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On Friday, May 23, 2014, second grade students at Castle Creek Elementary imagined, planned and created windmill blades.

The workshop was the next installment in the “Engineering Our Future” initiative sponsored by Lockheed Martin in partnership with Orlando Science Center. The program utilizes the nationally recognized curriculum “Engineering is Elementary” and combines it with teacher support in the classroom as well as in-classroom student workshops provided by Orlando Science Center.

The Science Center recently earned their endorsement to become an official EiE collaborator through Museum of Science, Boston.

Photo Credit: RF Photography


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On Wednesday, May 21, the Orlando Science Center Preschool Class of 2013-2014 celebrated with song and dance in the Digital Adventure Theater: A National Geographic Experience.

Friends and family looked on as the little learners sang and boogied to songs like "My Florida Alphabet."

The preschool and education staff thank their students and families for another fantastic school year!

If you would like to enroll your child in Orlando Science Center's Preschool Program or would like to learn more, please call 407.514.2112.

Photo Credit: RF Photography


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At Member Monday: Dino Adventure, Stephanie, a personified paleontologist, led the children on a tour of the most fascinating prehistoric creatures known to man — dinosaurs! As for hands-on activities, children made new discoveries by digging up fossils in the massive dig pit known as “Jurassic Ridge” and colored cutout dinosaurs to take home.

 

Mark your calendars for the next Member Monday on June 9 from 9:00-10:00 a.m. where you will get exclusive member time in Curious George: Let’s Get Curious. Enjoy early childhood programming geared directly toward your little ones inside the exhibition

For more information, call 407.514.2158. Not a member yet? CLICK HERE to learn about other member benefits and to join.


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Curiosity was at an all-time high at Saturday’s member preview for the new traveling exhibition "Curious George: Let’s get Curious!" Member families enjoyed stepping into a storybook rocket ship, building blocks in the architect corner, playing miniature golf, sorting through produce and getting comfy in the story corner. Members also enjoyed a wild visit from the Central Florida Zoo, where they got an up-close-and-personal encounter with George’s animal friends.

Members can enjoy the exhibition free with their membership now through end of summer 2014. Not a member yet? Click here to join now.


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He’s Back! Curious George Returns to Orlando Science Center

Get Curious with Everyone’s Favorite Monkey with Exhibit and Feature-Length Movie
Exhibit Opens Saturday, May 17

ORLANDO, Fla. (May 12, 2014) — The insatiable curiosity of Curious George — the little monkey who has captured the imagination and hearts of millions of children and adults for 65 years — comes to life Saturday, May 17 at Orlando Science Center. The exhibit, “Curious George: Let’s Get Curious!”, will introduce young children to Curious George’s world and lead visitors on a fun and meaningful math, science and engineering-based adventure. The exhibit will be on display at the Science Center through the summer.

Based on the familiar characters in H.A. and Margret Rey’s classic stories published by Houghton Mifflin, “Curious George: Let’s Get Curious” inspires young children’s natural curiosity as they explore early science, math and engineering through hands-on interactive play. The immersive exhibit environment takes place in the neighborhood where Curious George lives with his friend, The Man with the Yellow Hat. The “Curious George: Let’s Get Curious!” exhibit is sponsored by 3M, and locally presented by Florida Blue with support from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

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On Thursday, May 8, 2014, second grade students at Castle Creek Elementary participated in an engineering design challenge with the goal of creating a sail car that could travel the farthest distance. The workshop was the next installment in the “Engineering Our Future” initiative sponsored by Lockheed Martin in partnership with Orlando Science Center.

The program utilizes the nationally recognized curriculum “Engineering is Elementary” and combines it with teacher support in the classroom as well as in-classroom student workshops provided by Orlando Science Center. The Science Center recently earned their endorsement to become an official EiE collaborator through Museum of Science, Boston.

Here, the second grade team is working on the unit “Catching the Wind: Designing Windmills.” It spans eight weeks and will culminate with the students applying the knowledge they have learned over the last several weeks to compete in a final design challenge to create a windmill.

Photo Credit: RF Photography

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Orlando Science Center recently received $20,000 from Walt Disney World Resort as part of the company’s 2014 Disney Grants program.

The funding will enhance mission-enabling projects including teacher professional development, classroom workshops and family engagement — each as it relates to early childhood learning — for communities in need.

Thanks, Disney!

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