Educators

Playful Learning to Complement Classroom Learning

Enjoy programs that supplement your curriculum and help students develop creative thinking and problem-solving skills through a Discovery Gateway field trip, educational workshop, or our Kindergarten or Fifth-Grade science outreach programs.

Our programs align with Utah State Core Curriculum in Art, Science, Social Studies and more, offering you the opportunity to choose topics that complement your classroom learning.

Potential Energy Program

The Potential Energy program (PEP) is a free, 45-minute per class program. It is an inquiry-based session that covers Utah SEEd Strand K.3. Students will participate in hands-on experimentation as well as see demonstrations that show concepts such as gravity, forces, and laws of motion without being overwhelmed by complex vocabulary or abstract ideas.

Reaction Time

Reaction Time is our hands-on science outreach program that brings innovative instruction in chemistry to fifth-grade classrooms across Utah. The Reaction time program is a free, 45-minute hands-on lab session per class. It covers strands 5.2.2 and 5.2.3 of the fifth-grade SEEd standards.

Chain Reaction

Chain Reaction was developed to support fifth-grade teachers through informative, hands-on science training, as well as through supplemental materials for use in the classroom. Chain Reaction is a free three-hour workshop.

Energy Transfer

Energy Transfer is a Teacher Professional Development program that supports kindergarten teachers through informative, hands-on science training, as well as through supplemental materials for use in the classroom. This program covers Utah SEEd Strand K.3.

Field Trips

Discovery Gateway STEAM-Guided Field Trips encourage students to discover, explore, and create with interactive, hands-on exhibits. Our interactive components and imaginative exhibits will encourage students to explore in new ways.

Teacher Resources

Teacher Resources are free lesson plans and activities developed by our education team. They cover a variety of concepts and grade levels. All teachers are welcome to use these resources, including charter, private, and homeschool teachers.

After School

In partnership with Salt Lake City School District and Salt Lake Education Foundation, Discovery Gateway provides After School Enrichment programming to Title I Schools near the museum. The program supports the existing district program running in the schools with weekly informal STEAM experiences for children in grades K-6. Discovery Gateway visits the schools and presents a lesson with students visiting the museum to connect classroom concepts with real world experiences through hands-on exhibits.

 

Representative Visits

Representative Anderson visited Lakeview Elementary in Weber District and participated in Discovery Gateway’s Reaction Time outreach educational program for 5th graders.

Representative Waldrip visited Taylor Canyon Elementary in Ogden District and participated in Discovery Gateway’s Reaction Time outreach educational program for 5th graders.