From Seed to Tree, How Can That Be?
Plants absorb energy from the sun and produce sugars, which provide energy in a process called photosynthesis. Simple, right? Not really. In order to understand photosynthesis there is a need to understand energy transformations, light energy, and chemical energy. The workshop is designed to deepen content understandings regarding complex interactions that occur between matter and energy using inquiry, CER (Claims, Evidence, Reasoning), and ADI (Argument Driven Inquiry) pedagogy. Appropriate for teachers and facilitators. Participants can receive CPE credit
This STEM workshop focuses on content to develop a deeper understanding of how the growth of a plant is connected to chemistry and physics, not just biology. The content will be developed through research based pedagogy that has been shown to be effective in helping students and teachers learn. Investigations will be inquiry based and argument driven.
The workshop is aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and EAT, Inc. is a TEA certified professional development provider (which means you can receive CPE credit).
TEKS: The main TEKS addressed is 7.5A: Recognize that radiant energy from the Sun is transformed into chemical energy through the process of photosynthesis. However, the information and activities can be adapted to other grade levels where appropriate. Some of the additional TEKS addressed include: 5.5A, B; 5.9B, D; 6.5D; 6.9A, B,C; *7.5A; 7.6A,C; 8.5E in addition to developing abilities to do scientific inquiry in the field and classroom. and understanding complex interactions occur between matter and energy
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