The Lawrence Hall of Science
The public science center of the University of California, Berkeley.
The Lawrence is getting ready to re-open. We’ll see you on October 30th!
For over 50 years, The Lawrence Hall of Science has been at the forefront of science education.
On a visit to The Lawrence, students collaborate to investigate new ideas as they become scientists and engineers for a day.
We partner with school districts to support science learning. We offer district-wide elementary, middle, and high school programs, either virtually or in-person.
We collaborate with a range of partners to innovate in science education. Together, we go further.
Building Bridges ONLINE for Grades 7 – 8 – 9
Two week ONLINE camp
The Bay Area is known for its many iconic bridges. In this online program, you will learn about different types of bridges, including truss bridges like the Richmond–San Rafael Bridge and suspension bridges like the Golden Gate Bridge. Using provided materials, you will practice using the engineering design cycle to design, build, and test a variety of bridges. Finally, you will take the role of a lead engineer and develop your own design using the principles you have learned and skills you have gained.
What You Will Need at Home:
Member: $850 / Non-Member: $900
July 12 – July 23 2-4:30PM
Coding for Space Exploration ONLINE for Grades 7 – 8 – 9
Have you ever wondered how scientists on Earth can use coding to discover the secrets of space? In this online program, you will learn the basics of block-based programming. Together we will engage in design and engineering practices, including identifying and solving problems. You will build a model space station using a robotics kit and recycled materials, then program your model to do things that real-life space stations do, like responding to light, objects, and motion.
Member: $940 / Non-Member: $990
June 21 – July 2 10AM-12:30PM
Storytelling with Data ONLINE for Grades 7 – 8 – 9
One week ONLINE camp
Fact is, with good data you can always tell a more convincing story. Data can tell us a lot about what’s going on in our world, whether it be our climate, our economy, or even our school community. But what can you do if some people just don’t understand, trust, or feel as if data are relevant to them? In this online program, you will learn to critically analyze and use data, along with multimedia strategies—including visualization, storytelling, and scientific argument—to communicate about issues important to you. Using tools from statistics and persuasive writing, you will learn to find the data you need to answer personally relevant questions, create visualizations and arguments, and build your own Data Stories about important issues that help others understand how these issues affect us and our world.
Member: $425 / Non-Member: $450
July 5 – July 9 10AM-12:30PM
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