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Science in 3D

50th Annual Mid-Winter Conference

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Friday, February 5 • 1:40pm - 2:30pm
Green STEM: Teaching the Engineering Design Process in an Elementary Setting LIMITED

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Engineering practices are integrated throughout the new Utah SEEd standards. In this hands-on workshop, teachers will use the engineering design process to develop a wind turbine that generates electricity. The model wind turbine (made from found materials) will be used as a prototype to generate data for iterative testing and modification such that an optimal design can be achieved. We will conclude with a reflection on how this problem-based learning activity can be integrated into a study of Earth's weather patterns and climate to address new SEEd standards in grade 6 (see Strand 6.3).

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April Mitchell

Elementary Science Specialist, Shadow Valley Elementary
I am an elementary science specialist, teaching grades K-6 at Shadow Valley Elementary in Ogden, UT. What's important to me is that students ask questions, think critically, identify real-world problems, and collaborate to solve them. As a former research scientist, I strive to engage students in the practices of science and prepare them for STEM careers. The thinking skills students develop as a child have long-lasting effects on brain... Read More →

Friday February 5, 2016 1:40pm - 2:30pm
Cascade A-B (Conference Center) 220 Center St, Provo, UT 84601

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