Discovery Center Programs
The Discovery Center Science Programs address specific State Science Standards and can be applied to a range of grade levels. In each session, the students themselves will be active participants in performing experiments, discovering the reality behind the science and learning how it can be used to impact their own lives. Each of these programs model one 45 minute classroom period of an inquiry-based series of lessons and all use simple, inexpensive and easy to obtain materials.
- The complete curriculum package for each program, including all associated and support materials is free for you to download and use by clicking on the "Download Program Package" at the end of programs description.
- These curriculum packages provide educators with pre-visit, visit and post-visit materials such as classroom lessons, literature links, integrated lessons, performance tasks, embedded tasks, career connections, websites and more.
For additional information and support, it is strongly recommended that teachers attend one of our Professional Development workshops.
NEW Program for School Groups in the Maximilian E. and Marion O. Hoffman Foundation Science Theater: Virtual Egyptian Temple
Available as an add-on to your field trip for a limited time only
$4 per person
NEW for 2014: Discovery Space Lab Programs Available for Grades 4–12
Classroom Programs (45-minutes)
Enrichment Programs (up to 1.5 hours)
The 90 minute Discovery Center Enrichment Programs give students a hand-on experience in an advanced science concept using more sophisticated equipment and techniques than might be possible in a standard classroom. The students themselves will be active participants in these programs, performing experiments and discovering how science connects to their lives.