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2017 NSTA Area Conference Share-A-Thon Resources (Baltimore, Maryland)

The share-a-thon took place from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM on Friday, October 6 in the Hilton Baltimore, Holiday 6. Thanks to all our presenters! If you missed it or want a refresher of what you saw, check out the resources below.

  • NASA Langley Earth Science Resources. Spotlight of NASA Partnered Earth Science Resources available for educators: GLOBE/My NASA Data Earth System Poster Activity for Data Visualization in the Classroom, GLOBE-CLOUDS/GLOBE Observer app for authentic data collection, Elementary GLOBE NGSS Aligned Implementation Guide, Elementary GLOBE eBook and Learning Activities to promote Science Literacy. Presenter(s): Tina Harte. (NASA Langley Research Center: Hampton, VA)
  • Earth-Space Science in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. Examine content examples and NGSS performance expectations that weave Earth science into biology, chemistry, and physics to broaden understanding and applications of all four disciplines. Earth Sci Bio Chem Physics (Acrobat (PDF) 672kB Oct15 17) Chemistry and the Earth (Acrobat (PDF) 1.3MB Oct15 17) Sesimic Waves for Physics (Acrobat (PDF) 2.2MB Oct15 17) Presenter(s): Martin Schmidt, Jr. (McDonogh School: Owings Mills, MD)
  • Climate and Energy Literacy Guides. These interagency guides provide frameworks and essential principles for formal and informal education about climate change and energy concepts. Principles in these guides can help communities make informed energy and climate related decisions that enable responsible decisions and actions. Presenter(s): Frank Niepold (NOAA Climate Program Office: Silver Spring, MD)
  • CLEAN Collection of Climate and Energy Science resources.This collection has 680 rigorously reviewed climate and energy science educational high-quality, digital resources—including learning activities, visualizations, videos, and short demonstrations/experiments'—geared toward educators of students in middle school through undergraduate levels. Presenter(s): Frank Niepold (NOAA Climate Program Office: Silver Spring, MD)
  • Chesapeake Bay Watershed and Oysters Learning Sequence. This new online K-12 resource focuses on the importance of water quality and healthy habitats in the Chesapeake Bay using the Eastern Oyster as the organizing theme. Presenter(s): Peg Steffen (NOAA National Ocean Service: Silver Spring, MD)
  • The Incredible Carbon Journey. This activity - highlighted in the Activity Book: Discover Your Changing World With NOAA - is a hands-on activity whereby students can compare the carbon cycle before the industrial revolution with the carbon cycle after humans began burning large quantities of fossil fuels. Presenter(s): Bruce Moravchik (NOAA National Ocean Service: Silver Spring, MD)
  • PD Opportunities through Earth2Class and Other Programs. Online PD opportunities from the E2C program at LDEO and other programs. Presenter(s): Michael Passow (Dwight Morrow High School: Englewood, NJ)
  • Greening the Lunchline. NOAA Climate Stewards Project with 6th grade student council to make the school lunch program more eco-friendly. Greening_the_Lunchline (Acrobat (PDF) 692kB Oct15 17) Presenter(s): Dale Glass (National Presbyterian School, Washington, D.C.)
  • Earthquake Machine. Model and explore earthquakes with a simple, inexpensive tabletop exercise. Presenter(s): Wendy Bohon (IRIS: Washington, DC)
  • Recent earthquake teachable moments. IRIS Teachable Moments presentations capture that unplanned opportunity to bring knowledge, insight, and critical thinking to the classroom following a newsworthy earthquake. Presenter(s): John Taber (IRIS: Washington, DC)
  • Using NOAA's Data in the Classroom Resources to Improve 3-D Learning. NOAA's Data in the Classroom is a free resource that provides a series of scaffolded digital learning labs for middle and high school students to explore the data that describe major Earth system concepts, learn analytical skills and apply those skills to inquiry based learning concepts and hypothesis testing. Presenter(s): Dan Pisut (NOAA Environmental Visualization Laboratory: Silver Spring, MD)
  • Uncovering Student (and Teacher) Ideas in Earth and Environmental Science. Experience how formative assessment probes are used to elicit commonly held K–12 ideas about Earth, Earth processes, oceans, weather and climate, ecology, and natural resources. Buy this NSTA Press Book for more information. Presenter(s): Page Keeley (The Keeley Group: Fort Myers, FL)

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