K-12 Science Teachers

Professional Development

Summer Middle School PD

The College of Science K-12 Outreach team offers a middle school professional development every summer. We will offer an in-person session on the West Lafayette, IN campus and a virtual experience for those unable to attend in person.  


Virtual PD Sessions

We have a variety of recorded professional development sessions that you can watch to gain valuable information related to classroom teaching. Many of these are the session content that we have presented at conferences (no fee or travel required). The playlist can be found on our Superheroes of Science YouTube channel. 


K-12 STEM Virtual Open Conference

STEM Open Conference is a virtual conference to learn about teaching coding in the classroom. These 'sessions' are open to view anytime. 

 

On-Campus Programs

Hands-on Lab Experiences for Middle and High School Classes

Teachers can bring classes to the West Lafayette campus to participate in labs instructed by Purdue faculty, staff, and graduate students. These sessions take place in our updated K-12 Outreach lab space, located in the Brown Laboratory of Chemistry.

 

Lesson Plans and Resources

Science Demonstrations

A collection of science demonstrations that can be done in the classroom or viewed online. This repository includes a short video of each demonstration. A separate video includes an explanation of the science behind each demo and set-up tips for doing them on your own.

 

Middle and High School Labs and Resources

Lesson plans for laboratory activities that can be taught in person or assigned to students to complete virtually. A variety of resources are provided for each lesson to support instruction.


Science from the Experts

Interviews with STEM professionals highlighting content from their field of expertise, as well as various career opportunities.


Lockbox Lessons and Resources

Lesson plans for escape room type activities that can be completed using simple materials that are probably already on hand in the classroom.

 

Kids STEM Degree

This enrichment program consists of 10 videos (3-5 minutes) for each level, and includes assessments. Students have the option to complete a quiz at the end of each video where they will earn a code. Collect 10 codes and be eligible to earn a ‘degree’ from Purdue Science. This program can be completed individually by students, or together as a class.

 

Lessons for High School Chemistry

Chemistry I lesson plans.


Saturday Morning Astrophysics Lessons

Google Drive consists of middle and high school lesson plans. 


Physics Inside Out Lessons

Google Drive consists of middle school lesson plans.

 

Equipment Based Labs

Teacher developed high school lessons written for use with various lab equipment. 

 

Departmental Outreach Pages

Chemistry 

Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS)

Physics & Astronomy


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