To address the urgent need for flexibility in science teaching, Nature Museum educators are supporting teachers with both professional development and remote-ready curriculum to use with your students in your remote or hybrid learning plan.
Through Remote Science on the Go, you can engage all students with real-world topics through multiple access points to locally relevant phenomena!
For 30 years, our experienced education staff has been working side-by-side with teachers and their students throughout Chicago.
Remote Science on the Go registration is now closed for the 2020/2021 school year. Click the button below to find out more about our upcoming summer and fall programs for teachers and their students.
Remote Science on the Go Program Highlights
With Science on the Go, you’ll invest in:
- Professional Development workshop to prepare for classroom implementation
- Five Remote-Ready lessons that explore local science content through NGSS–aligned curricula with all teacher and student documents provided
- All curricula include powerful connections to the natural world that foster curiosity and wonder and promote social and emotional well-being
- All interactive and student materials will be provided in English and Spanish to support students, teachers, and caregivers, as they make nature and science connections
- A remote lesson—taught by a visiting museum educator—that models best practices in science education and provides unique museum experiences utilizing our living and preserved collections
- Virtual Focused Field Trip to the Nature Museum to connect classroom learning to real-world experiences outside of school
Remote Science on the Go Curriculum Choices for Q4
Quarter 4 runs April 26 – June 8, 2021. Registration for Quarter 4 ends March 18, 2021.
Nature Changes the Neighborhood, Grades K-2
Explore how local plants and animals change the land and the flow of water.
Plants in Their Places, Grades K-2
Notice where plants grow and discover how their needs are met in these places.
Making Sense of Butterflies, Grades K-2
Explore the ways butterflies find out about the world around them, and how they respond to the information they collect.
Conservation Through Life Cycles, Grades 3-5
Explore how life cycles inform the conservation work Nature Museum scientists are doing.
Our Nesting Neighbors, Grades 3-5
Investigate how populations of common (and uncommon) birds vary across the city, and what those patterns reveal about birds and their habitats.
Urban Wildlife Watchers, Grades 3-5
Explain how Chicago wildlife use their body structures to survive in an urban environment!
Pollination Investigation, Grades 6-8
Investigate the many ways plants reproduce through their various relationships with animals.
Biodiversity Disrupted, Grades 6-8
Evaluate the impacts of human activities on Chicago’s woodland biodiversity.
Remote Science on the Go Registration
Remote Science on the Go registration is now closed for this school year.
Have questions about the Science on the Go program? Please contact our program manager by clicking here.
Remote Science on the Go Teacher Feedback
I feel more confident leading science remotely now that I have experienced this PD.
Now I have tools to implement science instruction remotely.
[This curriculum] promotes classroom community and creates home to school connections.
It really drives the equity piece home. No matter what their starting point is, my students will all have access to science.
This was a great way to experience what remote lessons should look like and how to foster active learning.
This is great for my ELLs because they can be more comfortable sharing out their thoughts or finding common objects in their neighborhoods.