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We partner with school districts to support science learning. We can offer the following district-wide elementary, middle, and high school programs, either virtually or in-person: multi-session, interactive, hands-on and NGSS-aligned science lesson sequences; stand-alone interactive classroom workshops; interactive science shows; and teacher professional learning to support virtual or in-person NGSS instruction. Custom options are available, too. If your district is interested in partnering with us, please contact us.

Upcoming
Events

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October 15, 2021

Establishing a Culture of Figuring Out in Your Next Generation Science Classroom

This edWebinar will be of interest to kindergarten through middle school teachers, librarians, school and district leaders, STEM coordinators, summer […]

October 7, 2021

Midday Science Cafe – Changing climates, changing landscapes: What does this mean for the future?

Dr. Kerri Johnson, a Postdoctoral Scholar at UC Berkeley, will then discuss how climate change is projected to make hillslope […]

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September 30, 2021

Happy, Creepy Halloween

Celebrate Halloween with the following activities: Watch Pioneers in Engineering launch pumpkins high into the air with their trebuchet Visit […]

Student Experiences

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Field Trips

Explore our hands-on exhibits, meet Pheena the Fin Whale on our plaza, and enjoy our Learning Lab when you visit The Lawrence on an Exhibit Experience. You’ll tour our exhibits at your own pace, letting your group take the lead to investigate what interests them.

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Science Shows

Dynamic demonstrations and lots of audience participation will excite your students about science. Assemblies are an excellent way to expose curious minds to concepts that can be reinforced in the classroom or expanded on with follow-up activities. Programs are well-suited to multiple grades or even the entire school, from 40 to 300 attendees per show.

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Science Festivals

Investigate, experiment, and problem solve, as you explore our festivals’ 10–12 tabletop stations, which feature mobile exhibits designed by The Lawrence. Festivals are great for groups of 40–150 at your site.

Professional Support

We offer a variety of outstanding inquiry-based science and mathematics professional learning options that exemplify sound teaching strategies and are researched to address the needs of all learners.

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Professional Learning
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Technical Assistance
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Resources

Environmental Literacy Curriculum Connections

The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are based on the premise that the purpose of learning science is to help students understand the natural world, solve problems, improve their lives and communities, and make the world a better place. Environmental Literacy is deeply embedded throughout NGSS and should be deeply embedded throughout your science curriculum, too! 

Instructional Materials

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Curriculum Programs
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Classroom Activities
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Teaching Guides

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Research Briefs

How is BEETLES Changing Outdoor Science Education?

May 10, 2021

Discover the long-term positive impact on the field of outdoor science education of the Better Environmental Education, Teaching, Learning, and Expertise Sharing (BEETLES) project in our latest research brief.

Designing NGSS Assessments for Young Learners

March 11, 2021

Researchers at The Lawrence, in collaboration with WestEd and SRI International, are developing an approach to assessing science learning in first grade. Learn more about the Next Generation Science Assessments for Young Scientists.