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Saturday, February 1 • 11:15am - 12:15pm
Building Understanding of Scale in the Solar System

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Why does scale matter? Models and their limitations are an important part of describing and understanding the natural world, as explicitly described in the TEKS. From where space begins, to own Earth-Moon system, to the distances between planets and the Sun, scale models make otherwise abstract concepts concrete. These simple scale models also integrate science and mathematics skills, and can be adapted for many levels. Come explore why scale matters, and how hands-on activities can build understanding of “our place in space”. The presenter is a planetary scientist and professor with 16 years of experience in curriculum writing and teacher professional development. Free Resource CDs include all activities, and much much more!

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Mary Urquhart

Associate Professor and Department Head, The University of Texas at Dallas
Dr. Mary Urquhart is an Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Science and Mathematics Education in the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics of the University of Texas of Dallas, and an Affiliate Associate Professor of Physics. She holds degrees in Physics and Geophysics... Read More →

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Saturday February 1, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm
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