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Educators Guide 
 
    Discovery Labs Programs   FCAT Standards
  Grades K - 2  
       
  Soapy Solids, Liquids and Gases
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® film: Forces Of Nature
 
 
Soapy Solids, Liquids and Gases
Big Idea 1: The Practice of Science

Big Idea 8: Properties of Matter

Big Idea 9: Changes in Matter
 
Cosmic Neighbors
Wrap your head around how much a million really is and become a master of estimation. Math and patterns are all around us and you’ll have a blast discovering them. Don’t miss the traveling exhibit Math Midway (January 25 – May 5, 2013).
 
 
Math Madness
Big Idea 1: MD Measurement and Data

Big Idea 1: G Geometry

Big Idea 2: MD Measurement and Data

  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, Sea Rex 3D, Under The Sea 3D, Wild Ocean 3D, Wild Safari 3D, African Adventure 3D, Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia 3D, Galapagos 3D
 
 
Animal Adaptations
Big Idea 14: Organization and Development of Living things

Big Idea 15: Diversity and Evolution of Living Organisms

Big Idea 16: Heredity and Reproduction

Big Idea 17: Interdependence
       
   
     
  Live Demonstrations    
  Grades K - 2   FCAT Standards
       
  Slither, Crawl and Swim
Get the class together and meet some of the Museum’s resident animal ambassadors. Students will be amazed at the animals’ behaviors, features and adaptations. And don’t miss our new river otters!
Match with IMAX® films: Under The Sea 3D, Born To Be Wild 3D, Wild Ocean 3D,
Wild Safari 3D, African Adventure 3D
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Slither, Crawl and Swim
Big Idea 14: Organization and Development of Living Organisms

Big Idea 15: Diversity and Evolution of Living Organisms

Big Idea 16: Heredity and Reproduction

Big Idea 17: Interdependence
  The Dirt on Dinosaurs
Have a blast in the past and check out this dinosaur demo. We will dig deep into the types of dinosaurs, how they lived and just how big these behemoths could grow. Don’t forget to visit the new Prehistoric Florida exhibit!
Match with the IMAX® films: Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia 3D, Sea Rex 3D
 
 
The Dirt on Dinosaurs
Big Idea 1: The Practice of Science

Big Idea 3: The Rate of Theories, Laws, Hypothesis, and Models

Big Idea 14: Organization and Development of Living Organisms

Big Idea 15: Diversity and Evolution of Living Organisms
  Get Down with Gravity
What goes up, usually comes down! This demo will be all about gravity and other forces that we experience in our daily lives. Become an expert on Newton’s Law.
Match with IMAX® film: Hubble 3D
 
Get Down with Gravity


Big Idea 2: The Characteristics of Scientific Knowledge

Big Idea 3: The Role of Theories, Laws, Hypotheses, and Models

Big Idea 12: Motion of Objects

Big Idea 13: Forces and Changes in Motion

       
  Discovery Labs Programs    
  Grades 3-5   FCAT Standards
       
 
Ride the Wave
Let your junior entomologists get a close up look at the beauty of butterflies. We’ll also dive deep into the world of other bugs. We might not like to live with ‘em, but we couldn’t live without ‘em!
Match with IMAX® film: Flight of the Butterflies 3D
 
 
Beautiful Butterflies and other Bugs
Big Idea 14: Organization and Development of Living Organisms

Big Idea 15: Diversity and Evolution of Living Organisms

Big Idea 17: Interdependence

 
Endangered Everglades
The Everglades are a fragile ecosystem and this lab will examine how plants and animals are studied and helped through conservation efforts and projects. Students will measure pollutants, test water quality, and explore Everglades food webs.
Match with IMAX® film: Galapagos 3D
 
 
Wicked Weather
Big Idea 7: Earth Systems and Patterns

Big Idea 14: Organization and Development of Living Organisms

Big Idea 17: Interdependence

 
The Guts, Goo, and Poo of the Human Body

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. Be sure to visit our new Powerful You! exhibit.
Match with IMAX® film: Wired To Win 3D
 
Guts, Goo, and Poo
Big Idea 4: Science and Society

Big Idea 14: Organization and Develoopment of Living Organisms

       
  Live Demonstrations    
  Grades 3-5   FCAT Standards
       
 
Weather, Water and Climate
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. Don’t miss the new Water exhibit in the EcoDiscovery Center.
Match with IMAX® films: Forces Of Nature, Wild Ocean 3D, Sea Rex 3D, The Ultimate Wave 3D
 
 
Weather, Water and Climate
Big Idea 1: The Practice of Science

Big Idea 5: Earth in Space in Time

Big Idea 6: Earth Structures


 
Organizing Animals
There are almost a million different species of critters out there and we’ll talk
about how to keep them all in order. Meet these animal representatives and
learn just how they live and grow.
Match with IMAX® films: Sea Rex 3D, Wild Safari 3D, African Adventure 3D

 
 
Organizing Animals
Big Idea 14: Organization and Development of Living Organisms

Big Idea 15: Diversity and Evolution of Living Organisms

Big Idea 16: Heredity and Reproduction
  May the Force be with You
Every day in every way, forces and energy affect our daily lives. From electricity and rockets to air pressure and magnets, this presentation will get your young physicists excited about the world around them.
Match with IMAX® films: Forces Of Nature, Hubble 3D
 
 
May the Force be with You
Big Idea 8: Properties of Matter

Big Idea 10: Forms of Energy

Big Idea 11: Energy Transfers and Transformations

Big Idea 13: Forces and Changes in Motion

 
Prehistoric Seas
Blast off in this demo featuring earth and all its cosmic neighbors. Discover how far our solar system reaches and what keeps it all together.
Match with IMAX® films: Hubble 3D

 
 
Space Invaders
Big Idea 5: Earth in Space in Time

Big Idea 15: Earth Systems and Patterns

 
  Discovery Labs Programs    
  Grades 6-8   FCAT 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. Don’t miss the traveling exhibit K’NEX: Building Thrill Rides (November 11, 2011 - May 6, 2012).
Match with IMAX® films: Hubble 3D, The Ultimate Wave 3D, Wired To Win 3D
 
 
Roller Coaster Physics
Big Idea 10: Forms of Energy

Big Idea 11: Energy Treanfers and Transformations

Big Idea 12: Motion of Objects

Big Idea 13: Forces and Changes in Motion
  The World Up Close with Microscopes
Get up close and personal with some fascinating features only seen from under the microscope. From the beach, to the pond, and back to the kitchen, we’ll put it all up to the lens.
Match with IMAX® films: Under The Sea 3D, Hubble 3D
 
 
The World Up Close with Microscopes
Big Idea 1: The Practice of Science

Big Idea 4: Science and Society

Big Idea 11: Energy Transfers and Transformations

Big Idea 14: Organization and Development of Living Organisms

       
  Live Demonstrations
   
  Grades 6-8   FCAT Standards
       
 
Climate in Jeopardy
Weather and climate have impacted the living things on Earth since the beginning of time. We’ll dissect the atmosphere, land, water, and earth to see just how these phenomena have influenced us and also how we influence them. Don’t miss our new Storm Center and Prehistoric Florida exhibits for another look at climate change and special weather conditions! Match with IMAX® films: Forces Of Nature, Sea Rex 3D, Under The Sea 3D


 
 
Climate in Jeopardy
Big Idea 4: Science and Society

Big Idea 5: Earth in Space in Time

Big Idea 6: Earth Structures

Big Idea 7: Earth Systems and patterns
 
Animal Evolution
Let’s compare and contrast some of today’s animals here at the museum with some of their prehistoric ancestors. Your students will be fascinated with this live animal demonstration all about evolution and adaptation. Match with IMAX® films: Galapagos 3D, Born To Be Wild 3D, Sea Rex 3D
 
 
Animal Evolution
Big Idea 15: Diversity and Evolution of Living Organisms

Big Idea 16: Heredity and Reproduction

Big Idea 17: Interdependence
  Push, Pull, Power
Watch as energy transforms from one form to another and how the world around us keeps humming right along. Match with IMAX® films: Hubble 3D, Wired To Win 3D, Magnificent Desolation 3D
 
 
Push, Pull, Power
Big Idea 10: Forms of Energy

Big Idea 11: Energy Transfers and Transformations

Big Idea 12: Motion of Objects

Big Idea 13: Forces and Changes in Motion

       
     
       
       
 
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