The Science Center curriculum focuses on STEM education with an emphasis on the E (engineering); providing engineering activities/lessons for students in grades kindergarten through sixth grade.  Engineering is Elementary units from The Museum of Boston are used for planning the units and their engineering design projects.  Science concepts and skills are integrated with engineering skills to produce hands-on experiences for learning.  Technology lessons are included to enhance and report on student’s success. Activity-based learning motivates, provides excitement, and encourages interest for science, which can stimulate students to pursue further learning in science and engineering.

The Science Center program provides 2 units of study to all students in grades K – 6 during six half-day visits. 

Units

  • Kindergarten
    Balancing Act & Intro to the Science Center
    A Work in Progress: Improving a Play Dough Process
  • First Grade
    Catching the Wind: Designing Windmills
    Water, Water Everywhere: Designing Water Filters
  • Second Grade
    To Get to the Other Side: Designing Bridges
    The Best of Bugs: Designing Hand Pollinators
  • Third Grade
    Thinking Inside the Box: Designing a Plant Package
    A Long Way Down: Designing Parachutes
  • Fourth Grade
    A Slick Solution: Cleaning an Oil Spill
    The Attraction is Obvious: Designing a Maglev System
  • Fifth Grade
    A Stick in the Mud: Evaluating a Landscape
    Taking the Plunge: Designing Submersibles
  • Sixth Grade
    Astronomy
    Lighten Up: Designing Lighting Systems