Kickoff Session Sneak Peek: “Ticonderoga Red Eye Saloon”

Track: STEM in Education  The workshop presents the concept and reaction of acids and bases using household material that goes along with a story  This workshop presents to participants the concepts of acid and base reaction following the AZ science standards. We present the neutralization reaction between acid and base incorporated with an activity for […]

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Kickoff Session Sneak Peek: “Snakes on a Plane: Fun Times Review”

Track: STEM in Education  Snakes on a Plane is an engaging review game that engages all students who are required to play and move every turn. It is easy to set up and can be adapted to any subject area, topic, and grade level. Come test your general science skills, play and see how it’s […]

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Kickoff Session Sneak Peek: “From Raw to Cooked: A Food History”

Track: Arts & Sneaky Science  Every human culture includes cooking – this is how it began. Cooking makes food more digestible and kills off bacteria, and every human society in the world does it.  Cooking is ubiquitous in humans. All cultures, from the Inuit of the frozen Arctic to the hunter-gatherers of sub-Saharan Africa, are […]

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Kickoff Session Sneak Peek: “Imagication in the Classroom”

Track: Arts & Sneaky Science  Steve Jobs defined creativity as “connecting things.” These exercises will implement that strategy while exposing students to science concepts while using their creativity. Activity: Labeling an image subsection emphasizing Botany and Biology. Attendees will look at a composite image. This is an alien creature that has been invented and drawn. […]

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Kickoff Session Sneak Peek: “It isn’t Rocket Science: Rocket Science On A Low Budget”

Track: STEM in Education  During the session, participants will create two types of rockets using simple, inexpensive materials that they can use in their classroom to fit a variety of themes such as telemetry, variables, graphing and the engineering design process. The first rocket is a simple straw rocket using tape, paper and a straw. […]

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Kickoff Session Sneak Peek: “Biodiversity PEEK STEAM: Leaving No Child Inside”

Track: STEM in Education  Biodiversity PEEK STEAM workshops help educators see that science and art are creative arenas where mistakes are important and that curiosity, compassion and wonder spark real learning. In this session, teachers will learn to empower their students by doing real, student-driven, conservation and citizen-science projects outside! Handouts will be given at […]

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Kickoff Session Sneak Peek: “Experience It – By Doing – STEM Experiential Learning”

Track: STEM in Education  This creative and interactive workshop develops knowledge in areas to give teachers the tools to succeed. There are interactive group discussions and creative experiential lessons. During this interactive learning experience, participants will gain knowledge about the unique and changing role of outdoor STEM education in our changing society. The effects of […]

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Kickoff Session Sneak Peek: “STEM: How Science Brings Music to Life”

Track: Arts & Sneaky Science  This session will focus on engaging and embodied techniques for teaching physics, engineering, and design concepts through project based learning. Explore the basic physics of sound with games and activities that get everyone up and dancing. Discover how the classification of musical instruments can reinforce the processes scientific inquiry. Finally, […]

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Kickoff Session Sneak Peek: “Picking up STEAM… Attacking Science Through Art”

Track: Arts & Sneaky Science  In this session, Pre-K & Gradeschool educators will learn about the Reggio Emilia philosophies and how to incorporate works of art from Davinci to Money into the sciences.  First, attendees will choose an artist and go through the steps of analysing the art with spacial reasoning. Then, they will use […]

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Kickoff Session Sneak Peek: “Kids Making Sense”

Track: STEM in Education In this session, teachers will explore air pollution through hands-on investigations taken from Kids Making Sense, a global environmental education program designed to bring real world science into the classroom. Participants will learn about particle pollution: how it forms, common sources, and methods for measuring particles in the air. Then they […]

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