San Francisco, CA
July 24-26, 2019
The 8th Annual STEM Forum & Expo, hosted by NSTA, is a unique, focused event that brings together (informal and formal) educators, administrators, and representatives from exhibiting companies who are interested in—as well as have tools and resources to share—that will ensure successful implementation of STEM education into our schools and communities.
Thursday, July 25
Teaching Environmental Sustainability Using a Free Place-Based Watershed Model
Carolyn Staudt, Steve Kerlin (Stroud Water Research Center), Nanette Marcum-Dietrich (Millersville University)
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM, Moscone Center West, 3008
Model My Watershed is a free, web-based application that invites students to explore the condition of their local watershed with a scientifically valid watershed model.
Friday, July 26
Modeling Precipitating Change while Embedding Computational Thinking into the Middle School Science Classrooms
Carolyn Staudt, Nathan Kimball, Nanette Marcum-Dietrich (Millersville University)
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM, Moscone Center West, 2018
The universal interest in the weather, combined with the use of computational methods in meteorology, make weather forecasting promising in the integration of STEM learning.
Sensing Science through Modeling Matter for Kindergartners
Carolyn Staudt, Jamie Broadhead, Nathan Kimball
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Moscone Center West, 2020
Take part in Sensing Science and uncover your children’s ability to reason about the states of matter using visualizations, including models, probes, and online interactive stories.