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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

Upcoming Events

Understanding How Water Behaves on Surfaces

Free one-day institute for elementary teachers
Dec 10, 2016 8:30am - 1:45pm at UCLA

Click here for more information & registration.

Understanding California’s High School 3-Course Model that Integrates Earth and Space Sciences into Biology, Chemistry, and Physics

One-day institute on January 18, 2017 at UCLA.

Click here for more information & registration.



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