Several secondary science education students from IUP presented original research on student learning at the Pennsylvania Science Teachers Association (PSTA) conference held in State College on Friday, December 5, 2014.
The PSTA works toward the advancement, improvement, and coordination of science education in all areas of science at all educational levels. Its activities include regional and state workshops, teacher resources, and professional development opportunities for science teaching, and it is affiliated with the National Science Teachers Association.
Science education students Cameron Baillie (Earth & Space Science Education), Eric Harbison (Biology Education), and Kaitlyn Robson (Biology Education) all presented research on student learning conducted during their student teaching experiences at area schools.
Victoria Stone (Middle Level Education) presented during Dr. Anne Simmons’ session entitled “Human Health & Toxicology: Lessons for Elementary Students.” Dr. Holly Travis discussed “Incorporating Inquiry: The Student-centered College Lecture.” Biology Education student Lisa Lindsey also attended the conference.
In addition to their presentations, IUP attendees enjoyed other sessions and workshops and came home with several useful items available from publishers, organizations, and science supply companies in the exhibit hall.