Science Sprouts

September 1st, 2020 - May 31st, 2022 | PROJECT

The Pensacola MESS Hall will create and deliver “Science Sprouts”—a four-session classroom program for kindergarten students, including related professional development for teachers. The program will focus on 10 underserved elementary schools in the community, providing students and teachers access to quality math, engineering, and science experiences. Trained museum educators will engage children in hands-on exploration while engaging teachers in effective methods to enhance classroom learning. The lessons will include a story followed by small group activities that reinforce key concepts. To increase the teachers’ comfort in program delivery and application to other curricular units, the activities will utilize common materials and connect to children’s literature.

Project Website(s)

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Team Members

Sarabeth Gordon, Principal Investigator, Pensacola MESS Hall


Funding Source: IMLS
Funding Program: Inspire! Grants for Small Museums
Award Number: IGSM-245385-OMS-20
Funding Amount: $35,977


Audience: Educators | Teachers | Elementary School Children (6-10) | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: General STEM | Literacy
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Informal | Formal Connections | K-12 Programs