• Saturday, October 20, 2018
  • 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
  • Four Points By Sheraton Bellingham


  • Bakers are scientists; they draw upon a body of knowledge, design an investigation, consider variables, reflect on outcomes and try again. Bake for Good Kids is King Arthur Flour’s FREE outreach program that combines STEAM and service learning. This goal of this session is to introduce the program to Washington Science teachers and demonstrate how baking will reinforce their science curriculum. With this program, students Learn, bake and share. They learn how to make bread; understanding the math and science of measuring, yeast activity, proportion and ratio, temperature as well as expanding their vocabulary. They put their knowledge into practice by making their own dough and baking.
  • Learn how the growth of t2d presents a phenomenon that integrates biological concepts about population traits, homeostasis, environmental influences, and more. Participants will use a model board and pasta pieces to illustrate blood glucose homeostasis, then participate in an activity that explores how probability and independent assortment can lead to variation of traits. We will also discuss designing solutions for this complex, real-world problem.
  • Northwest Earth and Space Sciences Pipeline (NESSP) is funded through the NASA Science Mission Directorate and housed with Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium at the University of Washington. NESSP aims to give students and teachers in our region access to innovative and informative educational materials that engage student interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). We also support community-based science and engineering events in partnership with underserved and underrepresented communities. In this workshop, we will discuss the opportunities to inspire students’ interest in science and technology both inside and outside of the classroom. We will explore the possibilities offered in summer camps and after school programs, and ways to connect these programs to activities in the classroom. We will also address the importance of culturally relevant science interpretation in the classroom.
  • STEM Robotics 101 ( is a standards-based/turnkey curriculum for teachers new to CS/STEM developed by Olympia School District (OSD). In 2011, OSD partnered with the National Science Foundation’s Ensemble Project at Portland State University to make STEM Robotics 101 an open educational resource.
  • In this hands-on workshop, you will explore practical tips for implementing open-access units covering engineering design, animal adaptations and properties of matter. Teachers will perform a biomimicry matching game, conduct an experiment utilizing a spring scale to determine the strength of different types of tape and investigate how nature provides inspiration to design and test water filters and desalination devices. By using inexpensive and easily accessible materials, learn how these NGSS designed lessons can be used to challenge and inspire your students. Each lesson puts students in the role of the sustainable scientist while integrating Common Core Language Arts and Math standards.

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