Programs for Schools
Hands-on workshops, science shows, festivals, and field trips motivate students and stimulate curiosity while building skills. They cover a wide range of standards-aligned topics for age 2 through grade 12. Create a memorable science experience for your students this year by choosing from our selection of programs.
Get out of school and see something cool! On a visit to the Hall, students will explore new ideas and build their own creations. Add a workshop or science show to enhance your experience. Access to the exhibits is included with program fees.
Every student becomes a scientist in classroom workshops that augment your curriculum. Choose from dozens of engaging workshops in earth science, life science, math, physical science, and even the Planetarium. Workshops can be given at the Hall or at your site for 12–32 students, age 2 through grade 12.
Dazzling science presentations feature demonstrations and lots of audience participation. Highlight earthquake science or phase change; wow your students with the science of fire or the power of electricity. Science shows can be given at the Hall or at your site for groups of 40–300, grades K through 8.
Bring your learning community together around science. Student and adults investigate, experiment, and problem-solve at some 10 to 12 tabletop exhibits. Festivals create an engaging atmosphere for open houses, family nights, and community events at your school. Perfect for groups of 40–150, grades K through 12.
Our science and math curricula offer engaging, inquiry-based instructional materials designed by leading educators at UC Berkeley. They reach at least 25 percent of the nation’s K–12 students at some point in their schooling. Each program provides ongoing support and education in the use of these innovative materials and methods.
We work with a variety of educators, ranging widely from teachers in formal K-12 classrooms, to informal educators in science centers, and to undergraduate and graduate students. Each year, over 20,000 educators participate in our professional development workshops through regional, national, and international programs.