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Science/Math Integration for a Sustainable Planet - Double Session

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## Alexander (Sandy) Adamson

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Effective STEM-based lessons for elementary grades can start with natural math/science integration to discover more about the world around us. This integration is critical in developing problem-based learning around real-world issues. Human ecology offers a wonderful opportunity to teach key life science concepts, such as carrying capacity in nature, natural resource use, and how humans are forever changing Earth’s landscape, habitats and biodiversity. At the same time, understanding human ecology concepts requires knowledge and practice in mathematical functions such as computation, measurement, graphical representation, statistical analysis and more.

In this hands-on workshop, participants will participate in innovative activities that illustrate the science and math behind real-world issues. Presented strategies will include creating representational models with manipulatives, cooperative group problem-solving challenges, graphing and analysis, and role-playing simulations. Participants will receive activity instructions, data charts and background reading in an electronic format that links each presented activity with Alberta’s Program of Study.

In this hands-on workshop, participants will participate in innovative activities that illustrate the science and math behind real-world issues. Presented strategies will include creating representational models with manipulatives, cooperative group problem-solving challenges, graphing and analysis, and role-playing simulations. Participants will receive activity instructions, data charts and background reading in an electronic format that links each presented activity with Alberta’s Program of Study.

Volunteer, Population Connection

I am a recently retired Alberta teacher of 30 years. I have taught Science from grades 2 to grade 11. I have spent the last half of my career in upper-elementary classes. I have been connected to Population Connection for the past decade. I am a soccer coach and an avid cyclist. I... Read More →

Saturday October 20, 2018 9:00am - 11:30am

Edmonton - Delta

Edmonton - Delta