Wack-A-Packs, a fantastic phenomenon, can be used as more than just a fun demonstration. Teachers will experience how to turn student-driven questions into science experiments related to the science behind Wack-A-Packs. Educators will leave empowered to bring a little chemistry into the classroom. They will also leave with lots of data collection equipment for their classrooms which will open up the door to further experimentation and exploration related to this phenomenon and many others! Educators will take home a STEMAZing Kit of books/equipment/supplies worth nearly $150 so they can immediately engage their students back in the classroom.
Audience: Teachers attending the Arizona STEM Adventure with their students from grades 4-8 and other educators who are invited by the organizers.
DaNel Hogan - Director of The STEMAZing Project
Brooke Meyer - Director of Programs for SARSEF
Margaret Wilch - Director of Research for SARSEF
Location: Pima Community College - Northwest Campus
6700 N Shannon Road
Tucson, AZ 85709
Course Date: Friday, November 22, 2019
Cost: FREE - Thanks to our gracious sponsors and partners - IBM, Raytheon, Pima Community College, SARSEF, and The STEMAZing Project.
Time: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm (Once teachers check their students in at registration, they will be escorted directly to the workshop room by PCC volunteers. They will then rejoin their students after the workshop concludes. Snacks and coffee will be available starting at 9:00 am.)
This is a STEMAZing Workshop. 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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