Summer is almost over and the first day of school is just around the corner. Are you excited? We are! Looking for ideas for a field trip? Check out some of the STEM outing ideas we found below.
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|Maryland Science Center
The Maryland Science Center offers FREE admission to exhibit halls to ALL Maryland K-12 students and chaperones. If you can't get there, they also have a Traveling Science Program that brings cool science to your classroom! More information about how to schedule either of these options can be found here. Programs are scheduled on a first-come first-serve basis, book early to make sure the dates and times you want are available.
Masonville CoveExplore a variety of habitats found on 52 acres of urban wilderness and experiment in college-level labs! Masonville Cove strives to provide hands-on instruction that will supplement and enhance the needs of your K-12 students. All programs are aligned with national and state standards and provide a hands-on approach to learning.
To schedule a field trip for your group, please contact Christine Redline, Education Supervisor at (410) 246-0669, extension 103 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested in Investigating Earth and Space? Plan a trip to the Banneker Planetarium to see the show. Group shows are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at 10:15 am. Email Angie Black at email@example.com to schedule a show, or you may call 443-840-5939. The Banneker Planetarium is located on the CCBC - Catonsville Campus Laboratory Building, Rm. LABB-003 800 S. Rolling Road Catonsville, MD 21228
National AquariumAdmission to the Aquarium for Maryland students in grades Pre-K-12 is FREE from September 1, 2014 - February 27, 2015. In addition, the Aquarium's education programs are FREE to the first 3,000 Maryland school students with a reservation. In order to make a reservation, teachers need to attend an orientation. More information about how to book field trips can be found here.
Career Discovery DayDate: Saturday September 6, 2014.
Time: 8:15am - 3:15pm
Location: The School of the Sciences at Stevenson University
What: Expanding Your Horizons Career Discovery Day for middle school girls.
Each girl will participate in three hands-on workshops at the event. Upon online registration, girls get to select their two favorite trios of three workshops that they are interested in. They will be placed in one of the trios. There are a range of workshops including biology, chemistry, psychology, medical sciences, architecture, and more! Pre-registration is required.
For additional information, please email (STEM@stevenson.edu) OR phone: Ms. Michelle Schwartz (443) 334-2134
Programming & Play in Pre-K
Date: Saturday, September 13, 2014
Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Baltimore City Robotics Center (1001 W. Pratt St. Second Floor Baltimore MD 21223)
What: A physical programming experience for early childhood educators, children and families
Battle O' Baltimore
Date: Saturday September 20, 2014
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Location: McDonogh School, Owings Mills, MD
What: Battle O' Baltimore FIRST Robotics Competition
The atmosphere is part rock concert - part sporting competition - part NASCAR with 150-lb robots passing exercise balls and scoring high and low goals with the help of their human players and robot alliance partners. There will also be demos of the other FIRST programs: Jr. FIRST LEGO League, ages 6-9; FIRST LEGO League, ages 9-14 & FIRST Tech Challenge, grades 7-12. Come meet the high school teams and their robots! Register for a free 30 minute tour here. More information about the event can be found on the website.
3D Printing Workshops
FutureMakers presents 3D Printing!: Master 3-D design fundamentals, create prototypes, model and render on your own workstation, and prepare files to print your creations using 3-D printers! For upper elementary and middle school students. Free! See below for the schedule of workshops in the Baltimore area.
Date: Saturday, September 20, 2014
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Baltimore County Public Library - Parkville Branch
Date: Saturday, September 27, 2014
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Baltimore County Public Library - Cockeysville Branch
Date: Saturday October 4, 2014 & Saturday, October 18, 2014
Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm
Location: Anne Arundel County Public Library
Date: Thursday, October 16, 2014
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Baltimore County Public Library - Towson
Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Location: Baltimore County Public Library - Rosedale
Making Neuroscience Fun
Making Neuroscience Fun (MNF) is a community outreach program at JHU, which brings age-appropriate interactive presentations about the brain, to students' grades pre-kindergarten through grade 5.
The program is an upbeat creative effort, aimed at fostering appreciation for general science, in addition to emphasizing the importance of the brain and the nervous system in everyday life. The mission of MNF is to enhance the science curriculum in Baltimore's City and County elementary schools, by engaging students with a realistic, comprehensive and enjoyable approach to science. Download information on how to get MNF in your classroom.
Professional Development Opportunities
Certificate in Biotechnology Education JHU's Advanced Academic Programs invites grade 6-12 school science teachers to apply to the Certificate in Biotechnology Education. This 20 credit graduate certificate is designed to strengthen bioscience content knowledge and pedagogic techniques. Students may take additional courses offered by the MS in Biotechnology Program. Students who complete the Certificate are also eligible to count the science course credits toward an MS in Biotechnology. Maryland teachers are eligible to apply for a financial assistance grant through the BD Diagnostics Biotechnology Education Scholarship Fund (email Dr. Patrick Cummings for more information about the scholarship). To learn more about the Certificate and how to apply, visit their website.
Maryland Science OlympiadWant to try hands-on, Next Generation practices in a supported setting? Join the New Coach Cohort for Baltimore middle school afterschool Maryland Science Olympiad teams . The cohort includes a learning collaborative, mentoring from STEM professionals, stipends and starter kits. Students prepare in a broad array of science and engineering activities culminating in a STEM tournament in March, 2015. Sign up is 9/1 to 10/17 at marylandscienceolympiad.org. For more information, contact Kate McGuire.
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