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The Lawrence Hall of Science has been empowering educators with tools to improve science learning for decades. With a focus on inclusion and hands-on learning, we develop resources of all kinds: curricula, educational tools, and professional learning opportunities.

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The Lawrence Hall of Science
4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Evaluating and Selecting High-Quality Science Instructional Materials

Join UC Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science for part 1 of our District Leaders as Science Champions series! Learn why having the right instructional materials…

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4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Creating the Conditions for Implementation Success in Science

Don’t miss part 2 of our District Leaders as Science Champions series with UC Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science! We’ll highlight six essential moves district…

Students are climbing the DNA Structure at The Lawrence

Unlock the Solutions for Elementary Science Webinar

Science is a critical subject in elementary school because it helps to develop students’ critical thinking skills, encourages curiosity and creativity, and promotes scientific literacy….

Student Experiences

Children conducting a science experiment building bridges and using a model car

Field Trips

Explore our hands-on exhibits and meet Pheena the Fin Whale on our plaza when you visit The Lawrence on an Exhibit Experience. You’ll tour our exhibits at your own pace, letting your group take the lead to investigate what interests them.

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Science Shows

Dynamic demonstrations and lots of audience participation will excite your students about science. Assemblies are an excellent way to expose curious minds to concepts that can be reinforced in the classroom or expanded on with follow-up activities. Programs are well-suited to multiple grades or even the entire school, from 40 to 300 attendees per show.

Students working on a science project together

Science Festivals

Investigate, experiment, and problem solve, as you explore our festivals’ 10–12 tabletop stations, which feature mobile exhibits designed by The Lawrence. Festivals are great for groups of 40–150 at your site.

Professional Support

We offer a variety of outstanding inquiry-based science and mathematics professional learning options that exemplify sound teaching strategies and are researched to address the needs of all learners.

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Professional Learning
A group of teachers during a professional learning activity standing at a chalkboard
Technical Assistance
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Instructional Materials

The Lawrence Hall of Science provides a variety of instructional materials to help students learn and explore the world of science.

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Curriculum Programs
A group of campers are using hand lenses to examine large pine cones and other items from nature.
Learning Activities
A group of students are working together to design a model bridge

Environmental Literacy Curriculum Connections

The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are based on the premise that the purpose of learning science is to help students understand the natural world, solve problems, improve their lives and communities, and make the world a better place. Environmental Literacy is deeply embedded throughout NGSS and should be deeply embedded throughout your science curriculum, too! 

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Research Briefs

How is BEETLES Changing Outdoor Science Education?

May 10, 2021

Discover the long-term positive impact on the field of outdoor science education of the Better Environmental Education, Teaching, Learning, and Expertise Sharing (BEETLES) project in our latest research brief.

Designing NGSS Assessments for Young Learners

March 11, 2021

Researchers at The Lawrence, in collaboration with WestEd and SRI International, are developing an approach to assessing science learning in first grade. Learn more about the Next Generation Science Assessments for Young Scientists.