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Science on the Go


Teachers in Museum led workshop

Science on the Go is a professional development program designed to help K-8 educators become more comfortable teaching science through NGSS-aligned lessons that are hands-on, inquiry-based, and incorporate cooperative learning. For more than 25 years, our experienced education staff has been working side-by-side with teachers in classrooms throughout Chicago. 

With Science on the Go, you'll invest in:

  • Professional development workshop to prepare for classroom implementation
  • 9 lessons that explore local Life Science content through NGSS-aligned lessons with all materials provided
  • 3 lessons taught by a Museum Educator
    • Models best practices in science education
    • Utilizes unique museum resources from our living and preserved collections
  • Focused field trip to the Nature Museum including a full bus reimbursement

Click the button below to view the brochure for the 2017/2018 school year. Please contact our Science on the Go coordinator, Shannon Phillips by clicking the button below or calling 773-755-5100 x 5035 with any questions or to begin the registration process. Read on for details about our upcoming Science on the Go sessions and key dates. 

2017/2018 Science on the Go Brochure   Contact Us

  • Session 3

    Registration Deadline:  January 12
    Implementation Dates: February 6-March 23

    Animal Secrets (Grades K-1)
    Adventures with Insects (Grades K-1)
    Water All Around Us (Grades 2-3)
    Survivor: Winter Edition (Grades 3-4)
    Chicago’s Nature Network (Grades 4-5)
    Midwest Ecosystems (Grades 4-5)
    Biology Basics (Grades 6-8)
    Interrupted Ecosystems (Grades 6-8)

  • Session 4

    Registration Deadline:  March 14
    Implementation Dates: April 30-June 8

    Animal Secrets (Grades K-1)
    Nature in the City (Grades K-1)
    Budding Sprouts (Grades 1-2)
    Water All Around Us (Grades 2-3)
    Midwest Ecosystems (Grades 4-5)
    Interrupted Ecosystems (Grades 6-8)
    Systems and Cycles (Grades 6-8)

“Anytime I am given the opportunity to observe another teacher is a gift. I am not often afforded the opportunity to watch my own class interact with other teachers.”

“I learned to trust my students more. They really do a lovely job with the inquiry when the supports are there (which they were)."

“Students really loved seeing the 'real' science the museum educator brought.”

“I have students with learning disabilities, and my Museum Educator demonstrated great lessons using books and hands on activities. I practiced the same lessons and started incorporating more hands on activities.”

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