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.

Crime Scene Investigations? Whodunit

Learn how to support your students in thinking like a detective as they investigate evidence from simulated crime scenes and hone-in on a wide
range of science concepts and skills.

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.

Coding for Junior Engineers

Coding in the early years is growing rapidly in popularity as more and more parents and educators see that it is an important 21st century skill best taught early and often. In this session, you’ll learn some simple, effective ways to start your own coding classes and clubs, while attempting to provide advice on academic approach, curricula, and other resources.

A STEM Approach to Engineering Design with Wind Turbines

Plan, build, test, and refine your designs to engineer your very own wind turbine. With science and STEM focused lessons you will learn how to use the engineering design process to engage your students in concepts of electromagnetism and voltage and their application to real-world phenomena.

Enchanted Engineers: Using Fairytales to teach STEM concepts

Once upon a time, fairy tales were for the very young. They were read at bedtime or watched in Disney movies. However, in a true to life “happily ever after” scenario, fairy tale literature is experiencing a revival these days. As educators, we understand the time crunch we face daily to “get it all in.” Why not teach skills simultaneously? In this workshop, we will focus on how to integrate fairy tales and STEM challenges. It will contain examples of tiered lessons, STEM challenge activities, step-by-step guides for setting up a classroom, and how to complete a fairy tale STEM challenge.

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