KQED is gearing up to attend the NSTA Conference from March 30 through April 2 in Los Angeles, CA. NSTA, the National Science Teachers Association, is an organization committed to innovation in both science teaching and education. The conference will feature a wide array of different science topics, ranging from STEM to science literacy.

Join KQED  for several sessions listed below and find partner station WGBH hosting a booth (#1028) in the Exhibit Hall.

Sessions

Engineering for Change
Thursday, March 30
2:00 – 3:00pm, JW Marriott Los Angeles, Diamond Ballroom Salon 8

Bring engineering into your science classroom with a free, media-rich, project-based unit focused on sharing solutions with an online audience of peers and adults.

Engineering for Earthquakes
Friday, March 31
11:00 – 12:00pm, LA Convention Center, Kentia Hall P

Shake up your classroom with a structural engineering design challenge for students. Explore free media resources and build your own shaking table.

Engineer Your Own Paper Microscope
Saturday, April 1
12:30 – 1:30pm, JW Marriott Los Angeles, Diamond Ballroom Salon 8

Focus on engineering skills with a paper microscope project for students. Explore the three-dimensional side of engineering through a sequence that targets both life science and physical science goals.

Additional Resources:

Shaking Table Experiment
Learn more about engineering and earthquakes with the following experiment.

Civil Engineering Projects
Engage in more engineering practice through these civil engineering projects.

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Stephanie Thatcher

Stephanie Thatcher is currently an undergraduate at UC Berkeley majoring in Philosophy and Legal Studies. Her interests primarily lie in civics, politics, and media literacy. Stephanie is the KQED Education Services Intern.

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