UTD TRC Science Workshops

For the 2017-2018 school year, the content goals focus on matter for grades 5-8, but all science (K–12)  are welcome to apply! Professional development will cover matter integrated into a variety of contexts and grade levels, with a focus on understanding atoms and all forms of matter conceptually. This will involve discussing common misconceptions as well as hands on investigations to delve into those misconceptions. With a focus on the 5-8 TEKS including topics such as parts of an atom, chemical reactions, distinguishing between solutions and mixtures and more, content will dive into a variety of topics that cannot always be discerned with the naked eye. An emphasis on picturing atoms along with discussing limitations of those models will guide participants into the world of matter. Professional development programming should target these needs through the use of research-based professional development approaches and associated materials.