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Educators - Learn about Earthquakes at NSTA

April 11 2019 to April 14 2019 CT
St. Louis

Are you attending the National Science Teachers Association National Conference in St. Louis?


Visit IRIS Booth #1861 in the Exhibit Hall:

Thursday, April 11     11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Friday, April 12            9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday, April 13       9:00 AM to 3:00 PM 


Attend one or more of our Earth Science-related sessions:

** Thursday, April 11 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM **
America's Center, Room 242

Bring NASA’s Seismic Data from Mars to Your Classroom!
Explore data from the first seismometer on Mars! Learn about Mars’ interior using IRIS’s free software, lessons, and data from NASA’s InSight mission.
Presenter(s): Tammy Bravo (IRIS: Washington, DC), Sarah Marcotte (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Pasadena, CA), Carolina Carnalla Martinez (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Pasadena, CA)

** Saturday, April 13 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM **
America's Center, Room 152

Accounting for Uncertainty in Scientific Argumentation
Uncertainty is an important part of scientific discourse, yet often overlooked in the classroom. Explore a simple heuristic to incorporate uncertainty into students’ argumentation.
Presenter(s): Michael Hubenthal (IRIS: Washington, DC), Michael Gallagher (Science Teacher: Sewickley, PA)

** Saturday, April 13 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM **
America's Center, Annex

Are Earth’s Plates Really Moving? Explore Earth Science Data
Explore and quantify plate motions and investigate models to support observations! Investigate IRIS earthquake and UNAVCO GPS data to determine the direction, rate, and type of plate boundaries, while exploring various models to support these observations.
Presenter(s): Shelley Olds (UNAVCO: Boulder, CO), John Taber (IRIS: Washington, DC)

** Saturday, April 13 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM **
America's Center, Room 223

After an Earthquake: Real-Time Earthquake Data as a Hook to Encourage Answer-Seeking about the Geologic and Societal Context of the Event
Hook students into Earth science after major earthquakes! IRIS's suite of free classroom products, data, animations, and visualizations are the foundation for your learning cycle.
Presenter(s): Michael Hubenthal (IRIS: Washington, DC), John Taber (IRIS: Washington, DC)

** Sunday, April 14, 2019, 09:30 AM - 10:30 AM **
America's Center, Room 225

Hands-On Demonstrations and Models for Your Earth Structure, Earthquake, and Plate Tectonics Unit
Explore UNAVCO’s collection of inexpensive physical models, which support students’ understanding of abstract earthquake/plate tectonics-related concepts. Scientific practices and crosscutting concepts will be emphasized.
Presenter(s): Shelley Olds (UNAVCO)