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Science on the Go

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  • Student drawing
  • Students petting snake
  • Students looking at a turtle model

Science on the Go is a professional development program designed to help K-8 educators become more comfortable teaching science through inquiry-based, hands-on lessons and cooperative learning. For more than 25 years, our experienced education staff has been working side-by-side with teachers in classrooms throughout Chicago. To learn more about bringing Science on the Go to your school, click on the button below to visit the inquiry form, e-mail scienceonthego@naturemuseum.org or call 773-755-5100 x 5035.

Science on the Go Inquiry Form       Science on the Go Brochure

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

Teacher Professional Development       

  • Teachers develop increased comfort facilitating best practices in Science Education
  • Workshop builds teacher content and skills knowledge

High Quality Curriculum

  • Each lesson develops students' science skills and content understanding
  • Lessons follow an inquiry cycle that emphasizes student-driven learning
  • Teachers can reuse curriculum year after year
  • All lesson materials prepped and provided

3 Museum Educator Visits

  • Model best practices in science education
  • Practice NGSS Science and Engineering Practices
  • Connect with the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum and its collections

Science on the Go is made possible, in part, by the generosity and support of the following organizations: PNC Foundation; Wrightwood Neighbors Association; State Farm Companies Foundation; Discover Financial Services

 
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