Unearth the ancient world of the dinosaurs, challenge the principles of physics, get sun smart and learn new tips and techniques for teaching science in your classroom. The Maryland Science Center is filled with innovative new educational opportunities for educators and students. Explore activities and new insights into creative exhibit floor exploration for students. Workshops include stipends!
Each workshop will include:
- Demonstrations of activities for the classroom
- Presentations from a scientist in that area of expertise
- Morning snacks and lunch
- $100 stipend for each participating teacher
Registration will open one month before each workshop date.
Flight of the Monarch Butterflies Educator Workshop – FULL
Saturday, March 1, 2014; 9:00am-4:00pm
In this workshop, participants will explore activities about monarch migration across North America, their habitats and life cycle and examine and handle live monarch specimens – egg, larva, pupa and adult monarch butterflies. View the IMAX film Flight of the Butterflies 3D and hear from experts in the field of monarch study about how you and your students can become involved in citizen science projects to help the monarchs.
This workshop is offered in conjunction with the University of Minnesota Monarch Lab and made possible by a grant from the National Science Foundation.
This workshop is full and we are no longer accepting registrations.
Pluto and the Outer Solar System Educator Workshop
Saturday, April 12, 2014; 8:30am-3:30pm
In this workshop, participants will explore the outer regions of our solar system and learn about Pluto and the icy Kuiper Belt beyond. Follow the journey of the New Horizons spacecraft, on its way to Pluto for a 2015 flyby and hear from NASA New Horizons mission personnel. This workshop includes a Science On a Sphere program about the solar system.
This workshop is made possible by The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, manager of the New Horizons mission for NASA
Earth’s Changing Climate Educator Workshop
Saturday, May 3, 2014; 8:30am-3:30pm
In this workshop, participants will take part in a Science On a Sphere presentation about how humans and natural forces change the face of our planet. View the IMAX film To The Arctic 3D and hear from a representative of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Program Office
This workshop is offered in conjunction with the Science Museum of Minnesota and made possible through a grant from NOAA
Registration will open one month prior to each workshop.