Randy Kochevar will be joining LABAIDS for a session on EDC Earth Science at NSTA's National Conference on March 31st from 10-11:30am.
EDC Earth Science activities will be featured in two sessions at NSTA:
CALLING ALL CARBONS
THURSDAY 3/30/2017 | 4:00-5:30pm
Presented by: Lisa Martin-Hansen, Department Chair, Science Education, California State University, Long Beach
The element 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 and to keep the amount in each reservoir stable. We will model learn about and model different carbon transfer processes in this exemplary NGSS activity developed by EDC and the Oceans of Data Institute.
READING RIVER SEDIMENTS
FRIDAY 3/31/2017 | 10:00-11:30am
Presented by: Mark Koker, Chief Academic Officer, Lab-Aids, Inc.
In this exemplary NGSS activity we explore the issue of how valuable earth minerals are formed and how the location and use of these resources effect us. Role-playing as a mining company, we prospect for mineral ore by following traces in river sediments and then evaluating the trade-offs of our choices - both for the company and the environment. This is a highly engaging lesson developed for HS Earth science by EDC and Oceans of Data Institute.