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.
09 May 2014
Posted in EiE Workshops
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