Science on the Road targets students in grades K-8, combining high-energy, participatory assembly programs that feature videos of real scientists with inquiry-based activities that reinforce and expand the concepts presented in the assembly. Other aspects of the program include teacher training, pre- and post-visit activities, and in-depth classroom workshops. All programs anchor state academic standards and introduce students to career options in science and technology fields.
Carnegie Science Center is currently working with 137 Head Start classrooms in Pittsburgh and Westmoreland County to provide teachers with the knowledge, confidence, and resources that they need to nurture a love and excitement for science in children 3-5 years old. Carnegie Science Center provides teacher professional development, classroom programs, family science nights, and curriculum with materials to all of the 137 classrooms.
Mentor a student, offer tours at your site, stamp passports or judge at a competition... these are a few of the opportunities available through our STEM programs. Visit the Volunteer Opportunities page for more information on our programs or a complete list of our volunteer opportunities.