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Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving with The Martian

December 7, 2016 @ 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM

|$ 5.00
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Presenters: Germania Solórzano & Steven Bonono A fictional account of an astronaut stranded on Mars, The Martian, draws upon many topics and experiments covered in the high school sciences. Astronaut Watney’s journey provides a template for the critical thinking problem-solver: decomposing major issues into manageable pieces, brainstorming and analyzing several (seemingly) possible solutions, and making plenty of mistakes while learning critical lessons from them. We’ll read excerpts from the book and pair them with similar hands-on problem-solving activities that are great for science classes. Germania Solórzano has taught in a variety of classroom settings for the last 20 years. She writes, reads, and nerds out on the possibilities of the arts and sciences. Steve Bonomo has a background in Mechanical Engineering and has taught high school math and science both in the U.S. and in Tanzania as a Peace Corps Volunteer. He loves turning trash into STEM activities and connecting science to all other disciplines. Part of the CenterSpace Young Adult Literature Workshop Series 2 CPDUs Will be Given

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Date:
December 7, 2016
Time:
05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
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http://centerspace.c4cas.org

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Center For College Access and Success
770 N. Halsted, Suite 420
Chicago, IL 60642
Phone:
312.563-7208
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http://CenterSpaceEvents.c4cas.org

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Center for College Access and Success
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