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.

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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Beep Beep! Special Delivery!

Let ECHOS Year 2 begin! In the second week of September, just in time for back to school, ECHOS staff delivered 38 material kit sets to 38 classrooms at 21 Head Start childcare centers. Teachers of local Head Start centers … Continue reading

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A New Year for ECHOS

A week before children headed back to school, Head Start teachers were already getting re-energized for ECHOS at the first workshop of the year. The Museum’s Early Childhood Hands-On Science (ECHOS) initiative, in collaboration with the University of Miami’s Department … Continue reading

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Space, Time, and Effort: All for Children

The Museum’s ECHOS program has a big goal: to test the effectiveness of a museum-developed early science readiness curriculum and related teacher professional development. By expanding science units to include math, language, and literacy, the research project will demonstrate the … Continue reading

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Fun with ECHOS

In February and March, the fun and learning continued for teachers participating in the Museum’s ECHOS (Early Childhood Hands-On Science) program with two professional development workshops. Each one is for 45 classrooms (90 teachers and teacher assistants) around Miami. In … Continue reading

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