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nullThe 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.

Current Projects:
  • NSF-funded partnership with Montebello Unified School District
  • CDE-funded CaMSP partnership with Azusa and Monrovia Unified School District


Current Partners:

  • Baldwin Park Unified School District
  • Rowland Unified School District
  • Lawndale Unified School District
  • Centinela Valley School District
  • El Rancho Unified School District
  • Manhattan Beach Unified School District
  • Various schools within LAUSD


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5th Annual Engaging Young Minds

June 21 - 24, 2016
Location: Ellen Ochoa Learning Center

5027 Live Oak St, Bell Gardens, CA 90201

Join us for our 5th Annual Engaging Young Minds.  Deepen your understanding of how to support your elementary students in science.  We will focus on Scientific Modeling as a way to address NGSS.  This year's partnership with the California NanoSystems Institute will bring cutting edge science to your classroom.

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