Can’t come to us? Don’t worry, we can bring the Science Center to you!

 

In-Classroom Workshops

Let our trained Instructors bring science to life right in your individual classroom. Our classroom workshops are a great way to enhance your science curricula and motivate your students. With hands-on activities and entertaining instruction, students are challenged by experiments, exploration and science relevant to their daily lives.

In-classroom Workshops:

  • Focus on specific science themes and concepts
  • Introduce scientific and mathematic processes, concepts, and themes utilizing a fun, hands-on approach
  • Develop teamwork, communication, and problem-solving skills
  • Present experiments and demonstrations that supplement formal science curriculum
  • All activities are aligned with the Florida Sunshine State Standards set in each subject area

 

Family Science Nights

Physical Science, Math, STEM, and Human or Animal Gross-Out

Students, parents, teachers, everyone is invited to this exciting opportunity to make learning a school wide event. Family Science Nights offer schools an opportunity to host an evening of science interaction! Students and families will be able to explore together as everyone enjoys the various hands-on activities brought out with each experience.

All of the activities are aligned with the Florida Sunshine State Standards set forth by the Florida Department of Education (DOE) in each subject area. Family Science Nights are available year-round and may be utilized as fundraisers, PTA programs or community events.

Family Science Night Programs:

  • Encourage cooperative learning among students, parents, and teachers
  • All activities are aligned with the Florida Sunshine State Standards set in each subject area
  • Introduce scientific and mathematic processes, concepts, and themes with a fun, hands-on approach
  • Develop communication and problem-solving skills
  • Present experiments and demonstrations that supplement formal school science curriculum
  • Provide activity ideas that can be repeated at home for further discovery
  • Reinforce the idea that everyone can be a scientist

 

Science Festivals

Can’t get enough great science? Bring the Orlando Science Center to your school for a Science Festival. Let our trained Educators provide all-day off-site programming that will leave your students wanting more science and experiences they will never forget.

During this festival, your students will engage in a Kaboom! Auditorium Show; a number of Digital Planet presentations in your school’s Media Center; in-classroom workshops with a potential focus in the areas of Life Science, Physical Science, Astronomy, or Earth Science; and a Family Science Night of your choice. By the end of the day, your students will exude more academic confidence and view science as the key to understanding the world around them.

Engage the entire school in science programming:

    • 1 Kaboom! Auditorium Show
    • 5 Digital Planet Presentations
    • 5 In-classroom Workshops
    • 1 Family Science Night
    • All activities are aligned with the Florida Sunshine State Standards set in each subject area
    • Introduce scientific and mathematic processes, concepts, and themes with a fun, hands-on approach
    • Present experiments and demonstrations that supplement formal school science curriculum



    Kaboom! Shows

    Kaboom! is a dynamic theatrical performance which introduces students to an eclectic array of experiments and demonstrations about physical science. This high-energy demonstration is guaranteed to generate enthusiasm and leave your students wanting more science.



    Digital Planet

    Take space learning out of the textbook and into the classroom with Digital Planet, our 3D digital video globe. Through a presenter lead planet tour, this classroom educational tool is the perfect way to supplement any astronomy lesson.  

    **Please contact us about additional opportunities in Earth Science.

     

    These photos are from a workshop held at Lake Como Elementary School as part of the OUC AWESOME Project. Students worked in teams to design and build green roofs. In order for their green roof to be deemed a success, they had to lower the internal temperature of the apartment building, ensure it was leak-free and gather some of the rainfall into a cistern. Students worked within a budget to buy the materials for their creation.

    The OUC AWESOME Project is a five-year initiative that is a partnership between Orlando Utilities Commission and Orlando Science Center. This initiative allows the Science Center to reach every fifth grader in OUC’s service territory with messages surrounding water efficiency and renewable energies. This year, the Science Center upgraded the program to incorporate STEM and 21st-century learning skills.


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    JP Morgan Chase has awarded Orlando Science Center $90,000 to continue the Science Literacy Program at Evans High School in Orlando. Now in its fourth year, the program will focus on chemistry education and strive to increase the number of students who seek further education in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields.

    Orlando Science Center’s Kellen Nixon, Director of Educational Development, said, “We are extremely grateful for the educational partnership we’ve established with JP Morgan Chase. Together, we are positively changing student attitudes toward science learning at Evans.”

    The Evans Science Literacy Program works with both students and their teachers through hands-on workshops and teacher professional development classes. Student workshops include interactive demonstrations and experiments that tie to real world applications and careers.

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    The Orlando Science Center, in partnership with the Walmart Foundation, provided educational workshops at the 24th annual Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities in Eatonville last weekend, Feb. 1–3.

    Students engaged in “Discovery Health: Investigating the Cardiovascular System,” a 60-minute session that introduces physiology and body systems while integrating health science curricula and health care pathways. The workshop was geared toward middle school students and supported the festival’s Education Day.

    The Science Center also hosted hands-on activities and health science demonstrations throughout the weekend. Festival-goers explored physiology concepts utilizing Vernier Probeware, learned how to measure heart rate, analyzed the effects of physical activity on the heart, discovered the function of muscles and even performed a real chicken heart dissection!

    Check out the photos below!




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    Kind words from our friends in St. Cloud.  It's always nice to hear we're making an impact!

    "On behalf of the St. Cloud High School Health Science Department I want to extend our thanks for including our program in the Regional Nursing Career Pathway Initiative. Your presenters were fabulous and the curriculum exciting!"


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