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.
Our Place in Space (space science and engineering)
Explore space science and engineering design in this inquiry-based, STEM-focused course. Investigate the universal laws of force and motion, the Earth-Moon-Sun relationship, the solar system, and electromagnetic energy.
This course is offered during the 2014-15 academic year. Course dates are:
Group A: Oct. 2, Oct. 31, Dec. 4, Jan. 30, Feb. 7 (graduate credit), Feb. 19 and May 8
Group B: Oct. 3, Oct. 30, Dec. 5, Jan. 29, Feb. 7 (graduate credit), Feb. 20 and May 8
This course is also offered during the 2014-15 school year for five or six graduate credits, depending on the university partner.
- Learn, explore and implement hands-on and inquiry-based teaching techniques.
- Engage in the engineering design and science inquiry cycles.
- Explore the universal laws that describe force and motion.
- Apply these laws to understanding the Earth-Moon-Sun relationship.
- Understand Earth's place in the solar system and the closest space neighbors.
- Investigate how the nature of light is essential in observing and comprehending the vast universe.
Session 1: Engineering design and science inquiry cycles
Session 2: Force and Motion
Session 3: Earth, Moon and Sun
Session 4: Solar System
Session 5: Stars, Galaxies and the Universe
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
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See what happens when plants compete for survival in an area with limited resources.
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Tap into your inner engineer as you design, build and test model bridges.