Education Resources for Parents, Teachers & Students
GREATER KANSAS CITY SCIENCE & ENGINEERING FAIR
2019 GKC Science & Engineering Fair details click here
Teacher Recognition Program - 2018 Howard Gadberry Award, please click here for details.
Science City at Union Station is the Regional Partner for Western Missouri and all of Kansas for Code.org. For more information, please visit here.
EDUCATOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Science City offers a variety of educator professional development throughout the year through our ScienceWise Courses. To see a complete list of courses available, please visit here.
STUDENT PROGRAM OPPORTUNITIES
Science & Engineering Fair Student Kickoff is there to help students intersted in the Greater KC Science & Engineering Fair but don't know where to start. Come and learn all about the Greater KC Science & Engineering Fair and get prepared to enter a project into the 2019 Fair. Explore ways to choose a topic of interest, identify a question to investigate, create a research plan and get connected with STEM professionals in our community. Registration fee is $5. To register, visit here.
Expanding Your Horizons Conference is an evening for 6-8th grade girls to experience fun, hands-on experiences with female mentors, who facilitate workshops and serve as role models. Attendees listen to a keynote speaker, explore Science City, attend a Planetarium show, and participate in a variety of workshops. The event is limited to 425 girls. Registration fee is $7. Registration will open for the 2019 conference in December of 2018.
Saturday STEM Seminars are a FREE opportunity to expose middle school and high school students to STEM professional careers. STEM Professionals present highlights about their careers and other hot topics in STEM. Q&A Sessions follow every seminar. For a full calendar of Saturday STEM Seminars, visit here.
SCIENCE CITY RESOURCES
Searching for the latest in science, technology, engineering and math? Science City is your laboratory for the latest in these important fields. View some additional resources here.
A field trip to Science City will help you meet a multitude of national and state curriculum guidelines. Our Education Team has created the following guides so teachers can review concepts our field trips directly support:
Download the PDF files:
- Next Generation Science Standards (K-12)
- Missouri Science Standards (K-12)
- Got Science Guides: K-2 Guides and K-2 Answer Key | 3-5 Guides and 3-5 Answer Key | 6-8 Guides and 6-8 Answer Key | 9-12 Guides and 9-12 Answer Key
SCHEDULING YOUR GROUP VISIT
Planning a group visit is easy with our help! Your entire day with us will be fun, educational and worry free. Enhance your own lesson plans through our unique and fun activities. We have several new exhibits and programs as well as traditional youth favorites for everyone to explore and enjoy. You pick the attractions and programs that best meet your needs and we take care of the rest. We can’t wait for your next visit!
For more information about planning a group visit or to complete a reservation form, please visit our Groups page here
SCIENCE CITY ON THE ROAD
Keep your children's interest in science thriving. Arrange for our Science City educators to visit your community or school event through our Science City on the Road Shows. These interactive science demonstrations and workshops stimulate interest and introduce basic science concepts in entertaining and memorable ways. Group leaders may request written descriptions of the standard science vocabulary and concepts.
Standard Fee: $200 per show, workshop, program or demo. Additional performances of the same program on the same day at the same location are only $150 more. No mileage fees are assessed for locations within 30 miles of Union Station. Union Station administrative staff will calculate the distance between Union Station and the event location using navigational software. The chart below outlines distance surcharges:
- 31-50 miles: $60
- 51-75 miles: $120
- 76-100 miles $180
For detailed information about these programs, please refer to our Youth Group Planner which can be found on our Youth Groups page here.
To make a reservation for any of our Science City on the Road Shows, complete the SCIENCE CITY ON THE ROAD RESERVATION FORM
Occasionally, scholarship funding is available for qualifying school groups to visit Union Station attractions. For more information please visit our Groups page here
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Join the Union Station Kansas City Educator Program for free Science City Admission, advanced notice on traveling exhibits, admission to yearly educator-only events and more! Click here for full details