The Lawrence Hall of Science
The public science center of the University of California, Berkeley.
Open Wednesday - Sunday
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
April 1 - 9 open daily
Bring your students to The Lawrence, or bring our inquiry-based science programs to you.
We partner with school districts to support science learning. We offer district-wide elementary, middle, and high school programs, either virtually or in-person.
We collaborate with a range of partners to innovate in science education. Together, we go further.
Blast off with Space Chef.
Have you tried Hawaiian Turkey Sliders? Quesadilla Con Huevos? How about a Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Shake? Space Chef has, and he wants you to try them too! Space Chef, developed by the Lawrence Hall of Science at UC Berkeley, is a fast-paced action game designed to provide the starting point needed to build healthy meals using simple, readily available, and nutritious ingredients. Space Chef requires quick thinking and even quicker fingers as you race against the clock to sort through an array of ingredients and construct healthy recipes. Along the way, you’ll unlock food factoids, discover new Space Chef robots, and have access to over 60 healthy recipes. Start your intergalactic grocery list today…those Sweet Potato Blueberry Squares won’t make themselves!
Even in space, healthy eating starts with good choices. Space Chef helps reinforce healthy food choices and tasty combinations to build awareness for eaters of all ages. All recipes used in the app were modeled from the healthy recipe collection at the “What’s Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl” website. To help kids learn more about health and the human body, try out the other apps from the Lawrence Hall of Science funded by the National Institutes of Health Science Education Partnership Award program.
Topics: Nutrition, Health
OS: Apple, Android
Requirements: iPhone or iPad iOS 7+Android 4.4+
Help Guide’s Nutrition for Children and Teens:A straightforward and comprehensive guide for parents about nutrition.
USDA’s ChooseMyPlate.gov:Information on eating healthy and creating a balanced diet. It includes interactives for kids and teens.
I Got This
“I Got This,” is an interactive, first-person, educational story that follows a young teenage girl who discovers that she has type 2 diabetes.
DIY Sun Science
The DIY Sun Science app allows families and educators to investigate and learn about the Sun.
DIY Human Body
The DIY Human Body app allows families and educators to investigate and learn about the human body.
This project was supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Science Education Partnership Award program under award number 5R25OD010543-02. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program are those of the author and do not reflect the views of NIH.
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