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 Discovery Lab Programs / Grades K - 2 /30 max per session
    NGSS/CCSS Standards
  “Water” the 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.

Match with IMAX® films: Grand Canyon Adventure 3D: River at Risk, Forces Of Nature 2D, The Ultimate Wave: Tahiti 3D


Big Ideas - “Water” the States of Matter?

1: The Practice of Science
8: Properties of Matter
9: Changes in Matter
  Opposites Attract
In this hands-on lab, students will investigate the properties of magnets and explore how they are related to electricity.

Match with IMAX® film: Hubble 3D
  Big Ideas - Opposites Attract
1: The Practice of Science
10: Forms of Energy
11: Energy Transfer and Transformations
  Can you Sense This?
As a complement to “Brain: The World Inside Your Head” Exhibit, students will explore each of their five senses through hands-on activities. From eating, to smelling, to touching, students will be amazed at how our senses work together
to make our lives easier.

Match with IMAX® film: Under the Sea 3D, Flight of the Butterflies 3D

  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
      NGSS/CCSS Standards
Fascinating Forces
What goes up usually comes down. This demo is about forces that we experience in our daily lives and why we can’t live without them. Students learn what forces cause objects to move and how gravity pulls objects toward the ground.

Match with IMAX® films: Hubble 3D, Forces of Nature 2D, The Ultimate Wave: Tahiti 3D
  Big Ideas - Fascination 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 IMAX® films: The Ultimate Wave: Tahiti 3D, Flight of the Butterflies 3D, Wild Ocean 3D, Grand Canyon Adventure 3D: River at Risk, South Pacific 3D, Forces of Nature 2D, Born to Be Wild 3D, African Adventure 3D: Safari in the Okavango

  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 learn how to use lab
equipment properly and how to make correct measurements to complete four
chemistry experiments.

Match with IMAX® film: To the Arctic 3D
 
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


  Big Ideas - Endangered Everglades
7: Earth Systems and Patterns
14: Organization and Development of living Organisms
17: Interdependence

  Flower Power
Explore the world of plants! Students will compare and contrast plant cells with animal cells, investigate tree rings, identify patterns of different leaves, see how water travels through plants, and learn the importance of plants in human survival.

Match with IMAX® films: Flight of the Butterflies 3D




Big Ideas - Flower Power
14: Organization and Development of Living Organisms
15: Diversity and Evolution of Living Organisms
16: Heredity and Reproduction
17: Interdependence
18: Matter and Energy Transformations


  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. After the lab, have fun exploring the “Sesame Street Presents: The Body” exhibit.
  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
NGSS/CCSS Standards
  The Water Cycle
Water is an extreme necessity on Earth and it is central to everything around us. This demonstration takes students through the great water cycle, how it influences weather patterns and its overall importance to our planet.

Match with IMAX® films: Grand Canyon Adventure 3D: River at Risk, Forces of Nature 2D, Wild Ocean 3D, The Ultimate Wave: Tahiti 3D
  Big Ideas - The Water Cycle
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
  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
  Sciencepalooza
Teachers, are you ready to get your students excited about science? They’ll get to spin the wheel when they join “Sammy the Scientist” in a fun and riveting game of science trivia.

Match with IMAX® films: Flight of the Butterflies 3D, Grand Canyon Adventure 3D: River at Risk, Wild Ocean 3D, South Pacific 3D, Forces of Nature 3D, Born to Be Wild 3D, The Ultimate Wave: Tahiti 3D, African Adventure 3D: Safari in the Okavango
 
  Big Ideas - Sciencepalooza
1: The Practice of Science
2: The Characteristics of Scientific Knowledge
4: Science and Society

 
 Discovery Lab Programs / Grades 6 - 8 / 30 max per session
      NGSS/CCSS Standards
  Roller Coaster Physics
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: Grand Canyon Adventure 3D: River at Risk, The Ultimate Wave: Tahiti 3D, Forces of Nature 2D
  Big Ideas - Roller Coaster Physics
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


  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


  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
Backbone or no backbone? Dissect a squid to find out. Look inside of a squid through hands-on dissection. See how it moves and eats and why it is so important to the marine food chain. Visit our touch tank in Ecoscapes to see some of the squid’s invertebrate friends.

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

  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
      NGSS/CCSS Standards
  It’s Electric
Watch how energy is transferred from one form to another and discover how chemical energy can be changed to electrical energy using a variety of unique mediums. Find out how electricity is generated, how humans conduct electricity, and how we can use it responsibly.

Match with IMAX® films: Rocky Mountain Express 2D, Forces of Nature 2D, Hubble 3D
  Big Ideas - It’s Electric
4: Science and Society
10: Forms of Energy
11: Energy Transfer and Transformation
  Extreme Temperatures
Join a Museum educator for an in-depth experience of how matter behaves in below zero and extremely hot temperatures. Students will be amazed by all of the “cool” physical changes that occur with dry ice and liquid nitrogen and how heat can affect the composition and appearance of different states of matter.

Match with IMAX® film: To The Arctic 3D, Space Station 3D

  Big Ideas - Extreme Temperatures
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 the perfect place for students to see live animal shows, chemistry and physical science demonstrations, and special science presentations.
      NGSS/CCSS Standards
  Velocity Vroom
Is it a bird? A plane? A space shuttle? Find out in "To Fly" - our re-imagined aviation exhibit! Take flight as you discover how animals fly, why planes soar, and what technology keeps space satellites afloat! The sky's truly the limit in this new interactive airborne adventure.

Match with IMAX® films: Hubble 3D, Forces of Nature 2D, Space Station 3D
  Big Ideas - Velocity Vroom
4: Science and Society
11: Energy Transfer and Transformations
12: Motion of Objects
13: Forces and Changes in Motion
18: Matter and Energy Transformation


    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.

Match with IMAX® films: Hubble 3D, Forces of Nature 2D

  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.
          NGSS/CCSS Standards
      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.


  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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