Northwest K-12 Educator Programs

NCSO Build Clinic – Ping Pong Parachute/Bottle Rockets

January 26, 2019 (Snow date Feb. 9, 2019) 1 pm - 3 pm

Calling all NC Science Olympiad coaches, parents, and students!!! Need some help or hints in the NCSO building events? Bring your materials for the Ping Pong Parachute or the Bottle Rocket events to the NCSO Build Clinic and receive assistance and tips from our expert leaders! Once they are built, you can test them!

NCSO Build Clinic – Boomilever and Pasta Tower Events

January 26, 2019 (Snow date Feb. 9, 2019) 1 pm - 3 pm

Calling all NC Science Olympiad coaches, parents, and students!!! Need some help or hints in the NCSO building events? Bring your materials for the Boomilever or Pasta Tower events to the NCSO Build Clinic in Hickory, NC and receive assistance and tips from our expert leaders! Once they are built, you can test them!

The Science House (Northwest Office) Presents: STEM To Your Doorstep

January 30, 2019

STEM To Your Doorstep! The Science House, NCSU, is conducting a STEM To Your Doorstep Professional Development session for K-16 STEM teachers at The Science House's Northwest Outreach Office located at the NCCET in Hickory, NC! Sign up now to be trained so that you can check out equipment for free from our extensive loan program! This program qualifies for new Digital Learning competencies!

The Science House (Northwest Office) Presents: Using Makey Makey to Target Invention Literacy

February 27, 2019

Join us for a day of exploration and invention using a device called a Makey Makey! With the Makey Makey, students can make any conductive material act as a computer keyboard. Because it comes preprogrammed, students with no coding experience can use it and experiment with it as they start to learn coding. Capitalize on the maker movement in your classroom to enhance any curriculum. Teachers joining us will be able to check out a classroom set of Makey Makey kits to use in their classrooms! Participants will register before 2/11/19 will receive their own Makey Makey kit! This program qualifies for new Digital Learning competencies!

Infusing Makerspace Technology into STEM Content

March 27, 2019

Join The Science House for an innovative STEM Professional Development program that infuses Makerspace technology and engineering practices with the NC science and math core objectives for grades 6-12! The program uses Project Based Learning (PBL) activities to help students develop problem solving skills, tenacity, and resiliency as they apply grade level content in a cohesive and integrated STEM-based project. This program will focus on the wireless Vernier technology. Once teachers have completed this PD session, they are eligible to borrow class sets of equipment from The Science House for free! This program qualifies for new Digital Learning competencies!

The Science House (Northwest Office) Presents: Citizen Science 101

April 5, 2019

Citizen Science allows you and your students to participate in current research on various topics. This session will introduce you to current Citizen Science projects and you will leave the session with a plan to incorporate them in your classroom!

SAFETY SENSE: Science Lab Safety Train-the-Trainer 2019 – Raleigh

May 9-10, 2019 (9 am - 3 pm)

Join The Science House for our "Science Lab Safety Train-the-Trainer" Professional Development Opportunity which will take place on May 9-10, 2018 at The Science House in Raleigh, NC. Time 9 am - 3 pm. Come prepared to create or improve upon your school science safety or Chemical Hygiene Plan. Receive free resources and information so that YOU can train other teachers in your school or science department.