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Two separate sessions are being presented. You can attend one or both sessions. In the first hands-on session, participants will simulate the transit method of finding exoplanets by looking at star dimming. This activity uses accessible materials and shows students how scientists look for habitable planets outside our solar system. In the second session, participants will learn how students use the scientific method to make concrete samples and test them for strength. Students love doing this while learning about a natural resource important to Iowa. Student-made concrete samples will be shared. Appropriate for both Earth and Physical Sciences.


DeEtta Anderson, Center Point Urbana High School Science Teacher

  • Session: Morning #1
  • Title: : Make Science Concrete!
  • Date: April 1, 2022
  • Time: 10:45 - 11:20 a.m.
  • Location: McCollum Science Hall 118, University of Northern Iowa

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