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.

The Curtis Kinetic Science Competition is a fun way for teaching students the science behind kinetic systems, as well as the skills required to plan, execute, document, reflect and present a science project in a higher level science competition. The 2015 Kinetic Competition will be open to any school, science club and home school group in the 7 surrounding counties (Brevard, Lake, Marion, Osceola, Orange, Seminole, and Volusia). There will be two divisions: Junior (grades 5 and 6), and Senior (grades 7 and 8); and students may work in teams of up to five.   

This year’s awards will be as follows:
  • An individual medal to each team member and $500 to the “Best in Fair” team in each division
  • An individual mead to each team member and $250 to the “Best use of Science” team in each division
  • An individual mead to each team member and $250 to the “Most Innovative/Creative” team in each division
  • $250 to the “Best in Fair” team’s teacher/coach
 
 

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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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