Science House: A Resource Center for Educators is a place where educators can check out classroom sets of hands-on materials for their students, engage in formal and informal consultation and professional development, and discuss education issues with friends and colleagues in a comfortable and creative environment.
Science House is open Monday - Friday from 3:30-6 p.m. Please drop off and return things during our open hours.
Members of Science House can...
- Borrow a complete set of skulls for a comparative anatomy inquiry lesson with students.
- Talk with a geologist, biologist, chemist, engineer, or mathematician about concepts that are interesting or confusing.
- Try out a telescope on our front deck, and then check it out and bring it camping with students.
- Learn about how Minnesota's Academic Standards in Science and Mathematics align with national documents by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), and the National Research Council (NRC). Borrow sets of these books to share with colleagues at school.
- Enjoy a hot cup of coffee and grade papers.
- Meet a colleague from another school or district to review a lesson plan.
- Consult with a professional development specialist about how to integrate more mathematics into an upcoming science unit.
- Attend a workshop series on using science notebooks.
- Use our wireless Internet connection to research children's misconceptions, the lifecycle of a butterfly, or principles of quantum physics.
- Post communication on our bulletin board for other educators.
- And much, much more.