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Comparative Mammalian Organ Dissection with Carolina’s Perfect Solution® Specimens

Science Area: Biology/Anatomy
Grade Level: High School
Abstract:Come show us your surgical skills while you experience the superior quality of Carolina’s Perfect Solution® specimens. Participants dissect a sheep brain, cow eye, pig heart, or pig kidney and observe internal and external structures. Use this excellent comparative dissection to gain a better understanding of these mammalian organs.
Online Resources: Download the presentation from this workshop

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Engineer Physical Science Excitement with a Carolina STEM Challenge®

Science Area: Chemistry/Physical Science/STEM
Grade Level: Middle and High School
Abstract:Bounce and race into hands-on activities that engage middle and high school students. Apply creative problem solving skills and engineering practices to chemistry and physical science challenges. Experience how Carolina makes it easy to bring STEM to your classroom.
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Waves, Waves, Waves: Building Models to Explain Phenomena

Science Area: Physical Science
Grade Level: Elementary School
Abstract:The phenomena of waves can be explained by children through model building. Explore examples of how elementary students can share their learnings of how waves work through modeling. Discover how the new Carolina Building Blocks of Science leads to student success in only 30 minutes a day.
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Learning By Arguing: Claims, Evidence, & Reasoning

Science Area: Physical Science
Grade Level: Middle School
Abstract:Middle school students naturally love to argue. How can we use scientific argumentation to produce real learning in the science classroom? Explore claims, evidence and reasoning through practical, real-world applications. Experience phenomena as delivered in the new Smithsonian STC Middle School™ program.
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The Best of Engineering for Elementary Students

Science Area: Physical Science
Grade Level: Elementary School
Abstract:What is engineering for elementary students? How do I know it when I see it? Participants will define engineering and experience the practices of engineering and science through lessons from the new Smithsonian Engineering and Science program developed from the ground-up to meet NGSS.
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Shark Dissection: A Jawsome Experience!

Science Area: Biology/Anatomy
Grade Level: High School
Abstract:Dive in and learn how to create your own Shark Week! This session guides participants through a hands-on dissection of the dogfish shark. Take a bite out of Next Generation Science Standards® related to adaptations and structure and function while giving your students an experience they will never forget.
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Hands-On Activities to Model Habitat Preference and Population Sampling

Science Area: Life Science/Environmental Science/APES
Grade Level: High School
Abstract:Use inquiry to develop experiments to observe the habitat preference of bess beetles, hissing roaches, or millipedes. Then discuss the advantages and disadvantages of different sampling methods to estimate population size in habitats. Learn the basics of using choice chambers so your students can develop their own experiments.
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STEM: Investigating Touch Screen Devices

Science Area: Life Science
Grade Level: Elementary/Middle School
Abstract: Have you ever wondered how a touch screen device works? Join the Smithsonian and Carolina to investigate static electricity and capacitive touch screens. Design a prototype stylus, then test and evaluate your design with others.
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Engineering Design for Grades K-2

Science Area: STEM/Physical Science
Grade Level: Elementary
Abstract: Students in K-2 ask questions, make observations, and gather information to define a simple problem that can be solved with a new or improved object or tool. Reflect on K-2 physical science TEKS with this hands-on workshop that provides lesson examples for engineering design at K-2.
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Literacy Strategies for Grades 3-5: Modeling Reading and Writing Prompts

Science Area: Science/Literacy
Grade Level: Elementary School
Abstract: Hands-on science excites students and often leads to an interest in reading more about it. This workshop provides strategies for effectively integrating rigorous reading and writing practices with various informational texts. You’ll learn how to use the prompts provided in this workshop as a model.
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Arriving on the Scene: Forensic Science from the PROS

Science Area: STEM/Life Science
Grade Level: High School
Abstract: How often do you find an activity that can truly engage your students and expose them to unique STEM careers? Forensic science makes that possible. Join us to learn how to teach fingerprinting like an expert with help from the pros at Sirchie, the global leader in crime scene investigation supplies.
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Carolina's Young Scientist™ Dissections

Science Area: Biology/Anatomy
Grade Level:Elementary/Middle School
Abstract:Transform your students into Young Scientists when you bring these simple hands-on dissections to your classroom! We will guide you through the dissection of a squid and frog, promoting classroom discussion of easily observable adaptions and the relationship between structure and function.
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Adaptations for Lab-Based Online Science Courses

Science Area: Biology/Chemistry/Science
Grade Level:College
Abstract:Science education has been challenged by the demands and rapid growth of online education. The use of lab kits as part of a hands-on, inquiry approach to online courses will accomplish the essential skills and learning outcomes. This session explores prospective ideas for a hands-on, inquiry model for online labs.
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Carolina Distance Learning Kits

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They Come in Pairs: Using Socks to Identify and Address Student Misconceptions about Chromosomes

Science Area: Biology/Genetics
Grade Level:Middle School/High School/College
Abstract:Understanding the stages of meiosis and clarifying chromosome behavior has always been a challenge. What if those concepts were as easy to understand as folding laundry? This workshop will help you identify and address student misconceptions using ChromoSocks. Presented in partnership with HudsonAlpha.
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Flipping Out Over Chemistry!

Science Area: Chemistry
Grade Level: Middle/High School
Abstract:Wish you had time to increase individual instruction and improve student understanding of key concepts? Explore a blend of digital and hands-on activities that allow students to review content as “homework” so you can devote valuable classroom time toinquiry activities, assignments and tests.
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Genetics Brought to Life: Gene-ius Model Organisms

Science Area: Biology/Biotechnology
Grade Level: High School/College
Abstract: Looking to breathe new life into your genetics activities, but not sure where to start? Combine model organisms such as Drosophila, corn, and Wisconsin Fast Plants® with hands-on activities to create engaging and impactful lessons. Demonstrate key concepts and prevent misconceptions.
Online Resources: Download the presentation from this workshop
Featured Products: Shop for Wisconsin Fast Plants®
Shop for Drosophila
Shop for Genetic Corn

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Keep Calm and Chemistry On: Successful Lab Activities for the New Chemistry Teacher

Science Area: Chemistry
Grade Level: Middle/High School
Abstract:Hate it when a lab activity fizzles? Explore easy, engaging, safe chemistry activities that work every time—so they're sure to produce a reaction from students. Whether you’re new to chemistry or feeling out of your element, you'll learn new ways to create excitement.
Online Resources: Download the presentation from this workshop
Carolina QuickTips™: Elephant Toothpaste
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Strawberry Milkshakes: DNA and Lactose Intolerance

Science Area: Biology/Biotechnology
Grade Level: Middle School/High School
Abstract: Introduce middle school students to the fascinating world of molecular biology through age-appropriate, hands-on activities. They’re designed to make challenging abstract concepts (including DNA, genes, and enzymes) more concrete—and to make biology fun. Presented in partnership with the DNA Learning Center.
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Carolina QuickTips™: Strawberry DNA Extraction

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Hands-On Science with Classroom Critters

Science Area: Life Science
Grade Level: Elementary/Middle/High School
Abstract: Add action and excitement to your science class with live organisms! Discover fun, simple hands-on activities you can use in your labs with pill/sow bugs, termites, bess bugs, and butterflies. Learn about care and handling, as well as easy ways to introduce inquiry.
Online Resources: Download the presentation from this workshop
Featured Products: Termites Catch the Scent Kit
Butterflies
Isopods
Bessbug Penny-Pull Kit

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Introduction to Wisconsin Fast Plants®

Science Area: Life Science
Grade Level:Elementary/Middle/High School
Abstract:Experience the versatility of Wisconsin Fast Plants®. These small, quick-growing plants are ideal classroom tools for all learning levels. Learn basics for successful planting, flower dissections, and pollination. Integrate plant development, life cycle, environmental effects, genetics, and evolution into your class with these amazing plants.
Online Resources: Download the presentation from this workshop
Carolina QuickTips™: Wisconsin Fast Plants®—Fast, Fun, and Easy Planting
Featured Products: Wisconsin Fast Plants® Growth, Development, and Reproduction Kit

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Picking Apart the Owl Pellet's Potential

Science Area: Biology/Life Science
Grade Level:Elementary/Middle School
Abstract: "Whooo" isn't fascinated by owl pellets? Use this simple product to teach students about food chains, mammalian anatomy, ecology, and more! Join us for this engaging hands-on workshop as we dissect owl pellets, explore Carolina’s Owl Pellet App, and share ways to incorporate this extremely popular product into your lessons.
Online Resources: Download the presentation from this workshop
Carolina QuickTips™: Carolina Owl Pellet Dissection
Owl Pellet Activity Apps for your iPad®, iPhone®, or iPod® Touch
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AUTOPSY: Forensic Dissection with Carolina's Perfect Solution® Pigs

Science Area: Biology/Anatomy
Grade Level:Middle/High School
Abstract:Considering the popularity of today's forensic science-based TV shows, this "real" classroom autopsy is sure to be a hit with your students. Participants learn about mammalian structure and function by dissecting a Carolina's Perfect Solution® pig—while modeling the protocols of a forensic pathologist.
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Carolina QuickTips™: Carolina's Perfect Solution® Pig Dissection
Featured Products: Carolina's Perfect Solution® Pigs

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Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy with Carolina's Perfect Solution® Specimens

Science Area: Biology/Anatomy
Grade Level:High School
Abstract:Participate in hands-on, guided dissections featuring 4 different vertebrates: a Carosafe® shark and a Carolina’s Perfect Solution® frog, rat, and pig. Participants will have the opportunity to dissect the vertebrate of their choice, compare it to other specimens, and then explore various similarities and differences.
Online Resources: Download the presentation from this workshop
Carolina QuickTips™: Carolina's Dogfish Shark Dissection
Carolina QuickTips™: Carolina's Perfect Solution® Bullfrog Dissection
Featured Products: Carolina's Perfect Solution® Specimens

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Engineer Hands-On Chemistry Fun with a Carolina STEM Challenge®

Science Area: Physical Science
Grade Level: Middle/High School
Abstract: Bounce and blast your way into hands-on chemistry activities that challenge your middle and high school students to use their critical thinking skills. Apply the engineering process while exploring the chemistry of rockets and polymers. See how Carolina makes it easy to incorporate STEM into your classroom.
Online Resources: Download the presentation from this workshop
Learn more about Carolina STEM Challenge® Kits
Featured Products: Shop for Carolina STEM Challenge® Kits

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Engineer Excitement in Your Classroom with a Carolina STEM Challenge®

Science Area: Physical Science
Grade Level: Middle/High School
Abstract: Catapult, float, and race your way into hands-on activities that will engage your middle and high school students while fostering both critical thinking and creative problem solving skills! Join us and experience how Carolina makes it easy to incorporate STEM into your classroom.
Online Resources: Download the presentation from this workshop
Carolina QuickTips™: Carolina STEM Challenge®: Boats and Buoyancy
Learn more about Carolina STEM Challenge® Kits
Featured Products: Carolina STEM Challenge®: Boats and Buoyancy Kit

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Bring Visual Science into K-5 Classrooms—It's a Game Changer!

Science Area: Science
Grade Level: Elementary School
Abstract:Spark student interest by combining visual, auditory, and hands-on learning techniques. Harvey Bagshaw discusses and models how he teaches science with video and activities to support blended learning.
Online Resources: Download the presentation from this workshop

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Bring Visual Science into 6-8 Classrooms—It's a Game Changer!

Science Area: Science
Grade Level: Middle School
Abstract:Spark student interest by combining visual, auditory, and hands-on learning techniques. Harvey Bagshaw discusses and models how he teaches science with video and activities to support blended learning.
Online Resources: Download the presentation from this workshop

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Modeling: Beyond a Flashlight and Beach Ball

Science Area: Science/Inquiry/STEM
Grade Level: Elementary/Middle School
Abstract: Modeling is a vital practice in science and engineering. Its importance has been recognized in the NGSS. But what exactly is modeling, and how is it implemented with students? Using new middle school units from the Smithsonian, practice several types of modeling.
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EQuIPPing Your District for NGSS

Science Area: Science/Inquiry/STEM
Grade Level: Elementary/Middle School
Abstract: Use the EQuIP Rubric as a curriculum evaluation tool and review an example of the new STC Program™. Determine how this tool is useful to your district.
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Pushing and Pulling Your Teachers to NGSS

Science Area: Science/Inquiry/STEM
Grade Level: Elementary School
Abstract: Consider 4 strategies to move your teachers to NGSS and integrate 3-dimensional learning with a new, engaging physical science unit from Carolina.
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Argumentation: Claims, Evidence and Reasoning Made Easy

Science Area: Science/Inquiry/STEM/NGSS
Grade Level: Elementary/Middle School
Abstract: Argumentation through claims, evidence and reasoning leads students to make scientific explanations. Join Carolina and the Smithsonian to make practical applications.
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Early Elementary Engineering with Smithsonian: What's New with STC®?

Science Area: Science/Inquiry/STEM
Grade Level: Elementary School
Abstract: Get a sneak preview of the new Smithsonian STC® engineering units for grades 1 and 2.
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Engineering for K? Yes!

Science Area: Science/Inquiry/STEM
Grade Level: Elementary School
Abstract: Yes, kindergartners can master the E in STEM. Engage with us as we complete a variety of engineering projects specifically designed for Kindergarten students and the NGSS.
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Science Notebooks to Address the NGSS and CCSS

Science Area: Physical Science/Inquiry/STEM
Grade Level: Elementary/Middle School
Abstract: Engage in innovative ideas for teaching with science notebooks. Experience the power of inquiry-based instruction and the Common Core Standards. Learn about these essential CC components: Essential Questioning, Writing, Speaking, Vocabulary and Listening through science notebooking.
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Making Waves in Middle School: Electricity, Waves, and Information Transfer

Science Area: Physical Science/ Inquiry/STEM
Grade Level: Middle School
Abstract: Focus on getting started with STEM education while effectively teaching the Next Generation Science Standards through inquiry-based practices. Experience lessons that demonstrate the learning progression.
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A Progression of Learning through the NGSS K-8

Science Area: Science/Inquiry/STEM
Grade Level: Elementary/Middle School
Abstract: Engage in disciplinary core ideas from the Next Generation Science Standards and learn how to incorporate Science and Engineering Practices and Crosscutting Concepts. Experience lessons that demonstrate the learning progression through forces and motion.
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