These one-hour seminars at the March 23 EXPO DAY are designed to not only be fun for you, but an hour full of teaching ideas and projects that will get your students engaged and enjoying learning about science and engineering.
One STEM professional will facilitate each program and offer teacher attendees a chance to continue the fun at the appropriate EXPO DAY booth! Sign up now to attend the program that’s designed for your classroom! Seating is limited to 30 teachers per workshop.
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Grades K-5 - 10:00–11:00am
Presented by: LEGOLAND CALIFORNIA
Includes hands-on demonstration with Simple Machines and Robotics for grades K-5, resource guides (also downloadable), information about taking the next step, and notice of free educational preview visit to LEGOLAND for teachers on selected weekend of Teacher Appreciation Days.
THIS EVENT IS FULL AND NOT TAKING RSVPs
Grades 6-8 1:30-2:30pm
Presented by: JPL NASA
Calling Earth Science Teachers! We will be showing you a "Create Your Own Soil Profile Activity" where students can create a desktop soil profile based upon the biome of the United States, depending on where your school is located. This activity was developed by one of the NASA/JPL scientists on the Soil Moisture Active Passive or SMAP Mission. This mission will be measuring the top 5 centimeters of soil moisture around the world and will be providing a global map every 2- 3 days. Come learn about the new and exciting NASA mission, this hands on activity and the science behind why soil moisture is so important to our daily lives!
Grades 9-12 3:00–4:00pm
Presented by: San Diego Sheriff’s Crime Lab
See the real CSI, San Diego and how enforcement processes evidence. Someone is shot at a bar fight downtown. Blocks away, a car is stolen. At the same time, an unidentified body is found in East County. Police don't have any suspects, and all that is left behind are traces of evidence. Have you ever wondered how this evidence leads to a conviction? This workshop will take you through real cases and the science behind forensic investigations. You've seen the TV show, but now you can see how forensics works in real life!