What’s better than teaching them science?

Letting them discover it.

Effective STEM/STEAM classes start with effective, inquiry-based science instruction. We’ll explore the latest teaching strategies, effective use of technology, and NGSS standards and 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.

Modular Robotics: Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions at K-8

Encourage inquisitiveness and unlock your students’ inner inventor with Cubelets—blocks that magnetically connect to make robots. Use the robotic operations THINK, SENSE, and ACT to solve problems, create, then design solutions. Answer questions like “What sensory input is needed to solve my design challenge?” with Cubelets!


Take a classic car and ramp experiment and combine it with technology. Extend the investigation with an engineering design problem and you have a “SAIL CAR!” See a series of fantastic inquiry based investigations that teach about basic types of friction, forces, and related motion concepts that will benefit elementary, middle AND high school science or math students.

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.

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From The Schoolyard Blog:

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  • What Are Crosscutting Concepts?

    The Crosscutting Concepts Framework, created and studied by Next Generation Science Standards, suggests that a successful science education in grades K-12 be built around concepts that unify the study of science and engineering through their common application across fields. The core […]

  • The Importance of Art Integration in the Elementary Classroom

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  • Why Early Childhood Needs STEAM

    There are few who would argue the inherent creativity and curiosity that comes naturally to early childhood learners. Not only are they experiencing the world and everything in it for the first time, but they are building the foundation for their future via the patterns and behaviors that are […]