Teaching kits bring Boston Children's Museum directly to students in Massachusetts public schools. Kits are interdisciplinary teaching units, packed with artifacts, hands-on activities, supplies, videos and photos. They include lesson plans in science, social studies, art, and math to foster cooperative, participatory learning and motivate a wide range of students. Kits that focus on the life sciences, such as "Urban Wildlife," are among the most popular and give children access to spectacular specimens to enhance their science curriculum.
"We are thrilled to have Genzyme support our Kits for Teachers program once again," said Juli Brownrigg, the Museum's teaching kit manager. "Teaching kits bring the Museum's object-based learning philosophy straight to the classroom, allowing children to develop skills like observation, critical thinking, teamwork, and data collection that are central to the scientific process."
Genzyme, one of the world's leading biotechnology companies, supports science education and health-related initiatives to meet local community needs.
"We are proud to support Boston Children's Museum," said Henry Darnell, vice president of corporate community affairs at Genzyme. "We believe it is important to further science education and access to health programs, and we are pleased to share these goals with our partners like Boston Children's Museum to meet these important community needs."