Science Teaching Series

Internet Resources

I. Developing Scientific Literacy

II. Developing Scientific Reasoning

III. Developing Scientific Understanding

IV. Developing Scientific Problem Solving

V. Developing Scientific Research Skills

VI. Resources for Teaching Science

W.M. Keck Laboratories
For the Advancement of
Science and Mathematics Education

Mission: The W.M. Keck Laboratories serve as center of research and development for professors in the School of Education who specialize in methods of teaching science and mathematics. Each year, professors train approximately 400 teacher candidates as well as numerous graduate students using equipment provided by the W.M. Keck Foundation as well as the curricular materials developed within the W.M. Keck Laboratories. The W.M. Keck Laboratories serve as the host site for in-service teacher training programs in conjunction with local school districts and nationally sponsored projects (e.g. BFI, NSF, Beck, etc.)

Funding: The W.M. Keck Laboratories are Funded by the W.M. Keck Foundation. "The W. M. Keck Foundation is one of the nation's largest philanthropic organizations. Established in 1954 by the late William Myron Keck, founder of The Superior Oil Company, the Foundation's grantmaking is focused primarily on the areas of medical research, science, and engineering. The Foundation also maintains a program for liberal arts colleges and a Southern California Grant Program that provides support in the areas of civic and community services, health care and hospitals, precollegiate education, and the arts.

Location: The W.M. Keck Laboratories are located in rooms 2103, 2105, and 2107 Education Building on the campus of California State University, Northridge. Click here for a map to the laboratories. The laboratories are directed by Dr. Norman Herr.