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Saturday, February 1
 

11:15am CST

TeacherGeek STEM : Alternative Energy Make ‘n Take
Put the fun back in physics and the “E” in your STEM curriculum with TeacherGeek Windlifts! Build and test your own wind lift to model transformation of wind energy into mechanical energy that can lift a load! Integrates energy concepts with engineering practices, including design improvement. FREE kit to all participants.

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

THe Fluid Filled Accelerometer
Would you like to be able to help your students understand motion and force? This short course based on the Operation Physics program uses a novel Fluid Field Accelerometer to help participants gain a deep understanding of motion and force. Participants will use and receive instructions to make their own FFA. This is a unique opportunity for teachers. While focused on the middle grades the concepts presented are valuable to HS teachers.

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Saturday February 1, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm CST
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1:30pm CST

TeacherGeek STEM: Rubber Band Racer Make ‘n Take
Build, race and engineer a vehicle while applying the science concepts of energy, simple machines and friction. This activity comes with components required to construct a vehicle powered by the stored energy of a simple rubber band. Classroom-ready STEM lesson exploring force, motion, and energy. FREE kit and activity to all participants.

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

Understanding Electricity
This short course based on the Operation Physics program uses a participant created Home Brewed Electrophorus and a simple Leyden Jar to investigate the nature of electricity. Participants will learn how to separate and store electrical charges. Participants will investigate both static and current electricity. Participants will leave with a functional Electrophorus and Leyden Jar and a deep understanding of electricity.

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Saturday February 1, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm CST
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2:45pm CST

Acceleration, get you students up to speed
This is a hands on lab with a short introductory ppt. The lab is focused on describing acceleration conceptually but includes analytical calculations as well. The lab includes using CPO ramps, modeling acceleration using dot cars, and providing alternative tactile acceleration activity to use with your students.


Saturday February 1, 2014 2:45pm - 3:45pm CST
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2:45pm CST

Motion Graphs and You! Teaching and learning motion graphs conceptually
Students often struggle with describing motion from a graph. In this workshop, participants will be presented with a conceptual, hands-on method of creating and interpreting kinematics graphs, using toy cars and ticker tape. Participants will receive student worksheets, keys, and a card sort activity. Skills presented are applicable for regular middle school through honors/AP high school physics students. For a more in-depth, numerical data analysis workshop, please attend Georgia Stuart's session, Science Data and You!

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Karin Busby

Physics Teacher, Lake Highlands High School

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Saturday February 1, 2014 2:45pm - 3:45pm CST
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2:45pm CST

Chemical Batteries - Electrify your Middle School Classroom!
Although we live a battery-powered lifestyle, most of us (middle school and high school students included) have no idea how batteries actually work. In this hands-on workshop, participants will be engaged in an activity from Issues and Physical Science from LAB-AIDS. Make a wet cell battery, explore the effect of using different metal electrodes on battery output, and consider ways to reduce the number of discarded batteries in the waste stream.

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Zach Smith

LAB-AIDS offers full year curriculum for middle school science, biology and chemistry. We also specialize in easy to teach, hands-on supplemental labs that come complete with materials, student sheets and lesson plans.

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Saturday February 1, 2014 2:45pm - 3:45pm CST
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2:45pm CST

Applying Newton's Laws
This one hour workshop will focus on strategies to improve the understanding of Newton's second law, inertia and collecting data to cement the relationship between force, mass and acceleration. Equipment raffle and free resources provided.


Saturday February 1, 2014 2:45pm - 3:45pm CST
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