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October’s workshop comes to us virtually from the Chemistry classroom and includes an example unit!
Ms. Nina Hike (CPS, George Westinghouse College Prep) will help you introduce a social justice science issue to existing curricula, brainstorming how to connect science with students’ lived experiences. Ms. Hike will also share an example chemistry unit she developed for her students that allows them to investigate local and national Environmental Racism issues and Elements. Students develop and use chemistry models to make sense of scientific principles and vocabulary words and the socio-economic factors that led to environmental pollution disproportionately having a negative impact on communities of color. Materials will be shared with attendees so they may adapt the lessons for use with their students.
Ms.Hike is currently working on her doctoral research on microaggressions in science education.
If you have ever attended a workshop with us, you are eligible to borrow a demo version of our Baxter Boxes. You will receive a single set of equipment (e.g. 1 of each size pipette, 1 gel box, 1 thermocycler) and an entire classroom set of lab reagents (e.g. PCR supplies for 8 lab groups) to play around with at home.Learn More