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.

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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Coming Soon: A Hurricane Science Exhibition Brought to You By State Farm and Miami Science Museum

State Farm has generously donated $14,500 to the Museum in support of a future exhibition and programming that will explore how hurricanes have shaped and will continue to affect the physical and social landscape of South Florida. The exhibition will … Continue reading

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Science Teachers Just Wanna Have Fun!

If you ever wondered what your science teacher does for fun on Saturdays, take a look at these teachers playing with their spinning tops and making salt dance to the music of Pink! Thanks to the GPEX Science Collaborative Curriculum … Continue reading

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Wild Evening at Miami Science Museum

What does conservation mean to you? Does it mean taking action to save an endangered species? Protecting a threatened environment? Recycling? Visiting a local National Park to learn about your environment? Turning off the water while you brush your teeth? … Continue reading

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Miami Science Museum’s Amazon Voyage

Nearly 1.5 million visitors throughout the U.S. and Canada have enjoyed the Museum’s touring exhibition: Amazon Voyage: Vicious Fishes and Other Riches. Launched in 2005, with competitive funding from the National Science Foundation, the exhibition is currently at the Don … Continue reading

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Art + Science + Engineering = Fun + Learning

How closely related are science, art, and engineering? The Museum recently held a workshop for representatives of its GirlsRISE nationwide network of museums and science centers related to this question. It focused on program models that use art and science … Continue reading

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Star Gazers “Keep Looking Up” With Live Lunar Eclipse

WPBT2’s Star Gazers will host a Live Lunar Eclipse Event from Reno, Nevada on Saturday, December 10th from 4:00-7:00 a.m. (PST) and 7:00-10:00 a.m. (EST). To view the eclipse and join the conversation, visit http://www.wpbt2.org/lunareclipse Star Gazers, a production of … Continue reading

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