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Cornell/Columbia STEM Workshop

Cancelled: March 21, 2020 @ Columbia University

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 CTLE Professional Development, Breakfast and Lunch.

CANCELLED – as a precaution against COVID-19

Schedule for October 5, 2019 Event

9:45am – 10:15am Registration and Breakfast
10:20am – 10:30am Welcome and Opening Remarks
10:30am – 11:00am Keynote Address:  Prof. Abhay Pasupathy, “TBA”
11:15am – 12:15pm Morning Workshop
12:15pm  –  1:00pm Lunch
  1:15pm – 2:15pm Afternoon Workshop
  2:15pm Collect CTLE Certificate


Workshops Offered for Spring 2020:

Launch Tube (3-5)

What is the scientific method? Students will learn about this process by launching tennis balls into the air. They will make predictions, collect data, make a graph, and come up with answers based on their results.

Airboats (3-8) – New Kit

What is an airboat? Students will explore the forces that affect objects that are moving? They will learn about Newton’s 3 Laws of Motion and apply them to making an airboat move.

Classifying Materials (2-6) – New Kit

What is materials science? Students will measure and characterize the properties of different materials. They will create a superhero that incorporates these material properties into special superpowers.

Chemical Reactions (3-10)

What is a chemical reaction? How can you tell one has occurred? Have your students perform a simple chemical reaction using chalk (calcium carbonate) and vinegar. They will also attempt to quantitatively prove the Law of Conservation of Mass.

Magnets (K-5)

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. Students will also learn how magnets can be used to store information using the binary system.

Smartphone Science (Columbia University MRSEC)

In this module we will introduce teachers to using a smartphone to collect and analyze data for class experiments, using the phyphox app:  https://phyphox.org.

Collaborating Outreach Offices:

Past Keynote Presentations:

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