Join Lab-Aids at the Washington Science Teachers Association Conference this October in Chehalis, Washington.

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


What is the Cost to Washington? Recovering Copper
From Middle School Issues and Science, Redesigned for the NGSS
Date: 10/21/23  |  Time: 3:20-4:10p  |  Location: Room 210

Every time one million cell phones are recycled, they yield 35,274 pounds (about 16000 kg) of copper, 772 pounds of silver, 75 pounds of gold, and 33 pounds of palladium. This is important to consider since only about 12.5% of e-waste is actually recycled.  Students investigate reactions with three metals to reduce copper waste and reclaim 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 during the recycling process. This chemical reaction lesson is an excellent opportunity to make place-based connections with your local approach to wastewater restrictions and issues.   


Washington Fisheries in Crisis- Sustaining the Commons
From Middle School Issues and Science, Redesigned for the NGSS
Date: 10/21/23  |  Time: 4:20-5:10p  |  Location: Room 210

WA fisheries are an example of a resource use that is critical to global sustainability. In this interactive workshop from the new Science and Global Issues: Biology program from Lab-Aids, 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. This is an excellent opportunity to make Washington place-based connections with students. 

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