Give Science Education to Students in Washington
Help bring science education to schools throughout Washington state by sponsoring Pacific Science Center's Science On Wheels program. The program's goal is to enhance science education and inspire life-long learning by bringing in classroom lessons, exciting live demonstrations and hands-on exhibit areas to schools, many of which lack the funding and/or access to inspire their students through field trips to science centers and museums.
U.S. students rank 11th in the world in a comparison of 8th grade students' science knowledge (TIMSS, 2007). At a time when many schools cannot make daily science teaching a priority and field trips are difficult to coordinate, Science On Wheels brings a whole field trip to the school, providing one hour and 45 minutes of science for each student. Science On Wheels reaches 320 students for about $4.69 per student and eliminates the need for transportation arrangements, admission fees and permission slips. This program brings science materials that classroom teachers may not be able to provide for students and models effective science teaching techniques for teachers. Science On Wheels staff excite and inspire students and teachers by presenting science in an interactive and innovative way.
About Pacific Science Center
Partner since May, 2011
Pacific Science Center began as the United States Science Pavilion during the 1962 Seattle World's Fair. Millions came to explore the wonders of science during the World's Fair and upon closing ceremonies, the Science Pavilion was given new life as the private not-for-profit Pacific Science Center, becoming the first U.S. museum founded as a science and technology center. On July 22, 2010 Pacific Science Center was declared a City of Seattle Landmark. Pacific Science Center’s mission is to inspire a lifelong interest in science, math and technology by engaging diverse communities through interactive and innovative exhibits and programs.