Massachusetts Association 
of Science Teachers

Opportunities for Teachers

  • Friday, March 22, 2019 10:07 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Save the dates--STEM Days at Fenway are May 1 and September 19.

    More information can be found on this flyer

  • Friday, March 22, 2019 10:05 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Here is information on iRobot’s annual STEM teacher recognition contest.

    Please note- these are STUDENT submitted nominations! We want to hear from the students why they are nominating their favorite STEM teacher. We’ll read them all, and pick four to honor on field at Fenway (one from each grade cohort)

  • Monday, March 11, 2019 8:12 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We offer Professional Development with a TWIST!  

    By bringing tomorrow’s science into today’s classrooms, BioBuilder’s three-day professional development workshops will impact your understanding of biology and your approach to teaching.

    Co-taught by a practicing synthetic biologist and a high school teacher, our workshops combine classroom, laboratory, and design activities that are both accessible and inspiring.

    You’ll leave with ready-to-teach lessons that bring engineering into your biology classrooms, labs, or science clubs!

    BioBuilder Educational Foundation is offering Synthetic Biology Workshops for STEM teachers around the country this summer.  

    Please join us for a workshop at the BioBuilder Learning Lab in Cambridge, MA from August 6 - 8 (9 am - 4 pm daily).

    Register Now for early bird pricing available until April 1.

    I invite you to visit our website: BioBuilder

    Scholarships are available. Questions? Please contact Carla, Director of Operations, at 

    From Kurt Ream, Direct Channel and Digital Marketing:

  • Tuesday, March 05, 2019 2:07 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Attend the Massachusetts Association of Biology Teachers Conference - Kick the Canned Lab to the Curb: Exploration, Innovation, and Rigorous Experimentation in the Classroom.   As you are aware, students learn best when they are given choices on how to investigate a scientific question.  Often this means they will blunder or fail to come up with data that makes sense to them. How can we help our students hone their scientific skills in this process?  Join our panel of speakers and workshops to find out! We hope to see you at the conference on Saturday, March 16th 2019 at Framingham State University.  Register today and join MABT or renew your membership.  

  • Wednesday, February 27, 2019 3:33 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Vermont Energy Education Program is offering a five-day Summer Institute for K-12 science teachers and science educators, August 12–16, 2019, at Lake Morey Resort, Fairlee, VT. The institute, Ambitious Instruction for Energy & Climate Action, is a week-long dive for K-12 teachers into hands-on investigations, best instructional practices, and student-driven action. Tuition includes lodging and meals, with optional graduate credits; scholarships available. 

    Get more info and register at

    Contact: Deanna Bailey,

  • Wednesday, February 27, 2019 3:31 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Giant Screen Film Molecules to the MAX! Now Streaming

    Video available on iTunes and Amazon Now

    Troy, NY (September 25, 2018) Molecules to the MAX!, an animated adventure aimed at exciting and educating kids about the world of atoms and molecules, is now available for streaming video from iTunes and Amazon. Originally released in Giant Screen and IMAX theaters, the film follows the mission of Oxy, a curious oxygen atom and her friends as they explore nanospace in a search for the secret of life.  Developed by a team of scientists, artists and animators at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), the film is scheduled for release to both streaming platforms on September 27.  For a sneak peek at the film trailer visit:

    Molecules to the MAX! was created by Rensselaer’s Molecularium® Project, an educational initiative designed to teach children about science in entertaining ways. In the film, you are transported to places no one can ever go – using state-of-the-art molecular simulations.  Kids learn about the basic atomic structures of everyday items, such as snowflakes, pennies and chewing gum, as they fly through nanospace aboard the Molecularium. Oxy, Captain of the ship, is dispatched from the Unified Field of Atoms on an expedition to discover the secret of life on Earth. Along with her crew – Hydra and Hydro, the curious hydrogen twins, and Mel, the uptight computer – they have many misadventures exploring the Earth's atmosphere, the cycle of water molecules through clouds, snowflakes and raindrops, and various common materials.

    “One of my favorite aspects of Molecules to the MAX! is getting kids really excited about science. Now that this film is even more readily accessible through streaming, families, teachers and kids can watch it at home on smart TVs, computers, and even mobile devices,” said Richard W. Siegel Ph.D, founding director of Rensselaer’s Nanotechnology Center and innovator behind the Molecularium Project.

    In addition to Molecules to the MAX!,  the Project recently launched My Molecularium, a fun, free molecule building game application, where students learn real science while they play. This fast-paced game challenges players to build a wide variety of fascinating molecules from water and vitamin C to caffeine and adrenalin. My Molecularium is available for free at the Apple App Store or Google Play today! Visit: 

    Other available educational productions include NanoSpace®, winner of the Center for Digital Education 2013 Best of the Web award, a  free online amusement park, which includes more than 25 fun, interactive and educational games, short animated films and activities, and the Digital Dome film Molecularium – Riding Snowflakes, a  23-minute, award-winning show that introduced characters Oxy, Carbón, Hydra and Mel.

    Catering to parents, teachers and homeschoolers, free educator resources for grades K-4 and 5-8 are also available on the Molecularium Project website at

  • Friday, February 15, 2019 10:51 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Introduce the STEM teachers in your district to an innovative NGSS-aligned program for grades 5-12 that uses the results of highway safety research to give students a hands-on understanding of core STEM concepts.

    The IIHS in the Classroom website is designed to help students explore the science behind what happens in a car crash — both to the car and to those inside it — and discover why some vehicles are safer than others.

    Developed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) together with award-winning science educator Griff Jones, Ph.D., the website features engaging, interactive resources to enhance lessons on key STEM concepts and practices.

    Learn more

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  • Friday, February 15, 2019 10:50 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    My name is Rob Mitchell and I am a Communications Specialist for The Beacon on, a Verizon authorized retailer.

    I’m reaching out to let you know that we are currently offering two $1,000 grants for K-12 teachers. To apply, instructors need to submit a creative lesson plan detailing how you would use Virtual Reality (VR) equipment in your classroom. 

    More information about this opportunity can be found here:

    The application deadline, May 21st, 2019, is fast approaching. If you would add this grant information to your Scholarship Page page, it would be much appreciated. We don't want any teachers missing out on this opportunity.

    If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me.

    Kind regards,

    Rob Mitchell
    Communications Specialist | The Beacon | Verizon Authorized Retailer
    206 College St. | Pineville, NC - 28134

  • Monday, January 21, 2019 7:12 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Event Name: Learning to Think About Ecosystems using the NGSS Crosscutting Themes

    Presented by: Tina Grotzer, Principal Research Scientist in Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education

    Location: Harvard Ed Portal 224 Western Ave Allston, MA 02134

    Date: February 7, 2019 4:30PM to 6:00PM

    Registration Cost: $30, scholarships and group discounts available.

    Event Description

    Helping students to learn about ecosystems presents many challenges. There are several embedded science concepts and new vocabulary to master, and the complex causal dynamics are often hard to understand. Additionally, trying to teach ecosystems concepts and dynamics in the classroom often results in reducing their authenticity and complexity. In this workshop, educators will explore how using a technology-based curriculum, EcoXPT, to teach complex causal dynamics within ecosystems helps students learn how to think about the features of environmental problems. This learning can transfer broadly to other complex science problems such as climate change or evolution, and the "thinking moves" students learn are widely applicable in science, math, and many other disciplines. While complex causal reasoning is present in the curricula across disciplines and ages of learners, this workshop will best support educators working in grades 5 through 10.  To learn more and register, click here:

  • Tuesday, January 08, 2019 3:34 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recruiting teachers and educational leaders to become CDC Science Ambassador Fellows and bring public health into their middle and high schools. Please refer to the flyer for this program for more information.

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