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Cornell STEM Workshop

Next Program: Saturday, March 23, 2019

Columbia University

The Schapiro Center for Engineering & Physical Science Research

520 W. 120 Street

New York, NY 10027

Schapiro Center Location

For Elementary and Middle School STEM Teachers

The Cornell/Columbia STEM Workshop is a collaborative effort to provide teacher professional development in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math.

Attendees Receive: Certificate for 4-Hours of Professional Development, $20 Stipend, Breakfast and Lunch.

Registration For Spring Program Will Open in February

Schedule for October 20, 2018 Event

9:45am – 10:15am Registration and Breakfast
10:20am – 10:30am Welcome and Opening Remarks
10:30am – 11:00am Keynote Address:  Prof. Chris Ober The Chemistry of Electronic Materials: Small and Perfect.
11:15am – 12:15pm Morning Workshop
12:15pm  –  1:00pm Lunch
  1:15pm – 2:15pm Afternoon Workshop
  2:15pm Collect Stipend and PD Certificate

Workshops Offered for Fall 2018:

Vitamin C (6-12)

What is Vitamin C? Where do you find it and why do we need it? Have your students learn about the process of titration and how chemical reactions can be used to measure or indicate concentration.

Light Waves (6-10)

How does light behave? Have your students figure out the different ways that light can behave with these hands-on activities. They will then perform a series of labs to confirm some basic rules.

Fuel Cell (8-12)

What is a fuel cell? Have your students connect to and build upon their knowledge of oxidation-reduction reactions in order to introduce the chemistry involved in fuel cell technology.

Electrochemistry: Salt Bridges

How does a battery store charge? Where do the charges go? Have your students learn how a battery separates two favorable half reactions to store energy and to learn the variables that affect a batteries performance.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower: Natural Variation in Plant Defense (9-12)

How did a plant that could be growing in your backyard, wallflower, evolve a new defense compound to fight off insects? Also, how have humans used this defense compound for centuries as a medicine? Learn how to give your students the opportunity to grow wallflower plants from seeds, develop and test a hypothesis, generate plant-insect data, and analyze how insects respond to different varieties of wallflower.

A Multipurpose Resistance Bench

Learn about a simple, easy to make, inexpensive, multiple uses tool for circuit-electricity teaching. Have your students use this to find out what factors affect the resistance of a wire.

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