University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Workshops at NSTA in Boston

February 4, 2014 - 12:53pm -- Hillary Lauren

If you missed one of our workshops or would like access to the materials from our presentations, use the links below:

 

Develop Students' Scientific Literacy Using a Project-based High School Unit on Honey Bee Behavior

Thursday, April 3 5:00–6:00 PM

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, 205A

Learn more about the biological basis for complex social behaviors in bees. Explore materials from a project-based unit that builds scientific literacy with various genres of scientific literature, including periodicals and adapted primary literature. Also, find out how to access free materials. GRADE LEVEL: High School.

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Engaging Students in Developing and Using Models: Using Clay Models to Visualize Action Potentials

Friday, April 4 3:30–4:30 PM

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, 205A

Learn how to enhance student understanding of neuron physiology through the cooperative construction of a clay neuron model and recorded simulation of an action potential. GRADE LEVEL: High School.

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Using Real Scientific Research to Develop Students' Ability to Analyze and Interpret Data: Making Connections to the Scientific Practices

Saturday, April 5 9:30–10:30 AM

Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel, Atlantic 1

Experience how to engage students in the analysis and interpretation of real molecular neuroscience data while developing scientific explanations about how gene expression influences behavior. GRADE LEVEL: High School--College.

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Linking NGSS and Scientists' Work to Integrate the Nature of Science: The Changing Model of the Tree of Life

Saturday, April 5 11:00 AM–12:00 PM

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, 205A

Explore activities that link the NGSS to scientific research and teach students about the nature of science through the changing model of the tree of life. GRADE LEVEL: Middle Level-High School.

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