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NSHS AP Chemistry: Summer work packet is now online

The NSHS AP Chemistry summer work packet is now online.  It contains a 3-page overview of the summer work plus 21 pages of handouts.  There are problems to do in the textbook (first 3 chapters) as well as the worksheets. … Continue reading

Einstein’s Workshop: 3D Printerfest, Sept. 6

Einstein’s Workshop – a family-friendly STEM center in Burlington — will hold a free 3D Printerfest on Saturday, September 6, 1-5PM at 25 Adams Street in Burlington.  There will be demonstrations of multiple types of 3D printers and workshops for making … Continue reading

Innovation Institute Classes Start Sept. 10

The Innovation Institute in Newtonville will offer these new courses for the fall, starting September 10:     Investigate, Discover & Design (K, Grades 1-2)     Microworlds: Microorganisms, Cell Biology & Molecules (Grades 2-3, 3-4)     Chemistry of Human Body Systems (Grades … Continue reading

MIT Museum ‘Second Friday’: Living in the Future, Sept. 12

The MIT Museum will focus its next Second Friday event (September 12, 5-8PM) on “Living in the Future.”  Included with the price of museum admission:  pizza, popcorn, short clips from futuristic movies of the past, and presentations on: Autonomous Cookie-baking … Continue reading

Last Day for MIT’s Summer HSSP Registration: June 18

Lottery registration — during which all applications are considered equally — ends today, June 18 for MIT’s Summer HSSP.  Summer HSSP is a seven-week academic program that runs on Sunday afternoons, July 6-August 17.  Classes — both academic and non-academic … Continue reading

Spaces Still Open for MIT’s Junction

Rolling admissions are still open for MIT’s Junction, a summer, non-residential series of evening courses taught at the undergraduate level.  Junction teachers design their own classes, so most Junction subjects do not conform to any standard high school or college … Continue reading

NNHS Science Team: Barnes & Noble Fundraiser to Support Their Success, June 21

The Newton North HS Science Team won second place in the State TEAMS competition and will be one of two teams representing Massachusetts at the national competition in Washington, DC.   The team is holding a booksale event to introduce rising … Continue reading

ASM Materials Camp for Teachers, July 14-18

The American Society of Materials (ASM) Materials Education Foundation is sponsoring a free, 40-hour materials-science workshop — ASM Teachers Camp — at Wentworth Institute of Technology, July 14-18.  STEM educators can access grant funding for classroom projects, learn about resources, … Continue reading

Khan Academy: Math Missions for Summer

This summer, Khan Academy‘s free, online educational resource is launching grade-specific math “missions” to help kids review the previous year’s lessons and get a jump on understanding concepts to be learned in the fall.  Categories:  Early Math, separate levels for … Continue reading

See and Drive the Ligerbots’ Robot at Whole Foods (Four Corners), June 7

The award-winning Ligerbots — Newton’s FIRST robotics team, back from the FIRST World Championships — will hold a fundraiser on Saturday, June 7 (10AM-2PM) at the Whole Foods Market at Four Corners (intersection of Walnut and Beacon Streets).  Come buy a … Continue reading