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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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Friday, February 7
 

10:00am

A Match Made in Heaven: Environmental Education and STEM
Environmental Education (EE) is the perfect match for STEM. This workshop will model hands-on activities from Project Learning Tree and Project WET that enhance teacher’s pre-existing curricula while meeting Utah Core Standards. The activities incorporate best practices of environmental education and demonstrate direct connections to STEM. Materials are interdisciplinary and suited for grades k-12.

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Utah Society for Environmental Education

Utah Society for Environmental Education


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

12:40pm

NASA - 'Landing On Mars: Touchdown!' Engineering Design Challenge' (Grades 5-12) Repeat
Teachers engage in the engineering design process by undertaking in a hands-on inquiry activity. Given the challenge to deliver a cargo to the surface of a planet, teams must brainstorm, design, build and test a planetary lander. A fixed set of materials are provided. Teamwork, communication, engineering roles and testing models are all practiced.

Presenters

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

1:40pm

NASA - 'Landing On Mars: Touchdown!' Engineering Design Challenge' (Grades 5-12) Repeat
Teachers engage in the engineering design process by undertaking in a hands-on inquiry activity. Given the challenge to deliver a cargo to the surface of a planet, teams must brainstorm, design, build and test a planetary lander. A fixed set of materials are provided. Teamwork, communication, engineering roles and testing models are all practiced.

Presenters

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

2:40pm

Constructing Science
Recent reforms emphasize "scientific practices," including data analysis, construction of explanations, and development of models. This workshop gives participants a chance to engage in these practices and explore their meanings for classes at all levels.

Presenters
avatar for Adam Johnston

Adam Johnston

Weber State University
http://physics.weber.edu/johnston


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