National Science Teachers Association National Conference

March 29th – April 1st, 2012
Indianapolis, IN

IRIS EPO Teacher Professional Development Sessions...

Thursday, March 29 8:00–9:00 AM

Getting hands-on/minds-on with earthquakes through iPods, Laptops and other portable accelerometers

Westin Indianapolis, Capitol III
Leverage the accelerometers in modern "gizmos" as tools to explore earthquake phenomena (e.g. seismic waves, seismograms, magnitude, and intensity) in your Earth science classroom.

Friday, March 30 9:30–10:30 AM

Visualizing the Unviewable: Simple Models to Activate Your Earthquake Instruction

Westin Indianapolis, Congress I/II
Explore a collection of simple physica models designed to aid in develping students’ understanding of abstract earthquake related concepts.

Friday, March 11 9:30–10:30 AM

National Earth Science Teachers Association Geology Share-a-thon

Westin Indianapolis, Grand Ballroom 5

Friday, March 30 12:30-1:30 PM

National Earth Science Teachers Association Earth Systems Share-a-thon

Westin Indianapolis, Grand Ballroom 5

Saturday, March 31 8:00 AM–12:00 PM

Explore Plate Tectonics and Earthquakes Through Web Tools and Apps

Omni Severin, McClellan
Learning about earthquakes and plate tectonics is fun and exciting by exploring real data. In this fun and interactive short course, you will gain hands-on experience with place-based, data-rich activities and science content to teach plate tectonics and earthquakes. You will explore modern technologies used to study the geology and geophysics of the earth beneath your feet in North America. You will learn how scientists use high-precision GPS and seismic data to discover the inner workings of the continent and how these measurements are important to hazard prediction highlighting the scientific process and practice with these data.

Sunday, April 1 9:30-10:30 AM

EarthScope: A Hubble Space Telescope for Earth's Interior That's in Your Neighborhood!

Indiana Convention Center, 106
Learn how students can use data from a state-of-the-art continental-scale seismograph array to visualize seismic waves, and explore Earth structure and earthquake hazards.

Sunday, April 1 11:00-12:00 PM

Earthquakes in the Central United States

Indiana Convention Center, 103
Investigate earthquakes and seismicity of the central United States area using FREE software and USGS Central U.S. earthquake maps and satellite images

Be sure to stop and see us at Booth #2050 and our mini-presentations (schedule here) at Booth #2048

Free posters, slinkys and other educational materials!