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

Shocking! Electrostatics on a Budget

Led by Zhanna Glazenburg and Steve Lance From NYS Regent to AP Physics and AP Chem, charge and charging are integral to most Physics and Chemistry curricula. A lot of formal activities are written to help students conceptualize the ideas of charge and charging require equipment such as Van de Graaff generator, electroscopes, Leyden jars

Energy is Energy: A two-part Workshop on a Consistent Approach in Bio, Chem, and Physics

Led by Mark Schober & Donghong Sun Students often struggle with understanding energy and comprehending its crucial role in all science disciplines. This workshop will show you how to build a consistent model for energy across bio, chem, and physics. You will explore key methods to help students understand how energy, a key cross-cutting concept

Explore with Vernier

Join us in the Vernier laboratory for a three-hour exploration of the latest and greatest in probeware and data-collection technology, including our new Go Direct™ wireless sensors.


Workshop Leader: Lavonne Hunter Curious about the science behind drug addiction? Wanting to learn how to model this fascinating and convoluted topic to your students in a way that will provide a clearer and deeper understanding?  This workshop is designed to provide new insights into the exponentially growing field of neuroscience. Interested and brave educators

Modeling Instruction™ in High School Chemistry I

Workshop Leaders: Donghong Sun and Rachel Ward. Come learn a fantastic approach known as Modeling Instruction™ and how it can help improve and deepen your students’ understanding of crucial chemistry concepts. This workshop will immerse you in Modeling Instruction™ so that you can develop the skills necessary to implement this student-centered, research-informed, standards-based curricular approach with your students.