Math/Science Nucleus is a non-profit (501(c)3), educational and research organization composed of scientists, educators and community members founded in 1982. It serves as an online science resource center to assist school districts, teachers, and administrators around the world. The major goal is to develop problem solving capacity through science for the world's children. We provide a free online reference science curriculum for elementary grades. Not only lesson plans but online animated storybooks and slideshows guide any educator to integrate science content into children's lives.
Another major goal is to enhance the skills of teachers and administrators by providing workshops increase their teaching and science content skills . Improving their literacy will effectively teach generations of children.
Locally (San Francisco Bay area) we manage the Children's Natural History Museum of Fremont which include the collection of Wes Gordon of Ice Age Mammals from the local area. The museum also has touch displays of other fossils, rocks, minerals, and nature specimens.
The Fremont Earthquake Exhibit in Central Park, Fremont shows how the Hayward Fault is slowly moving and causing features such as offset concrete, uplift, and rolling hills.
The Masonic Home Reforestation and Composting Project uses food waste from the Masonic Home residents and converts into mulch that we use to reforest land in the East Bay Hills.
The California Nursery Historical Park reveals a once thriving agricultural industry in Niles. We maintain a Office Museum so people can see the influence of this company in the agricultural business.
The Math Science Nucleus also manages Tule Ponds at Tyson Lagoon Wetland Center, a 17 acre site owned by Alameda County Flood Control and Water Conservation District. Students experience an urban wetland by observing at native vegetation and how they attract native animals.
Who does Math/Science Nucleus Serve?
Math/Science Nucleus serves children, school districts. teachers, administrators, colleges, and community members. The Math/Science Nucleus has provided training in science, math, and integrating computer technology to more than 15,000 teachers across the nation. Our website gets an average of 7000 users per day, with up to 2.5 million hits per month. Our guidelines help schools create their own dynamic program. The use of telecommunications has allowed us to reach almost every corner of the world!
"I have seen the emergence of a science program (I. Science MaTe) that has certainly changed the attitude and expertise of both staff and students, as well as the parents of our school community. This experience of working with a resource outside of the school community in developing and implementing a comprehensive science program has been particularly significant. With almost 30 years in education, this has been a first for me. The blending of ideas from scientists, with those ideas from the educators, has been intriguing"
-John Melendez (former Principal, Blacow Elementary, Fremont, California)
Math/Science Nucleus in the News
SCIENCE MATE CURRICULUM
Real science for teachers provides our children with the most up-to-date science content and math instructional techniques. Materials are currently free on the web as Acrobat PDF files.
TECHNOLOGY TO INCREASE SCIENCE AND MATH SKILLS
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PROJECT
RAIA MINI SCHOLAR PROGRAM
Joyce R. Blueford, Ph.D., President
Debbie Davidson, Vice President
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