Stay energized to guide your students toward inquiry and innovation. OMSI professional development workshops combine hands-on activities with plenty of take-back-to-the-classroom content.

Scholarships are available for teachers at schools with 40% or more free/reduced lunch in Clark, Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties. 

Download Our Complete Educator Resource Guide: 2012–2013 OMSI Educator Resource Guide

For more information or to register: Call: 503.797.4661 Email: register@omsi.edu

Upcoming Workshops

No Hassle Messy Science with a WOW!  June 19   9am-4pm $150.00 per teacher

Designed for teachers bringing chemistry to the classroom.  Includes lunch and curriculum book.
Recommended for Teachers of Grades K–8

No Hassle Messy Science with a WOW! June 20   9am-4pm $150.00 per teacher

Designed for teachers bringing chemistry to the classroom.  Includes lunch and curriculum book.
Recommended for Teachers of Grades K–8


Membership Discount for Teachers

An annual membership to OMSI is a great investment for your family. Discounts for teachers are available on the following two membership levels:
OMSI For Two—Teachers Only Price*: $55
1 named adult and 1 guest - OR- 2 named adults
Family —Teachers Only Price*: $75
2 named adults
4 children or grandchildren (ages 3–20)

*Named adult must be a currently employed preschool–college educator and present ID from your school, or a home school teacher and present confirmation of intent to home school from your local ESD or school district. Call 503.797.4634 or email membership@omsi.edu for more information.


OMSI offers several workshops loaded with activities to take back to the classroom. For groups of 12-24 teachers, we will coordinate a time to come to your school and integrate programs into your staff meetings or professional development time.

  • No Hassle Messy Science with a Wow!*
  • Expedition Northwest*
  • Engineering Design*
  • Forensic Science with Vernier*
  • Science Inquiry
  • Lego Robotics
  • Dissections in the Classroom

*Includes a curriculum guide

Curriculum & Guides

Chemistry for the K-8 Classroom Curriculum Book $29.00             

No Hassle Messy Science with a Wow: Chemistry for the K-8 Classroom serves as an aid for teachers bringing chemistry to their elementary and middle school students. Together with the workshop of the same name, it has brought science education to diverse audiences. Teachers across the United States and internationally have used this curriculum to inspire wonder in their students.

A Peek at What’s Inside:
Detailed scientific explanation of the chemistry involved, written for the teacher with strategies for explaining the content to students of all ages

Demonstrations to engage students in the science topic, to extend learning to new areas, or to reinforce understanding

Extensions useful for further whole-class inquiry or as independent projects for students requiring rate and level adjustments

Cross-curricular integrations with other areas such as social studies, language arts, or mathematics

Student procedure sheets in English and Spanish  

Preview The Book: Take a Look Inside

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