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National Events

Location: Kentucky Exposition Center
Louisville, KY
Contact: Belinda Fox
419-681-0472
bfox@lab-aids.com
Workshops
Take the "Subway" to Nutrient Station
Presenter: Wednesday 10/29/14
1:30pm-2:45pm
Overview: "Dissect" your fast food meal with this hands-on activity and discover the nutritional value of your favorite sandwich components. Your students will love to learn about the food they eat. Fill up your plate and discover what nutrients lie in your lunch.
Food Product Systems
Tree CSI: Dendrochronology
Presenter: Wednesday 10/29/14
3:00pm-4:15pm
Overview: Trees have secret pasts that can be discovered using dendrochronology. Attend this workshop and become a tree detective and learn how you can get your students engaged in an inquiry-based activity that is sure to dig up some dirty tree secrets!
Environmental & Natural Resource Systems
Photosynthesis & Respiration It's a Plant's Life!
Presenter: Thursday 10/30/14
9:00am-10:15am
Overview: Help your students sprout and grow with a different approach to teaching photosynthesis and respiration. Learn how to captivate students through inquiry activities that will challenge and excite them. Easily implement activities into your current horticulture or plant science class.
Plant and Environmental & Natural Resource Systems
Food Science: Keeping It Fresh
Presenter: Thursday 10/30/14
10:30am-11:45am
Overview: Discover how food additives make your food safe and preserved. Give your students firsthand experience in analyzing and determining the best method for food preservation. A great activity that mirrors a real-world challenge food scientists tackle.
Food Production Systems
The Livestock Dating Game
Presenter: Thursday 10/30/14
12:00pm-1:15pm
Overview: "Breed" more life into your livestock breed lessons with this fun interactive activity. Have students select the perfect mate based on their desires. Bring your thinking caps and plan to be engaged.
Animal Systems
Chicken Little...Chicken Big
Presenter: Thursday 10/30/14
1:30pm-2:45pm
Overview: Discover how to help your students gain a better understanding of how the amount of supplements is determined in growing livestock. This interactive lab puts the learning in the hands of the students, using chicken production as the main concept, although it can be related to both animals and plants.
Animal Systems and Food Product Systems
Adding Some Color to Plant Science
Presenter: Thursday 10/30/14
3:00pm-4:15pm
Overview: Discover pH is where it's at when it comes to flower color. This is a great hands-on activity that quickly demonstrates this awesome color change! Your students will love getting to the down-and-dirty of soil pH.
Plant Systems
The Livestock Dating Game
Presenter: Friday 10/31/14
9:00am-10:15am
Overview: "Breed" more life into your livestock breed lessons with this fun interactive activity. Have students select the perfect mate based on their desires. Bring your thinking caps and plan to be engaged.
Animal Systems
Adding Some Color to Plant Science
Presenter: Friday 10/31/14
10:30am-11:45am
Overview: Discover pH is where it's at when it comes to flower color. This is a great hands-on activity that quickly demonstrates this awesome color change! Your students will love getting to the down-and-dirty of soil pH.
Plant Systems
Vet Detective: Tracking the Spread
Presenter: Friday 10/31/14
12:00pm-1:15pm
Overview: Get your students up and moseying around to help them understand the spread of diseases in livestock using this engaging hands-on lab. Students must determine who the culprit is in this activity that uses the scenario of a sick horse that has been in contact with others. While this may focus on livestock, it is certainly applicable to plant science, wildlife and other areas of agriculture.
Animal Systems
Deadliest Catch: Making It to the Next Season
Presenter: Friday 10/31/14
1:30pm-2:45pm
Overview: Cast your line, set your hook and prepare for an activity guaranteed to catch your student's attention! Natural resource use and abuse is something that occurs on a daily basis. Attend this workshop and experience an inquiry-based approach to teaching your students about the importance of sustainability.
Animal Systems and Environmental & Natural Resource Systems.
Photosynthesis & Respiration It's a Plant's Life!
Presenter: Friday 10/31/14
3:00pm-4:15pm
Overview: Help your students sprout and grow with a different approach to teaching photosynthesis and respiration. Learn how to captivate students through inquiry activities that will challenge and excite them. Easily implement activities into your current horticulture or plant science class.
Plant and Environmental & Natural Resource Systems
Location: Click here for conference website

Orange County Convention Center
9990 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819
Booth 1323
Room W224E
Contact: John Garrett
SouthEastern Regional Manager
404-433-2443
jgarrett@lab-aids.com
Workshops
Investigating Gas Exchange
Presenter: Amy Rejmer
Thursday, Nov 6, 2014
8:00am - 9:15am
Room W224 E
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 Acids
Presenter: Linda Culpepper
Thursday, Nov 6, 2014
10:00am - 11:15am
Room W224 E
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: Linda Culpepper
Thursday, Nov 6, 2014
12:30pm - 1:45pm
Room W224 E
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: Linda Culpepper
Thursday, Nov 6, 2014
2:15pm - 3:30pm
Room W224 E
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: Amy Rejmer
Thursday, Nov 6, 2014
4:00pm - 5:15pm
Room W224 E
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: Lisa Bynam
Friday, Nov 7, 2014
8:00am - 9:15am
Room W224 E
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: Amy Rejmer
Friday, Nov 7, 2014
10:00am - 11:15am
Room W224 E
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: Lisa Bynam
Friday, Nov 7, 2014
12:00pm - 1:15pm
Room W224 E
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: Amy Rejmer
Friday, Nov 7, 2014
2:00pm - 3:15pm
Room W224 E
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: Lisa Bynam
Friday, Nov 7, 2014
4:00pm - 5:15pm
Room W224 E
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: Linda Culpepper
Saturday, Nov 8, 2014
8:00am - 9:15am
Room W224 E
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: Amy Rejmer
Saturday, Nov 8, 2014
10:00am - 11:15am
Room W224 E
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
Location: Nashville, TN
Contact: Belinda Fox
419-681-0472
bfox@lab-aids.com
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
Raleigh, North Carolina
Contact: John Garrett
SouthEastern Regional Sales Manager
404-433-2443
jgarrett@lab-aids.com
Overview: Bridging the Gap is an annual conference whose goal is to strengthen K-16 STEM education throughout North Carolina.
Location: Click here for conference website
UCO’s Howell Hall Science building on the campus of the University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond.
Contact: Zach Smith
Central South Regional Sales Manager
817-320-4560
zsmith@lab-aids.com
Location: Click here for conference website
Marriott Hotel and Statehouse Convention Center
Little Rock, Arkansas
Contact: Zach Smith
Regional Sales Manager
817-320-4560
zsmith@lab-aids.com
Overview: Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards are changing the landscape of education in Arkansas.
The 2014 Arkansas Curriculum Conference is designed to explore these new and future standards to provide educators the tools and understanding for classroom application.
Location: Click here for conference website
Glade Springs Resort in Daniels, West Virginia
Contact: Kyle Herndon
Ohio Valley Regional Sales Manager
614-210-0610
kherndon@lab-aids.com
Location: Click here for conference website
Hilton Anatole Dallas 2201 Stemmons Freeway Dallas, TX 75207
Contact: Zach Smith
Central South Regional Sales Manager
817-320-4560
zsmith@lab-aids.com