K-12 Programs Overview
Biosphere 2 seeks to empower student-scientists to direct their learning in pursuit of answers to great questions.
We believe in student-centered, hands-on, minds-on science experiences – helping all students to be young researchers. More than emphasizing content, we strive to foster curiosity and a passion for self-directed learning by engaging students in the thinking and active processes of scientific inquiry. We aim for transformative interactive learning with a firm foundation in open-ended problem solving to provide students with the skills necessary to develop questions and take more responsibility for their education, helping them find their own path of discovery. We believe, by handing the reins over to students and promoting critical thinking, young researchers begin to independently develop knowledge and understanding of complex scientific ideas by making connections with other areas of school, life, and prior experiences.
Biosphere 2 Session with a Scientist
Biosphere 2 has developed an online program allowing students to interact virtually with Biosphere 2 researchers! Our weekly program connects your students with mentors at Biosphere 2 in real-time in a one-of-a-kind learning experience.