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The Champions For Science Middle School virtual conference is the first of the 2021 professional development series.  This event is for teachers who are dedicated to working with students, ages 11-15, that are learning to balance physical, emotional, and cognitive changes. 

Our team of presenters are excited to share age-appropriate and engaging strategies, lessons, and valuable resources that will help develop new science skills through experiential learning while ensuring your students' enthusiasm for science.  Get ready to be inspired whether you're back in the classroom or continuing remote learning.

 We know that this past year you've been amazing and strong alone.  

This year let's be unstoppable together in science.

Although the Live Event for Middle School is over, you can still grab

 "Late to the Party" tickets to watch 

all session replays!

Replays will be available through September 25th, 2021 unless you purchase a bundle, then replays will be available until January 10, 2022!

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Introducing Our Guest Speaker

Dianna Cowern, Creator and Host of Physics Girl

Dianna Cowern is the creator and host of the viral “Physics Girl” web series with over 1.8 Million Subscribers, which is a resource for fun and educational physics videos and topics related to physics. With over 135 million views, her show has featured the legendary Bill Nye and fellow science communicator Derek Muller of the channel Veritasium.

Dianna researched dark matter with Prof. Jocelyn Monroe as an undergraduate at MIT, and low-metallicity stars with Prof. Anna Frebel as a post-baccalaureate research fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, before working at GE as a software engineer designing mobile apps.

Dianna is a science communicator talking about the future of education and how to better relate to students using various medias. Dianna says: “I love how physics can explain the weird quirks of our universe.”  She has been featured in FORBES, Science Magazine, Popular Science, Washington Post, U.S. News & World Report,, and Nerdist.



Access to ALL Video Sessions
Guest Speaker Session
Virtual Swag Bag
LIVE Q & A with Presenters (live event only)
Certificate of Completion - 15 PD HOURS!
Automatic entry into all sponsored giveaways (only during live events)
Access to enjoy the events at your own pace


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Speakers and sessions are still being added!
Keep checking back for updates!

The schedule is subject to change. Ticket holders have access to all sessions. 

 On the day of the live event:

1. Check your inbox for live session links, or go to and select 

CFS - Middle School Virtual Conference

2. Login with the email you purchased your ticket with.

3. Enjoy the sessions!


Will I receive PD credits?

At the end of each conference, you will receive a certificate of completion noting sessions and hours. It will be at the discretion of your administration or district if they will accept this for professional development (PD) credit.

Can I still purchase a ticket after the LIVE event?

Yes!  All sessions are recorded, so you can watch what you want, when you want.  Please note when replays expire on each ticket.

What forms of payment are accepted?

All major credit cards are accepted, as well as Google Pay and Apple Pay.

Is there a discount if I join more than one conference in your series?

Yes! You save money if you chose one of the ticket bundle options here.

Do you accept purchase orders?

Yes! This event is hosted by Nitty Gritty Science, LLC, so for purchase orders please click here.

My email says I'm registered, does that mean I'm good to go?

No. Registration only allows access to the site to learn about speakers and sessions. However, in order to watch sessions, you need to purchase a ticket.

On the days of the conference, how do I watch the sessions?

All sessions have been scheduled so there is no overlap. Some sessions are live while others are pre-recorded. During the event, log in, go to the schedule, select your session, and click on the link to watch. You do not have to select your sessions ahead of time but doing so will ensure you receive ALL the reminders and links!

How do I enter the giveaways?

All ticket holders are automatically entered into sponsored giveaways. There will be additional giveaways during each live Q&A session! You must attend the live session in order to be entered. All winners will be notified by email.