CAST Archive

CAST 2017

Can’t leave your classroom? Let us come to you! By Sasha Orman, Texas State Aquarium
Thursday 8:00-9:00am, GRB – 381 C

Quick and Easy Science (STEM) Starters by Kristi Eschberger, Girlstart, Ellen Quigley, Girlstart, Shelby Schaefer, Girlstart
Thursday 11:30-12:30pm, GRB – 381 C

Improving Literacy and Reading Comprehension in Science Through Journal Writing (short course) by Dr. Lucinda N Sohn, Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, Dr. Lucinda Juarez, University of Texas at San Antonio, Cynthia Hopkins, Corpus Christi Independent School District
Thursday 1:00-4:00pm, Hilton Room – 337 B

Expedition Mars by Celina Terrones, Scobee Education Center at San Antonio College
Thursday 1:30-2:30pm, GRB – 381 C

A Novel Approach to Impact Biodiversity by Tracy Friday Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT)
Thursday 3:00-4:00pm, GRB – 381 C

From Hoop Gliders to Earthquake Towers – Where to Find TEKS-aligned Hands-on Activities by Tricia Berry, Women in Engineering Program at The University of Texas at Austin, Gina Higby, Women in Engineering Program at The University of Texas at Austin, Kristi Eschberger, Girlstart, and Katelyn Wamsted, Girlstart
Thursday 4:30-5:30pm, GRB – 381 C

Creating Conservation Champions! By Joanne Baptista and DeAndra Ramsey, Houston Zoo
Friday 8:00-9:00am, GRB – 381 C

10 Fantastic Force and Motion Activities for your Classroom by Christina Soontornvat, iFLY Indoor Skydiving
Friday 9:30-10:30am, GRB – 381 C

It was a Dark and Stormy Grant Proposal: How to Write Grants People Want to Read by Christina Soontornvat, Christina Soontornvat Consulting
Friday 11:00am-12:00pm, GRB – 381C

Modeling the Expanding Universe with McDonald Observatory by Dr Keely Finkelstein, McDonald Observatory at The University of Texas at Austin, Marc Wetzel, McDonald Observatory at The University of Texas at Austin, Dr. Judy Meyer, McDonald Observatory at The University of Texas at Austin
Friday 1:30-2:30pm, GRB – 381C

Excite and Engage Kids in Hands-on STEM with Free Educator Resources in English and Spanish by Joanne Baptista, Houston Zoo, Tricia Berry, Women in Engineering Program at The University of Texas at Austin, Gina Higby, The University of Texas at Austin, Katelyn Wamsted, Girlstart
Friday 3:00-4:00pm, GRB – 381C

Early Childhood Science Conversations with Bella the Begonia by Cheryl Potemkin, Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT)
Friday 4:30-5:30pm, GRB – 381 C

P.L.A.Y. (Play, Learning, Adventure, and YOU!) by Kate Unger, Houston Zoo
Saturday 8:00-9:00am, GRB – 381 C

Create a Meaningful STEM After School Program Just for Girls by Itzel Gutierrez, Girlstart, Hailey Gottardy, Girlstart
Saturday 9:30-10:30am, GRB – 381 C

Engaging High School Students in Future Water Quality Challenges by Melissa Mullins,  Baylor University Center for Reservoir and Aquatic Systems Research
Saturday 11:00am-12:00pm, GRB – 381C 

CAST 2015 

Learn how to build your own wind tunnel here:

 http://www.exploratorium.edu/pie/downloads/Wind_Tubes.pdf

Wind Tunnel Lesson Plans: http://www.howtosmile.org/record/16875

Presentations Available Online:

It was a Dark and Stormy Grant Application: How to use fiction writing techniques to write better proposals presented by Christina Soontornvat

Electrifying Curriculum Resources and All the Best Science and Math Activities presented by Nucleus Learning Network (Emily Weerts and Sarah Morris)

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