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Science on the Go


Museum educators introducing students to a Nature Museum snake

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:

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

2018/2019 Science on the Go Registration

Quarter 3 runs February 12, 2019 through March 29, 2019. Registration deadline for Quarter 3 is January 10, 2019.

There are eight curriculum choices for grades K-8, including

  • Grades K-1 Animal Secrets
  • Grades 1-2 Habitat Seekers
  • Grades 2-3 Junior Scientists
  • Grades 3-4 Survivor: Winter Edition
  • Grades 4-5 Chicago's Nature Network, Midwest Ecosystems
  • Grades 6-8 Interrupted Ecosystems, Systems and Cycles

Have questions about the Science on the Go program? Ready to start the two-step registration process? Please contact our program manager by clicking on the button below or calling 773-755-5100 x 5035. 

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“Any time 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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