FHSU faculty, students make presentations at state conference of science teachers

HAYS, KS -- Fort Hays State University faculty members Dr. Paul Adams, Anschutz professor of education and professor of physics, Dr. Zdeslav Hrepic, assistant professor of physics, and Dr. Germaine Taggart, associate professor of teacher education, and several FHSU students attended the annual Kansas Association of Teachers of Science (KATS) Conference held April 22-24 at Rock Spring 4H Center.

This year’s theme was "The Power of Inquiry in the Classroom." While attending the conference, both FHSU faculty and students gave various presentations:

" Investigating Science-Health and Nutrition," presented by Taggart; Adams; Nancy Kraft, of the Kansas Parent Involvement Resource Center; and FHSU students Christina Jacquart, Salina senior, Pam Goheen, Hays special student, Crystal Dunlap, Stockton senior, and Heidi Zeigler, Natoma senior.

" Graphing velocity: Using Technology to Make an Abstract Concept Concrete," presented by Hrepic.

" Science Foldables," presented by Taggart and students from the Math and Science Methods class.

" Video Capture of Motion," presented by Adams and Cheryl Shepherd-Adams of Hays High School.

" Storytelling Science," presented by Adams and FHSU students Melodie Bock, Cawker City senior, Erin Murray, Salina senior, and Claire Dailey, Garden City special graduate student.

" Science Investigations-Inventions," presented by Adams, Taggart and Murray.

Taggart was also elected vice-president of KATS and Adams was elected to the KATS Board.

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