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Teacher Institute presentations at NSTA Boston

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Teacher Institute presentations at NSTA Boston

April 3 through April 6, 2014

Join staff from the Exploratorium Teacher Institute at the National Science Teacher Association conference in Boston, MA! Find us at the following sessions.

Introducing the New Exploratorium

Thursday, April 3 3:30–4:30 PM
Seaport Hotel, Plaza B
Presenter(s): Linda S. Shore (Exploratorium: San Francisco, CA); Lori Lambertson (Exploratorium: San Francisco, CA)

Get a peek inside the new Exploratorium, see the new exhibits, and try out some activities based on the new collections that reflect the spirit of the NGSS.

Virtually Yours: Exploratorium Teacher Institute Online Resources

Friday, April 4 9:30–10:30 AM
Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel, Brewster
Presenter(s): Eric Muller (Exploratorium: San Francisco, CA); Paul Doherty (Exploratorium: San Francisco, CA)

See what the Exploratorium has to offer teachers online. From classes, activities, content, avatars, and cool science apps, check out the Exploratorium from afar.

Informal Science Day Share-a-Thon

Friday, April 4 2:00–4:00 PM
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Ballroom West

Come to the Informal Science Day Share-a-Thon, where informal science educators showcase their programs, resources, and share ideas with the science education community.

Our Atmosphere by the Numbers: Scale Models, Ratios, Percent

Saturday, April 5 9:30–10:30 AM
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, 157C
Presenter(s): Lori Lambertson (Exploratorium: San Francisco, CA)

Explore the scale and composition of Earth's atmosphere while integrating science and mathematics. Use scale models and data to build understanding of our atmosphere.

Physics Activities from the Exploratorium and LIGO Science Education Center

Saturday, April 5 8:00–9:00 AM
Boston Convention and Exhibit Center, 254B
Presenters: Michael B. Simoneaux, Eric Muller

Classroom-fielded interactive models will be demonstrated that target student motivation, are inquiry-based, and are easily coupled with math extensions at varied ability levels.

Re-Engineering Your Curriculum: Great Ideas from the Exploratorium Teacher Institute

Saturday, April 5 12:30–1:30 PM
Seaport Hotel, Seaport Ballroom A
Presenter(s): Linda S. Shore (Exploratorium: San Francisco, CA); Julie Yu (Exploratorium: San Francisco, CA)

Let us show you how to infuse your science curriculum with innovative, low-cost activities, and digital tools that emphasize the engineering practices referenced in the NGSS.

Get Your Hands on the Basics of Climate Science

Sunday, April 6 8:00–9:00 AM
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, 157C

Presenter(s): Julie Yu (Exploratorium: San Francisco, CA)

Come do hands-on activities that show how Earth's energy balance and carbon cycle influence temperature.