ScienceWise Courses

Select a course title to view more details about the course. From the detail page you can download the course syllabus, which includes requirements for graduate credit and Missouri and Kansas standards. All are professional development courses for teachers. Courses are held at Union Station in the Resource Room unless otherwise noted. 30 W. Pershing, Kansas City, Missouri 64108. Cost is $20/ 4 hour course or $60/ 12 hour course.

 

Graduate credit is available for $65*/hour from Baker University and Park University and $70*/grad credit hour (plus $30*/ 1 grad credit hour for an online course) from UMKC.

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 4:30pm - 8:30pm
Tyler Watts

Learn how 3D printers work and what they can do. Learn how to create your own 3D models in TinkerCAD. Learn how to purchase a reliable 3D printer or services that will print your designs for you. 

To register online for this course: THIS COURSE IS SOLD OUT. 

Graduate credit is available through UMKC ($100*/credit hour) or Baker & Park University ($65*/credit hour). Each online course will equal one credit hour. Payment is made directly to University for credit. *subject to change

For full list of ScienceWise course offerings, click here. 

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 4:30pm - 8:30pm
Nancy Smith

Join us for this engaging and hands-on session about introducing the fields of Materials Science and Engineering to young learners. We'll be developing Engineering Design Challenges using all the "stuff" you have lying around your house and classroom. Learn how to bring the world of Materials Science into your classroom as your engineers choose the best items to solve everyday problems. Remember: "Teaching is where you refuse to throw anything out because it might be useful in 47 years when you do that one project!"

Cost is $20/course (payable to Science Pioneers). Graduate credit is avilable thorough UMKC ($100*) or Baker ($65*) at an additional cost, paid directly to the University. *subject to change

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Thu, 01/12/2017 - 4:30pm - 8:30pm
Eric Langhorst

Discover how you can use a variety of free geo tools from Google to make geography engaging and exciting for your content area. Students can use these tools to make maps showing anything from recent earthquake data to the impacts of human activity on the environment. Google Maps is much more than just finding the directions in your car! You will jump into Google Maps and make your mark in this workshop. 

Graduate credit is available through UMKC ($100*/credit hour) or Baker University ($65*/credit hour). Each online course will equal one credit hour. Payment is made directly to University for credit. *subject to change

To see full list of ScienceWise courses and register for this course online, click here

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 8:00am - 12:30pm
Eric Langhorst, Ph.D.

After describing the basics of a Makey Makey Kit, participants will be guided through creating some basic inventions: a personalized PacMan game controller, a piano keyboard made of fruit and a new game based on the classic "Operation" game. 

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Sat, 11/18/2017 - 8:00am - 12:30pm
Brandi Leggett

TIme! How can we fit it all in? Discover how to incorporate NGSS standards into ELA, math and social studies by participating in a Project-Based Learning (PBL) unit which focuses on forces and interactions. By understanding the components of PBL, educators can develop cross-curricular units that easily incorporate a variety of standards.

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Sat, 12/02/2017 - 8:00am - 12:30pm
Darbie Valenti

STEM activities promote problem solving, but few incorporate math skills. Explore new ways and strategies to enhance learning by factoring any math standard from any grade level into the STEM equation. Strategies inclue Break Out challenges, budgets, "math libs," relay races and more! 

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Sat, 12/09/2017 - 8:00am - 12:00pm
Martha Nowak

In this course you will learn how to collaborate with other teachers to integrate STEM into your existing science curriculum by utilizing and incorporating a variety of resources. 

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Sat, 01/20/2018 - 8:00am - 12:00pm
Tyler Watts

Participants will learn how 3D printers work; what they are capable of printing; and how to create models on TinkerCAD. This workshop will also include a tour of the Maker Studio in Science City with discussion covering 3D printing in an informal science environment. 

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Sat, 02/24/2018 - 8:00am - 12:30pm
Emily Meyer

Science education requires both learning scientific concepts, as well as the development of scientific thinking skills. In this course, participants will learn it is ok to say "I don't know," as they guide students through the process of scientific inquiry by investigating the unknown with questions, hypotheses, testing and writing. 

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Sat, 03/03/2018 - 8:00am - 12:30pm
Ryan Bell

Dive into the world of Making by exploring the Maker Studio in Science City. Participants will discover what a Maker Space is; what it can become by starting with the "must-have" tools; and how to efficiently set up for maximum creativity and innovation. Create your own paper circuits with lights, motors and cardboard mechanisms to get a taste of the hands-on fun you can have in a Maker Space. 

To see full list of ScienceWise courses and register for this course online, click here