Welcome to the 2014 USTA Conference!!!

Utah Valley Convention Center - Provo, UT

We have worked hard to make sure that there is something for every science teacher at every hour of the conference.  Please make sure that after a breakout session you take the time to fill out a survey.  Every survey you fill out is an entry into our raffle for some great prizes to use in the classroom and on your free time.

Sign up or log in to bookmark your favorites and sync them to your phone or calendar.

8th Grade Science [clear filter]
Friday, February 7


The 'Bests of' Chemistry
We plan to show activities and experiments that go along with chemistry, focusing mainly on the periodic table, chemical / physical properties, and chemical/physical changes. We have hands-on activities to start the unit. We also would like to share apps that we have found that students can use in the classroom.

avatar for Becky Dunleavy

Becky Dunleavy

Science & Engineering Specialist, Davis School District
I am currently a Science & Engineering Curriculum Development Specialist for the Davis School District. I have 10 years of Science Education experience. I have taught at the junior high level, developed curriculum for the k-5 level, and will be teaching at the high school level starting... Read More →

Friday February 7, 2014 10:00am - 10:50am
3rd Level - Cascade E


Ecology Around You
Tried, true, and inexpensive activities designed to get kids thinking about the environment, sustainability their place in the world.


Friday February 7, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
3rd Level - Hobble Creek


Engaging 8th graders
Sharing & demonstrating creative ways to engage 8th graders in learning the 8th grade curriculum.

avatar for Joleen Reddish

Joleen Reddish

South Jordan Middle School

Friday February 7, 2014 12:40pm - 1:30pm
2nd Level - Ballroom C


Embedding Literacy Standards for Science and Technical Subjects into our Utah State Science Core
Teachers will understand the rationale for embedding literacy into science, as well as learn several methods to help scaffold difficult text, explicitly teach vocabulary, and develop meaningful writing prompts.


Rachel Hill

Canyons School District

Friday February 7, 2014 1:40pm - 2:30pm
3rd Level - Hobble Creek


Good Vibrations (6th/8th Grade Science)
If you want to waste an hour and have a great time, come learn about some good vibrations. (Leave with your hearing intact!)

avatar for Duane Merrell

Duane Merrell

Physics Teacher Prep, Brigham Young University

Friday February 7, 2014 2:40pm - 3:30pm
2nd Level - Ballroom C