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Preliminary Conference Program by0Discipline Panel Discussion on the Next Gen Science Standards hosted by John Olson and featuring Steve Pruitt, Achieve

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John Olson, Science Specialist, Minnesota Department of Education

Panel Discussion on the Next Gen Science Standards hosted by John Olson and featuring Steve Pruitt, Achieve

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Cell Phone Colorimetry

Chemistry

Eric Kehoe, JWP High School During the presentation you will be participating in a lab in which an image captured with a cell phone is used to construct a Beer's Law plot and identify the concentration of an unknown. The presenter will be discussing his own experiences conducting this lab in science classes. Hopefully there will be time to also have a group discussion about BYOD (bring your own device) successes.

Chemistry For All - Implementing A Standards Based General Chemistry Course

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Chemistry

Charles Handlon, Century High School How can all students be expected to take General Chemistry? The presenter will share pedagogy, lab activities and methods of "grading for learning" that are being implemented to assist Rochester Public School students in meeting the new high school chemistry graduation requirement.

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Chemistry Strand Speaker

Chemistry

Brian D. Gute, Instructor of Chemistry, UMD Join Mr. Gute in exploring how to prepare students for success in college-level science courses and how to survive that first general chemistry course.

Distillation: Simple and Fascinating Experiments in the Chemistry of Aromas and Smells

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Chemistry

Brandon Watters, Lakes Community High School and Lab-aids Consultant Darin Christianson 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. This hands-on distillation workshop is not illegal, but it is excellent chemistry and extremely relevant to those of you who want to put a little STEM in your test tube!

Mastering the Chemical Formula: An Exceptionally Effective Way to Teach Subscripts and Coefficients

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Chemistry

Brandon Watters, Lakes High School and Lab-aids Consultant Darin Christianson What is the difference between subscripts and coefficients? What does ?balancing? a chemical equation mean? Many students have trouble with these fundamental chemistry concepts. Moles, reactions, and stoichiometry are hopelessly confusing if a student does not fully understand the chemical formula. Join us for some elegant, intuitive, and well-differentiated lessons that can help students of all ability levels master the chemical formula and, therefore, move confidently into a deeper understanding of chemistry.

BSU Summer Science Weather Balloon Project for Grades K - 8

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Earth Science

John Truedson, Bemidji State University BSU summer science program funded by an ITQP grant that included a weather balloon launch in fall 2012 and spring 2013 that carried payloads developed by students who also followed the track in real time.

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Earth Science Strand Speaker

Earth Science

Dr. Heidi Manning, Professor of Physics, Concordia College Moorhead and Curiosity Research Investigate the rocks and atmosphere of Mars with Dr. Manning and the rover Curiosity. Search for potential habitats for life, past and present.

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Explore Minnesota's Changing Climate

Earth Science

John Smith, Will Steger Foundation Educators will be introduced to and receive copies of the Will Steger Foundation?s Minnesota?s Changing Climate curriculum and online classroom.

I Get It! Visualization Solutions That Support Secondary Earth & Space Science Standards?

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Earth Science

Joel Halvorson, Science Communications Consultant, Regional Planetarium Network Sally Brummel Learn how secondary science educators (6-12) are using interactive tools to help student infer knowledge and support mastery of difficult Earth and Space science concepts.

I Get It! Visualization Solutions That Support Secondary Earth and Environmental Science Standards?

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Earth Science

Joel Halvorson, Science Communications Consultant, Regional Planetarium Network Sally Brummel Learn about a series of NASA funded Earth Science lessons (6-12), which include interactive use of data for use in a planetarium and/or the classroom.

School Forest Carbon Sequestration Project

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Earth Science

John Geissler, Boulder Lake Environmental Learning Center Challenge high school students to explore climate change in a local context as they investigate and determine current carbon sequestration rates of an outdoor space, and develop forest stewardship recommendations to maximize carbon sequestration.

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Agriculture Science from STEM to Plate

Elementary

Sue Knott, Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom Al Withers Discover the STEM involved in animal, plant and food production! Participants will engage in hands-on, standard-based activities that can be used in classrooms immediately. Free resources focusing on agriculture and STEM will be shared.

Do it, Read it, Write it! (How Can I Do it All?)

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Elementary

Jane Copes, Science Outside the Biox In this workshop you will DO simple science activities, READ related children's books, and WRITE in a book you make. Jane designed this class for the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis, and you will LOVE her ideas for integrating science and language arts.

Do it, Read it, Write it! (How Can I Do it All?)

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Elementary

Jane Copes, Science Outside the Biox In this workshop you will DO simple science activities, READ related children's books, and WRITE in a book you make. Jane designed this class for the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis, and you will LOVE her ideas for integrating science and language arts.

Ecotime: Integrating Environmental Education

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Elementary

David Grack, Jeffers Foundation Have fun in this interactive session and leave with 150 quick, easy, environmentally themed, multidisciplinary lessons that are aligned with state academic standards. Learn more about what Jeffers Foundation has to offer.

Ecotime: Integrating Environmental Education

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Elementary

David Grack, Jeffers Foundation Have fun in this interactive session and leave with 150 quick, easy, environmentally themed, multidisciplinary lessons that are aligned with state academic standards. Learn more about what Jeffers Foundation has to offer.

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Elementary Strand Speaker

Elementary

Kathleen O'Donnell, Director, Family & Education Services, Twin Cities Public Television Kathleen will share highlights of TPT’s award winning STEM productions with emphasis on engineering and girls in science including the newest season of SciGirls this year. In addition Kathleen will share resources from SciGirls and other PBS resources available for teachers to use directly with students.

Engineering Your Engineering Design Challenges

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Elementary

Deborah Besser, University of St. Thomas In this session we will use the engineering design process to consider engineering design challenges that you can use in your classroom. Innovation, learning objectives, science standards, integrated learning, lessons learned, and engineering curriculum resources will be shared. Come design with us!

I Get It! Visualization solutions that support Elementary Earth & Space Science Standards?

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Elementary

Sally Brummel, Bell Museum of Natural History, University of Minnesota Joel Halvorson Learn how elementary educators (K-6) are using interactive tools to help student infer knowledge and support mastery of difficult Earth and Space science concepts.

Integrating STEM Across the Elementary Curriculum

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Elementary

Glory Oljace, STEM is Elementary, LLC and Pillsbury Elementary School Experience the power of elementary STEM and learn to implement it with ease. Leave the session energized and ready to engage students immediately in STEM-based instruction.

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It's Not Magic, It's Science!

Elementary

Jerry Wenzel, N/A Join wacky professor Jerry Wenzel as he demonstrates science concepts in a fun and easy to understand way. Designed for elementary and middle level teachers, this will be an unforgettable science learning experience for you.

Making Science Connections for Student Learning Across the Curriculum

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Elementary

Laurie Arnason, South Point Elementary Enhance your teaching and your students ' learning by engaging in journaling. Through the use of a prairie and/or a butterfly garden (or any outdoor ecosystem) as a focal point, you will learn how to integrate the many disciplines that get sidelined in your classroom. CD's, folders and prizes to be given.

Puff Mobiles and Bird Feeders: Engineering for K-6 teachers

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Elementary

Michele Koomen, Gustavus Adolphus College In this session you will learn how to integrate engineering design into K-6 classrooms by building a puff mobile and designing bird feeders. Learn how NSTA?s Science and Children can support you with other engineering ideas.

Puff Mobiles and Bird Feeders: Engineering for K-6 teachers

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Elementary

Michele Koomen, Gustavus Adolphus College In this session you will learn how to integrate engineering design into K-6 classrooms by building a puff mobile and designing bird feeders. Learn how NSTA?s Science and Children can support you with other engineering ideas.

Wild About Animals: Taking a STEM Approach in a Primary Classroom

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Elementary

Carole Velasquez, Cedar Park STEM Elementary School Want to expand your understanding of STEM and learn how to integrate science and literacy in a meaningful way? Leave this session with resource ideas and teaching tips for creative ways to an integrated STEM curriculum unit in an elementary classroom.

A Sense of Wonder: Creating Interest in STEM

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General

Cathy Kindem, District 196 Looking for simple ways to integrate wonder and inquiry into every lesson? Learn how infusing informational texts, habits of mind thinking, and questioning strategies into your classroom can inspire curiosity, risk taking, and persistence through confusion. Leave this workshop will practical tips for creating a STEM classroom of thinking, questioning, and discovery.

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Preliminary Conference Program by0Discipline Discussion & Demonstration of Research Resources

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General

Christine Yaeger, Minnesota Department of Agriculture Building student’s environmental literacy and ability to find and analyze research is required by state standards. Participate in resource discussion and a demonstration of a new tool created for improving access to water research relevant to Minnesota.

Flipping Out! Exploring the Flipped Classroom Model

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General

Sara Peloquin, Spectrum High School Autumn Mollet What if your students used their class time for experiments, collaboration and assistance instead of taking notes? Hear about one school’s experience implementing Flipped Classrooms.

Fun Physics for All with the Marble Launcher

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General

Jessie Herman, CPO Science Perform engaging projectile motion investigations with a fun and unique marble launcher. Predict the path of a projectile by collecting data, graphing results, and drawing conclusions. Free raffle for a Marble Launcher!

Greening STEM with Something Fishy: ‘Fish Surveys’ - A MN DNR Fisheries Management Lesson

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General

Nadine Meyer, MN DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife MinnAqua Program Deborah Groebner Fisheries biologists need to solve problems such as "how to count the number of fish in a lake". They develop unique tools to accomplish this. We will explore the STEM components of surveying fish populations, and everyone receives free access to MinnAqua's national award-winning curriculum and image collection.

Hands-on Nanotechnology: Resources and Opportunities for Teachers

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General

James Marti, University of Minnesota--Nanofabrication Center This talk describes some of the opportunities for teachers to get involved with summer research projects at the UofM’s Nanofabrication Center. It will also present a catalog of activities on nanoscience and technology ready for use in the classroom.

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Making a Flipping Difference

General

Carolyn Fruin, Eastview High School How do we engage students when they’re ready to learn and provide them with "rewindable" opportunities? Learn how to "FLIP" your style and transform you classroom into an interactive environment that extends beyond the traditional school day to enhance learning for all of your students.

Minnesota Project Lead The Way working for teachers and students.

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General

James Mecklenburg, MN PLTW Project Lead The Way (PLTW) began in Minnesota in 2002 with six schools. Today in Minnesota we have over 270 schools delivering PLTW curriculum to students. PLTW is the leading provider of rigorous and innovative Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education curricular programs used in middle and high schools across the U.S. This session will give you an overview of the what, where, why and how of PLTW.

NAEP (Science) Questions Tool - How to Use in Your Classroom

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General

Kate Beattie, MN Dept of Education This presentation will demonstrate how to use the NAEP Questions Tool which are publicly released questions from previous NAEP assessments from grades 4, 8 and 12

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Science Con-Artists

General

Douglas Allchin, Univ. of Minnesota (Twin Cities) Prepare students to be savvy consumers of science by learning how others effectively imitate scientific expertise and authority.

Strategies for Reasoning Ability Growth in Pre-service Teacher Preparation: Cognitive Acceleration, Science Clubs, and STEM Elementary Schools

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General

Nathan Moore, Physics, Winona State University The talk will present a useful and specific model of reasoning ability, describe the state of this ability among students over the last 30 or so years, and will discuss remediation strategies. The specific strategy implemented, "Cognitive Acceleration," seems to have great effect, both in pre-service teaching majors at Winona State and elementary and middle school children.

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Preliminary Conference Program by0Discipline Supporting and Delivering Standards With PLTW Curriculum

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General

James Mecklenburg, MN PLTW Minnesota Project Lead The Way (PLTW) followed the lead of Sci Math MN and developed the PLTW Frameworks. This session will give an overview of the MN PLTW Frameworks and how educators can use these power tools to identify where the PLTW curriculum support and delivers the MN Academic Standards to students in the middle and high school programs.

Using Models to Promote Scientific Thinking

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General

Richard Lahti, Minnesota State University Moorhead Learn to use models authentically in science classes to promote higher order thinking, formulate hypotheses, etc. instead of just to ‘see’ big and small objects.

Welcome to Your First Science Education Conference!

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General

Michele Koomen, Gustavus Adolphus College Melanie Reap Come join us to learn more about the Minnesota Science Teacher Association, how to navigate your first conference and get the most out of your first Minnesota Conference in Science Education. Room:

Dragonfly Curriculum Guide: Emerged!

Life Science

Ami Thompson, Dragonfly Environmental Education A tour of the newly completed Dragonfly Curriculum Guide including hands-on activities, tips for raising Odonata nymphs in the classroom, and connections to the K-12 Science Framework practices and crosscutting concepts. Reviewed as "the BEST training, related to science, that I have ever received"

Environmental Science in a World of 7 Billion

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Life Science

Clayton Russell, Northland College Discover timely, interdisciplinary, hands-on activities to help students understand the connections between human population growth and a host of environmental challenges. Receive curriculum on CD-ROM matched to state and Common Core standards.

Environmental Science in a World of 7 Billion

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Life Science

Clayton Russell, Northland College Discover timely, interdisciplinary, hands-on activities to help students understand the connections between human population growth and a host of environmental challenges. Receive curriculum on CD-ROM matched to state and Common Core standards.

Genetic Discoveries: a Baker’s Dozen for 2013

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Life Science

Dr. Neil Lamb Director for Educational Outreach, HudsonAlpha Institue for Biotechnology Want to use cool new science to engage your students? Concerned you can’t keep up with all the latest advances in genetic research? Ever wonder where all of this new science fits into your curriculum? Come and hear about thirteen of the top biotechnology discoveries from the past year. The current pace of discovery in genetics is so rapid, that it is difficult to keep up. This discussion is designed to make recent findings in biotechnology understandable, applicable, and aligned to science standards. You’ll receive the most recent version of the Biotechnology Guidebook, which contains current research findings and their underlying basic concepts. These topics are seamless additions into your content area course or can be used for a personal update on your genetics and biotechnology content. This free resource will also be available for download on the HudsonAlpha website: www.hudsonalpha.org

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How to Make Your Genome Walk

Life Science

Dr. Neil Lamb, Director of Educational Outreach, HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology Using web-based resources from HudsonAlpha, your school can create a genome walk - a physical representation of the Human Genome that includes more than 150 genes of interest. Use your hallways, nature trails or practice fields to allow students to stroll through their chromosomes. As part of the experience, let students team up for a genomic scavenger hunt using GenomeCache - a free app developed by HudsonAlpha for an iPod touch, iPhone or iPad. Students use genome coordinates and clues to find a specific gene and are awarded points when they correctly identify the gene and answer a basic biology question. All the tools needed to set up your own genome walk and download GenomeCache can be freely accessed online.

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Kitchen DNA with a Twist of Inquiry

Life Science

Dr. Neil Lamb, HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology Tired of cookbook DNA extraction protocols? We present an inquiry based DNA extraction procedure that will have students thinking about cell type, structures and DNA. Dive into a cornucopia of fruits and vegetables and create your own solution, from a variety of common household products, with which to extract DNA. This lesson will provide participants with the opportunity to learn how to teach about the composition and structure of cells and DNA in an inquiry based interactive way. Participants will work with a variety of plant and animal samples from which to choose to extract DNA. They will then consider the challenges of extracting DNA from their chosen material and design a lysis buffer from everyday household materials to utilize in the extraction process. After completing the extraction process, participants will compare and contrast their results.

Life Science Strand Speaker "Feedback: A (Neuro)Biological and Engineering idea"

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Life Science

Dr. Janet Dubinsky, Dept. of Neuroscience, U of MN "Feedback: A (Neuro)Biological and Engineering idea" Join Dr. Dubinsky as she untangles loopy engineering feedback concepts, make analogies and explore how the nervous system maintains bodies functioning within tolerable limits! Appropriate for high school biology, psychology, health and physics teachers.

Making Outdoor Education Possible in a School Forest

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Life Science

Robin Halverson, Forestview Middle School Chris Hanson Forestview Middle School in Baxter MN is using their school forest for innovative teaching projects for effective outdoor education. Trail camera studies, teaching Foss outdoors, community involvement, and extra curricular activities engage students and staff with hands-on learning. Room:

The True Nature of Science: Inquiry

Life Science

Leah Inman, Tri-City United High School Inquiry based teaching with trial & error: teaching cellular theory, atomic theory, and the structure of DNA through observation, experiment, and data analysis.

Using Engineering to Mimic Neurobiology

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Life Science

Janet Dubinsky, Department of Neuroscience University of Minnesota Make a working model that illustrates nervous system functioning! Bring your best crafts skills or your itchy computer fingers and join us in applying engineering principles to model making and model interpreting in the biological context of the nervous system. For the crafters, we?ll have supplies. For the geeks, please bring your own laptops. Appropriate for high school biology, psychology, health, computer science and physics teachers.

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Build and Electric Motor

Physics

Tom Tomashek, Minnetonka High School An excellent activity for students is to have them build an electric motor. During this session we’ll look at some options and what role engineering can play in the process. We’ll also do some building.

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Build and Electric Motor

Physics

Tom Tomashek, Minnetonka High School An excellent activity for students is to have them build an electric motor. During this session we’ll look at some options and what role engineering can play in the process. We’ll also do some building.

Engineering in the Classroom - Design the Most Efficient Electric Generator!

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Physics

Jessie Herman, CPO Science What is the most efficient way to transform mechanical energy into electrical energy? Design and configure a motor with the greatest voltage output using electromagnetic induction and a unique rip-cord generator. Raffle to win a Rip-Cord Generator!

Fun LED Projects for Exploring Electrical Concepts

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Physics

Andrew Tubesing, University of St Thomas, School of Engineering Make colorful LED circuits and learn how they can be used to teach wiring/soldering skills and a variety of electrical concepts.

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Hot Wheel Physics Challenges

Physics

Paul Anderson Anderson, Buffalo High School Games can make learning fun. Challenging problems make students think. Combine the two and add in Hot Wheels cars and watch the excitement in the room! In this session you will explore 4 challenges used in physics.

Making Electrical Studies Accessible in the Classroom

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Physics

Andrew Tubesing, University of St Thomas, School of Engineering This session will explore why teaching electrical concepts often seems less accessible than mechanical topics, and introduces strategies for a start-with-the-basics electricity curriculum on a shoestring budget.

Physics Inquiry Using Direct Measurement Video

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Physics

Peter Bohacek, Henry Sibley High School Direct measurement videos have grids, rulers, and frame counters so students can make measurements from the video without any additional software. Large banks of direct measurement videos allow students to explore and develop physics concepts and relationships on their own.

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Physics Strand Speaker

Physics

Tom KraMer, President, Kablooe Design Mr. KraMer will explore the role of creative thinking and a design-driven mentality in product development.

The New AP Physics Courses: 2014 - 2015

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Physics

Rebecca Messer, Northfield High School Paul Lulai Rebecca Messer and Paul Lulai will discuss what changes are being made and how that is reflected in the new course content and exams. What are the expectations and strategies teachers need to prepare for the changes in sequence and pedagogy?

Use of Online and Computer Based Simulations in Chemistry and Physics

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Matthew Inman, Shattuck-St. Mary's School How and why to use computer-based simulations in the classroom. Please bring your computer to play with some of the simulations that will be presented.

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MnSTA Minnesota Conference on Science Education Preliminary Program