Roseville, Calif. — March 10, 2015 — At the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) 2015 National Conference on Science Education, education leaders and science educators from across the country will discover what’s new and exciting in the world of science teaching. During the March 12–15 event at McCormick Place West in Chicago, PASCO® Scientific will host an array of events, workshops, and hands-on demonstrations to provide attendees with tips, tools, and techniques they can bring back to their classrooms to energize their instruction and spark students’ interest and performance in science.
PASCO has been a leading provider of hands-on, technology-based science solutions for K–12 and higher education since 1964. The company helps teachers engage students and bring science to life with its award-winning, standards-based content, probeware, and data collection and analysis software. PASCO’s teaching and learning solutions support core topics in biology, chemistry, earth science, environmental science, physical science, and physics, as well as middle and elementary school science. In addition, its advanced teacher guides support Advanced Placement® and International Baccalaureate® classes in biology, chemistry, environmental science, and physics.
Throughout the conference at booth #1522, PASCO Scientific will engage attendees with hands-on, inquiry-based activities and demonstrations in a wide variety of science areas. The demos will explore how to improve student performance and motivation in science with tools such as SPARKvue® data collection and analysis software, interactive SPARKlabs®, PASPORT digital sensors and probes, and PASCO teacher guides.
On March 12 and 13 in room W179B, PASCO will also present 12 hands-on, sensor-based workshops for middle and high school educators, with prize drawings at each workshop. The workshops, which will be led by science teachers and PASCO’s own science education experts, will span biology, chemistry and physics, as well as middle school science and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
On March 13 from 5:00–7:00 p.m, PASCO will host a fun and fast-paced “More Than Just Physics” event in the Skyline Ballroom. Presented by Bill Deese, Professor of Chemistry at Louisiana Tech University, and Mike Randall from the Wonders of Physics Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, this session will thrill attendees with entertaining and educational demonstrations in physics and chemistry. The first 300 attendees will receive a free T-shirt, and refreshments will be served.
In addition, at the NSTA Teacher Awards Gala on March 13, PASCO will partner with NSTA to recognize the winners of the 2015 PASCO NSTA STEM Educator Awards. The annual awards honor middle and high school educators who are implementing innovative inquiry-based, technology-infused STEM programs. This year’s gala will be held from 6:00–8:30 p.m. at the Palmer House Hotel. Then, on March 14, the three winners of the PASCO NSTA STEM Educator Awards will participate in a STEM share-a-thon from 12:30–1:30 p.m. at McCormick Place Vista, room S406A. For more information about this year’s award winners, go to: http://www.pasco.com/about/news/press-releases/2015-stem-award-winners.cfm