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Resources for Teachers

The success of your students is important to you, and the California Science Center is here to support science learning in your class, at your school, and while on field trips. Take some time to look through our program offerings for teachers and students of all ages. This page combines all of the most relevant information just for teachers like you!

Field Trips

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Make BIG discoveries in the Big Lab with a hands-on program!

Taking time away from your classroom is no small task, so make the most of your field trip by examining the exciting learning opportunities available at the California Science Center! By supplementing your science curriculum with these hands-on, interactive, and engaging experiences, you are sure to leave your students with lasting memories, increased curiosity, and a deeper understanding of science.

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Experience a 3-D movie in the IMAX theater!

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Get information about field trip registration and program offerings by following the links below:

Science on Tour

Outreach Van

As an alternative to taking a field trip, you can bring the California Science Center to your school with one of our traveling programs! Our energetic and knowledgeable staff will arrive in the Science on Tour van, ready to transform your auditorium, cafeteria, theater, library, or other gathering space into an interactive and engaging space for science learning.

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  • Science on Tour - Explore the programs and decide which is right for your school!

Professional Learning

Professional Development

Expand your teaching practices and deepen your understanding of science by participating in one of our Professional Learning workshops! By exploring activities and materials designed to inspire student-driven inquiry and critical thinking, you will gain the tools to infuse your practice with innovative ideas and strategies to engage students in science learning. Workshops are correlated to Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.

NGSS Administrator Institute

This one day workshop offers principals, department chairs, curriculum coordinators, and science coaches a view of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and the fundamentals of three-dimensional instruction, and a glimpse of what an NGSS classroom can look like. Learn more and register for the November 15 institute at the California Science Center.

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