New York, NY 10027
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 Spring Program is Now Closed
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:
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.
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).
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.
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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