Chemistry

Chemistry—A Modeling Approach to Periodicity & Bonding

Leaders: Donghong Sun, Tammy Gwara The periodicity of elements and chemical bonding are essential topics in introductory chemistry. However, when we teach these topics, we frequently rely on anthropomorphizing the particles in order to help students remember: “Sodium wants to lose this extra electron because it’s happier with a full valence.” Students memorize the conventions

Particle Models of Matter for Middle School Science/Meteorology

Leader: Mark Schober Mr. Schober will share a sequence of demos and student activities that induce students to develop a particle model of matter to help them understand meteorological concepts, including wind, air pressure, humidity, and phase changes.

STEM Expo + Annual Meeting 2018

Please join us for an engaging series of presentations, demos and speakers exploring the future of STEM Education!

Chemistry 1 Modeling 2018

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

Introduction to Modeling Instruction 2018

During this one-week introduction to the principles of Modeling Instruction we’ll introduce several aspects of modeling such as facilitating student discourse, the modeling cycle, multiple representations in problem solving, and model-based curriculum design.

Energy is Energy: Building a Consistent Energy Model across Science Disciplines

This workshop will show you how to build a consistent model for energy across biology, chemistry, and physics.