STAM PD DAY 2018

Science Teachers Association of Manitoba

Science, a Human Right

‘Everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community,
to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and its benefits.’

United Nations General Assembly, Paris 1948

 

Westwood Collegiate, 360 Rouge Road, Winnipeg

Program

For online registration, new, cancelled or full sessions, please visit the STAM website: www.stam.mb.ca

Offsite Sessions – Times vary – Please check

9:00-10:00   Morning Keynote

10:30-11:30, 11:30-12:30, 10:30-12:30  Morning Sessions   

1:30-2:30, 2:30-3:30, 1:30-3:30   Afternoon Sessions


Special Invitation to Past-presidents:

SC00 $20
Past-Presidents’ Luncheon
(Includes STAM membership, conference registration, and luncheon Pre-registration required)

Please register for SC00 as well as desired sessions.


SC99 8:00-9:00
MAPT AGM
(Manitoba Association of Physics Teachers)
Annual General Meeting
All physics teachers are welcome! A great opportunity to see what MAPT is up to, make suggestions, and become a member.


STAM AGM
Awards and Reception
3:30-4:15 p.m. (Cafeteria)
Recognize and celebrate excellence in science education. Connect with science colleagues from around the province and beyond.
New members are welcome to join the STAM BOD.
Win prizes!

EVERYONE WELCOME


Urban Prairie Cuisine
HOT LUNCH BUFFET ($19)
11:30-1:30
Join us for a delicious
buffet luncheon, including:
A variety of salads
Carved beef sirloin with wild mushroom and chutneys
Garlic basil cream grilled chicken
Baby herbed potatoes
Assorted veggies
Rolls and dessert
Lunch must be pre-purchased.


Exhibitors’ Displays
Gymnasium
8:00 – 2:30
Please browse through the Exhibitor Area for a chance to explore new resources.


STAM thanks the Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba for supporting our Nutrition Breaks.

8:00–9:00 & 10:00-10:30
Please bring water bottles/coffee cups.

 

9:00-10:00 SC01 Keynote Speaker – Theatre

Wetland Loss and Restoration on Manitoba’s Southern Prairies

Dr. L. Gordon Goldsborough
Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
University of Manitoba

Dr. Gordon Goldsborough is an aquatic ecologist in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Manitoba. He studies the impacts of humans and invasive species on lakes and wetlands. He has published numerous articles in scientific journals and has contributed to three books. He has consulted on several broadcast documentaries on water quality, including an episode of CBC’s “The Nature of Things” relating to deteriorating health of Lake Winnipeg. Besides his scientific interests, Goldsborough is involved in the Manitoba heritage community, being a Past President and Webmaster of the Manitoba Historical Society, and an editor of Manitoba History magazine.

The earliest European settlers to the prairies of southern Manitoba experienced a profoundly different landscape than the one we see today. Vast areas of wetlands covered much of what is now productive farmland. The Land Drainage Act of 1895, enacted with the express purpose of increasing agricultural productivity, first in the Red River Valley, and later on the west side of Lake Manitoba, fostered active land drainage through much of the 20th century. In the Red River Valley, wetlands comprised some 11% of the land area in the 1870s compared to less than 0.1% today. Yet, growing awareness of the ecological goods and services provided by intact wetlands is underpinning new initiatives by the Manitoba government and nongovernmental agencies to promote wetland restoration. I will provide information on the spatial extent of wetlands that once existed on Manitoba’s southern prairies, discuss anthropogenic threats to the ecological function of remaining ones, and describe efforts to restore wetlands in Manitoba, using the Delta Marsh and Netley-Libau Marsh as examples.

Spaghetti Bridge Competition

Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba Spaghetti Bridge Competition

This annual competition is open to all school children (grades K – 12) and takes place during Provincial Engineering & Geoscience Week in March. Design, plan, and build your own spaghetti bridge using only spaghetti and white or wood glue, then come and test it to breaking point to see whose bridge will support the heaviest load. The competition is a fun event designed to give students the opportunity to get involved in “hands-on engineering”. In addition to the prize money awarded for the strongest trusses, the event aims to bridge the hunger gap by making a cash donation to Winnipeg Harvest relative to the cumulative weight supported by all of the spaghetti bridges.

Teachers: Enter a minimum of 10 students into the Spaghetti
Bridge Competition and receive a pizza party for your class!

Contact Gemma Keatch at GKeatch@EngGeoMB.ca for more information.

 

Off-Site Sessions (Please check times and locations)

For ONLINE REGISTRATION, new, cancelled or full sessions, please visit www.stam.mb.ca.

Notes: *TIMES AND LOCATIONS VARY **Catered lunch NOT available off-site
***Participants must pre-register for off-site sessions – registration NOT available at off-site sessions.
****Off-site sessions have limited availability


SC02 Project Wet (10:00-3:00)
Nathalie Bays, Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre

Location: Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre, 1 Snow Goose Bay at Hwy 220, 10:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m.
Level: General
Project WET (Water Education for teachers) is an interactive, interdisciplinary workbook filled with activities, experiments and more for K-12. Curriculum and ESD links will be made. There is an outdoor component so dress for the weather. The café will be open to purchase lunch.


SC03 Can You Dig It? (10:00-2:00 p.m., Morden)
Victoria Markstrom, Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre (victoria@discoverfossils.com)

Location: Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre (CFDC), 111-B Gilmour St., Morden, 10:00-2:00 p.m.
Level: General
Meet at the CFDC in Morden for 10:00am. We’ll begin with a tour, examine fossils, and dig some up in the field. Participants must wear appropriate field gear (closed-toed shoes, hats, and sunscreen; and bring water bottles). Please bring a lunch. More information at www.discoverfossils.com.


SC04 Program offerings at the Manitoba Museum Galleries and Science Gallery (10:00-3:00)
Manitoba Museum Science Communicator and Learning and Engagement Facilitator (manitobamuseum.ca)

Location: Manitoba Museum, 190 Rupert Avenue
Level: 5-8
Lead by one of our Science Communicators, start with our grade 6 solar system planetarium show that focuses on the planets and moons of our solar system and then take part in the hands-on workshop that delves past the clouds of an unknown planet to discover what terrain lies below. Follow up with our grade six electrifying science demo that shocks and enlightens. Your Science Communicator will give an overview of our science programs before passing your over to one of the Museum’s Learning and Engagement Facilitators for a highlight tour of our galleries and the offerings in the Museum – including time to explore the newly renovated Boreal Corridor and Nonsuch galleries at your leisure. Metered parking is available on nearby streets or parking lots. Car-pooling and bussing is encouraged. Lunch is 12:00-1:00. You may bring a bag lunch or purchase from a nearby location.


SC05 Outdoor Science at Fort Whyte Alive (10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
Katrina Froese, Fort Whyte Alive (www.fortwhyte.org)

Location: Fort Whyte Alive, 1961 McCreary Rd. Winnipeg
Level: 5-12
FortWhyte Alive can get your students out of the classroom using scientific equipment, practicing field techniques, learning about local ecosystems and even connecting with researchers and experts in environmental sciences. This workshop will introduce participants to the programming offered this year at FortWhyte Alive – through your own experiential learning! Learn about the Riverwatch Water Monitoring outreach program, a citizen science project that will increase your students’ understanding of water quality issues in Manitoba waterways. Please dress for the outdoors. The Buffalo Stone Cafe onsite will be open to purchase lunch. (You will be asked to pre-order from the menu upon arrival if desired).


SC06 Inquiry learning at the Youth BIOlab (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
Stephen Jones & Meghan Kynoch, St-Boniface Hospital Research (sjones@sbrc.ca),

Location: Youth BIOlab, St. Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen Research Centre, 351 Tache Ave, Winnipeg
Level: 6-12
The Youth BIOlab at St. Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen Research Centre works with over 4800 Manitoba youth each school year. Come see how we design inquiry projects with students, get some examples of how to translate this process for your class and get some experience working with live cells.


SC07 The Science of SCUBA Diving (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
Jacqui Dufault, Diver City Scuba Inc. (Jacqui@divercityscuba.ca)

Location: Pool TBA
Level: 9-12
Participants will learn the basics of SCUBA Diving with the PADI Discover SCUBA Diving program. After which, they will have an opportunity to conduct some experiments involving the gas laws in water. Additional fee of $25 to be paid on-site. Pre-registration with medical and registration information required in advance of program (forms will be emailed after registration with STAM.)

On-Site Sessions

9:00-10:00 – Wetland Loss and Restoration on Manitoba’s Southern Prairies
SC01 Morning Keynote Speaker – Theatre
Dr. Gordon Goldsborough

10:30-3:30 Full Day

SC08 Projects with Purpose – PBL in the Sciences
Laura O’Brien, MBCI (lobrien@mbci.mb.ca)

Level: 6-12
Students desire the opportunity to use their learning to solve real world problems and the need for creative thinkers is greater than ever! In this workshop we will look at several examples of how project based learning (PBL) can be used to enhance the learning experience in our classrooms. Teachers will have time to begin developing their own project ideas with the opportunity to share their work and receive critique and feedback from a PBL coach and other science educators.

10:30-12:30 Two Hours

SC09 The Science of Human Milk and Its Influence On Lifelong Health
Meghan Azad & Michelle La, University of Manitoba, & TBD, WRHA (meghan.azad@umanitoba.ca)

Level: General Repeated Session
In this session, Dr. Azad will discuss the fascinating bioactive components of human milk, and explain their role in the prevention of chronic diseases like asthma, allergies, and obesity. Dr. Azad’s team will provide and demonstrate learning activities developed for students at different grade levels, and discuss how educating students about human milk could help build societal support for breastfeeding. An optional focus group (1 hr) will take place after the presentation where teachers can share their opinions about integrating breastfeeding education into the school curriculum. Teachers will receive a small honorarium for participating in the focus group. Dr. Meghan Azad is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Child Health at the University of Manitoba. She holds a PhD in Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, and completed postdoctoral training in Epidemiology and Pediatrics. Her research program is focused on the role of maternal and infant nutrition in the development and prevention of childhood obesity and allergic disease. Dr. Azad co-leads the Manitoba site of the Canadian Healthy Infant Longitudinal Development (CHILD) Study (www.canadianchildstudy.ca), a national pregnancy cohort following 3500 children to understand how early life experiences shape lifelong health.


SC10 Using Scientific Inquiry to Support and Develop Inquiring Minds in Early Years
Michelene Reiniger, Manitoba Education and Training (michelene.reiniger@gov.mb.ca)

Level: K-4
Are your students inquiring during scientific inquiry? In this workshop, we will examine theory, research, and pedagogy to ensure students minds stay on while their hands are on.


SC11 Math and Science Program Enhancement Opportunities
Tina Hellmuth, Winnipeg School Division (hellmuthtina@gmail.com)

Level: 4-8
Come and learn about opportunities to enhance your curriculum to meet the needs of your diverse students. Presenter will acquaint you with math competitions and science opportunities that build skills for the 21st century.


SC12 Deeper and Deeper: Discovering Rocks and Minerals
Kelly McBride, Mining Matters (kmcbride@miningmatters.ca)

Level: 4-12
This session is ideal for teachers in grade 4 and 7. Bring Earth Science to life for your students! Teachers will test the physical properties of minerals, learn clues to look for in rocks to determine how they were formed, gain an understanding of the three rock groups and explore the rock cycle through hands-on activities that can be reproduced in the classroom.


SC14 Megawatts & Marbles
Nusraat Masood, Jill Lauteschlager, Mahalia Lepage & Michelle Carriere, WISE Kid-Netic Energy

Level: 6-12 Repeated Session
Play a game to learn about renewable energies and how they integrate to traditional power grids. Can you keep power to your town?


SC15 Manitoba Envirothon – Environmental Education in Action!
Patricia Pohrebniuk & Jacqueline Monteith, Manitoba Forestry Association (ppohrebniuk@thinktrees.org)

Level: 9-12
Envirothon is an annual hands-on environmental education competition for high school students designed to encourage team work, problem-solving skills, and public speaking skills while fostering an appreciation for current environmental issues. The program incorporates curriculum-based environmental learning and assists students in developing their personal knowledge and skills in order to apply critical thinking to create meaningful solutions to real world environmental issues. Learn how to get involved in the program through this hands-on interactive session!


SC16 Ruben’s Tube Make & Take
Kaitlynn Buffie & Noah Joseph, RETSD (kbuffie@retsd.mb.ca)

Level: 9-12
We will be making and taking home Ruben’s tubes, which offer an excellent demonstration for wave physics (grade 11 physics). If possible, please bring a power drill. Additional fee of $50 to be collected at session for materials.


SC17 Activities for teaching Grade 10 Chemistry
Kevin Kitching, Springfield Collegiate (kkitching@sunrisesd.ca)

Level: 9-12 Repeated Session
This session will provide ideas and activities for teaching the grade 10 chemistry unit conceptually. It will provide the opportunity for you to try out some exciting demos and labs related to content in the unit. Seeing demos on You-tube is good; trying them out yourself is definitely better!

10:30-11:30 One Hour

SC18 Indigenous Science and Technology
Randy Herrmann, Engineering Access Program, University of Manitoba (randy.herrmann@umanitoba.ca)

Level: General
A presentation about pre-colonized Indigenous science and technology


SC19 Inquiry Based Learning with Pasco Probes
Bill Young, Glenlawn Collegiate (bill.young@shaw.ca)

Level: 4-12 Repeated Session
Argument Driven Inquiry and PASCO Probeware: A.D.I. gives students opportunities to learn how to read, write, speak, and listen in science because it makes scientific argumentation the foundation of all laboratory activities. ADI, as a result, makes classroom science more like real science for students and can help them learn more than they typically do from hands-on lab activities. Pasco scientific makes hands-on probeware and data logging solutions, connect your students directly to science and STEM concepts with sensors, interfaces and data collection and analysis software. In this session I will demonstrate a number of PASCO products and demonstrate how they support Argument Driven Inquiry in the science classroom.


SC20 FiSci: Science & Engineering in Action
Leila Pullum, Senior Implementation Manager, Everfi (lpullum@everfi.com)

Level: 5-8 Repeated Session
Come explore EVERFI’s cost-free STEM resources. This session will give you an overview of the resources, the online & offline content, registration and ways to implement.


SC21 Teaching STEM & Coding with Virtual Robotics
Priyanka Tuteja & Ashish Singh, Cogmation Robotics Inc. (priyanka@cogmation.com)

Level: 6-12 Repeated Session
From Grand Rapids to Beijing, from Australia to LA, Cogmation’s Virtual Robotic Toolkit is being used to excite kids while they learn.


SC22 Caring for our Watersheds
Amanda Benson, Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre

Level: 7-12
Caring for Our Watersheds is an environmental educational program that allows students to learn about their watershed through project-based activities. It has curriculum links for science and social science for grades 7-12, and is a great way to incorporate ESD into the classroom!


SC23 Discrepant Events for Your Science Classroom
Sid Greenstone, Hanover School Division, and James Palcik, Flinn Scientific Canada

Level: 9-12 Repeated Session
Flinn Scientific Canada presents “Discrepant Events for your Science the Classroom”. This is a hands-on session involving some really simple and useful scientific inquiry activities that will motivate your students and engage them in the study of various science topics. ALL MATERIALS SUPPLIED BY FLINN SCIENTIFIC for this session. Teachers will be participating in at least four different lab activities during this session. Come with an open mind and leave with some fantastic ideas on how to enrich your existing chemistry program! This is a must-attend session for all science teachers.


SC24 Become a GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) Investigator! PART 1
Lucie Xa & Claude Lachance, Bio-Rad Laboratories (Canada)

Level: 9-12, College Part 2 at 1:30 p.m. (SC47)
Does your favorite food contains GMO? In this first hands-on part, you will practice DNA extraction and run a PCR from a grocery food sample. You will be able to see how easy it is and adapt it to your classroom to test the presence or not of GMO! Part 2 is recommended if you are curious to see the result!


SC25 Energy Model
Brian Dentry, Faculty of Education, University of Manitoba

Level: 9-12
Energy Model – Visualizing Energy for Deeper Student Understanding (Grade 11): Why is understanding work and energy so difficult for students? Come explore different energy representations that help bridge the gap between the physical and the mathematical. We’ll start with simple scenarios then dive into more complex situations to demonstrate the explanatory power of energy representations in the classroom!


SC26 High Altitude Balloons (1 hour)
Andrea Misner (Maples Collegiate), Rob Streimer (Shaftesbury High School) & Heidi Werner (St. James Collegiate)

Level: 9-12
Few people ever get to experience seeing the curvature of the Earth’s surface. Learn how your students can take part in the Global Space Balloon Challenge. They will design, prepare and launch their own payload attached to a high altitude balloon that rises high into the atmosphere. Come and see images of the presenters’ and their students’ experiences, and hear about the challenges of launching a balloon to the edge of space and back again.


SC27 Story Meets Science
Dennis Maione (ikthuse@gmail.com)

Level: 11-12
This workshop is based on genetic science, specifically on mutations, questions of ethics in scientific inquiry and application, and my own genetic mutation, Lynch Syndrome, a mutation which results in high instances of digestive cancers in its carriers. The workshop reviews heritable characteristics, the results of mutations, and focusses on the questions of ethics in the demand for and disclosure of genetic defects as it pertains to medical care, insurance, and employment. The workshop is divided into three parts: a discussion of genetics and heritability and mutation; a discussion of the foundations for ethics; group discussions of genetics and ethics. Rather than being a workshop about specific pedagogical concepts it is a tool which can be taken into the classroom to use with grade 11 and 12 science (biology) students.


SC13 Cube Satellite Designing and Building
Maria Nickel, Ecole Stonewall Centennial School (marianickel@shaw.ca)

Level: 6-12
Your mission is to build a model of a CUBE SAT 1 – exploration satellite with the building supplies given. You and your team can ONLY use the provided materials. You will use the Design Process to create, build and test your CUBE SATELLITE.

11:30-12:30 One Hour

SC28 Inquiry Based Learning with Pasco Probes
Bill Young, Glenlawn Collegiate (bill.young@shaw.ca)

Level: 4-12 Repeated Session
Argument Driven Inquiry and PASCO Probeware: A.D.I. gives students opportunities to learn how to read, write, speak, and listen in science because it makes scientific argumentation the foundation of all laboratory activities. ADI, as a result, makes classroom science more like real science for students and can help them learn more than they typically do from hands-on lab activities. Pasco scientific makes hands-on probeware and data logging solutions, connect your students directly to science and STEM concepts with sensors, interfaces and data collection and analysis software. In this session I will demonstrate a number of PASCO products and demonstrate how they support Argument Driven Inquiry in the science classroom.


SC29 Nourishing the Planet in the 21st Century
Ray Cochrane, Nutrients for Life Canada (www.nutrientsforlife.ca)

Level: 4-12
Participants will learn about educational materials related to soil science, plant biology and sustainable agriculture. An online resource package and the opportunities that exist with the Learning Garden program will be covered.


SC30 Teaching STEM & Coding with Virtual Robotics
Priyanka Tuteja & Ashish Singh, Cogmation Robotics Inc. (priyanka@cogmation.com)

Level: 6-12 Repeated Session
From Grand Rapids to Beijing, from Australia to LA, Cogmation’s Virtual Robotic Toolkit is being used to excite kids while they learn


SC31 Climate Change
Brian Dentry, Faculty of Education, University of Manitoba

Level: 9-12
Climate Change (Grade 10): Climate change is a vitally important, yet challenging topic to teach. This session will get you engaging with hands-on activities you can use with your students on Monday! Together, critically think about key scientific data and the indicators that recognize our changing environment.


SC32 Discrepant Events for Your Science Classroom
Sid Greenstone, Hanover School Division, and James Palcik, Flinn Scientific Canada

Level: 9-12 Repeated Session
Flinn Scientific Canada presents “Discrepant Events for your Science the Classroom”. This is a hands-on session involving some really simple and useful scientific inquiry activities that will motivate your students and engage them in the study of various science topics. ALL MATERIALS SUPPLIED BY FLINN SCIENTIFIC for this session. Teachers will be participating in at least four different lab activities during this session. Come with an open mind and leave with some fantastic ideas on how to enrich your existing chemistry program! This is a must-attend session for all science teachers.


SC33 Transitioning to IBL/PBL? What Could Go Wrong!?
Kris Moroski, RETSD

Level: 9-12
For those that are just beginning to wade into the waters of IBL or PBL. I will share my successes and pitfalls that I have faced and give ample time for questions and collaboration.


SC34 Biofuel : How Mushroom Can Save the World?
Lucie Xa & Claude Lachance, Bio-Rad Laboratories (Canada)

Level: 9-12, College
Need to teach enzyme reaction, but want to catch interest from students? Try Bio-Rad biofuel enzyme reactions for AP Biology. With rising greenhouse gases, scientists look to nature for a biofuel solution. In this hands-on workshop, you will use mushrooms for their cellobiase activity. This enzyme is an engine for cellulosic biofuel production. Use the inquiry-based approach to extract enzyme, test activity, design experiments and identify the best mushroom species that can help the planet be greener.


SC35 Medical Physics & 3D Printing for Surgical Applications
Daniel Rickey, CancerCare Manitoba (drickey@cancercare.mb.ca)

Level: 9-12
Over the past three years medical physicists have taken a lead role in implementing 3D printing within Manitoba’s healthcare. This presentation will focus on our experiences using 3D printing technology for surgeries in cancer and trauma patients. There will also be discussion on how anatomic models are generated from medical images. Warning: graphic medical images will be shown.


SC36 Waves & Resonance
Brian Dentry, Faculty of Education, University of Manitoba

Level: 9-12
Waves & Resonance (Grade 11): Waves are a powerful model for describing nature. Come explore a new classroom resource from Perimeter Institute that introduces your students to the power of waves through a series of hands-on activities that explore wave interference, sonar, earthquakes, hearing and gravitational waves.
The Waves resource looks at how the wave model is found in many places.
The activities include:
1. Wave Interference and Noise-reduction technology,
2. Sonar and ultrasound,
3. Earthquakes,
4. Resonance and Hearing,
5. Gravitational Waves, and a Design Challenge.


SC37 Physics & Astronomy Demos on the Cheap
Juliette Mammei & Danielle Pahud, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manitoba (Jmammei@physics.umanitoba.ca)

Level: 9-12
Learn how you can use exciting demos to motivate your students, using inexpensive and easily available materials.

1:30-3:30 Two Hours

SC38 The Science of Human Milk and Its Influence On Lifelong Health
Meghan Azad & Michelle La, University of Manitoba, & TBD, WRHA (meghan.azad@umanitoba.ca)

Level: General Repeated Session
In this session, Dr. Azad will discuss the fascinating bioactive components of human milk, and explain their role in the prevention of chronic diseases like asthma, allergies, and obesity. Dr. Azad’s team will provide and demonstrate learning activities developed for students at different grade levels, and discuss how educating students about human milk could help build societal support for breastfeeding. An optional focus group (1 hr) will take place after the presentation where teachers can share their opinions about integrating breastfeeding education into the school curriculum. Teachers will receive a small honorarium for participating in the focus group. Dr. Meghan Azad is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Child Health at the University of Manitoba. She holds a PhD in Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, and completed postdoctoral training in Epidemiology and Pediatrics. Her research program is focused on the role of maternal and infant nutrition in the development and prevention of childhood obesity and allergic disease. Dr. Azad co-leads the Manitoba site of the Canadian Healthy Infant Longitudinal Development (CHILD) Study (www.canadianchildstudy.ca), a national pregnancy cohort following 3500 children to understand how early life experiences shape lifelong health.


SC39 Using Scientific Inquiry to Support and Develop Inquiring Minds in Middle Years
Michelene Reiniger, Manitoba Education and Training (michelene.reiniger@gov.mb.ca)

Level: 5-8
Are your students inquiring during scientific inquiry? In this workshop, we will examine theory, research, and pedagogy to ensure students minds stay on while their hands are on.


SC40 Megawatts & Marbles
Nusraat Masood, Jill Lauteschlager, Mahalia Lepage & Michelle Carriere, WISE Kid-Netic Energy

Level: 6-12 Repeated Session
Play a game to learn about renewable energies and how they integrate to traditional power grids. Can you keep power to your town?


SC41 Activities for teaching Grade 10 Chemistry
Kevin Kitching, Springfield Collegiate (kkitching@sunrisesd.ca)

Level: 9-12 Repeated Session
This session will provide ideas and activities for teaching the grade 10 chemistry unit conceptually. It will provide the opportunity for you to try out some exciting demos and labs related to content in the unit. Seeing demos on You-tube is good; trying them out yourself is definitely better!

1:30-2:30 One Hour

SC42 Making Cluster 0 Work for you at The Manitoba Museum
Kevin Mogk, Manitoba Museum (manitobamuseum.ca)

Level: General
Join Kevin Mogk for a discussion on how to make the most of your field trip to the Manitoba Museum. He will bring some tricks and tips for using cluster 0 to your advantage to keep the excitement and learning going during self guided exploring of the Science Gallery or Museum and ideas on how to keep the excitement going afterwards in the classroom. Bring your own ideas and share, genius never happens in a vacuum.


SC43 FiSci: Science & Engineering in Action
Leila Pullum, Senior Implementation Manager, Everfi (lpullum@everfi.com)

Level: 5-8 Repeated Session
Come explore EVERFI’s cost-free STEM resources. This session will give you an overview of the resources, the online & offline content, registration and ways to implement.


SC44 Geology and Mathematics 2
Jeff Young, University of Manitoba

Level: 6-12
We will do activities using mathematics to better understand geologic structures such as folds and faults.


SC45 Orion Splashdown
Maria Nickel, Ecole Stonewall Centennial School (marianickel@shaw.ca)

Level: 6-12
The engineers in training will design and construct a watertight capsule that will protect the team’s astronaut from water infiltration. The capsule must also be buoyant. Learn how to use the Design Engineering Process to create your capsule.


SC46 So That Did Not Go As Planned… Time to Collaborate.
Kris Moroski, RETSD

Level: 9-12
For those that have been working with IBL and PBL but are unsure of how to break through when it feels like the structure and culture of school are continually getting in the way. I will share strategies tried, failed, and yet to be attempted to help get the collaboration started.


SC47 Become a GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) Investigator! PART 2
Lucie Xa & Claude Lachance, Bio-Rad Laboratories (Canada)

Level: 9-12, College Part 1 at 10:30 a.m. (SC24)
In this second part, we will run an electrophoresis of our PCR product obtained in part 1 and see if our food does really contain GMO or not. Are GMO a good thing or not? Regardless of where you stand in the GM debate, aren’t you curious to know which foods you eat are GM foods? Part 1 is recommended if you want to see how we extract DNA from food to perform the test.


SC48 The Mystery of Dark Matter
Noah Joseph. Miles Macdonell Collegiate

Level: 9-12
We will explore the Perimeter Institute’s resource the Mystery of Dark Matter. We will define what is dark matter, how we know it exists, and show evidence of its existence.


SC49 Physics & Astronomy at the U of M
Stephen Pistorius & Bob Stamps, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manitoba (Stephen.Pistorius@umanitoba.ca)

Level: 9-12
Panel Discussion where we will discuss what we do at the Department of Physics and Astronomy and listen to what teachers tell us about their students.


SC50 Gravitational Waves
Heidi Werner, St. James Collegiate

Level: 9-12
A classroom activity prepared by LIGO that allows students to looks at G-wave data and act like research physicists!

2:30-3:30 One Hour

SC51 Meteorites
Jeff Young, University of Manitoba

Level: 4-12
A review of meteorites, how they are identified, and the meteorite collection at the University of Manitoba.


SC52 Science and Global Citizenship
Jessica Harper, BC Centre for Disease Control (www.kidsboostimmunity.com)

Level: 6-12
Kids Boost Immunity (KBI) fits within this aim. KBI is a free, online educational resource for teachers providing quizzes based on short web lessons and videos aimed at raising health, science and socials literacy. KBI has over 30 lessons that teach students about topics such as the immune system, when to use antibiotics, the vaccines students receive in school, and the human rights issue of global inequality related to childhood immunization. KBI enables students to be global citizens by pairing learning with a global reward: the chance to earn vaccines for children in support of UNICEF.


SC53 Using Pseudoscience to Teach Scientific Thinking
Jim Clark, University of Winnipeg (j.clark@uwinnipeg.ca)

Level: 9-12
The session will describe examples of pseudoscience (e.g., ESP, healing touch) and how these can be used to help students develop the kinds of critical thinking skills used by scientists.


SC54 Beyond the Atom – Remodeling Particle Physics
Noah Joseph. Miles Macdonell Collegiate

Level: 9-12
We will be exploring the Beyond the Atom – Remodeling Particle Physics resource from the Perimeter Institute. We will look at the standard model, the particle zoo, and use bubble chamber data to predict the formation of particles.


SC55 Discussion Group for Teachers of Advanced Physics
Jen Piasecki & Dan Colonval (Fort Richmond Collegiate)

Level: 9-12
Come meet and share with fellow advanced physics teachers. Possible topics for discussion include lab activities, PD opportunities, course structure and exam preparation.

***NEW Sessions

SC56 Teaching About Electricity (OFF-SITE, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) ***NEW***
Jehu Peters, Manitoba Hydro

Location: Manitoba Electrical Museum at 680 Harrow Street
Level: 9 (maximum 20 participants)
In this all-day workshop sponsored by Manitoba Hydro, teachers will learn to use material to address the outcomes of the grade nine science electricity unit. The workshop is presented by Jehu Peters, a teacher in Seven Oaks School Division. This workshop was designed by Don Metz, University of Winnipeg, and an outcome based module written by Don is included.


SC57 Let’s Talk Science Outreach Program at the University of Manitoba ***NEW***
Matsya Thulasiram, Let’s Talk Science

Level: General (11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.)
Let’s Talk Science is a national, non profit organization that strives to promote science literacy through the use of hands-on science activities. In this session, one of our own University of Manitoba Site Coordinators will discuss and demonstrate several activities that are commonly requested in the classroom, and discuss how Let’s Talk Science programs can enhance your classroom!


SC 58 IISD-ELA: Opportunities for Classroom and Field-based Education in Freshwater Science ***NEW***
Pauline Gerrard, Deputy Director, & Angela Reeves, Outreach and Education Officer, IISD-ELA

Level: 4-12 (10:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m.) Repeated
As IISD-ELA’s education and outreach program continues to grow, learn about in class presentation and activity opportunities suited to your grade level and overnight stays filled with freshwater activities out at IISD-Experimental Lakes Areas in northwestern Ontario! In addition, learn about future resources for educators that are in the works for the 2019 academic year!


SC59 IISD-ELA: Opportunities for Classroom and Field-based Education in Freshwater Science ***NEW***
Pauline Gerrard, Deputy Director, & Angela Reeves, Outreach and Education Officer, IISD-ELA

Level: 4-12 (11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.) Repeated
As IISD-ELA’s education and outreach program continues to grow, learn about in class presentation and activity opportunities suited to your grade level and overnight stays filled with freshwater activities out at IISD-Experimental Lakes Areas in northwestern Ontario! In addition, learn about future resources for educators that are in the works for the 2019 academic year!


SC60 IISD-ELA: Opportunities for Classroom and Field-based Education in Freshwater Science ***NEW***
Pauline Gerrard, Deputy Director, & Angela Reeves, Outreach and Education Officer, IISD-ELA

Level: 4-12 (1:30 p.m. -2:30 p.m.) Repeated
As IISD-ELA’s education and outreach program continues to grow, learn about in class presentation and activity opportunities suited to your grade level and overnight stays filled with freshwater activities out at IISD-Experimental Lakes Areas in northwestern Ontario! In addition, learn about future resources for educators that are in the works for the 2019 academic year!


SC61 IISD-ELA: Opportunities for Classroom and Field-based Education in Freshwater Science ***NEW***
Pauline Gerrard, Deputy Director, & Angela Reeves, Outreach and Education Officer, IISD-ELA

Level: 4-12 (2:30 p.m. -3:30 p.m.) Repeated
As IISD-ELA’s education and outreach program continues to grow, learn about in class presentation and activity opportunities suited to your grade level and overnight stays filled with freshwater activities out at IISD-Experimental Lakes Areas in northwestern Ontario! In addition, learn about future resources for educators that are in the works for the 2019 academic year!

Registration

REGISTRATION INFORMATION:  https://stammtspdday2018.eventbrite.ca

Registration available online September 1st – October 19th, 2018

For NEW, CANCELLED or FULL sessions, visit the STAM website at: www.stam.mb.ca

REGISTRATION/MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION
***PLEASE READ CAREFULLY***

Sessions are reserved at the time of registration. A limited number of spaces for sessions may be available for STAM members only at the registration desk (Westwood Collegiate only) on Friday, October 19th, 2018. If you would like to attend a particular session, please register early. Changes to the program may be viewed on the STAM website: www.stam.mb.ca

STAM Membership 2018-2019*
General $20.00
Full-time student $20.00

*Please note membership fees may be paid in conjunction with the conference fee.
Membership includes:
• Reduced SAGE conference fees
• Reduced science workshop/in-service fees


Early Bird Full Day Conference Fees (before October 1st) & Full Day Conference Fees (Oct. 1st – 19th)
STAM Member $40.00 / $50.00
Non-Member $59.00 / $69.00
*Full-time student (non-member) $35.00/$45.00
*(free with STAM membership)


Early Bird Half Day Conference Fees (before October 1st) & Half Day Conference Fees (Oct. 1st – 19th)
STAM Member $20.00 / $30.00
Non-Member $39.00 / $49.00
*Full-time student (non-member) $20.00 / $30.00

*NOTE: There is no charge for students who are STAM members (including those who pay for their membership at time of registration). Please show student card at Registration Desk.


Lunch (NOT AVAILABLE AT OFF-SITE SESSIONS) $19
(Lunch tickets may NOT be available for purchase at the conference. Tickets must be pre-ordered with your conference registration.)

NOTE: For regular STAM members, your total early bird cost for the conference, including a STAM membership, is $60.00. For students who pay for a STAM membership, your total early bird cost is $20.00 (for the STAM membership – no charge for conference).


On-Site Registration October 19th 8:00 -10:00 a.m.
On-site registration is available for STAM members only. Memberships may be purchased on-site.
On-site payment may be cash, cheque or credit card.

• Please go to the STAM website at www.stam.mb.ca and follow the link for online registration.
• Please check website for session updates on new, full and cancelled sessions.
• Conference fees and STAM memberships are non-refundable.
• Registration is on a first-come basis and many sessions will fill up quickly.


Urban Prairie Cuisine
HOT LUNCH BUFFET – $19
11:30-1:30
Join us for a delicious
buffet luncheon, including:
A variety of salads
Carved beef sirloin with wild mushroom and chutneys
Garlic basil cream grilled chicken
Baby herbed potatoes
Assorted veggies
Rolls and dessert
Lunch must be pre-purchased


Exhibitor Displays
Gymnasium
9:00 – 2:30

Nutrition Breaks
8:00 – 9:00
10:00-10:30
Please bring water bottles/coffee mugs.

Sponsored by APEGM


STAM AGM
Awards and Reception
3:30-4:15 p.m. (Cafeteria)

Recognize and celebrate excellence in science education. Connect with science colleagues from around the province and beyond. Share a brief history in a year of STAM.
New members welcome to join the STAM Board.
Win prizes!

EVERYONE WELCOME