The goal of the UCLA Science Project is to design and implement programs that identify, develop and promote strategies that make good science instruction available and accessible to all students. Believing that good teaching begins with a life long commitment to learning, the UCLA Science Project offers several programs throughout the year designed to foster collaborative communities of researchers and practitioners. Through these collaborations, the UCLA Science Project aims to deepen teacher’s science content knowledge and pedagogical content knowledge in order to better meet the needs of their students.
As the state transitions into the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), the UCLA Science Project continues to work closely at the state level in order to stay current with state policy. In addition, the California Science Project has been selected as the lead author in developing the California Science Framework for the implementation of the NGSS. As such, the UCLA Science Project is well-equipped to support schools and districts as they begin their transition.
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Upcoming Event for Students
UCLA Young Scholars: Young Scientists
June 15 - July 2, 2015 12pm - 3pm (Afternoon class)
Nora Sterry Elementary
For students entering grades 1-6.
The UCLA Science Project will be offering a fun, hands-on science experience tailored for young minds – grades 1-6. The program will focus on fostering the curiosity students have about the world around them by engaging in developmentally appropriate science experiences, labs and activities. This experience will stimulate your child’s interest and motivation in learning.>> Click here for more information and to register.
Upcoming Event for Teachers
Developing and Using Models
July 27 - 29, 2015, 8:30AM - 3:30PM
At Oak Park Unified School District - Medea Middle School
An NGSS-aligned three day workshop for Middle School Science Teachers - High School Science Teachers are also invited.
Come join the UCLA Science Project to learn about Model-Based Inquiry and begin integrating NGSS in authentic ways to support student learning and explanation of real world phenomena.
4th Annual Engaging Young Minds
July 28 - 31, 2015
A four-day institute for K-6 teachers featuring a Common Core approach to the Next Generation Science Standards.
More information coming soon.