Three students participate in a Make Math REAL activity.

Make Math REAL: Maker Challenges to Promote Math Learning among English Language Learners

In collaboration with Sonoma State University, Make Math REAL is an NSF-funded project to develop, test, and study Maker Learning…

Students analyze soil samples in the community
January 19, 2023

Youth Present to Joint Powers Authority on Local Lead Contamination Research Findings

On October 27, 2022, a group of young people presented the findings of their environmental quality research to the Alameda…

Students from the YESS program are building solar suitcases.

Youth Engaged in STEM and Service (YESS)

Youth Engaged in STEM and Service (YESS) is a four-year (2020-24) National Science Foundation~ ITEST project to design, implement, and study the cultural relevance and outcomes of two solar-technology summer camp experiences.

Sunstones at The Lawrence

Environmental Protectors Project

This four-year National Science Foundation-funded project engages youth of color between 14 and 18 years of age, who live in…

Two high school students record environmental data collected in EBAYS program

Energy Interns Program: Pathways to STEM Careers

The Lawrence Hall of Science received a three-year National Science Foundation (NSF) grant (award #1849958) to create the Energy Interns…

Children playing on the DNA sculpture at the Lawrence

Investigating Measurement of STEM Engagement and Advocacy in Older Adults

Researchers and learning designers from the University of California, Berkeley wanted to find out more about how older adults engage…

Two children and a staff member are working together during a science activity.

Augmenting Museum Visits: Guiding Families to Share in the Learning

The Lawrence Hall of Science is engaging in a three-year project (Institute of Museum and Library Services, Grant #MG-40-18-0005-18) that…

The Lawrence Hall of Science

Research and Policy Briefs

Romero, V. F., Collins, M., Young, A., Laina, V., Dorph, R., Pande, A., Strang, C., & Foreman, J. (2022). Improving…

Children playing on Pheena the Whale


Academic Articles Romero, V., Foreman, J., Strang, C., Rodriguez, L., Payan, R.,  Moore-Bailey, K., & Olsen, S. (In press). Racial…

Students in front of The Lawrence

Reflecting on Practice™ (RoP)

RoP is a professional learning program designed for adoption by informal science learning environments so that all educators in an organization can participate and learn together. The trademarked program immerses all types of educators—veteran and beginning, full-time and part-time, career and seasonal—in discussions about, reflections on, and applications of research and theory on learning and teaching science.

A young person looks through a telescope of the view at The Lawrence.

Positioning Youth for Success in Science: Studying the Malleability and Impact of Computational Thinking for Science

Researchers and curriculum designers at the Lawrence have been engaged in a three-year project (NSF STEM+C #1838992) that investigates computational…

A child looks through a telescope.

Working Towards Equitable Organizations in Environmental Education

Working Towards Equitable Organizations Workshop Series is a collaboration between the Lawrence Hall of Science and an organization called Youth…

Two Mississippi FIRST LEGO League competitors from Stokes-Beard Magnet Elementary School in Columbus urge their robots on during the annual tournament


For Inspiration and Recognition of Science & Technology (FIRST® ) is a national and international nonprofit organization that seeks to…

A child and an adult work together on a science project at an exhibit at The Lawrence.

Activation Lab

The Learning Activation Lab is a national research and design effort to dramatically strengthen learning in the United States and…

Two young people explore an exhibit at The Lawrence.


Better Environmental Education Teaching, Learning, Expertise & Sharing (BEETLES) is a program affiliated with the Lawrence Hall of Science that…

Students working together on an EBAYS project.

East Bay Academy for Young Scientists

Based at the Lawrence Hall of Science at UC Berkeley, the East Bay Academy for Young Scientists (EBAYS) serves youth…