We look forward to you joining us this summer at the NSTA National Conference in Chicago, IL.

During your stay, make sure to find us at Booth 657 and mark your calendars to attend one or more of our hands-on workshops and take home a workshop to share with your class.

 

WORKSHOPS: 

 

Thursday, July 21, 2022

pH SCALE: MEASURING pH OPTICALLY USING AN RGB SPECTROPHOTOMETER
From the High School A Natural Approach to Chemistry program
Date: Thursday, July 21, 2022
Time: 8:20 am - 9:20 am
Room: W470b

What does pH actually measure? In this investigation, you will measure pH indirectly using indicators and absorption using the Lab-Master. Using their data participants generate a graph of absorbance vs. pH. This graph can be used to determine the pH of solutions, within the measured pH range. Join us for this activity from The Natural Approach to Chemistry program. 

 

NOT YOUR USUAL ELEMENTARY STEM WORKSHOP:
MAKE A RIDE FOR ONE OF YOUR TOYS

From Tinkering Labs 
Date: Thursday, July 21, 2022
Time: 9:40 am - 10:40 am
Room: W470b

With the Tinkering Labs Electric Motors Catalyst, your students can create their own inventions using real wood, real hardware, and real motors. They will learn STEM through project based design challenges that allow them to wonder, test, invent (and yes, play!) while learning important physical science and engineering core ideas, such as force, motion, electricity and energy. The Tinkering Labs STEM curriculum was designed for grades K-5 by a team led by Gever Tulley, founder of the award-winning, independent Brightworks School in San Francisco. 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 fully aligned to NGSS. The program is distributed exclusively by Lab-Aids. Lesson samples and literature will be distributed. 

 

NGSS BIOLOGY: EXPLORING THE EVOLUTIONARY CONNECTION BETWEEN CYSTIC FIBROSIS AND TUBERCULOSIS
From the High School Science and Global Issues:Biology, Third Edition | Evolution Unit
Date: Thursday, July 21, 2022
Time: 1:00 Pm - 2:00 Pm
Room: W470b

Use a computer simulation to analyze and interpret mathematical data that explores the evolutionary connection between cystic fibrosis (a genetic disease) and tuberculosis (an infectious disease) and evaluate mathematical
representation. Takeaways: 1. Learn about the cause-and-effect relationship between being a CF carrier and experiencing less severe TB symptoms; 2. Explore the mathematical effects of changing environmental variables (prevalence of TB and access to high quality health care) on the frequency of the CF mutation; and 3. Make predictions about the future frequency of the CF mutation based on advances in treatment of CF.

 

NOT YOUR USUAL ELEMENTARY STEM WORKSHOP:
MAKE A DEVICE THAT CAN SCRAMBLE AN EGG

From Tinkering Labs 
Date: Thursday, July 21, 2022
Time: 2:20 pm - 3:20 pm
Room: W470b

With the Tinkering Labs Electric Motors Catalyst, your students can create their own inventions using real wood, real hardware, and real motors. They will learn STEM through project based design challenges that allow them to wonder, test, invent (and yes, play!) while learning important physical science and engineering core ideas, such as force, motion, electricity and energy. The Tinkering Labs STEM curriculum was designed for grades K-5 by a team led by Gever Tulley, founder of the award-winning, independent Brightworks School in San Francisco. This hands-on workshop challenges participants to make a device that can scramble an egg 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 fully aligned to NGSS. The program is distributed exclusively by Lab-Aids. Lesson samples and literature will be distributed.

 

NGSS HIGH SCHOOL EARTH - USING CLIMATE PROXIES TO LEARN ABOUT EARTH'S CLIMATE HISTORY
From the High School EDC Earth Science, Revised | Atmosphere and Climate Unit
Date: Thursday, July 21, 2022
Time: 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm
Room: W470b

How can scientists tell what Earth’s climate was like thousands of years before human measurements? This activity simulates the use of fossil ocean foraminifera, tiny organisms whose growth patterns are different in warm or cold water. Your students will analyze and graph samples of replicas of these organisms, and use this information to determine relative warm and cold periods in the past 200,000 years. This activity is from EDC Earth Science, a new NSF-supported high school earth science program from Lab-Aids that uses an active, data-oriented approach to the student of earth science and earth systems.  

 

Friday, July 22, 2022

 

NGSS BIOLOGY - LOOKING FOR PATTERNS IN SPECIES DIVERSITY
From the High School Science and Global Issues:Biology, Third Edition | Ecology Unit
Date: Friday, July 22, 2022
Time: 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Room: W470b

Look for patterns in species diversity in coral reef ecosystems and other animals to determine cause and effect relationships and understand how ecosystem interactions affect patterns of biological diversity.

 

Presented by SEPUP: NGSS-FOCUSED SUMMATIVE CLASSROOM ASSESSMENTS OF THREE-DIMENTIONAL LEARNING
Date: Friday, July 22, 2022
Time: 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Room: W185a

 

NGSS ACTIVITY - THE FULL COURSE: MODELING ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE
From the Middle School Issues and Science | Evolution Unit
Date: Friday, July 22, 2022
Time: 10:40 am - 11:40 am
Room: W470b

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 ACTIVITY - RECOVERING COPPER FROM WASTE SOLUTIONS
From the Middle School Issues and Science | Chemical Reactions Unit
Date: Friday, July 22, 2022
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room: W470b

Students investigate the use of reactions with three metals for reducing copper waste and reclaiming copper from a used copper etching solution. Students use data from their investigation and text sources to develop an evidence- based argument for which metal is the best choice for recovering copper from the waste solution. 

 

NGSS ACTIVITY - CUTTING CANYONS AND BUILDING DELTAS
From the Middle School Issues and Science | Land, Water, and Human Interactions
Date: Friday, July 22, 2022
Time: 2:20 pm - 3:20 pm
Room: W470b

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. This activity, from the new SEPUP™ Interactions middle level unit (NGSS middle level edition) addresses MS-ESS2.A, MS-ETS1.A, and MS-ESS2.C. 

 

Presented by SEPUP: COMPUTATIONAL THINKING USING COMPUTER SIMULATIONS IN HIGH SCHOOL BIOLOGY
Date: Friday, July 22, 2022
Time: 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm
Room: W196a

Let us bring Lab-Aids to you!

Can't attend this event? We'll schedule an event in your area so you can see our program in action.