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.
Get Re-Energized (physical science)
This course experiments with concepts related to energy such as energy transformation and conversion, potential and kinetic energy, light, heat, electricity and more.
This course is next offered during the 2015-16 academic year for six graduate credits.
- Learn, explore and implement hands-on and inquiry-based teaching techniques.
- Explore different types of energy, including mechanical, electrical, thermal, sound and light.
- Build an understanding of energy by making connections between the various types of energy.
- Understand that energy is neither created nor destroyed.
- Learn that most energy can be divided into either kinetic or potential energy.
Session 1: Introduction to course, science notebook and hands-on and inquiry-based activities
Session 2: Mechanical energy
Session 3: Electrical energy
Session 4: Thermal and sound energy
Session 5: Light energy
Session 6: Presentations, project-based activities and unifying concepts in energy transformation
See a sample session agenda and classroom lesson.
- 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.