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Welcome to the 2016 MidSchoolMath National Conference!

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Programming begins each morning at 8:15 am sharp, ending at 4:30 pm on Friday, followed by a social hour from 5:00 - 6:30 pm; and ends at 4:15 pm on Saturday.

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Saturday, February 20 • 2:45pm - 3:30pm
High Altitude Ballooning FILLING

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High altitude ballooning is an involved process that incorporates a range of math standards that can be expanded with the needs of the teacher and student. Younger students might appreciate the simple concept of buoyancy while older students might appreciate the application of the ideal gas law.

I became fascinated with high altitude ballooning after seeing a youtube video a few years ago, and conducted my own launch last May. In this session, I'll guide you through the process of a high altitude balloon launch and how the steps involved bridge all areas of math and science.

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Chris Speck

7th grade biology, APS Employee
Originally from Nebraska, I moved to Albuquerque in 1994 . Graduate of UNM, I've taught in APS for 19 years and have taught middle school biology for the last 7. My class is a general survey of biology with specific emphasis on metabolism (cellular respiration and photosynthesis... Read More →

Saturday February 20, 2016 2:45pm - 3:30pm MST
O'Keeffe Santa Fe Community Convention Center