Gain a broad background in science with our science teacher education courses. All courses are designed to increase science content knowledge, improve teaching skills and demonstrate how to use Museum programs and exhibits to enhance science curriculum.
All About You (life science)
Master unifying themes in life science and relate them to the human body through activities about cells, genetics, organ systems, health and wellness, and evolution.
This course is offered during summer 2013 for three credits from July 29 - Aug. 2. It is also offered during the 2013-14 academic year for six credits; those dates have not been set.
- Learn, explore and implement hands-on and inquiry-based teaching techniques.
- Understand that cells are the basic unit of structure and function in living things.
- Discover that organ systems are designed to fulfill a specific function.
- Explore DNA as the genetic material of living organisms.
- Understand that your environment and the choices you make can lead to a longer, healthier life.
Session 1: Unifying themes in life science
Session 2: Structure and characteristics of cells
Session 3: DNA and the genetic basis of life
Session 4: Tissues, organs and organ systems
Session 5: Human health and wellness
Session 6: Adaptations, natural selection and evolution
Support of Lake County teacher outreach is generously provided by Takeda.
- Happening Now
A stunning look inside the animal kingdom from the creators of BODY WORLDS.
Take a thrilling underwater journey to explore the beauty and mysteries of coral reefs.
- Coming Soon
See 80 rarely displayed artifacts in an exhibit commemorating the Museum's 80th anniversary.
Join us as we turn 80 with entertainment, a new exhibit, and a unique "cake"!
The Center aims to inspire the next generation of inventors and innovators with programs that empower teachers, engage the community and excite students.
New Online Activities
- Online Activity
See what happens when plants compete for survival in an area with limited resources.
- Online Activity
Tap into your inner engineer as you design, build and test model bridges.