Modeling molecules at the microscale
Our next Community Science Event for K-12 teachers will be held on Monday, February 29 from 4 pm to 8 pm at Baxter Lecture Hall and Winnett Lounge at Caltech. It is free to attend, with food included, and teachers from all grade levels and school districts are welcome.
The event focuses on the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) disciplinary core idea PS2: Motion and Stability – Forces and Interactions.
Prof. Thomas Miller will give a seminar on his research titled "Modeling molecules at the microscale: how computation enables the study of proteins and new battery materials." Graduate students and undergraduates from Caltech, Pasadena City College, and associated institutions will follow up by showcasing lab demonstrations and activities spanning all levels – then be available to answer questions, as teachers plan lessons that incorporate the latest science content.
- 4 pm to 4:30 pm – Badge pickup (Baxter Lecture Hall)
- 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm – Keynote seminar by Prof. Miller (Baxter Lecture Hall)
- 5:45 pm to 6:30 pm – Lesson showcase by teachers and partners (Winnett Lounge & Caltech Bookstore)
- 6:30 pm to 8 pm – Activities and demonstrations by partners (Winnett Lounge & Caltech Bookstore).
If you would like to build an activity or run a demo, register now! and make a difference in our local schools.
If you would like to participate as a teacher -- or know a teacher who would like to participate -- register now! and be part of our teaching and learning community.
We work together using SKIES, a knowledge-sharing platform that makes it easy to assemble and link media-rich units, and to teach classes in an active and constructivist way.
We hold three events per term, cycling between life sciences, earth sciences, and physical sciences. Our goal is to cover all the NGSS disciplinary core ideas over the next several years, incorporating all of the science and engineering practices and crosscutting concepts.