For Teachers

The Museum is dedicated to engaging people in science and technology, and to strengthening the field of informal and formal science. A major aspect of this endeavor is to go beyond the walls of the Museum to provide support for teachers, educators and administrators at schools and community organizations. This includes developing curriculum resources, offering professional development opportunities, conducting hands-on field trips, and hosting career days and other events. Through these efforts, the Museum is working to strengthen the capacity of educators to motivate and educate the next generation in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math.

Frost Science at the Smithsonian Affiliates Conference

As a Smithsonian Affiliate Museum, the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science was invited to participate in the Smithsonian Affiliates Conference that takes place every June. The annual conference exposes Smithsonian affiliated museums from across the country to new programs, exhibits, … Continue reading

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Science Stars: Year in Review

For the third year running, the Science Stars program at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science has provided an opportunity to elementary students, and their families, to get excited about science. The Science Stars program is an initiative … Continue reading

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The History of Virginia Key

In the soft pre-dawn light of a South Florida sunrise, a loggerhead turtle ambles up a beach lined with sea oats. After searching for the perfect spot, she uses her large fins to dig a hole in the sand, then … Continue reading

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A Head Start for ECHOS

You know you are doing something good in education when you get professional educators at a national conference to dance like honeybees. This month, Krista Kaiser and Cheryl Juarez presented a one-hour ECHOS workshop at the National Head Start Association’s … Continue reading

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ECHOS: Moving Science from the Sidelines to the Front Line

The Museum’s Early Childhood Hands-On Science (ECHOS) project, funded by the U.S. Department of Education Institute for Education Sciences, and in collaboration with the University of Miami and Miami-Dade County Head Start, is a research-based, comprehensive early childhood science curriculum and professional development program designed to … Continue reading

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ECHOS Children Get a Head Start on Adventure at the Museum

Adventures at the Miami Science Museum are for all ages. Recently, ECHOS Head Start classrooms have come to the Museum on field trips, thanks to the Open Access Grant provided by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, and buses provided by the … Continue reading

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For Gifted Students

Teachers of the gifted spend two days at the Museum making salt dance, building and testing mousetrap cars, launching rockets, and more. Thanks to the GPEX Science Collaborative Curriculum Challenge Grant, funded by the Florida Department of Education, 25 teachers from gifted … Continue reading

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The Scent of a Bee

For humans, if your home has a recognizable scent, that may or may not be a good thing. But for bees, it is a necessary part of life, and of finding its way home. Bees find their way to their … Continue reading

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Using ECHOS to Get a Head Start

Last Saturday, ECHOS teachers and teacher assistants came to the Museum on a quest to become prepared to host the Head Start Museum Family Day. Both ECHOS and Head Start are all about creating environments for young children to learn … Continue reading

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AstroJam: A Cosmic Quest

Every year, the Museum celebrates our Universe, and everyone with a passion for observing, investigating, and learning about it. On a large scale, it’s officially National Astronomy Day. Here at the Museum, we called our celebration AstroJam: A Cosmic Quest. … Continue reading

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