Tag Archives: ECHOS

The Curious Vault 007: Shells

A significant portion of the 55,000 objects within the Curious Vault of the Miami Science Museum is comprised of innumerable shell specimens. It seems nearly impossible to quantify given the sheer amount, but shells, as anyone who has explored the … Continue reading

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A Cultural Passport to Learning

A passport is a ticket to adventure and culture when traveling overseas. But Miami-Dade County’s Cultural Passport program, supported by the Knight Foundation, is a ticket for students to experience adventure while staying right here in Miami. And the Miami … 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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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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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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The Week of the Young Child

There is Mother’s day, Father’s Day, Plant a Flower Day, and even National Pancake Day. There seems to be a day dedicated to everything in life, big and small. But guess who gets a whole week dedicated to them. Young … 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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