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National Events

Location: Click here for conference website
Long Beach Convention Center • 300 East Ocean Boulevard • Long Beach CA 90802
Booth 508
Room 102C
Contact: Fabienne Conrad
Pacific West Regional Sales Manager
925-270-7413
fconrad@lab-aids.com
Workshops
Investigating Gas Exchange
Presenter: Dr. Mark Koker
Thursday, Dec 4, 2014
8:00am-9:15am
Room 102C
Overview: Teachers know their students have many misconceptions about respiration. In this activity, participants use an acid-base indicator to determine the amount of carbon dioxide gas in a sample of their exhaled breath. They will consider differences in individual responses, explore qualitative vs. quantitative measures, and examine the structure of the lungs and their respiration.
Middle School Life Science
Chemical Formula and Amino Acid
Presenter: Dr. Mark Koker
Thursday, Dec 4, 2014
10:00am-11:15am
Room 102C
Overview: What is the difference between subscripts and coefficients? What does "balancing" a chemical equation mean? Many students have trouble with these concepts. If a student does not fully understand the chemical formula, then moles, reactions, and stoichiometry are hopelessly confusing. Join us for intuitive lessons for all students to master the formula, gaining a deeper understanding of chemistry.
High School Chemistry
Using the Engineering Design Process to Understand Heat
Presenter: Dr. Mark Koker
Thursday, Dec 4, 2014
12:30pm-1:45pm
Room 102C
Overview: A central theme of chemistry is heat transfer. Using LAB-AIDS' A Natural Approach to Chemistry program, explore thermal equilibrium and design experiments to compare the thermal equilibrium point of water mixtures. Construct and test a simple calorimeter to predict the equilibrium temperatures of water samples using engineering design process.
High School Chemistry
Using Climate Proxies to Learn about Earth's Climate History
Presenter: Dr. Mark Koker
Thursday, Dec 4, 2014
2:15pm-3:30pm
Room 102C
Overview: How can scientists tell what Earth's climate was like thousands of years before human measurements? This NSF- supported unit simulates the use of fossil ocean foraminifera, tiny organisms whose growth patterns are different in warm or cold water. Analyze and graph replica samples of these organisms to determine warm and cold periods in the past 200,000 years.
High School Earth Science
Investigating Stem Cell Differentiation
Presenter: Dr. Mark Koker
Thursday, Dec 4, 2014
4:00pm-5:15pm
Room 102C
Overview: The human body is made of more than 200 types of cells, yet they all arise from a single fertilized egg cell. In this hands-on high school biology activity from SEPUP's Science and Global Issues: Biology program, experience how your students could investigate the development of specialized stems cells and consider bioethical issues in stem cell research.
High School Biology
DuPont Presents: Photosynthesis, Respiration, and Starches- It's a Plant's LIfe!
Presenter: Jessica Jones
Friday, Dec 5, 2014
8:00am-9:15am
Room 102C
Overview: Help students sprout and grow with a different approach to teaching photosynthesis, cellular respiration, and plant food storage that connects to the carbon cycle. Challenge and excite your students with inquiry activities, such as dissecting a plant seed and treating it with reagents differentiating between plant and food stored as a simple sugar or as a starch.
High School Biology
Waves, Energy, and Color
Presenter: Dr. Mark Koker
Friday, Dec 5, 2014
10:00am-11:15am
Room 102C
Overview: Although we live an EM waves-enabled lifestyle, most of us have no idea how they work. Join LAB-AIDS for an NGSS-based waves activity from SEPUP's Issues and Physical Science program. Explore light properties by investigating colors of the visible spectrum and their energy levels using phosphorescent material. SEPUP embeds research-based practices and real issues for powerful content learning.
Middle School Physical Science
DuPont Presents: The Science of Food Safety
Presenter: Jessica Jones
Friday, Dec 5, 2014
12:00pm-1:15pm
Room 102C
Overview: We need to feed the world in a safe manner. Explore food safety issues such as food-borne illness, chemical additives, packaging to prevent microbial growth, fresh fruit oxidation, and enhanced nutrient content. Investigate the ability of chemicals to inhibit growth of simulated microbe and determine how additives can be used to increase food supply safety.
High School Biology
Investigating a Cliff Model
Presenter: Dr. Mark Koker
Friday, Dec 5, 2014
2:00pm-3:15pm
Room 102C
Overview: Here's your chance to engineer a coastal breakwater. Using a unit from LAB-AIDS' Issues and Earth Science, analyze design trade-offs. Explore how the natural world is influenced by our engineered world, creating more societal issues that must be solved through engineering. SEPUP embeds the engineering practices and uses real issues to deliver powerful content learning.
Middle School Earth Science
DuPont Presents: Power Up and Design Your Own Battery
Presenter: Jessica Jones
Friday, Dec 5, 2014
4:00pm-5:15pm
Room 102C
Overview: Although we live in a battery-powered lifestyle, most of us have no idea how they work. Join us as we make a wet cell battery, explore the effect of using different metal electrodes on battery output, and consider ways to reduce the number of discarded batteries. The strategies modeled move toward active learning and open inquiry.
High School Chemistry
Using Climate Proxies to Learn About Earth's Climate History
Presenter: Dr. Mark Koker
Saturday, Dec 6, 2014
8:00am-9:15am
Room 102C
Overview: How can scientists tell what Earth's climate was like thousands of years before human measurements? This NSF- supported unit simulates the use of fossil ocean foraminifera, tiny organisms whose growth patterns are different in warm or cold water. Analyze and graph replica samples of these organisms to determine warm and cold periods in the past 200,000 years.
High School Earth Science
Waves, Energy, and Color
Presenter: Dr. Mark Koker
Saturday, Dec 6, 2014
10:00am-11:15am
Room 102C
Overview: Although we live an EM waves-enabled lifestyle, most of us have no idea how they work. Join LAB-AIDS for an NGSS-based waves activity from SEPUP's Issues and Physical Science program. Explore light properties by investigating colors of the visible spectrum and their energy levels using phosphorescent material. SEPUP embeds research-based practices and real issues for powerful content learning.
Middle School Physical Science

Additional Events

Location: Click here for conference website
Penn Stater in State College, PA
Booth #31
Contact: Nicole Young
Mid Atlantic Regional Sales Manager
609-707-4244
nyoung@lab-aids.com
Workshops
Don’t Drink the Blue Water! Removing Copper from Wastewater
Presenter: Linda Culpepper
Thursday, 12/4/14
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Room: 107
Overview: Participants will explore the science behind complex environmental issues by examining the trade-offs of metal replacement and chemical precipitation as related to reclaiming copper waste in manufacturing circuit boards.
Issues and Physical Science Middle School Curriculum
What’s For Dinner? Energy Flow Through an Ecosystem
Presenter: Linda Culpepper
Thursday, 12/4/14
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Room: 107
Overview: Using an interactive card sort of organism cards and ecosystem events, participants will predict the effect of different events on the food web and ecosystem. They will then construct an energy pyramid to examine how much energy is stored at each level of a food web.
Science and Global Issues: Biology High School Curriculum
Living on the Edge: Investigating Beach Erosion
Presenter: Linda Culpepper
Thursday, 12/4/14
3:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Room: 107
Overview: Participants will engineer a coastal breakwater and analyze the trade-offs of their design. They will then explore how the natural world is influenced by our engineered world, which in turn creates more societal issues that must be solved through science and engineering practices.
Issues and Earth Science Middle School Curriculum