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Cornell STEM Workshop

Next Program: October 20, 2018

Weill Cornell Medical College

1300 York Avenue

New York, NY 10065

Weill Cornell Location

For Middle and High School STEM Teachers

The Cornell 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 Fall Program Coming in September

Schedule for March 17, 2018 Event

9:45am – 10:15am Registration and Breakfast
10:20am – 10:30am Welcome and Opening Remarks
10:30am – 11:00am Keynote Address:  Prof. John Kymissis “Electronics Hiding Everywhere.”
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 Spring 2018:

Marvelous Magnets (K-4)

What is a magnet? How do they work? Introduce magnetism to young students by having them explore which objects are magnetic and which are not; learn about magnetic poles and which magnets are strongest.

Liquid Crystals (K-5)

Have students explore liquid crystals by creating and observing handprints. They will then use liquid crystal thermometers to learn about the 3 states of matter and find out how temperature affects each state.

Upper elementary students can also use the liquid crystal papers to explore how heat is transferred through conduction. They will make a connection with specific changes of state during the water cycle (evaporation, condensation).

Nano Interactions (6-9)

What is nano? Students will explore the nanoscale world and see how materials look and behave quite differently. Several exploratory activities encourage student to make observation and formulate scientific hypotheses. Next, students will learn about the chemistry of water hardness, and techniques to test for it.  Finally, they will test different materials (including nanoparticles) to see which is best at softening water. This kit enables students to experience and take advantage of the unique properties of nano-scale materials.

Magnetic Mad Libs (6-9)

How does a hard drive work? Students will review basic principles of magnetism and understand how digital electronics store information in binary. They will then create their own codes.

Newton’s Second Law of Motion (6-9)

What is the relationship between Force, Mass, and Speed. Students will alter these variables, using Matchbox cars, to see if they can prove the second law of motion.

A Treasure Chest of STEM Lessons: A tour of NISE Net resources (K-12)

The National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Net) is a community of informal educators and scientists who are devoted to supporting learning about science, technology, engineering, and math. The network develops and provides educational materials and professional resources related to STEM that can be easily adapted to your classroom. They provide a wide range of material in terms of audience, grade levels and topics. We will explore the resources at the www.nisenet.org website, an online digital library of public (free) educational products and tools. And we will try out a few of the simpler activities to give you an idea of the types of activities you can run with your students.

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