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A new 10,000 square foot Education Wing will be the orientation point for all field trips and a vital part of Discovery Science Center’s wide array of educational programming for students and teachers. This Wing will consist of a Hall of Inventors, Making the Grade Gallery and Teacher Resource Center.
The Hall of Inventors will bring science to life through a life-size 3-D digital projection. Imagine Ben Franklin, Sir Isaac Newton and other famous inventors appearing on stage to captivate visitors with amazing scientific principles from electricity to the law of motion.
The Making the Grade Gallery is a flexible space with changeable, specially designed hands-on exhibits targeting a specific grade each month.
In the Teacher Resource Center, DSC educators will be available to answer questions, provide lesson plans and loan science materials and kits to teachers.
STEM Proficiency Wing
Preparation for STEM-based careers begins with young learners. Discovery Science Center’s STEM Proficiency initiative targets K-12th grade students with the goal of preparing them to pursue STEM-related degrees in higher education.
By 2015, California will implement the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in schools, which will require educators to develop new science curricula in their classrooms. Students will then be tested on the California Standards Test (CST) for science in grades 5, 8, and 10.
Discovery Science Center’s Education Wing will not only help teachers implement the NGSS, but also provide exhibits, curricula and professional development programs to prepare students and teachers for the CST.