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Diving Deep into Energy Symposium

Diving Deep into Energy K-12 Teacher Symposium
June 2-3, 2017
Biosphere 2
2 days of learning from experts 
sharing of resources

Registeration is now open.  Space is limited.  Registration closes May 25.
Cost:  $100 ASTA Members; $115 Non-ASTA Members
Lodging available  in Biosphere 2 Casitas June 1 and June 2 - $80/night; 

The goals of Diving Deep into Energy Symposium is to provide teachers with content knowledge from experts in the field about energy; and provide teachers with resources and curriculum materials that can be used in their classroom.  The Symposium’s three objectives are to increase the:
•             Energy content knowledge of teachers attending the symposium
•             Efficacy of teachers in teaching energy science concepts to their students
•             Degree of collegial support among participants to promote sharing of resources
June 1, 2017 - Optional Day Early Check In with Special Tour

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm - Check in

3:00 pm - Special Tour of Biosphere 2 for early arrivals

4:30 pm - Tour ends, dinner on your own in Oro Valley or Tucson

June 2, 2017 - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

9:00 am - Welcome and Introductions

9:30 am – Principle 1: Energy is a physical quantity that follows precise natural laws. - Presented by Dr. Elliott Cheu, Assistant Dean of College of Science, U of A

10:15 am – Grade Level Meetings:  Crowdsourcing - Idea Sharing - What can we do with it at grade level? How does it fit into the standards? What are we already doing that works? What curriculum resources exist on

11:15 am –Principle 2: Physical processes on Earth are the result of energy flow through the Earth system – Presented by Dr. Kevin Bonine of Biosphere 2

Noon – Lunch

1:00 pm – Grade Level Meetings

2:00 –Principle 3: Biological processes depend on energy flow through the Earth system. - Presented by Dr. Gene Giacomelli, Co-Technical Investigator, Prototype Mars-Lunar Greenhouse, CEAC, U of A

2:45 pm – Grade Level Meeting

3:45 pm – Principle 4: Various sources of energy can be used to power human activities, and often this energy must be transferred from source to destination. – Presented by Mr. Kevin Rolfe from SRP – The Story of Coal

4:30 pm – Grade level Meetings

5:00 pm - Done for the day! Dinner on your own in Oro Valley or Tucson.

 June 3, 2017 - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

9:00 am - Welcome

9:15 am – Principle 5: Energy decisions are influenced by economic, political, environmental, and social factors. – Presented by Ms. Mary Fosdick, Environmental Scientist from Tucson Electric Power

10:00 am – Grade Level Meetings

11:00 am - Principle 6: The amount of energy used by human society depends on many factors.  – Presented by TBA

11:45 am – Grade Level Meetings

12:15 pm - Lunch

1:00 pm –Principle 7: The quality of life of individuals and societies is affected by energy choices. – Facilitated by DaNel Hogan, Former Einstein Fellow with Dept of Energy/ASTA Region VI Director – will lead NEED Global Trading Game focused

1:45 pm – Grade Level Meetings

2:30 pm - Final take a-ways/giveaways/evaluation

3:00 pm - Official End of Symposium &  Optional Tour of Biosphere 2 begins

14 CEUs will be provided following the evaluation of the 2 day event

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