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Michigan Science Center

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What is ECHO?

ECHO stands for Engaging in Collaborative, Hands-on
learning. Visit the Michigan Science Center and join us for a great learning experience
without leaving your classroom! Our new ECHO program brings live science demonstrations
and activities directly to your students over the internet.  


Our videoconferencing programs allow you and your
students to participate in highly interactive and fun learning in real time. We
have taken the Next Generation Science Standards and have created programs that
are informative and entertaining. No special hardware is required to bring a
virtual visit to your classroom. A connection can be done with a computer,
webcam, projector and high speed internet. All you need to do is click a link
and the fun begins!





Programs by Michigan Science Center

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Burn Boss Training

Engineers use controlled fires for ecological reasons, including restoring bio-diverse habitats for specially adapted plants and animals. Meet the real life Burn Bosses and work together to develop a solution  to protect an endangered animal's...


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ECHO Custom Program

Is there a science topic your group is most interested in? Let us know in your request form and we would be happy to build a custom, interactive program for your students!We will provide materials lists for suggested experiments and follow-up...


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FREE -- Weekly Science Spectacular -- Wednesdays at 2:30 PM Eastern

Join us as we take a tour of science! In this LIVE webinar series where we’ll talk about various science concepts and bring large scale demonstrations right to your computer screen. ECHO Live! take place WEDNESDAYS at 2:30 PM Eastern.ECHO Live! is...


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Jump knee-deep into our snowy and wintery science fun virtual visit. Watch amazing dry ice and liquid nitrogen demonstrations while also getting the chance to make your very own slime. This program is great for wintertime learning fun. LIMITED...


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Global Soundscapes: Mission to Record the Earth

What do vibrations look like in super-slow motion? What do sounds tell us about the health of our planet? Join us on an ear-opening journey into the science of sound and the emerging field of soundscape ecology. Developed by the Purdue Center...


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Know Where it Grows

Environmental conditions such as weather, determine where and when plants can grow. We can design solutions to reduce the impacts of weather-related hazards on plants grown for food in a community garden.


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NEW! Rad Reactions

Explore the science of chemical and physical reactions using simple materials you can find at home or the grocery store. We’ll make lava lamps, colorful explosions, and discuss what happens when water and oil are forced to mix together.


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What's Up? Your Guide to the Night Sky

What’s Up? Your Guide to the Night Sky features the constellations, stars and planets in the current sky along with information on the impact of light pollution on our view of the night sky and our place in the Milky Way Galaxy.


More About This Provider

Type of Organization



Anna Sterner
5020 John R St
Detroit Michigan 48202
313-577-8400 x474
United States

Primary Disciplines

The programs of Michigan Science Center cover:

Career Education
Technology/Information Science
Instructional Programs

Awards, Quotes, Testimonials

2019-2020 Pinnacle Award Recipient
2018-2019 Pinnacle Award Recipient

"The students really enjoyed the experience. They were intrigued by all the activities and I learned a lot too."

“This was an engaging program. The kids loved it! They were able to experience experiments we are unable to try at site. And those were the wows of the program!”

" The program was very engaging, well-paced, and packed with learning opportunities!"

"I really appreciate the instructors' willingness to set up multiple test calls, and work with us on the scheduling."