Monthly Archives - November 2016

Portland, Oregon’s NSTA Conference November 10 & 11

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Area Conference in Portland: November 10–12, 2016
Exploring Mountains: Guiding Science Teaching
and Learning at the Oregon Convention Center

We’d love to show you all the latest tools at Booth #505 at NSTA’s Portland, Oregon conference. Stop by and Arbor Scientific’s President, Peter Rea will be in the hall to demo our latest tools in person!

Peter Rea, President of Arbor Scientific

Our new best seller is the Forces on Inclined Plane Demonstrator!

 

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We invite you to stop by our booth #418 so that you can personally see and touch many of the “Cool tools” that we have for physics, physical science and chemistry.  We will have many products on display, but the following will be featured:

  • RSpec-Explorer – View spectra live on a PC in minutes, and experience real-time spectroscopy for a fraction of the cost of like products.
  • Pendulum Wave – A unique Arbor Scientific acrylic model which consists of a series of pendula with increasing time periods. When the nine pendula are simultaneously released, they produce the effect of a wave.
  • Forces on Inclined Plane Demonstrator – A new Arbor Scientific tool that allows teachers and students to engage directly and easily with different forces and angles on an inclined plane. If you would like to have a more in-depth introduction to our Cool Tools, we invite you to attend our workshop on Force and Motion or any of our sponsored workshops described below.

Cool Tools for Force and Motion
Thursday, November 10 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Meeting Room 224

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“Buzz” Dwight Putnam (Whitesboro High School: Marcy, NY)

These engaging demos are presented by award-winning teacher Buzz Putnam. Classroom-ready activities include Stunt Car Lab, the Monkey-Hunter “problem,” the vertical vs. horizontal acceleration demo, a simple way to prove “g” is always the same, and the Human Dynamics Cart. Learn about great tools that support STEM inquiry. Lesson plans and door prizes.


SPONSORED WORKSHOPS:

Cool Tools for Sound and Waves
Thursday, November 10  1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Meeting Room 301B, Ballroom Level
Participants will see and use innovative, hands-on activities and demos related to sound and waves. Learn how to teach about waves and wave properties, sound production and propagation, wave frequency and its relationship to sound, standing waves in springs and pipes, and a lot more. Learn about great tools that support STEM inquiry. Lesson plans and door prizes.
Presenter(s): Dwight Putnam (Whitesboro High School: Marcy, NY)


Cool Tools for Electricity and Magnetism
Thursday, November 10 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Meeting Room 301B, Ballroom Level
Study the intimate relationship between electricity and magnetism as presented by award-winning teacher Buzz Putnam. These classroom-ready activities include wiggling a bulb filament 60 times/second, what a neodymium magnet and Total Cereal have in common, levitating a frog via electromagnetism, and lighting a bulb with battery/wires. Learn about great tools that support STEM inquiry. Lesson plans and door prizes.
Presenter(s): Dwight Putnam (Whitesboro High School: Marcy, NY)


Cool Tools for Light and Color
Friday, November 11 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Meeting Room 301B, Ballroom Level
Strap in for amazing light and color demos presented by award-winning teacher Buzz Putnam. These classroom-ready activities include mixing colors to cast cyan/magenta shadows, why it’s OK to eat a black strawberry, comparing yellow light from a lemon and a smartphone, and the “mirror challenge” question! Learn about great tools that support STEM inquiry. Lesson plans and door prizes.
Presenter(s): Dwight Putnam (Whitesboro High School: Marcy, NY)

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