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Inspired education starts with inspired teachers, and the Connecticut Science Center is committed to guide-sponsor-CBSsupporting educators with resources that tie closely to the Connecticut Science Framework standards. We understand the importance of informal science education. Learning outside the classroom keeps students excited about learning, helping them relate in-school studies to potential careers in STEM—science, technology, engineering, and math. We consider Connecticut Science Center an essential part of the STEM education environment, supporting classroom learning with hands-on, inquiry-based exploration. We provide engaging, one-of-a-kind experiences that speak to the natural curiosity in young people.

Mandell Academy for Teachers

The Mandell Academy for Teachers offers Student Engagement Strategies, Inquiry Teaching and Learning, STEM Education Units, Science Content Workshops, Engineering Practices, and Science Coaching. Through our accreditation by Charter Oak State College, participants earn graduate college credit (3 credits per year for 3 years) toward a Master’s Degree as part of our Inquiry Teaching and Learning programs.

Teachers (Pre-K through Grade 12) Visit for FREE All Summer!

Event Date: Now through August 31
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Teachers, education administrators, and Board of Education members serving students in Kindergarten through grade 12 are invited to visit the Connecticut Science Center free of charge all summer long! Discover the outstanding educational resources the Science Center has to offer, from Professional Development for you at the Joyce D. and Andrew J. Mandell Academy for Teachers, to outreach and field trips for your students. Please present a valid educator ID at our ticket counter for free General Admission.

Fall Field Trip Special $2 off

Book your fall 2014 field trips before September 10 and save $2 per person! Discounted field trips must be taken by December 31.

Exhibit Guides

Exhibit Guides

Attention Educators!
To enhance your visit to the CT Science Center, we have developed Trail Guides for your students to use as they explore the exhibit galleries. No other museum or science center around provides this level of direct connectivity from the Science Center’s exhibits to the CT Science Standards. Because of our belief in immersion – you learn science by doing – the Trail Guides provide interactive activities that help bring our exhibits, and the CT Science Standards, to life.

Downloadable Program Packages
Below are the Trail Guides Packages that we have developed to help support you in your classroom. We look forward to your suggestions, ideas, and even lessons that you have created, as we continue to revise and refine our packages.

Program Title CT Standards MA Standards
Weather
K.3
Earth PreK-2 #3,5
Life PreK-2 #7
Positions
1.1
Earth PreK-2 #5
States of Matter
2.1
Physical PreK-2 #1, 2
Physical 3-5 #2
Properties of Matter
3.1
Physical PreK-2 # 1
Physical 3-5 #1,3
Earth’s Resources
3.4
Physical 6-8 #14,16
Erosion
4.3
Earth 3-5 #12; Earth 6-8 #6
Electro-Magnetic Energy
4.4
Physical 3-5 #6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Sound
5.1
Physical 3-5 #4, 11
Light
5.1
Physical 3-5 #12
Senses
5.2
Life Science PreK-2 #6
Judgments
5.2
Life Science 3-5 #8
Meteorology
6.3
Earth 3-5 #6, 10, 11
Earth 6-8 #3
Landforms
7.3
Earth 3-5 #4, 12
Earth 6-8 #6, 7
Inertia
8.1
Physical 6-8 #11, 13
Energy Transformations
9.1
Physical 3-5 #4, 5