The 2017 NSTA Area Conference in Baltimore, MD

The NSTA Area Conference in Baltimore, MD will be held from October 5 to 7, 2017. Together with our partners at IRIS and NOAA, we have four workshops plus a Share-a-Thon. All of these take place on Friday, October 6 in the Hilton Baltimore, Holiday 6.

  • NESTA Session: Earth-Space Science in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM. Examine content examples and NGSS performance expectations that weave Earth science into biology, chemistry, and physics to broaden understanding and applications of all four disciplines. Presenter(s): Martin Schmidt, Jr. (McDonogh School: Owings Mills, MD)
  • NESTA and NOAA Share: NOAA Climate Stewards—Affecting Change Through Education, Collaboration, and Action, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM. Hear success stories from teachers participating in a national community impacting climate change through sustained professional development, collaborative online tools, and active stewardship. Take part in hands-on activities and receive free education resources. Presenter(s): Bruce Moravchik (NOAA National Ocean Service: Silver Spring, MD), Molly Harrison (NOAA Fisheries: Silver Spring, MD)
  • NESTA and IRIS Session: Record and Analyze Earthquake Data (With or Without a Seismometer!) in the Classroom with Free Software, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Monitor the Earth from your classroom! Display real-time data from school seismographs or nearby professional seismometers. Students can determine earthquake locations, magnitudes, and more. Presenter(s): John Taber (IRIS: Washington, DC)
  • NESTA Earth System Science Share-a-Thon, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM. Join more than 20 NESTA members and other education specialists as they share their favorite NGSS-congruent classroom activities. Check out the Share-a-Thon resources! Lots of free resources! Presenter(s): Michael Passow (Dwight Morrow High School: Englewood, NJ)
  • NESTA and IRIS Session: Yes, Humans Really Do Cause Earthquakes—Hydraulic Fracturing, Wastewater Injection, and Earthquakes, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM. Explore the "hot topic" of induced earthquakes with your students through an activity built on the Argument-Driven Inquiry framework that supports three dimensional learning. Presenter(s): John Taber (IRIS: Washington, DC)
  • For more information about the conference go to NSTA's Baltimore, MD Area Conference Site.