Free Webinars for Educators

Get a firsthand look at our newest offerings. Savvas' free webinars provide ideas and inspiration for educators. Join authors and experts as they showcase new Savvas Learning Company programs, resources, and practices. Available live and on-demand. Thank you for exploring with us!

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Sep 29, 2020
3:00 PM EST
COVID-19 and Other Dangerous Viral Diseases: Where do they come from? How can we fight them? ›
SARS-CoV-2 is the newest viral threat to humanity, following HIV, SARS, MERS, and flu strains like the one that caused the 1918 pandemic. Why are some viruses so deadly? How do new ones arise and spread? Can we draw from experience to defeat this one? This webinar puts coronaviruses in context, discovering many topics you will soon cover in your biology course - genetics, ecology, evolution, and immunology.
Sep 29, 2020
5:00 PM EST
Reading Instruction Based on Science (K-5) ›
This introductory workshop will build on what you know and provide insight into goals for additional learning!
Sep 30, 2020
3:00 PM EST
Is There Anyone Out There? ›
Space and planetary sciences have reached an exciting crossroads in the question of whether or not there might be other civilizations of alien life forms elsewhere in the universe. NASA missions such as the Kepler telescope have confirmed the existence of thousands of planets around other suns, and many have Earth-like conditions. At the same time, research has shown the large numbers of “Goldilocks” conditions that had to work out just right for life to exist on Earth, and even then it took 4.5 billion years for life to evolve to state that it could make satellites to explore this question. In the words of Arthur Clarke, “Sometimes I think we’re alone in the universe, and sometimes I think we’re not. In either case, the idea is quite staggering.”
Oct 01, 2020
3:00 PM EST
A Mouthful of Chemistry ›
Did you know that your teeth dissolve in your mouth? It’s not pleasant to think about, but demineralization (dissolving) and remineralization (precipitation) are ongoing processes that have a big impact on oral health. The combination of chemicals in toothpaste are chosen to not only clean teeth but also to protect them from the demineralization process by making them less soluble. Come learn about how solubility equilibria and Le Châtelier’s Principle play a role in keeping your teeth intact.
Oct 05, 2020
3:00 PM EST
Evolution. How strong is the evidence? ›
More than 160 years have passed since Charles Darwin published his theory of Evolution by Natural Selection. He wrote his book "On the Origin of Species" without any knowledge of Genetics, Biochemistry, or Molecular Biology, and at a time when very little was known about the fossil record of life in the past. Did he get it right? We'll take a look at where the theory stands today in the light of 21st century science, and we will pay special attention to the remarkable evidence for evolution that can be found in the human genome itself.
Oct 07, 2020
3:00 PM EST
How Science Education Can Promote Antiracism and Social Justice ›
The prejudices of systemic racism are unfortunately part of all aspects of modern society, and science and engineering are not immune from this. Incorrect old ideas about racial prejudice were initially founded in poor biological science...
Oct 12, 2020
3:00 PM EST
Science and the Meaning of Life ›
Being a scientist is an exciting profession. The opportunity to investigate and discover the inner workings of the universe provides a deep reward that cannot be put into words. However, for many scientists, what we learn about our many connections to the world, to all living organisms, to the whole planet, to our whole galaxy, also provides an increased sense of purpose. The sense of awe and wonder at the intricacies and complexities of our very existence give many scientists a deep sense of gratitude and empathy with all other forms of life, and deep understanding of our place in the universe that even goes as far as to provide a sense of the meaning of life.
Oct 13, 2020
3:00 PM EST
Why Can’t We Walk Through Walls? ›
If we only consider the volume of the electrons, protons, and neutrons in your body, then your entire mass would be about the size of a small sugar cube. Your body is mostly empty space. However, everything about you seems pretty solid. When you lean against a wall, you don’t fall through the wall. Why can’t you walk through walls? We’ll explore this surprisingly complex question that crosses both chemistry and physics.
Oct 13, 2020
5:00 PM EST
Teaching Practices for Lifelong Learners (K-5) ›
Creating lifelong learners is one way to equip students for success in school and beyond. Built on research, the practices in this session provide teachers with practical ways to engage students and build habits of lifelong learners. Attendees will receive materials and instruction that they can use in their classrooms immediately.
Oct 13, 2020
5:00 PM EST
Teaching Practices for Lifelong Learners (6-12) ›
Creating lifelong learners is one way to equip students for success in school and beyond. Built on research, the practices in this session provide teachers with practical ways to engage students and build habits of lifelong learners. Attendees will receive materials and instruction that they can use in their classrooms immediately.
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On-Demand Experience Kinematics: Using Multiple Representations to Understand the Motion of “sailing stones” ›
Long trails terminated by heavy rocks called “sailing stones”
On-Demand Teaching Strategies for Off-Campus Learning with the LEARN Series ›
With uncertain access to on-campus labs and textbooks, the LEARN series of books provides a fully online option for students to learn anywhere- even using their cell phones! Learn how to implement this curriculum in a traditional, hybrid or fully online course.
On-Demand Reimagining the Automotive Classroom: Teaching in the World of Covid ›
In this time of distance and remote learning, this presentation covers flexible curriculum, student engagement, classroom and lab space management. The focus is less technical and more classroom management.
On-Demand Science Denial: What can you do about it? ›
Science matters! Scientific data and perspectives should help inform economic decisions, guide government policy, and improve health and security. Yet denial and politicization of science is everywhere. Coronavirus. Evolution. Climate change. Vaccination. GMOs. We will briefly review what science is and how it works, analyze the causes of science denial, and discuss what you can do about it.
On-Demand Modeling a Sneeze: Kinematics in Pictures ›
Social distancing recommendations specify we keep at least 2 meters away from each other. Why? To answer this question, we’ll simulate and model the trajectory of particles in a sneeze. Using pictures and graphs, instead of blindly plugging numbers into equations, we’ll solve what is essentially a projectile problem. We’ll also learn about distributions while determining the average force and energy exerted during a sneeze.
On-Demand The Adaptable Human Body ›
The human body is equipped with remarkable systems to defend and recover against harm and maintain homeostasis. Let’s discover and investigate these complex systems and feedback methods that work together to maintain homeostasis in the human body and apply it to the public health issues of today.
On-Demand Biosphere II: What makes a scientific failure? ›
Learn about our Biosphere I – The Earth – while engaging in the interesting tale of Biosphere II. Biosphere II didn’t meet the goals it set out to achieve, but was it a failure? Well, yes. But also, no! In this workshop, you’ll use hands-on learning, digital explorations, data analysis, and print resources to gather evidence and apply learning to form your own conclusions.
On-Demand Intermolecular Attractions: Not As Romantic As It Sounds ›
Let’s explore the intermolecular forces between covalent bonded molecules! It’ll be more fun than it sounds with hands-on and digital experiences to bring the subject to life. In the end, we’ll apply what we’ve learned to everyone’s favorite molecule, H20!
On-Demand How Does Soap “Destroy” Coronaviruses?: Modeling Lipid Bilayers ›
Just like the cells that make up our bodies, coronaviruses are surrounded by a membrane made up of phospholipid bilayers. This membrane is similar to a soap bubble, which consists of water sandwiched between little polar soap molecules. Using a bubble as a model, we’ll learn how washing your hands with soap and the alcohol from hand sanitizer can disrupt a coronavirus, essentially popping its “bubble”.
On-Demand Ten Ways the Earth is Dangerous To Humans ›
We are currently in the midst of one of the worst pandemics of this generation, but it is important to remember that there are also many non-biological catastrophes that nature can throw at us and that a large reason that our global population has grown so large so fast (now approaching 8 billion) is that Earth has been relatively quiet for the past two centuries. In this presentation, Professor Wysession will take us through a Top-10 list of Earth and planetary events such as supervolcanoes, asteroid impacts, magnetic field reversals, massive underwater avalanches, and enormous solar flares that have significantly impacted life in the past and could do so again in the future.