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National Events

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McCormick Place West
2301 South Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL
Contact: Darin Christianson
Midwest Regional Sales Manager
507-645-7971
darin@lab-aids.com
Workshops
Modeling Convection Currents and Plate Motion
Presenter: Thursday 3/12/15
8:00am- 9:15am
Room W195
Overview: Investigate and model convection currents using unique LAB-AIDS/ SEPUP materials to develop an operational understanding of the between water temperature and its movement. The hands-on experience with convection in water coupled with the knowledge of Earth's interior is combined to explain the motion of Earth's tectonic plates and how that motion causes major geological events.
MS-ESS2-1, MS-ESS2-2
A Cell So Small
Presenter: Thursday 3/12/15
10:00am-11:15am
Room W195
Overview: Why are cells so small? Why aren't multicellular organisms made up of one big cell instead? Students model large and small cells in an effort to investigate diffusion, surface area, and other factors that determine the limits of cell size. This activity uses kit and print materials from the SEPUP middle level life science program.
MS-LS1-2, MS-LS1-7
Energy Flow through an Ecosystem
Presenter: Thursday 3/12/15
12:30pm-1:45pm
Room W 195
Overview: Participants use an interactive card sort of organism cards and ecosystem events to predict the effect of different events on the food web and the ecosystem. They then construct an energy pyramid to examine how much energy is stored at each level of a food web.
LS2.B, LS2.C
The Cell Cycle
Presenter: Thursday 3/12/15
2:15pm- 3:30pm
Room W 195
Overview: Participants explore the role of the cell cycle in the growth and development of various normal tissues, the factors that regulate the cycle, and the disruptions that lead to cancer. The activity and approaches presented are from the "Cell Biology: World Health" unit of SEPUP's Science and Global Issues.
LS1.B
Gene Expression
Presenter: Thursday 3/12/15
4:00pm- 5:15pm
Room W195
Overview: Students often have trouble conceptualizing how selective gene expression works. In this workshop, participants will use manipulatives to teach this concept and explain how it is connected to genetic engineering. Innovative activities are selected from the Science and Global Issues: Biology program from SEPUP and LAB-AIDS.
LS1.A, LS1.B
Reclaiming the Metal
Presenter: Friday 3/13/15
8:00am- 9:15am
Room W195
Overview: In this activity from the SEPUP middle level physical science program, participants role play a scenario involving pre-treatment of copper containing liquid wastes from computer circuit board manufacture. They examine trade-offs of metal replacement and chemical precipitation, techniques actually used in industrial applications, and in so doing, come to understand the science behind complex environmental issues.
MS-PS1-2
The Rock Cycle Game
Presenter: Friday 3/13/15
10:00am- 11:15am
Room W195
Overview: In this hands-on workshop, you will use The Rock Cycle Game from SEPUP and LAB-AIDS to determine how the Earth's processes from different types of rocks. You will leave with an innovative way of teaching the rock cycle to your students as well as a deeper understanding of how the Earth's processes play a role in this cycle.
MS-ESS2-1
Calling All Carbons
Presenter: Friday 3/13/15
12:30pm- 1:45pm
Room W195
Overview: The element of carbon is critical to life on Earth. All living organisms contain different and essential carbon-based molecules. Several Earth processes work together to cycle carbon from one carbon reservoir to another to keep the amount in each reservoir stable. Participants will learn about the model different carbon transfer processes.
HS-ESS2-6
Using Climate Proxies to Learn about Earth's Climate History
Presenter: Friday 3/13/15
2:15pm- 3:30pm
Room W195
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.
HS-ESS3-1
Prospecting for Mineral Ore
Presenter: Friday 3/13/15
4:00pm- 5:15pm
Room W195
Overview: How do geologists look for mineral ore? In this activity from EDC Earth Science, participants search for a layer of rock that contains a valuable mineral called molybdenum by testing sediments collected in strategic spots along river systems gathering data to decide where the deposit is located.
HS-ESS3-2
Investigating Chemical Changes
Presenter: Saturday 3/14/15
8:00am- 9:15am
Room W195
Overview: How can we write a chemical reaction that explains what happens during a chemical change? During this session, explore three different types of chemical reactions. After completing the experiments, participants will practice writing chemical reactions using one or two examples of each reaction type. Join us for this activity from The Natural Approach to Chemistry program.
HS-PS1-7
Chemical Formula and Amino Acids
Presenter: Saturday 3/14/15
10:00am- 11:15am
Room W195
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.
HS-PS2-6
Location: Reno, NV
Contact: Rich Resnik
Vice President of Sales
785-434-3117
rresnik@lab-aids.com
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Contact: Nicole Young
Mid Atlantic Regional Sales Manager
609-707-4244
nyoung@lab-aids.com
Location: Kansas City, MO
Contact: Darin Christianson
Midwest Regional Sales Manager
507-645-7971
darin@lab-aids.com

Additional Events

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Macon Marriott City Center Hotel and Anderson Conference Center
Booth #608
Contact: John Garrett
704-841-0962
jgarrett@lab-aids.com
Workshops
Gas Exchange Activity
Presenter: Thursday, 2/5/2015
1:00pm-1:50pm
Ballroom D
Overview:
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Indiana Convention Center
Indianapolis, IN
Booth #402
Contact: Kyle Herndon
614-210-0610
kherndon@lab-aids.com
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Amway Grand Plaza Hotel
Grand Rapids, MI
Imperial Ballroom
Contact: Kyle Herndon
614-210-0610
kherndon@lab-aids.com
Workshops
Repressive Genes: Turning Students to Stone!
Presenter: Shannon Mareski
Friday, 2/27/2015
8:00am
Overview:
Understanding Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration!
Presenter: Shannon Mareski
Friday, 2/27/2015
9:00am
Overview:
Biomes and Invasive Species
Presenter: Shannon Mareski
Friday, 2/27/2015
10:00am
Overview:
Inertia Around the Curve (Force and Motion)
Presenter: Lisa Kelp
Friday, 2/27/2015
1:00pm
Overview:
Chemical Batteries (Energy)
Presenter: Lisa Kelp
Friday, 2/27/2015
2:00pm
Overview:
Reclaiming the Metal
Presenter: Lisa Kelp
Friday, 2/27/2015
3:00pm
Overview:
The Chemistry of Color: Getting Students on the Right Frequency
Presenter: Mike Shuster
Saturday, 2/28/2015
9:00am
Overview:
Fingerprints
Presenter: Mike Shuster
Saturday, 2/28/2015
10:00am
Overview:
Using Climate Proxies to Learn about Earth's Climate History
Presenter: Lisa Kelp
Saturday, 2/28/2015
11:00am
Overview:
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Sacramento Convention Center
Sacramento, CA
Booth #1014
Contact: Fabienne Conrad
925-270-7413
fconrad@lab-aids.com
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The Brooklyn Marriott Hotel
Brooklyn, NY
Contact: John Allen
212-401-4003
jallen@lab-aids.com
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Stuyvesant High School
New York, NY
Contact: John Allen
212-401-4003
jallen@lab-aids.com