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Well Played! The Math and Science of Improving Your Game, thru May 18, 2019

10 hours 52 min ago
You don't have to be a pro to know that math and science can help improve your game. In our exhibit, Well Played!, you can experiment with force, angles, and trajectory to get the highest scores you can with classic arcade games such as Skeeball, Pinball, and Basketball.

Want to improve your score? Try our interactive exhibits on the math and science behind force and trajectory, and then head back to the arcade to apply the principles you've learned. Maximize your score while having maximum fun!
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Spring at the Hall, thru Jun 7

10 hours 52 min ago
This spring, visit the Hall for interactive exhibits, special hands-on activities, intriguing Planetarium shows, and more!
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National Math Festival, May 4

10 hours 52 min ago
Join us on May 4th at the Hall as we become a Zometool Bubble Station, as part of the National Math Festival! Can you imagine using a bubble wand and dish soap to make a square bubble? How about a cubic, or spiral, or saddle-shaped, or wormhole, or even parabolic-shaped bubble? With the Zometool Bubble Stations, everyone from young kids to kids at heart will find delight in exploring how the principle of “minimal surfaces” not just makes the round soap bubbles we all know from our childhood, but also—with differently shaped Zometool “bubble frames”—creates geometric soap bubbles of many surprising forms.

This event is free with admission, free for Members.
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Innovations and Inspirations: A Benefit Event, May 9

10 hours 52 min ago
Join us for an evening of celebrating 50 years of innovation and impact at the Lawrence Hall of Science—and help us inspire tomorrow. At this benefit event, Sally Jewell, the 51st Secretary of the Interior (2013–2017) and a former CEO of REI, will empower guests with a vision of how outdoor science learning can shape future generations of thinkers, inventors, and change-makers.
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FOSS Next Generation K–5 Institute: Supporting Implementation, Jul 16-17

10 hours 52 min ago
The FOSS Project at the Lawrence Hall of Science, in cooperation with Delta Education, invites you and your science leadership team to join FOSS developers and experienced users from around the country this summer at the FOSS Next Generation K–5 Institute: Supporting Implementation.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
The institute is designed for administrators, science curriculum coordinators, lead elementary teachers, and professional developers interested in planning year 1 or year 2 implementation of FOSS Next Generation in the 2019-20 school year. Teams of 3-4 people from schools and districts are encouraged to register.
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FOSS Variables and Designs Institute (Middle School), Jul 18-19

10 hours 52 min ago
Join the FOSS development team at the Lawrence Hallof Science introducing the brand new FOSS Variables and Design Next Generation 4-week course for grades 5–8 science or engineering classes.

Engage as a student learner with the Variables and Design course to:
• consider the roles of scientists and engineers,
• learn about variables and experimental design,
• tackle engineering challenges,
• and learn about modern engineering technology, including 3D printing.

Engage in investigations to learn about the underlying research and pedagogy of the FOSS Middle School program and alignment to the Framework and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

Reflect as an educator on how the instruction provides a foundation of science and engineering practices and principles, preparing students for further study in their science class, STEM class, or maker space

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
The institute is ideal for middle school teacher leaders, science coordinators, and professional development providers.
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FOSS California Next Generation 6–8 Supporting Implementation, Jul 22-23

10 hours 52 min ago
The FOSS Project at the Lawrence Hall of Science, in cooperation with Delta Education invites you and your science leadership team to join FOSS developers and other CA educators at a 2-day Institute on supporting your FOSS Implementation at the middle school grade levels. Each district is invited to send a FOSS leadership team (3–4 people) of administrators, specialists, coaches, and lead teachers—the educators responsible for coordinating the science implementation now and into the future. This institute is for districts who have or will be adopting FOSS middle school.

The Institute will focus on the FOSS CA Planning Guides and CA Teacher Resources—tools to enhance grade-level integration and three-dimensional teaching and learning in your district.

Your team will:
• Explore FOSS Next Generation instructional segments investigating phenomena
• Use the new grade-level California FOSS Planning Guides that support teachers in providing integrated content at each grade level
• Learn about strategies to help teachers engage students in productive sense-making discussions about core ideas using science practices and crosscutting concepts
• Practice with the new three-dimensional assessment items
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FOSS California Next Generation K–5 Supporting Implementation, Jul 24-25

10 hours 52 min ago
The FOSS Project at the Lawrence Hall of Science, in cooperation with Delta Education invites you and your science leadership team to join FOSS developers and other CA educators at a 2-day Institute on supporting your FOSS Implementation at the elementary grades. Each district is invited to send a FOSS leadership team (3–4 people) of administrators, specialists, coaches, and lead teachers—the educators responsible for coordinating the science implementation now and into the future. This institute is for districts who have or will be adopting FOSS Next Generation.

The Institute will focus on the FOSS CA Planning Guides and CA Teacher Resources—tools to enhance three-dimensional teaching and learning in your district.

Your team will:
• Explore FOSS Next Generation instructional segments investigating phenomena
• Use the new grade-level California FOSS Planning Guides that support teachers in understanding the relationship between the components of the program
• Learn about strategies to help teachers engage students in productive sense-making discussions about core ideas using science practices and crosscutting concepts
• Practice with the new three-dimensional assessment items
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