NSTA: the National Science Teachers Association holds conferences each year: three regional area conferences each fall, a large national conference in early spring, and a STEM forum in May. This year, I had the chance for the first time to attend a national convention and to present (twice!).
I have previously shared my Great Rock Mix Up lesson, an approach I use to bring inquiry to my classroom from the first day of school. I modified some of the information I have previously shared and added some details including the inquiry based rock cycle lab. Whether you looked at the original lesson or not, I invite you to download the resources and use them in your own classroom. I would love to hear how it works for you. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.
NSTA Great Rock Mix Up
Here are a few photos from the presentation. It was so exciting to see my presentation room fill up before the session began. I thought I was being optimistic planning for 40 participants, but before I knew it, I was out of handouts. By the time I got started, there were almost twice that many people! I encourage you to think about sharing your favorite lessons at conferences like NSTA. It is a great experience, and it it wonderful to share with fellow educators!