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Science Resources

Science Resources for MDUSD k-12 updated 12/1/14

Field Trips/Speakers

  1. East Bay Regional Parks  free classroom naturalist programs, mobile classrooms, very inexpensive bus transportation to parks and programs, teacher training

    1. Big Break Visitor Center, Oakley has many opportunities for students and is close by; Delta study, natural history, political science, history, kayaking and hiking, Ohlone curriculum and presentations

  2. National Park Service; free classes and Ranger led walks, curriculum

John Muir House

Port Chicago Naval Magazine, Concord

Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Alcatraz, Marin Headlands, Pt. Reyes, Hyde Street Pier, Muir Woods

  1. Contra Costa Water District  Free field trips, classroom presentations, watershed and treatment plant tours, bird watching, natural history

  2. Lawrence Hall of Science  school wide assemblies, classroom visits, field trips, fees vary. Curriculum; GEMS, FOSS, Seeds of Change,etc.

  3. Chabot Science and Space Center  Planetarium, classes, observatory, curriculum, fee’s vary

  4. Exploratorium  hands-on exhibits, classes, curriculum, fees vary

  5. Lindsay Wildlife Museum  wildlife rescue center, hands-on classes, classroom visits, excellent resources. Some fee programs, some low cost or free

Other Resources

Digital Media

  • KQED  Science   

  • MIT Resources-MIT+K12 Videos produces original digital media and live programming that seeks to spark curiosity and a love of learning, open the door to the science / technology / engineering / math (STEM) world, and promote STEM-literacy among the general public.

Science writing curriculum:  (excellent)

Sample NGSS Assessment questions

Achieve

Science text/literacy resources:

Training Videos  for NGSS and Science Content

Environmental Ed

Pre School/TK

Middle School