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Science on the Go

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  • Students examining insects

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

Please contact our Science on the Go coordinator, Shannon Phillips by clicking on the blue box 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. Check back soon for an updated brochure for the 2017/2018 school year.

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  • Session 1

    Registration Deadline: September 8
    Implementation Dates: September 28-November 10

    Animal Secrets (Grades K-1)
    Water All Around Us (Grades 2-3)
    Chicago’s Nature Network (Grades 4-5)
    Scientists at Work (Grades 6-8)

  • Session 2

    Registration Deadline:  October 25
    Implementation Dates: November 28-January 26

    Nature in the City (Grades K-1)
    Budding Sprouts (Grades 1-2)
    Junior Scientists (Grades 2-3)
    Survivor:  Winter Edition (Grades 3-4)
    Chicago’s Nature Network (Grades 4-5)
    Science Essentials (Grades 4-5)
    Scientists at Work (Grades 6-8)
    Biology Basics (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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