Dr. Curtis Varnell
Science Specialist, Guy Fenter (Western Arkansas) education service cooperative
Participates in 1 Session
Curtis is the regional science specialist for Guy Fenter (Western Arkansas) Educational Service cooperative. As such, he provides professional development and classroom assistance to over 1,000 teachers in 22 school districts. Dr. Varnell taught physical science, biology, and chemistry for more than twenty years at Paris High School, Paris, Arkansas before obtaining his doctorate in environmental dynamics at the University of Arkansas. An author of seven books and numerous articles on science education, Curtis is the father of three sons, two of whom are teachers, and two step-children. Curtis spends much of his time writing and presenting real world, hands-on lessons to teachers and students across the United States.
Sessions in which Dr. Curtis Varnell participates
- The Space Adventure
- Signup required Space Center Houston (Hosting of all events take place on-line-virtually) - Learning Innovation Center- Lab 2
- 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM | 1 hour 30 minutes
- Space Adventure is a student-centered, hands-on science lesson for grades k-2. Join the journey into space as we discover the concept of grav...
Sessions in which Dr. Curtis Varnell attends
- CAP's Free STEM Programs
- Signup required Space Center Houston (Hosting of all events take place on-line-virtually) - Saturn Club
- 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM | 1 hour 30 minutes
- From airplanes to rockets and robotics to drones, CAP provides it all to K-12 educators. Learn about how you can...
- STEAM Powered Space Challenge
- Signup required Gilruth Center - Off-Site Location (take bus) - Inspiration
- 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM | 1 hour 30 minutes
- The presenters will demonstrate how to create a STEAM multi-district collaboration for staff and competitions for students which include a culminat...
- Keynote- Dr. Alan Stern
- Signup required Space Center Houston (Hosting of all events take place on-line-virtually) - Space Center Theater
- 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM | 1 hour
- Dr. Stern is a planetary scientist, author and the principal investigator of NASA’s New Horizons mission to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt. He will p...
- Coding for Kinder
- Signup required Space Center Houston (Hosting of all events take place on-line-virtually) - Learning Innovation Center- Lab 3
- 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM | 1 hour 30 minutes
- Bee Bots are exciting little robots designed for use by young children that bring fun into the classroom while learning sequencing, counting, and d...