Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Physical Science workshop

"Physical Science Made Easy for Elementary Educators!"


Spring Workshop Event

Register now for this weekend's Professional Development Workshop! 
“Physical Science Made Easy for Elementary Educators!”
Saturday April 29, 2017
9am – 1pm
Woodland Elementary School
10 N Vine St, Milford, MA 01757

MAST & MassTEC are pleased to offer our members a co-sponsored Professional Development event this weekend to help you better understand and teach Physical Science topics within the new 2016 Science Technology / Engineering (STE) Standards.
All levels of familiarity with the 2016 MA STE standards and teaching levels are welcomed and encouraged to attend!

The workshop will run two topic strands (Forces and Motion / Light and Shadows) to support deepening educators' understanding of the content as well as exposure to and development of classroom labs and resources for each topic. The workshop is free to all MAST and MassTEC members.
To register for this Professional Development Workshop, please visit:

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Science Workshop

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Katie Clarke

Thursday, April 27 2017
at the MSSAA Office, Franklin

/Registration: 8:00 am to 8:30 am
Workshop: 8:30 am to 3:00 pm
This workshop has been designed to give K-8 teachers who teach science a deeper understanding of the content in the area of Waves.  Participants will explore scientific vocabulary associated with each standard and learn ways to introduce these terms to their students using a variety of resources including technology.  The instructor will model effective ways to teach science vocabulary while the participants learn or re-learn the content in these areas. Participants will walk away with a deeper understanding of the science content and critical thinking skills associated with the new 2016 MA STE standards.  After completing this workshop, teachers should feel confident about their understanding of the content and better equipped to teach these standards to students.
Topics of exploration include:
  • Waves are regular patterns of motion, which can be made in water by disturbing the surface.
  • Waves of the same type can differ in amplitude and wavelength.
  • Waves can make objects move.
  • A simple wave model has a repeating pattern with a specific wavelength, frequency, and amplitude, and mechanical waves need a medium through which they are transmitted.
  • This model can explain many phenomena, including sound and light.
  • The construct of a wave is used to model how light interacts with objects.
  • Waves can be used to transmit digital information. Digitized information is composed of a pattern of “1s” (ones) and “0s” (zeros).

Massachusetts Secondary School Administrators' Association
33 Forge Parkway, Franklin, MA 02038

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