NESTA Events at NSTA Reno Oct 2015

All sessions are on Friday, 23 Oct in Reno-Sparks Convention Center, F 1/2.

Presenter(s): Michael Passow (Dwight Morrow High School, Englewood, NJ,ret.), Jenelle Hopkins (Centennial High School, NV), Joseph Monaco (Highland HS, CA, ret.), Richard Jones (University of Hawaii–West Oahu)

NESTA thanks our Receiver for materials shipped for this conference:
Jodie Harnden
Sunridge Middle School
700 SW Runnion Ave
Pendleton, OR 97801
541-966-3457

NESTA also appreciates support from Dr. Bill Durbin and colleagues from the Nevada Department of Minerals.

08:00 AM - 09:00 AM (ID# 6568)
NESTA Shares Innovative Ways to Teach About Weather Observation and Weather Hazards

NESTA members will share a variety of strategies to enhance your studies of weather and weather hazards to help implement the NGSS and network your school.
View the "Making the Invisible Visible," "Wichita-Andover Tornado," and other slideshows/activities from this session by clicking on the links below.

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09:30 AM - 10:30 AM ( ID# 6570)
NESTA Shares Innovative Ways to Teach About Climate and Climate Change

NESTA members will share strategies to enhance your studies of climate, climate change, and human impact to help implement the NGSS and state curricular standards.
View the "What Factors Affect Climate?,""El Nino in the West," "Secrets of the Sediments (Isotopes as Climate Proxies)," the NOAA Climate Steward program, and other slideshow and activities from this session by clicking on the links below.

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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (ID# 6577)
NESTA and CIESIN Share—Exploring a Compendium of Online Resources for Teaching Earth Science

NESTA members will share a suite of exemplary educational websites, including the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), to help implement NGSS and state curricular standards programs. Click on the links below to see more, including examples of lessons from the "Climate Change Human Health" project.
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12:30 PM - 01:30 PM (ID# 6693)

NESTA Shares Innovative Ways to Teach About Minerals, Rocks, and Resources

NESTA members share examples of grade-appropriate classroom-ready activities to address NGSS concepts about minerals, rocks, and natural resources. These include activities about teaching the Rock Cycle, mineral classification, and educational resources from the NV Department of Minerals. Click on the links below to see more.

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03:30 PM - 04:30 PM (ID# 6688)
National Earth Science Teachers Association (NESTA) Shares: Rock, Mineral, and Fossil Raffle
NESTA offers a chance to win one or more display- and classroom-quality rock, mineral, and fossil specimens, as well as other Earth science-related materials.


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