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November 12, 2020 01:00 PM EST - November 12, 2020 01:30 PM EST
Come enjoy some mental gymnastics and fun critical thinking exercises. All you need is a sheet of paper, a ruler, scissors, pencil and your imagination. This series of virtual learning sessions will focus on developing problem-solving skills, use intuitive thinking and practice your ability to follow directions. We’ll discover ways of connecting science with mathematics as we explore mathematical shapes, engage in visual thinking, and participate in an engineering design challenge.
The Paper Cylinder Contest is a simple engineering design task that you can try and then challenge your friends to make better. Download the Presentation Handout ›
Michael Comer, currently the Director of Science Marketing at Savvas Learning, began his teaching career as a middle school science teacher in Dobbs Ferry, NY. His expertise is in providing rich and meaningful classroom experiences linking the facets of inquiry teaching with hands-on learning. He has presented internationally, training science teachers in STEM educational practices from the Middle East to the Far East, including a two-year Professional Development series for Master Science Teachers in Bangkok, Thailand for the Institute for the Promotion of Science and Technology.
Michael has authored four books-Developing Visual Literacy in Science K-8, STEM Lesson Essentials and STEM Lesson Guideposts and STEM Teaching and Learning in the K-2 Classroom.