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Chemistry for the Next Generation

  • November 09, 2016
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Double Tree Hotel Portland, 1000 NE Multnomah Street, Portland, Oregon, 97232
  • 8


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Engineering design plays a prominent role in the NGSS as seen in the engineering standards themselves to the discipline specific standards that indicate students should “design a solution.” 

This session aims to utilize knowledge of thermodynamics to build a product that uses chemical energy to produce a temperature change-a hot or cold pack. During this hands on workshop, participants will engage in how to utilize the practice of inquiry to collect data that will then inform their design of a hot/cold pack. The first stage involves testing a variety of chemicals to determine experimental heat of solutions or reactions. This is followed by designing a hot/cold pack with the criteria and constraints in mind. Finally, participants will build out their prototype and test it to see if it meets the criteria.

Presenters: Jomae Sica, Forest Grove High School and Lori Lancaster, Oregon Science Teachers Association

Four (4) PDU's will be provided to attendees.

This event is open to everyone, OSTA Member or not.

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Carolyn Clontz, OSTA Registrar

2324 NE Shadow Brook Place

Bend, OR 97701

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