Most people look at the Science Center as a fun and educational place to go on a Saturday afternoon...

What they might not realize is that we’re also trusted partners to the school systems of the areas we serve. Our educational programs supplement traditional classroom learning with a valuable informal education and serve to build on the foundation of knowledge kids gain in school. Most importantly, they further the mission of increasing competency in S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) competency.

 

Our educational programs include:
  • Field Trips
  • Off-Site Programs
  • School Break Camps
  • Summer Camps & Academy
  • Science Competitions
  • Homeschool Programs
  • Scout Programs
  • And much more

 

These activities enhance classroom experience and provide students with a different way of looking at science, math and technology.

On Thursday, March 13, 2014, Orlando Science Center educators ventured to Castle Creek Elementary to facilitate “Engineering is Elementary” training to second grade teachers. The workshop was sponsored by Lockheed Martin and part of the "Engineering our Future" initiative.

Teachers engaged in hands-on, interactive STEM-based engineering design challenges. This particular unit, "Catching the Wind: Designing Windmills,” highlights the field of mechanical engineering and educates the understanding of air as wind to design and create wind-powered machines. Teachers used their mechanical engineering skills to design sailboats and windmills that catch the wind, and will use the knowledge gained from the workshops to better educate their students.

EiE was developed by the Museum of Science, Boston and aims to increase students' interest in and confidence about engineering. EiE's 20 units present fun, engaging engineering challenges that allow students to apply science knowledge.


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Chemistry
Junior Division – Nivetha Aravind, Brevard County, DeLaura Middle School
Senior Division – Nirva Vassa, Seminole County, Seminole High School

Computer Science
Junior Division – Brendan Harcourt, Brevard County, Stone Magnet Middle School
Senior Division – Owen Kelly, Volusia County, Spruce Creek High School

Earth & Space Science
Junior Division – Abbey Havel, Brevard County, DeLaura Middle School
Senior Division – Daniella Bernadel, Brevard County, Palm Bay Magnet High School

Engineering
Junior Division – Connor Bolick, Brevard County, Stone Magnet Middle School
Senior Division – Alexandria Ramsaran, Brevard County, Palm Bay Magnet High School

Environmental Science
Junior Division – Christian Robinson, South Brevard County, Herbert Hoover Middle School
Senior Division – Zachary Loeb, Brevard County, Viera High School
 
Mathematics
Junior Division – Muhammad Abdulla, Brevard County, West Shore Jr/Sr High School
Senior Division – Srimayi Tenali, Brevard County, West Shore Jr/Sr High School

Physics
Junior Division – Christopher Katz, Marion County, Home School
Senior Division – Erin Yandel, Brevard County, West Shore Jr/Sr High School

Team Projects
Junior Division – Marlee Sacks & Callie Politano, Osceola County, Neptune Middle School
Senior Division – Angel DeRose, Sabrina Mai & Milton Zhang, Seminole County, Crooms Academy of Information


Best in Fair Winner
Catherine Li, Orange County, Lake Highland Preparatory High School
Project Title: “In-Fiber Emulsification of Biodegradable Polymers for Drug Delivery”


Teacher Award
Nicole Justice – Lake Highland Preparatory High School


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