students understand the content. In this model activity from a new Lab-Aids program: Science and Global Issues: Biology, developed by SEPUP, you will use data to investigate how abiotic factors and species diversity are related.

 

Sustaining the Common
From SGI Biology
Time: 2:00p - 3:00p |  Location: Lab-Aids Booth #1014 in the Exhibit Hall

How common resources are used by individuals is a critical part of global sustainability. Setting parameters for common resource use can be a critical tool in sustainably managing a group’s resources. In this interactive workshop from the new Science and Global Issues: Biology program from SEPUP, you will engage with a model of how human choices affect the sustainability of a particular resource—the fish population of a fictitious lake—and the potential effects of different actions on individuals, the greater community, and the resource itself.

 

Equitable Unit Designs with Lab-Aids and SEPUP
From Middle School Issues and Science, Redesigned for the NGSS
Time: 2:40p - 3:40p |  Location: Room B207

Learn about the intentional design of our units to embed equitable opportunities in phenomenon-based learning. This hands-on workshop uses a model activity showing how students use data to develop an evidence-based argument supporting the best way to recover copper from a waste solution.

 

Modeling a River Delta
From EDC Earth Science
Time: 3:30p - 4:30p |  Location: Lab-Aids Booth #1014 in the Exhibit Hall

After learning about New Orleans, a city in a deltaic region that is sinking and vulnerable to terrible destruction during hurricanes, students examine the important role that rivers play in shaping Earth’s surface through. Utilizing the Lab-Aids' mini stream table, this interactive workshop helps students observe the movement of sediment by a river and the resulting landforms, including delta formation.

 

NGSS: Cutting Canyons and Building Deltas
From Middle School Issues and Science, Redesigned for the NGSS
Time: 3:30p - 4:30p |  Location: Lab-Aids Booth #1014 in the Exhibit Hall

Students take on the roles of civil engineers as they use a river model to investigate how flowing water erodes and deposits sediments to create common landforms. They then design erosion-control structures and use the river model to test them. Based on the results of their initial testing, students redesign and retest their structures.

 

Driving Questions Board (DQB) with Lab-Aids and SEPUP
From Middle School Issues and Science, Redesigned for the NGSS
Time: 4:00p - 5:00p |  Location: Room B207

Use a DQB to make phenomena meaningfully connected to science content. Pro-tips and exemplary DQB walkthrough – an experienced trainer will guide development of a sample DQB, using a model lesson from our middle school program that looks at the effects of an introduced species on an ecosystem.

 

Saturday, March 25

Modeling a River Delta
From EDC Earth Science
Time: 10:00a - 11:00a |  Location: Lab-Aids Booth #1014 in the Exhibit Hall

After learning about New Orleans, a city in a deltaic region that is sinking and vulnerable to terrible destruction during hurricanes, students examine the important role that rivers play in shaping Earth’s surface through. Utilizing the Lab-Aids' mini stream table, this interactive workshop helps students observe the movement of sediment by a river and the resulting landforms, including delta formation.

 

NGSS: Cutting Canyons and Building Deltas
From Middle School Issues and Science, Redesigned for the NGSS
Time: 10:00a - 11:00a |  Location: Lab-Aids Booth #1014 in the Exhibit Hall

Students take on the roles of civil engineers as they use a river model to investigate how flowing water erodes and deposits sediments to create common landforms. They then design erosion-control structures and use the river model to test them. Based on the results of their initial testing, students redesign and retest their structures.

 

Sustaining the Common
From SGI Biology
Time: 11:30a - 12:30p |  Location: Lab-Aids Booth #1014 in the Exhibit Hall

How common resources are used by individuals is a critical part of global sustainability. Setting parameters for common resource use can be a critical tool in sustainably managing a group’s resources. In this interactive workshop from the new Science and Global Issues: Biology program from SEPUP, you will engage with a model of how human choices affect the sustainability of a particular resource—the fish population of a fictitious lake—and the potential effects of different actions on individuals, the greater community, and the resource itself.

 

Not Your Usual Elementary STEM Workshop: Make a Ride for One of Your Toys
From Tinkering Labs
Time: 1:30p - 2:30p  |  Location: Lab-Aids Booth #1014 in the Exhibit Hall

This hands-on workshop challenges participants to make a vehicle to move a toy or other small object using motors, wheels, wires, and other equipment. This activity is one of 10 engineering design challenges in the Electric Motors Catalyst, a STEM curriculum for grades K-5 that comes complete with equipment, lesson plans, assessments, embedded support for ELA, and is NGSS focused. The program is distributed by Lab-Aids. Lesson samples and literature will be distributed.

 

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