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MnSTA Virtual Professional Learning Opportunities for 8th Grade Physical Science

MnSTA is excited to announce a NEW series of virtual professional learning opportunities for members this spring. These trainings are designed to support 8th grade teachers transition to the new Physical Science Standards. Highlights include:

  • Four sessions from Feb - April
  • NGSS Focused
  • Free for members
  • CEU's available
  • Come to all or any that fit your schedule

Join us to engage in professional development with other MnSTA members!  Consider meeting in a common space to participate in the training together.  Science sense-making is best done in teams, and is always more fun with partners!

Have colleagues that aren't members? All sessions are free for members!

Non-members can register for $30 per session. Or encourage colleagues to join MnSTA - for $25 per year, and access to this and other PD opportunities are FREE!

Feb 11th • Chemical Reactions/Matter

Feb 25th • Thermal Energy

March 11th • Forces

April 1st • Sound


NON-Member Information: If you would like to become a member of MnSTA for an annual fee of $25, and complete any or all of these registration for FREE as a member, please Join MnSTA here and then return to this registration!


Additional Information:

  • Participants will walk through how a unit might be structured using Open Sci-Ed as a model.
  • A list of easy to access materials will be sent prior to the meeting with a portion of the meeting dedicated to a hands-on investigation.
  • Science content will be focused at grade-level knowledge with additional resources available.