Carnegie Science Center offers educator resources

as schools adapt to online instruction
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Examples of new Online Educator Resources from Carnegie Science Center include DIY science projects and behind-the-scenes looks at Science Center exhibits.

PITTSBURGH, April 13, 2020 ―As Pennsylvania schools turn to online instruction for the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic year, teachers and administrators can find a wealth of educational activities, videos, and lesson plans on Carnegie Science Center’s new Online Educator Resources page.

These resources cover a broad range of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) content themes for students in grades K-12. Resources include:

  • Lesson plans with simple science experiments for early learners that use common household items
  • Behind-the-scenes videos with the animal ambassadors in Carnegie Science Center’s H2Oh! Field Station
  • DIY demonstration videos that explain how to make Oobleck, rain gauges, and other fun and easy science projects
  • An educator guide with engineering-themed lesson plans inspired by the educational movie Dream Big (now available for streaming)
  • A STEM for Social Good toolkit with activities for middle and high school students interested in sparking social change with STEM

New resources will be added weekly as Science Center educators develop new science activities and video demonstrations fit for online instruction.

Educators are also encouraged to check out STEMisphere®, an online database packed with STEM-focused videos, lesson plans, games, and hands-on activities. Resources on STEMisphere® are submitted by museums, educators, schools, and educational organizations across the nation. Users can filter the resources by grade level, subject, activity length, equipment, and resource type to find the perfect activity – whether it’s to supplement a school assignment or to inspire students to take a deeper dive on a topic that interests them.

Additionally, each day at 8 am on Facebook and Twitter, the Science Center will post CSC’s Three Things, a curated list of something to READ, something to WATCH, and something to DO that will keep the whole family happy, learning, and exploring. Activities and videos from previous CSC’s Three Things are posted on the Science Center’s website.



Carnegie Science Center is dedicated to inspiring learning and curiosity by connecting science and technology with everyday life. By making science both relevant and fun, the Science Center’s goal is to increase science literacy in the region and motivate young people to seek careers in science and technology. One of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, the Science Center is Pittsburgh’s premier science exploration destination, reaching more than 700,000 people annually through its hands-on exhibits, camps, classes, and off-site education programs.

Accessibility: Features for All

Carnegie Science Center welcomes all visitors. We work to assist visitors with disabilities in obtaining reasonable and appropriate accommodations, and in supporting equal access to services, programs, and activities. We welcome visitors in wheelchairs on the deck of our USS Requin (SS 481) submarine. Below-deck visits require full mobility. Hearing assistance devices are available for The Rangos Giant Cinema. Please ask when you buy your ticket.


Please note that requests for accommodations should be made at least two weeks prior to your visit. For specific questions about wheelchairs, strollers, or other programmatic or equipment needs, see the ticket counter located on the first floor of the main building or contact the Operations Department at 412.237.1641 or


Established in 1895 by Andrew Carnegie, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is a collection of four distinctive museums: Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and The Andy Warhol Museum. In 2017, the museums reached more than 1.4 million people through exhibitions, educational programs, outreach activities, and special events.