Teacher workshop at Science Museum Oklahoma. Photo by Steve Spangler Science

Professional Development

Oklahoma Museum Network can provide teachers with relevant, in-depth training based on the best inquiry research in the nation. Our workshops are complete packages making your job easier and offering the best value for your professional development dollars.

Whether for an individual school or an entire district, one day or several, OMN will customize a professional development plan specifically for your needs.

For more information or to schedule professional development for your school, call (405) 602-3733 or email omn@sciencemuseumok.org.

Science Matters Mobile Museum

Science Matters Mobile Museum is traveling across Oklahoma, bringing dynamic, hands-on, and discovery-based science experiences to students throughout the state!


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Outreach Programs

OMN offers a variety of dynamic demonstrations, interactive assembly formats and innovative hands-on classroom and after-school programs that are designed to ignite an interest in science and inspire students to think critically.

All of our outreach programs are cost effective, tailored to support your curriculum goals and aligned with state and national educational standards.

2018 OMN Summer Library Programs (PDF)

Lower Elementary (Pre-K to 3rd Grade)

Classroom activities are optimized for groups of 20-30. 
Each session runs 45 minutes to an hour. Content can be adjusted for grade level.

AIR PLAY (Pre-K to 1st grade) 
Based off of "The Tiny Seed" by Eric Carle, this program is an exploration of how air can carry different things. Little scientists will conduct tests, record results, and use their new knowledge as they build their own air-powered creations.

PINT-SIZE CHEMISTS (Grades Pre-K to 2nd grade)
Who says chemistry is just for big kids? In this hands-on lab activity, budding chemists are encouraged to experiment with a multitude of mixtures, fizzing formulas, and surprising solutions.

SMALL SCALE ENGINEERS (Pre-K to 3rd grade) 
Inspired by the book "Rosie Revere, Engineer," join us for a fun filled session of hands-on exploration, design, and building. Even the youngest engineer will have the opportunity to test their creativity, perfect their problem-solving, and build their confidence.

ANIMAL ANTICS (Pre-K to 3rd grade) 
Reptiles, amphibians, insects — oh my! Want to get up close and personal with some of our creepy-crawly pals? Then this program is just for you! Learn all about some of our legless, scaled or even prickly co-workers and get the chance to get hands-on with them.

SCIENCE STUDIO (Grades 1-3) 
Wanted: Artistically minded scientists AND scientifically-minded artists. Don’t think science and art belong together? Let us show you why they do! This wholly immersive and interactive program illuminates how often science and art go hand in hand, and allows the opportunity to create different works of art to take home.

Upper Elementary/Middle School (Grades 4-8)

Classroom activities are optimized for groups of 20-30 students. Each session runs 45 minutes to an hour. Content can be adjusted for grade level.
 
ENGINEERING SQUAD: TOY DESIGN TEAM (Grades 4-6)

This imaginative toy design challenge will develop students’ problem-solving skills, while allowing them to be toymakers for a day. They will design, build, test, and experience first-hand the basics of engineering.
 
SCIENCE STUDIO (Grades 4-6)
Calling all artists! Did you know that much of art has a scientific component to it as well? Come learn about how science and art intersect while creating a few of your own masterpieces to take home. Whether it’s a robotic friend who helps you draw or an awesome mathematically-based line drawing, you’re sure to tap into your inner-artist and scientist in this creatively diverse program!
 
ADAPTING ANIMALS (Grades 4-6)
You may think you know about animal defense mechanisms, but do you know which snake plays dead to escapes its predators? Do you know which reptile spins its entire body to defend itself? How about which insect is hearty enough to be dropped from a two-story building and still survive? If you don’t know, have no fear! Come meet our scaly, spiny, amazingly adaptable partners in this hands-on program, and you’ll learn all the incredible ways they survive and protect themselves!
 
ADVENTURES IN SIMPLE MACHINERY (Grades 6-8)

A staple of ancient warfare, catapults have changed a lot in their design over the centuries. From the Romans to the Chinese to the French, many cultures have engineered different ways to harness tension or gravity to launch their projectiles. What type of catapult can you create? Join us as we design, build and test ancient weaponry models using everyday modern objects.

 

After School and Adult Programs

POTIONS 101 (Elementary school)
Are you ready to bottle fame, brew glory, and stopper death? Not quite? Then, it’s Potions 101 for you! Beginning wizards can conduct experiments and brew magical mixtures sure to bewitch the mind and ensnare the senses with the subtle science of chemical reactions.

MINECRAFT REDSTONE CHALLENGE (Upper elementary to middle school)
No computers are needed for this Minecraft-inspired exploration in circuitry! Come together and build a real-world piece of the Minecraft universe using conductive building materials, electricity, and your own ingenuity!

BATH LAB 2.0 (Middle school to adults)
Are you tired of energy-sapping schedules? Suffering from digital overload? Take a break from the chaos and reconnect your mind with the pleasure of relaxation and engaging scientific exploration. Bath Lab is back with even more natural, DIY fun! Join us as we discover the naturally occurring properties in a variety of minerals, herbs and oils and combine them into unique and personalized products to take home.
 
THE GREAT PUZZLE CHALLENGE (Middle school to adults)
From the Sphinx’s riddle in Greek myth to the modern day Rubik’s cube, mankind has always had a deep fascination with puzzles. After all, what other pastime so effectively provides engaging entertainment while providing the opportunity to display one’s mental prowess? Join us on our own challenge course and pit your brain against a villainous set of mind benders.
Assembly Program

THE MAGIC OF SCIENCE (All ages)
Come join us for this high-energy, fast-paced demonstration about the wonder and magic of science! Spectacular action and wild experiments abound in this assembly program that will delight and amaze audiences of all ages and sizes.

Basic Pricing

Single hands-on session $200
Single assembly session $200
Half-day or evening of science (up to 3 hours of programming) $500

There is a minimum program charge of $400 for venues more than 50 miles from Science Museum Oklahoma. Additional mileage charges apply to venues more than 30 miles away from Science Museum Oklahoma. For more information or to schedule an outreach, call (405) 602-3733 or email omn@sciencemuseumok.org.