CSATS Saturday Science 2014 Workshops

All workshops are FREE to teachers and include a free continental breakfast and lunch.  Act 48 credits are available for $10.00 and each workshop is held at Penn State – University Park from 9:00 am - 2:30 pm.  Come join us and leave with the knowledge, skills, and resources needed to introduce your students to various science concepts! 

Workshops are aligned to the PA Science and Technology, and Engineering Education Standards and the NGSS.  CSATS thanks the Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium for their generous financial support of these workshops.

Check out all the offerings and register soon!  For more information about the CSATS workshops, visit http://csats.pspm.outreach.psu.edu/projects/csats-saturday-science-works...

The Art of Science:  Evolution and the ERTH’s Dinosaur Zoo – Julianne Snider and Leah Bug

Feb 22, 2014

CSATS is teaming up with the Center for the Performing Arts at University Park and the EMS Museum to provide a creative way to incorporate art into the sciences.  Dinosaurs and space, kids’ favorite topics!  Learn about evolution and the fossil record, participating in activities which you can use in the classroom, including activities related to the show! One participating teacher will be selected for free matinee admission for one class (25 students) and partial bussing stipend support for the event on Monday, April 7, 2014.

Renewable Energy Resources:  Bioenergy and Bioproducts – Dan Ciolkosz and Matt Johnson

March 22, 2014

Sustainable solutions to global energy demands is a hot topic in both research today and classroom.  One set of solutions uses living things around us like plants to produce liquid fuels and biodegradable consumer products.   Learn about the strategies researchers are using to develop these technologies and create some of these bioproducts with us!

Solar System Modeling – Kevin Luhman & Leah Bug

April 5, 2014

Space and dinosaurs, kids’ favorite topics!  Join Kevin Luhman in learning more about our solar system and how models can help students explain the motion patterns of the sun, moon and stars.  Participate in hands-on activities which can be used in the classroom to deepen student’s understanding of our solar system, as well as the technological advances which have led to important discoveries. 

Nuts about Chestnuts: How do you Save a Tree or Plant Species?  – Sarah Fern and Leah Bug

May 11, 2014

What happens when a plant species almost disappears?  Learn more about the interdependent relationships in ecosystems as we tour the Arboretum, learning about trees and plants.  We will focus on the American chestnut the science behind saving this once “king of the forest”.  Come join us to learn more about ecosystems, the structure and function of plants, and activities which can be used in the classroom