Transforming Teaching with the NGSS Framework

This workshop gives teachers practical, hands-on strategies for reshaping their teaching practices using the NGSS framework. Like all See The Change workshops, it is rooted in usable activities. In this case, however, the emphasis is on pedagogy and approach rather than physical science core ideas. The workshop demonstrates how using the three dimensions of [...]

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The Basics of Force and Motion

This workshop gives teachers practical activities for discovering core ideas related to motion and forces. The activities build skills in science and engineering practices with emphasis on the ability to develop models, and then plan and carry out investigations to test those models. Important core ideas include: speed and acceleration, gravitational forces, gravitational interactions, [...]

By |2017-11-14T17:41:39+00:00November 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized, Workshops|0 Comments

Investigating the Fundamentals of Energy

This workshop demonstrates how hands-on activities lead students to understand the relationships that exist between speed, mass, position, and energy. The activities also develop skills in science and engineering practices with the greatest emphasis on their ability to plan and carry out investigations. Important core ideas include: Potential and kinetic energy; conservation of energy; [...]

By |2017-11-14T17:41:43+00:00November 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized, Workshops|0 Comments

The Worrying State of STEM

This week, a Presidential Memorandum promised millions of grant dollars to push Computer Science into more classrooms, with a special focus on women, minorities, and students in rural communities.  The Department of Education will be joined in the effort by several big-name tech companies who see the lack of science preparation as a weakness [...]

By |2017-10-02T10:00:13+00:00October 2nd, 2017|Blog, News|0 Comments

Interview with a Teacher: Trish Salas

What changes have you made to any of the STC-provided ideas for any of the above, in order to use in your classroom? I have been using Google Classroom to facilitate many of my lessons. When using a See the Change lesson I primarily use the Teacher Background Info as the framework for a text [...]

By |2017-08-08T14:22:47+00:00August 8th, 2017|Interview|0 Comments

Interview with a Teacher: Jackie Williams

What is your favorite physics lesson? In sixth grade Science with District 51 we teach Basic Motion and Matter. I really like the matter content. When kids need a reminder, I often say “Empty Spaaaaaaace” and they remember the parts of the atom. What is your favorite physics demonstration? The microscopic versus macroscopic zoom in [...]

By |2017-08-08T14:20:23+00:00August 8th, 2017|Interview|0 Comments