NSTA 2015

BOOTH ACTIVITIES

Don’t miss these exciting activities happening in
the National Geographic Learning Booth at NSTA!


Electronic Devices

Technology Zone

Apps • myNGconnect • MindTap • OWL • Aplia
Coursemate • VitalSource

Come and get hands-on experience with our digital offerings at our Technology Zone. Explore our digital programs through our tablets or ask us for a one-on-one demonstration. National Geographic Learning is here to help you find the right digital solution for your classroom! Your next generation science classroom is at your fingertips!

Raffle Prizes

Enter to Win… Raffle

National Geographic Learning and National Geographic Education have teamed up at NSTA to offer unique raffle prizes for visitors to either of our exhibit booths. Check your NSTA registration bag for National Geographic Learning’s flyer and fill out the raffle form. You can also download the form by clicking the link below. The form must be completely filled out for the opportunity to win!

Click to download the NSTA raffle form




Erin Pettit

Meet National Geographic
Emerging Explorer, Erin Pettit

Do not miss the opportunity to meet National Geographic Emerging Explorer, Erin Pettit! She will be appearing in the booth on Friday, March 13th at 2:00 pm. Photograph and autograph opportunities will be available!

Click to learn more about Erin Pettit

Bud and Patti Bertino

Meet Forensic Science Authors,
Bud and Patti Bertino

Forensic Science authors Bud and Patti Bertino will be in our booth throughout the conference! Let the experts explain to you how Forensic Science can change the way you teach science in the classroom.

PROGRAM SESSIONS

National Geographic Learning authors and experts
presenting at the NSTA Annual Conference

FREE Materials at Many Sessions.


Friday, March 13


9:30 am – 10:30 am McCormick Place, W196a Enhancing STEM Teaching and Learning Through Grad Courses and Action Research Projects Presenter: Judith Lederman

Find out how high school science teachers who have taken graduate level science and action research courses are enhancing STEM teaching and learning.


11:00 am – 12:00 pm McCormick Place, S402a Forensic Entomology: Fun Inexpensive Inquiry Activities Presenters: Bud & Patti Bertino

Add forensic entomology activities to your science classroom. Discover the fascinating world of blow flies: how they develop, how they are affected by environmental factors, and how they are used in solving crimes.


2:00 pm – 3:30 pm McCormick Place, W194a A Revolutionary Way to Address All Your Standards with National Geographic Presenter: Tom Hinojosa

Learn inspiring ways to address STEM, standards, and literacy concerns relating to the CCSS—all within engaging themes of science! A STEM approach using National Geographic Emerging Explorers will be featured. See how your elementary science program infused with engaging, streamlined, standards-based science materials can provide access and understanding for all your students!


5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Grant Park A Highlighting Nature of Science within the Dimensions of the NGSS Presenter: Judith Lederman

Experience a variety of activities that highlight nature of science across the STEM fields and illustrate the vision of the NGSS.

Saturday, March 14


8:00 am – 9:30 am McCormick Place, W196a Go Virtual!  Enhancing Instruction with Tech in Geography, Geology, and Environ. Science Presenter: Tom Hinojosa

Enhance learning with virtual resources available for teaching environmental science, physical geology, and geography. We’ll access an interactive map tool to investigate multiple environmental parameters for anywhere in the world. See virtual field trips featuring national parks as stunning examples of geologic processes and concepts for physical geology and environmental science.


9:30 am – 10:30 am McCormick Place, S501bc Making Waves! Presenters: Judith Lederman

Model interactive investigations to help young students conceptualize waves and their properties. Build a wave tank and make some noise!


5:00 pm – 6:00 pm McCormick Place, S504d Teaching Inquiry and the Nature of Science, K–8 Presenter: Randy Bell

Engage in activities designed to make learning about the nature of science fun for your elementary students. Take home free resources and lessons.


SPEAKERS


Pettit/Bell/Lederman/Bertino

Erin Pettit National Geographic Emerging Explorer
Glaciologist and Geophysicist

Erin Pettit explores glaciers to better understand and predict changing climate and rising seas. She is an assistant professor of geophysics and glaciology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and creator of Girls on Ice, a wilderness science experience for high school girls.

Meet Erin Pettit in Booth 1546 Friday, March 13 | 2:00 pm



Randy Bell

Associate Dean and Professor of Science Education, Oregon State University Dr. Randy Bell began his career as a forest researcher in the Pacific Northwest. His interest in sharing science with others led him to pursue a teaching license, and he taught science for six years in rural eastern Oregon. Currently, Dr. Bell teaches pre-service teachers, provides professional development for practicing teachers, and researches and develops curricular materials. Randy’s two primary areas of research include teaching and learning about the nature of scientific knowledge, and assessing the impact of educational technology on science teaching and learning.

Teaching Inquiry and the Nature of Science, K–8
Engage in activities designed to make learning about the nature of science fun for your elementary students. Take home free resources and lessons.

Saturday, March 14 | 5:00 pm–6:00 pm
McCormick Place, S504d




Judith Lederman

Director of Teacher Education, Illinois Institute of Technology Dr. Judith Lederman has taught science in classrooms ranging from pre-K science to graduate level education courses and postgraduate professional development workshops. Dr. Lederman is known nationally and internationally for her work in the teaching and learning of Scientific Inquiry in both formal and informal settings. In 2008, she was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to work with a South African university, museum educators, and K-12 science teachers in the area of Scientific Inquiry and Nature of Science. Judith served on the Board of Directors of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and as President of the Council for Elementary Science International (CESI).

Enhancing STEM Teaching and Learning Through Grad Courses and Action Research Projects
Find out how high school science teachers who have taken graduate level science and action research courses are enhancing STEM teaching and learning.

Friday, March 13 | 9:30 am–10:30 am
McCormick Place, W196a

Highlighting Nature of Science within the Dimensions of the NGSS
Experience a variety of activities that highlight nature of science across the STEM fields and illustrate the vision of the NGSS.

Friday, March 13 | 5:00 pm–6:00 pm
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Grant Park A

Making Waves!
Model interactive investigations to help young students conceptualize waves and their properties. Build a wave tank and make some noise!

Saturday, March 14 | 9:30 am–10:30 am
McCormick Place, S501bc

Bud Bertino

Mr. Anthony J. “Bud” Bertino has taught biology for more than 39 years, having a special interest in forensics. Since 1975, he has had a wide range of teaching and professional experiences related to science education. He taught at Canandaigua Academy (in New York) for 34 years before retiring in 2001. Currently a clinical supervisor responsible for supervising student teachers with the University of Albany Graduate School of Education in New York, Mr. Bertino also teaches AP Biology at College Board Summer Institutes. He has received many awards and honors. He has written articles for THE SCIENCE TEACHER and has created many activities related to crime scene investigation. Bertino teaches Forensic Science teacher preparation seminars, AP Summer Institutes and is a frequent national and state workshop presenter. His professional affiliations have included NABT, NSTA, Director of the Outstanding Biology Teachers Award for New York State, STANYS, CTA, NYSUT, NEA, United University Professors, Rochester Alliance Promoting Science, and the New York State Regional Biology mentor network.

Forensic Entomology: Fun Inexpensive Inquiry Activities
Add forensic entomology activities to your science classroom. Discover the fascinating world of blow flies: how they develop, how they are affected by environmental factors, and how they are used in solving crimes.

Friday, March 13 | 11:00 am–12:00 pm
McCormick Place, S402a


DIGITAL SAMPLES

Learn more about National Geographic Learning science programs.

Click to see digital sample.


National Geographic Science National Geographic Science
Grades K-5

National Geographic Science is a research-based program that brings science learning to life through the lens of National Geographic.
National Geographic Science-Spanish National Geographic Science – Spanish
Grades K-5

National Geographic Science in Spanish is a research-based program that brings science learning to life through the lens of National Geographic.
National Geographic Learning Exploring Science National Geographic Learning Exploring Science
Grades K-5

Exploring Science helps you teach 100% of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) with confidence and ensures your students master 21st century science skills.
National Geographic Ladders:The Quest National Geographic Ladders:
The Quest

Grades 3-5

National Geographic Ladders provides 100% coverage of Common Core Standards for Reading Literature, Reading Informational Text, and Writing.
National Geographic Learning Global Issues National Geographic Learning
Global Issues

Grades 5-8

National Geographic Global Issues brings the world issues into focus for all students.
National Geographic Ladders Science: The Sinking of the Titanic National Geographic Ladders Science: The Sinking of the Titanic
Grades 3-5

National Geographic Ladders Science covers Life, Earth, Physical Science, and STEM topics for a comprehensive classroom experience.
National Geographic Learning Reader Series National Geographic Learning
Reader Series

Grades 9-12

National Geographic Learning Reader Series brings learning life with compelling images, media, and text from National Geographic.
DHO – Health Science DHO – Health Science
Grades 9-12

The highly respected DIVERSIFIED HEALTH OCCUPATIONS is now HEALTH SCIENCE! The new 8th edition continues to be the all in one resource for introductory coursework in the health science curriculum.
Living in the Environment, AP® Edition Living in the Environment,
AP® Edition

Grades 9-12

Living in the Environment has led the way in using scientific laws, principles, models, concepts, and critical thinking to help students understand environmental problems and their possible solutions.
Chemistry, AP® Edition Chemistry, AP® Edition
Grades 9-12

Zumdahl’s hallmark problem-solving approach and focus on conceptual development promote active learning and visualization. Help build chemistry comprehension with a qualitative approach and focus on modeling.
College Physics, AP® Edition College Physics, AP® Edition
Grades 9-12

Show your AP® Physics 1–2 students how physics applies in the real world with this clear, logical, algebra-based presentation of the basic concepts and principals of physics.
World of Chemistry, High School Edition World of Chemistry,
High School Edition

Grades 9-12

World of Chemistry was developed specifically for high school chemistry classes. Macro-to-micro organization introduces the "language" of chemistry early on for improved understanding of more complex problem solving later in the course.


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