2017 WSST Conference


  • Olympia Conference Center 1350 Royale Mile Road Oconomowoc, WI, 53066 United States

Stop by Booth #1 and learn more about our leading K-8 science curricula. 
EXHIBITS WILL BE OPEN ON THURSDAY, MARCH 16 FROM 4-6 P.M. &
FRIDAY, MARCH 17 FROM 9 A.M.- 3 P.M.

Workshop Offerings:

“Modeling: Can I Believe My Eyes?“

As one of the scientific practices embedded within the NGSS, developing and using models is an important piece of the future of science instruction.  Models allow our students to imagine the unseen, make predictions, ask questions and develop further investigations.  This presentation from the Investigating and Questioning With Science and Technology (IQWST) curriculum based on the NGSS asks teachers to put themselves in their student’s position while observing the phenomenon of optical illusions.  Participants will then develop a model to show their idea of how we see things, apply this model to new phenomena,  and then critique, modify and reapply it. This will allow teachers to help guide students toward a strong understanding of a scientific concept through observation and discovery.  Leave with a sample lesson and strategies to implement practices and pedagogies that increase student achievement.

Friday, March 17 - 2:00PM
Room:  Illinois A
Presenter: Dr. Karen Mesmer