Nashville Professional Development for Teachers - Science


Choose from a spectacular, fulldome show in state-of-the-art Sudekum Planetarium; hands-on, interactive exhibits; or one of our award-winning programs like daily Science Live! demonstrations, 3D printing workshops, summer camps and more!

  800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville, TN 37203

 We will reopen Thursdays - Mondays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., allowing 150 guests per hour. We strongly encourage buying your tickets in advance.
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Teacher Professional Development


Our amazing professional development workshops for Nashville teachers provide fresh ideas for hands-on, low-cost lessons that help you teach standards-based science in a truly engaging way. Participants receive a certificate of completion at the conclusion of the workshop that may be used as a professional development credit at your school system’s discretion.

We'll even provide teacher professional development workshops at the location of your choosing and will work with you to develop programming tailored to your specific curriculum needs. Workshops are limited to 30 participants per session.

Upcoming teacher professional development workshops:

March 8 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Makey Makey Invention Literacy II register >

Summer courses

June 6 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Let's Steam Together register >
June 7 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Makey Makey Invention Literacy register >
June 28 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Let's Steam Together register >
July 11 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Full STEAM Ahead! register >
July 21 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Books and Science Hooks register >
July 26 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Full STEAM Ahead! register >
July 28 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Books and Science Hooks register >


Want a session brought to your school? Contact to schedule!


Kindergarten to eighth grade

Challenge your students to explore and understand STEAM topics and the engineering design process. You'll leave this four-hour workshop with samples of activities to use immediately with your students, plus a kit for your classroom.


Kindergarten to eighth grade

Get your students excited about science by putting it in their hands! In this four-hour workshop, you'll learn how to take a phenomenon and build a unit around it while also meeting state standards, crosscutting concepts, and science and engineering concepts. Take away some ideas to use in your classroom today!


Kindergarten to eighth grade

For those that already have some STEAM in their back pocket, this four-hour workshop digs a little deeper into science, technology, engineering, art, and math concepts. You'll learn how STEAM connects to real life applications, be able to test your teammates with a design challenge, and walk away with a classroom kit!


Kindergarten to fifth grade

The award-winning NSTA Press Picture-Perfect Science program features ready-to-teach elementary science lessons designed to help K-5th grade teachers integrate science and reading in an engaging, kid-friendly way! In this three-hour workshop you'll receive background information on physical science, life science, Earth and space sciences, and engineering practices.


Kindergarten to twelfth grade

Experience this hands-on workshop on invention literacy, circuitry and programming. Participants will walk away from this four-hour workshop with their own Makey Makey kit after experimenting with all the different ways to invent and create using the kit.


Kindergarten to eighth grade

Learn how to integrate children’s books in the science classroom using specific stories to springboard your lesson. This four-hour workshop will help you get to know each lesson by doing hands-on experiments. You'll even walk away with one book to use in your classroom with lesson plans in hand! Cost: $50

Contact or (615) 862-5177 for more information or to book.