UT Martin is an active place with faculty from many different colleges and departments engaging in STEM outreach for all ages. If you are involved in a STEM outreach program, please contact us and let us know so that we may add it to our calendar.
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Date: July 10
This one-day workshop will focus on DCIs 6.PS3.3, 6.PS3.4, and 6.ETS1.2. Participants and a UTM engineering professor will conduct ENergy EXperiments, gather and plot data, and discuss the results in the context of the crosscutting concepts and science and engineering practices. The equipment list includes both infrared laser thermometers and anemometers. Participants will receive and need to take home a 10 ft section of PVC half-pipe. The pipe will fit in most cars, but may need to stick out a window. Bring a computer if it is easy.
Date: June 4-5
This two-day workshop will emphasize the development and use of models to explore DCIs 7.PS1.5, 7.PS1.6, 8.PS2.3, 8.ESS1.1, and 8.ETS1.2. Participants will discuss examples of crosscutting concepts embedded in the activities highlighting these DCIs. Participants will receive gas discharge tubes with a variety of gasses, a classroom set of constant force cars, and materials for exploring magnetic fields. Bring a computer if it is easy.
Date: June 11-12
This two-day workshop highlights instructional strategies for DCIs CHEM1.PS1.2, 6, 10, 12, 14, and CHEM1.PS2.1. The activities will help teachers implement science and engineering practices and crosscutting concepts with new TN chemistry standards. Teachers will use lab activities and escape rooms to help explain natural phenomena. The terrific part is that teachers will receive resources to immediately implement these activities in their classrooms. Bring a computer if it is easy. Bring personal favorite eye protection for the lab if desired.
Date: July 8
This one-day workshop will focus on DCIs BIO1.LS1.4, BIO1.LS3.1, and BIO1.LS3.3 and emphasize the CCCs of pattern, scale, and cause and effect. Why do all living things have these sequences of code to which we assign letters? Do your students struggle to grasp the nuances of genetics? What is the difference between chromosomes, chromatin, or a chromatid anyway? Andrew Morency will help participants explore the tiny world of molecular biology to bring these abstract concepts to life! Join us as we focus on the structure and function, the tiny scale and the enormous impact of these life-giving molecules. Participants will receive a K’NEX DNA Replication and Transcription Set, a protein building set, and other supplies. Bring a computer if it is easy. This workshop is independent of the High School Biology-Metabolism workshop.
Date: July 9
This one-day workshop will focus on DCIs BIO1.LS1.8, BIO1.LS1.9, and BIO1.LS2.2. The “Ins and Outs” of Metabolism. Review, connect, and model photosynthesis and aerobic respiration. Participants will explore photosynthesis and respiration, the relationship and interdependence of these processes, and how these processes will be affected by climate change. Participants will explore these phenomena experimentally, as well as develop simple models of the Z-Scheme, chemiosmosis, the Calvin-Benson Cycle, and the Krebs Cycle. Participants will receive a Vernier Go Direct CO2 sensor and Android tablet to demonstrate and monitor changes in carbon dioxide levels. Bring a computer if it is easy. This workshop is independent of the High School Biology-DNA workshop.