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STEMAZing Workshop - Understanding Air and Oceans Using LEGO molecules

  • Monday, November 19, 2018
  • 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Pima County School Superintendent's Office
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Learn how to teach abstract concepts in concrete ways using LEGOs!

Do your students know what air is made of? What percentage is oxygen? What happens chemically when things burn? Understanding Air uses LEGO compatible bricks as atoms to build a model of air and then combust fuel models to produce additional carbon dioxide and pollutants. 

Do your students know what ocean acidification is? How does toxic mercury pollution make its way into our oceans and then into human bodies? Understanding Oceans emphasizes important chemical reactions in the ocean using LEGO compatible bricks for modeling atoms.

Join us with guest facilitator Amanda Mayer from the MIT Edgerton Center as she walks you through these LEGO molecule modules. Each participating teacher will receive 10 student sets of LEGO compatible bricks to allow your entire class to Understand Air and Understand Oceans using this incredible curriculum. (Learn more here: https://edgerton.mit.edu/molecule-set)

Audience: Most appropriate for 4th-12th Grade Teachers 

Location: Pima County School Superintendent's Office - 200 N Stone Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701

Course Date: Monday, November 19, 2018

Cost: $25 includes STEMAZing Kit of LEGO-compatible molecule set and mats worth about $80, continental breakfast, and lunch

Time: Breakfast and check-in starts at 8:00 am. Workshop begins at 8:30 am and ends at 3:30 pm.

This workshop is part of the STEMAZing Workshop Series. The STEMAZing Project’s philosophy on teacher professional development is simple: It must be hands-on and engaging – putting the educators in the seat of the students to experience STEM lessons firsthand. It must provide the educators with the equipment and supplies they need to implement the lessons and activities in their classrooms the next day if they choose. It must be facilitated by master educators who have themselves been in the classroom.

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Payment Policy
Payments must be received five (5) business days prior to the start of the class.  Payments can be in the form of a check, credit card, P-Card, or a school purchase order. Registrations within the five (5) day window must be paid immediately upon registering for the course. 

Cancellation & Refund Policy
Cancellations must be submitted in writing five (5) business days prior to the start of the class to receive a refund.  Cancellations can be emailed to: AR@schools.pima.gov.  No refunds will be given for “no shows.”  If courses are cancelled due to low enrollment, refunds will be issued to the individual or the school.

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