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Teaching Science Outdoors - Urban Partnerships



TSO-UP brings elementary teachers to outdoor spaces and allows them to practice science in a variety of habitats, with a focus on activities that translate to an urban schoolyards. NGSS and technology are incorporated throughout the experience.

A teacher sitting on the beach observing birds with Detroit in the background

Teachers develop skills to adapt existing science curriculum for the outdoor classroom, plan and carry out an investigation, analyze and interpret data, and engage in argument from evidence, and build a network of resources to refer back to once they return to the classroom.


Teachers presenting an investigation

Teaching Science Outdoors was created and is presented in partnership with faculty and staff from CREATE for STEM Institute and Dr. Tali Tal from Technion University.  See more information about the research on Teaching Science Outdoors from CREATE for STEM Institute.

a board with sticky notes of questions teachers asked