Social Justice Science Issues in your Classroom
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. Note: Session one and two will be covering the same content.
Ms.Hike is currently working on her doctoral research on microaggressions in science education.
About the Teacher
George Westinghouse College Prep
Nina Hike has worked in Chicago Public Schools for more than 20 years as a science teacher and department chair. She is currently finishing her doctoral research on systemic racism in education.