Chemistry

Energy, Bonds, and Avoiding Misconceptions in the STEM Classroom

Continuing our popular energy-themed workshops, this workshop explores an energy analysis of mechanical, electrical, and chemical bonds to discover where energy is really stored.

Got Energy? – Telling the Energy Story in Biology

A continuation of our engaging discussion on energy and bonds, this workshop will look specifically into where energy is stored and transferred (how energy is “used”) within the context of biological systems.

From Atoms to Ions: Cultivating Evidence-Based Thinking in the STEM Classroom

This workshop will explore different approaches to evidence-based thinking and the process of scientific inquiry.

Chemistry 1 Modeling

Come learn a fantastic approach known as Modeling InstructionTM and how it can help improve and deepen your students’ understanding of crucial chemistry concepts.

“Can we have a group test?” Designing collaborative, active, alternative assessments for physics and chemistry classes

Led by​: Kelly O’Shea The Next Generation Science Standards require that students construct explanations and design solutions using scientific practices. Lab practicums are an engaging and effective way for students to demonstrate their understanding. At the same time, students often learn and work in groups, and scientists also work in teams. How can we design assessments

Chemistry: Teaching Matter via the Particle and Energy Model

Led by​: Tammy Gwara Come learn a fantastic approach to deepen your students understanding of core chemistry concepts – states of matter and energy. The workshop will focus on and utilize gas behavior activities to show how energy is involved in phase changes.  You will conduct and discuss experiments that you can utilize in your