What can science magnify?


The science classroom is the perfect place to nurture curiosity, explore the natural world, and develop strong research and critical thinking skills. Our team, which includes current and former educators with years of experience, will help you build creative approaches that incorporate STEM/STEAM, NGSS, and Phenomena best practices.

Multiple formats to fit your schedule

multiple formats to fit your schedule

Site Based

We’ll send one of our experts to your school to lead a hands-on workshop.

Live Webinars

Join us for a live presentation that includes an opportunity to ask questions.

On Demand Webinars

Watch one of our recorded workshops online whenever it’s convenient for you. Learn More.

A small sampling of our site-based workshops

Here are just some of the professional development workshops we have available. Contact us to explore all the options or discuss a customized option for your school.

Math Integration Through Inquiry-based Science

Are your students having trouble solving word problems? Do they always use the correct units? Are you struggling with how to teach unit conversion? Participants will learn the benefits of introducing dimensional analysis to middle or high school students. Compare guided inquiry to a traditional lesson and play the Conversion Chain Game.

Energy Quest: Visualizing Cell Pathways using Augmented Reality

Get ENERGIZED about teaching energy pathways with a module featuring cutting-edge Augmented Reality. Through collaborative game board play and manipulating 3D imagery with a swipe of a finger, students will be clamoring to earn 32 ATP and synthesize glucose molecules.

Phun with Physics! Kinematics and Motion Graphing

Exploring physics through mathematical models and engineering design. This workshop includes a series of demonstrations and activities designed to cover overlapping concepts between the fields of introductory physics, math (primarily algebra, trigonometry, geometry and pre-calculus) and pre-engineering principles. Graphical analysis is used to model various forms of motion including one-dimensional, two-dimensional as well as simple harmonic motion. Data will be collected and processed by workshop participants, using both equipment sets and virtual applications, in an attempt to predict the outcome of various physical phenomena. Participants will gain a wealth of experience and examples of lessons prepared for immediate classroom application.

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