Resources from the (ongoing) 2017 Conference

The 20th Annual ISEA Conference is in full swing here in New Braunfels. Check out the Full Conference Program for all the schedule details and events.

We’ll be updating this page through out the conference with links to resources and information from the conference. Stay tuned for a full recap and resource share in the days following the conference. For now, here are some links and connections made up through Thursday morning.

Wednesday’s Night Structured STEM Funballoon-activity

  • Skewer a Balloon – Learn about polymers in this science activity that really seems like a magic trick.
  • Rainbow Density Columns – Make and test predictions about liquid densities with the bonus challenge mixing colors to form a rainbow.
  • Cloud in a Jar – Harness water vapor and hairspray to form a cloud in a jar.
  • Scented Smoke Rings – Use incense, a bottle, and a balloon to practice making smoke rings that any caterpillar would be impressed by.

Thanks to Erin, this year’s scholarship recipients, and the board for setting up the opening night fun!

Thursday’s Keynote: José González – Founder, Latino Outdoors

José shared many cuentos with us, and inspired us to not simplify, but to connect and amplify everyone’s message in order to invite more learners into the diverse world of science learning. Here are just a few of the gems he shared with the group:

  • Buzz Hoot Roar – A graphic driven blog that shares or explains scientific concepts in animations, pictures, and 300 words or less.
  • Aguacate Press – José’s Etsy shop, where you can find his arte.
  • Guamuchiles – a species of flowering plant in the pea family that  José grew up eating in Mexico.

Keep checking back for more updates and resources, including full slide decks from many of the fantastic presentations from this year’s conference!


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