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Saturday, February 1
 

10:00am CST

Cuttin' Up with Earth Science for K-2
Need some new ideas for hands-on activities and literature connections that target K-2 Earth science TEKS? Come explore ways to develop concepts and build academic vocabulary. As always . . . door prizes and lots of cuttin' up

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avatar for Rosemary Martin

Rosemary Martin

Owner/Developer, Supporting Science, Inc.
Owner/Consultant

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Saturday February 1, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am CST
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10:00am CST

Investigate Earthquakes
Join National Geographic for hands-on inquiry instruction and see how you can help all students unlock the big ideas of science, immerse students in nature of science and inquiry and build scientific and content literacy. Participants will leave with stunning National Geographic materials.


Saturday February 1, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am CST
416

11:15am CST

A STAAR Foldable
A foldable to use for review for 5th Grade Science STAAR.

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avatar for Susan Jacobs

Susan Jacobs

5th Grade Science Teacher, Northwest ISD

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

Building Understanding of Scale in the Solar System
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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avatar for Mary Urquhart

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 CST
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11:15am CST

Mysterious Properties of Water
What happens to water when it gains heat? What happens to water when it loses heat? How can the formation of ice break big rocks into small rocks? Why do lakes turn over in the spring and fall? Why does ice float? These are some of the questions that will be investigated using hands on activities. In addition to process skills being covered, TEKS 4.5A, 4.5B, 4.5C, and 4.8B will be investigated. This session is designed for grades 4 and 5.

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

Cuttin' Up with Space Science for 3-HS
Need some new ideas for teaching moon phases, seasons, stars, and more? Come explore ways manipulatives can make learning about objects in space more engaging and memorable! As always . . . door prizes and lots of cuttin' up!

Speakers
avatar for Rosemary Martin

Rosemary Martin

Owner/Developer, Supporting Science, Inc.
Owner/Consultant

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Saturday February 1, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm CST
420

1:30pm CST

How Did This Get Here?
Students use stream-table models to observe that water moves earth materials from one location to another, adding another piece to the story about how soils form. They review the processes they saw in the stream table and sort a set of landforms cards into two categories: formed by erosion or formed by deposition. Students are introduced to processes that cause rapid changes to Earth’s surface: landslides, earthquakes, floods, and volcanoes and answer the following questions:
How do weathered rock pieces move from one place to another and become part of soil?
How do erosion and deposition create landforms?
What events can change Earth’s surface quickly?
3.1A, 3.2A, 3.2B, 3.2C, 3.2D, 3.2F, 3.3C, 3.4A, 3.4B, 3.6C, 3.7A, 3.7B, 3.7C

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Saturday February 1, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm CST
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