In one room, teachers observed the phases of the moon using simple foam balls on sticks as they circled a single light bulb. And in rooms all around Lexington Center, presenters used everything from a giant Slinky to a syringe to a bag of marshmallows to show science teachers ways to engage their students.
In other words, it was a typical day at the Kentucky Science Teachers Association’s annual conference.
The group held its 43rd annual meeting Nov. 3-5 in Lexington, diving into a schedule of 110 presentations, workshops and activities. Teachers also heard from keynote speaker Joe Krajcik, who served as the lead writer for the Next Generation Science Standards, and from Kentucky Education Commissioner Stephen L. Pruitt, who addressed the group at the end of his third week on the job.
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