Loading…
This event has ended. View the official site or create your own event → Check it out
This event has ended. Create your own
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.



View analytic

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

Biology [clear filter]
Friday, February 7
 

10:00am

Inquiry with Brine Shrimp Cysts and Photosynthesizing Leaf Discs
This presentation will show how guided inquiry investigations can be performed with brine shrimp cysts and photosynthesizing leaf discs, and how you can incorporate the core writing standards with a lab report.

Presenters

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

11:00am

Tragedy in the Commons
Teachers will participate in an activity called "Tragedy in the Commons". This integrated activity allows students to participate in a mock "fishing" scenario. The students discover how overfishing creates reduced or vanishing fish populations and learn what sustainability really means.

Presenters
BG

Barbara Gentry

Curriculum Department
AS

Angela Stewart

Centennial Jr. High


Friday February 7, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
3rd Level - Cascade E

12:40pm

The Human Microbiome
Explore the ecosystem of the human body. Learn what we’re discovering about the body's microbes and how they influence our health. Free materials at: http://learn.genetics.utah.edu

Presenters

Friday February 7, 2014 12:40pm - 1:30pm
3rd Level - Soldier Creek

1:40pm

Fun Factory Environmental Science
A presentation of Environmental Laws in general, but specifically those that would affect a production facility. (30-45 minutes)
Group activity/role play using "play-doh's fun factory" to implement environmental laws in the workplace. (60-90 minutes)

Presenters

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

2:40pm

Charismatic Microfauna: Free Classroom Microbiology Resources
Halophiles (microorganisms that live in high salt concentrations) can be a colorful and exciting entrée into the microbial world. These microorganisms can connect students of all ages to their environment and make ideal lab models for classroom studies.  They also provide an edgy hook to engage students as they make great astrobiological models.  Come learn about free online microbiology resources for collecting, culturing and quantifying halophiles using common classroom and other inexpensive and low-tech items.

Presenters

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