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 Discovery Lab Programs / Grades K - 2 /30 max per session
 
Soapy States of Matter

This hands-on slippery science lab will cover the states of matter and some very unique properties of water that make it one of the most interesting molecules on earth. Many different aspects of bubbles will also be investigated.

Match with IMAX® film: Forces Of Nature, The Ultimate Wave: Tahiti 3D

NGSS/CCSS Standards
Big Ideas - Soapy States of Matter


1: The Practice of Science
8: Properties of Matter
9: Changes in Matter
 
Why Do Boats Float?

With cruise ships all around us and the Atlantic Ocean right at our front door, the forces of buoyancy will be examined. Students will dive into boat design and compete with classmates to see whose boat will hold the most passengers.
 
NGSS/CCSS Standards
Big Ideas - Why Do Boats Float?

1: The Practice of Science
4: Science and Society
6: Earth Structures
8: Properties of Matter
 
Animal Adaptations

Falcons couldn’t fly up to 125 mph and frogs couldn’t jump 20 times their body length without some awesome adaptations. Students will discover just what it takes to survive in the animal kingdom.

Match with IMAX® films: Sea Monsters 3D, Born To Be Wild 3D, Wild Ocean 3D, Wild Safari 3D, African Adventure 3D, To the Arctic 3D, Flight of the Butterflies 3D, The Last Reef 3D, South Pacific 3D


 
NGSS/CCSS Standards
Big Ideas - Animal Adaptations

14: Organization and Development of Living Organisms
15: Diversity and Evolution of Living Organisms
16: Heredity and Reproduction
17: Interdependence
 
 Live Demonstrations / Grades K - 2 / 60 max per session
 
Fierce Forces

What goes up usually comes down. This demo is about forces that we experience in our daily lives and why we cannot live without them. Become an expert on forces that cause objects to move. Learn how objects are pulled toward the ground with gravity.

Match with IMAX® films: Hubble 3D, Forces of Nature 2D
 
 
NGSS/CCSS Standards
Big Ideas - Fierce Forces

3: The Role of Theories, Laws, Hypotheses,
and Modules
11: Energy Transfer and Transformation
12: Motion of Objects
13: Forces and Changes in Motion
 
Science Sampler

What is “Science” and what are the different fields of science? Exciting experiments in Biology, Ecology, Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy will be performed to stimulate young minds and get them interested in all areas of science.

Match with the IMAX® films: Cyberworld 3D, The Last Reef 3D, Hubble 3D, Forces of Nature 2D


 
NGSS/CCSS Standards
Big Ideas - Science Sampler

1: The Practice of Science
3: The Role of Theories, Laws Hypotheses, and Models
14: Organization and Development of Living Organisms
15: Diversity and Evolution of Living Organisms
 
 Discovery Lab Programs / Grades 3 - 5 / 30 max per session
 
Rockin’ Reactions

Let the chemistry craze begin. Young scientists will complete four chemistry experiments while learning how to properly use lab equipment and how to make correct measurements.
 
NGSS/CCSS Standards
Big Ideas - Rockin’ Reactions

4: Science and Society
8: Properties of Matter
9: Changes of Matter
10: Forms of Energy

 
Endangered Everglades

The Everglades is a fragile ecosystem and this lab will explore how native species have been affected by the influx of invasive species. Students will measure the salinity of different parts of the Everglades and play with a stream table to see how water flows through the largest wetland in the world.

Match with IMAX® film: Galapagos 3D, Under The Sea 3D, The Last Reef 3D, South Pacific 3D


 
NGSS/CCSS Standards
Big Ideas - Endangered Everglades

7: Earth Systems and Patterns
14: Organization and Development of living Organisms
17: Interdependence

 
Guts, Goo, and Poo

Brains, blood, bladders and bowels! The systems of the body can do some pretty revolting things all in the name of keeping us safe and healthy.





NGSS/CCSS Standards
Big Ideas - Guts, Goo, and Poo

4: Science and Society
14: Organization and Development of Living Organisms

 
 Live Demonstrations / Grades 3 - 5 / 60 max per session
 
Wicked Weather

Water is the most powerful thing on Earth and it is central to everything around us. This demonstration takes students through the great water cycle that occurs on our planet every day.

Match with IMAX® films: Grand Canyon Adventure 3D: River at Risk, Forces of Nature, Wild Ocean 3D, The Ultimate Wave: Tahiti 3D, Rocky Mountain Express


 
NGSS/CCSS Standards
Big Ideas - Wicked Weather

1: The Practice of Science
5: Earth in Space in Time
6: Earth Structures
7: Earth Systems and Patterns

 
May the Force be with You
Every day in every way, forces and energy affect our daily lives. This presentation covers the forces of gravity, friction, air pressure and centripetal force.

Match with IMAX® films: Forces Of Nature, Hubble 3D, Rocky Mountain Express
 
NGSS/CCSS Standards
Big Ideas - May the Force be with You

10: Forms of Energy
11: Energy Transfer and Transformation
12: Motion of Objects
13: Forces and Changes in Motion

 
Ecoscapes Adventure
25 students max * Available September though January ONLY.

Students will take a guided tour of the numerous living ecosystems found in Florida. Students will get up close and personal with marine invertebrates, bugs, turtles and reptiles

Match with IMAX® films: The Ultimate Wave: Tahiti 3D, Under the Sea 3D, The Last Reef 3D, Rocky Mountain Express, South Pacific 3D, Galapagos 3D, Wild Safari 3D: A South African Adventure
 
 
NGSS/CCSS Standards
Big Ideas - EcoScapes Adventure

7: Earth Systems and Patterns
14: Organization and Development of Living Organisms
17: Interdependence

 
 Discovery Lab Programs / Grades 6 - 8 / 30 max per session
 
Roller Coaster Rollout
What do you get when you combine friction, energy, gravity, and fun? A roller coaster, of course! Students will team up to build some crazy coasters and learn all about what makes them just so much fun.

Match with IMAX® films: Hubble 3D, The Ultimate Wave: Tahit 3D, Rocky Mountain Express
 
 
NGSS/CCSS Standards
Big Ideas - Roller Coaster Rollout

10: Forms of Energy
11: Energy Transfer and Transformations
12: Motion of Objects
13: Forces and Changes in Motion
 
The World Up Close with Microscopes

Get up close with some fascinating features seen under the microscopes. From fingerprints, to hair to animal cells, we will put it all up to the lens.

Match with IMAX® films: Under The Sea 3D, The Last Reef 3D


 
NGSS/CCSS Standards
Big Ideas - Up Close with Microscopes

1: The Practice of Science
4: Science and Society
14: Organization and Development of Living Organisms
 
Engineering Challenge

Challenge your class in this engineering and physics lab and show them how it takes teamwork to conduct great science. Students will design and model bridges and also make zip lines to send objects from one end of the room to the other.

Match with IMAX® films: Hubble 3D, Rocky Mountain Express, Cyberworld 3D


 
NGSS/CCSS Standards
Big Ideas - Engineering Challenge

1: The Practice of Science
3: The Role of Theories, Laws, Hypotheses, and Models
12: Motion of Objects
13: Forces and Changes in Motion
 
Sensational Squids

Hands-on dissection allows students to see how a squid moves and eats and why it is so important to the marine food chain.

Match with IMAX® films: Under The Sea 3D, The Last Reef 3D, The Ultimate Wave: Tahiti 3D, South Pacific 3D


 
NGSS/CCSS Standards
Big Ideas - Sensational Squids

4: Science and Society
14: Organization and Development of Living Organisms
17: Interdependence
 
 Live Demonstrations / Grades 6 - 8 / 60 max per session
 
Climate in Jeopardy

We’ll dissect the atmosphere, land, water, and earth to see how these phenomena have influenced us and how we influence them. A visit to the Storm Center and Prehistoric Florida will enhance this demonstration.

Match with IMAX® films: Forces of Nature, Under the Sea 3D, The Last Reef 3D, South Pacific 3D, Grand Canyon Adventure 3D: River at Risk, Forces of Nature
 
 
NGSS/CCSS Standards
Big Ideas -Climate in Jeopardy

4: Science and Society
5: Earth in Space in Time
6: Earth Structures
7: Earth Systems and Patterns
 
In the Jaws of Science

Sharks are some of the largest predators on Earth, yet their numbers are declining at a rapid rate. Students will look at the external anatomy of a shark, identify local shark populations and ultimately dispel myths about these giants and learn how to protect them.

Match with IMAX® films: Under The Sea 3D, The Last Reef 3D, The Ultimate Wave: Tahiti 3D, South Pacific 3D


 
NGSS/CCSS Standards
Big Ideas - In The Jaws of Science

4: Science and Society
14: Organization and Development of Living Organisms
15: Diversity and Evolution of Living Organisms
17: Interdependence
 
Science Below Zero
Students will be amazed by all of the “cool” physical changes that can occur with dry ice and liquid nitrogen in this astounding demonstration. Students will learn about pressure, explosions, implosions and the movement of molecules.

Match with IMAX® films: To The Arctic 3D


 
NGSS/CCSS Standards
Big Ideas -Science Below Zero

8: Properties of Matter
9: Changes of Matter
10: Forms of Energy
18: Matter and Energy Transformation

 
 Keller Science Presentations / Grades K - 8 / 100 max per session
 30 Minute Presentations in the Keller Science Theater can accommodate multiple classes and is the perfect spot for larger  demonstrations. Located in Aviation Station, the Keller Science Theater is a wonderful place to see live animal shows,  chemistry and physical science demonstrations and special science presentations.
 
Animal Ambassadors
Get your school together and meet some of the Museum’s resident animal ambassadors. Students will be amazed by animal behaviors, features and survival techniques. Students will learn how to protect these amazing animals.
 
 
NGSS/CCSS Standards
Big Ideas - Animal Ambassador
s
14: Organization and Development of
Living Organisms
15: Diversity and Evolution of Living Organisms
17: Interdependence

 
Sciencepalooza

Teachers, are you ready to get your students excited about science? Join “Sammy the Scientist” as he spins the wheel in a fun and riveting game of science trivia. Teachers can select one of four subject areas: general science, astronomy, ecology or physical science.
 
 
NGSS/CCSS Standards
Big Ideas - Sciencepalooza

1: The Practice of Science
2: The Characteristics of Scientific Knowledge
4: Science and Society
   
Matter of Fact

Back by popular demand! Join us as we cover states of matter and see the many ways we can physically and chemically change the matter around us. The objects on stage will be no match for our expanding gasses or a super cooled liquid nitrogen dip.

 
NGSS/CCSS Standards
Big Ideas Matter of Fact

8: Properties of Matter
9: Changes of Matter
10: Forms of Energy
18: Matter and Energy Transformation
           
     MaxFlight Full Motion Simulator / Grades 2 - 8 / 25 Max
      A state-of-the-art exhibit with 360-degree pitch-roll and spin technology.
  Max enrollment 25 students. Offered at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 12 p.m.
     
Roller Coaster Rollout
Enjoy a mini-demo on the science behind roller coasters. Each student will strap into our Max Flight simulator to experience a unique roller coaster track.


 
NGSS/CCSS Standards
Big Ideas Roller Coaster Rollout

4: Science and Society
12: Motions and Objects
     
Flight Academy
Have your students learn about the history of flight during a new flight academy mini-demo. After learning how to fly, each student will get the chance to take the controls and fly the MaxFlight aircraft simulator.
 
Big Ideas Flight Academy
3: The Role of Theories, Laws, Hypotheses and Models
12: Motions and Objects
13: Forces and Changes in Motion
18: Matter and Energy Transformations
           
 
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