As the region’s leading provider of informal science education, Imagination Station’s educational resources are an invaluable tool for teaching STEM studies to the students of Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.
Educators are one of Imagination Station’s most important partners and we understand how hard you work. That’s why we want to provide you with as many resources as possible to make your job easier. We have created a Teacher Advisory Group made up of local teachers and school administrators that volunteer their time and effort to make sure that what we bring to the community in informal science education is a valuable tool for them to use within their classrooms. We’ve got lots of great ideas to effectively teach science in the classroom!
2013 Field Trip & Program Guide
The 2013 Field Trip & Program Guide is a comprehensive snapshot of all of Imagination Station’s educational programs available to assist teacher’s on the classroom’s educational mission. It includes information on: field trips, outreach programs (Workshops, Distance Learning, Science Festivals and STARLAB Portable Planetarium), standards alignment, exhibit guide descriptions, upcoming special exhibitions, special science events ideal for classroom visits (like Chemistry Week, Engineering Week and Little Scientists Week) and so much more! Download the 2013 Field Trip & Program Guide now
If you would like to receive a paper copy of the 2013 Field Trip & Program Guide, please call 419.244.2674 ext. 120.
Our programs meet the new Ohio revised science standards!
All of our educational programs are aligned to state academic content standards in both Ohio and Michigan making us a valuable asset to educators when meeting educational benchmarks.
With the assistance of area K-12 educators, the Imagination Station has created learning guides to help structure a field trip that aligns directly to the concepts you are teaching in the classroom. These guides include Student Data Recording Pages, Chaperone Tips and Instructions and a Post-Activity to complete back in the classroom. Note to High School Educators: Call today to discover how you can utilize the Imagination Station to meet your curriculum objectives.
Imagination Station offers a variety of Outreach Programs designed to meet the needs of the children of our community. We can build an experience for your classroom, your school or your entire community center.
- Science Festivals
- Workshop on Wheels
To schedule an Outreach Program. Download and complete this form and fax it to 419.255.2674 ext. 134.
Imagination Station’s mission is to inspire in children the wonder of science and technology. The best way to do that is by empowering them with the tools necessary to cultivate that interest. Whether you are looking for ideas for science projects, an easy to understand explanation for science concepts, or simply for creative and educational activities to facilitate at home, Imagination Station is the place to find them all.
We’ve put it all online! All of our demonstrations and activities at Imagination Station have supplemental resources and curriculum for your classroom. Visit our Science Studio Activities page for exciting experiments to try with your students.
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We offer this monthly Open House for all teachers committed to bringing their students to Imagination Station. This program will empower you with inside knowledge of the exhibits and familiarize you with all our educator resources. Chaperones are welcome! All sessions run from 4:00-5:30 pm. For more information or to reserve today, please call 419.244.2674 ext. 250.
Our monthly e-newsletter lets educators know what is going on at the Imagination Station and includes great hands-on activities for your classroom. Call 419.244.2674 today to get this valuable resources in your inbox.
Teachers receive free admission to Imagination Station every day, with proper identification.
We offer special membership pricing for one of our favorite visitors – teachers! With proper identification, teachers will receive 10% off an Imagination Station membership.
Science2GO! Gift Shop
Look no further than our gift shop for science materials, kits and student incentives. Save 10% on all Science2GO! purchases with an Imagination Station Membership.
Making Field Trips Work; Strategies for creating an effective learning experience. By James Kisiel
The field trip is probably one of the most common out-of-classroom learning experiences students encounter. Teachers provide these experiences for a variety of reasons including motivation, exposure, and even as a reward, especially after weeks of standardized testing. Read more…
Tips From The Field; Advice from museum experts on making the most of field trips. By Rachel Connolly, Meghan Groome, Keith Sheppard & Nick Stroud
Field trips are opportunities to experience science in settings beyond the classroom. Much educational research has focused on effective ways of designing and planning field trips for optimal impact on the classroom and science curriculum. Read more…