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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.



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Chemistry [clear filter]
Friday, February 7
 

10:00am

Argument from Evidence in Chemistry Classes
Evidence looks different in science than it does in English or history. Learn about methods I have used to help students deepen their scientific understanding by arguing with evidence.

Presenters
avatar for Rebecca Sansom

Rebecca Sansom

Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Brigham Young University
Interested in General Chemistry Laboratory Instruction, Chemical Education Research, and improving STEM engagement and retention in under-represented groups, especially women.


Friday February 7, 2014 10:00am - 10:50am
3rd Level - Hobble Creek

11:00am

Process-Oriented Guide Inquiry Learning
Effectively using guided inquiry activities to introduce topics in chemistry. What works and what doesn't work with POGIL.

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

12:40pm

The Joy of Molecular Geometry
Participants will see one of the enrichment/extension activities students complete as their less keen counterparts remediate a unit. This activity is an extention of the bonding and molecular geometry unit. Particiapnts will EXPERIENCE the joy of molecular geometry.

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

1:40pm

Setting up a Chem Demo Team in Your School
Learn from an intern how to set up a chemistry demo team which will go out and visit elementary schools. Get excited about science.

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

2:40pm

Incorporating Literacy in to the Chemistry Classroom
This session will focus on how to start implementing literacy in to the classroom. Although all examples will be Chemistry content, the strategies can be applied to any content.

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Friday February 7, 2014 2:40pm - 3:30pm
3rd Level - Board Room

2:40pm

Distilling Aromatic Hydrocarbons
We distill water to purify it, or so we think. So why does the clear distillate from apple cider smell like apples? Join us and find out! Using a clever test-tube distillation apparatus, distill the essence of vanilla and the scent of mint and we'll even show you how to make brandy from wine! Distillation is a crucial process in chemical engineering and technology, yet few students ever get to explore the process.

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Lab Aids

Lab Aids


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