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2015-2016 EDUCATOR GUIDE WITH COMPLETE DESCRIPTIONS AVAILABLE HERE (ADOBE PDF FORMAT)



 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 unique
properties of water that make it one of the most interesting molecules on earth.

Match with IMAX® films: A Beautiful Planet 3D • Under the Sea 3D • Deep Sea 3D
Journey to the South Pacific 3D


Big Ideas Soapy States of Matter
1: The Practice of Science
8: Properties of Matter
9: Changes in Matter
  Playing with Polymers
Between Jell-O, chewing gum and tennis shoes, we have all experienced a polymer in one form or another. Discover the ups and downs of man made and natural polymers and get hands-on with them.

Match with IMAX® film: Space Station 3D


  Big Ideas Playing with Polymers
1: The Practice of Science
2: The Characteristics of Scientific Knowledge
3: The Role of Theories, Laws, Hypotheses, and Models
4: Science and Society
8: Properties of Matter
9: Changes of Matter
18: Matter and Energy Transformation
  Can You Sense This?
Explore the fives senses! Hands-on activities will help students
to understand each of the five senses and sensory boxes will show which
senses work well together.

Match with IMAX® films: Under the Sea 3D • Born to Be Wild 3D
Island of Lemurs: Madagascar 3D
  Big Ideas Can You Sense This?
4: Science and Society
14: Organization and Development of Living Organisms
 
 Live Demonstrations / Grades K - 2 / 60 max per session
      NGSS/CCSS Standards
Discover Ancient Egypt
Join us as we explore our traveling exhibit that runs February 4 through April
30. Students will see how organisms were mummified, watch a demonstration
on why camels were used in the desert instead of horses and learn what
geometric patterns aided the Egyptians in the creation of their civilization.

Match with IMAX® films: Galapagos 3D • National Parks Adventure 3D • Dream Big 3D
  Big Ideas Discover Ancient Egypt
1: The Practice of Science
2: The Characteristics of Scientific Knowledge
3: The Role of Theories, Laws, Hypotheses, and Models
4: Science and Society
  Fascinating Forces
What goes up usually comes down. This demonstration 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 by gravity unless something holds them up.

Match with IMAX® films: Space Station 3D • Hubble 3D • Dream Big 3D

  Big Ideas Fascinating 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
 
 Discovery Lab Programs / Grades 3 - 5 / 30 max per session
      NGSS/CCSS Standards
  Rockin’ Reactions
Young scientists will learn how to use lab equipment properly and how to
make correct measurements to complete four chemistry experiments.

Match with IMAX® films: Hubble 3D • Space Station 3D
 

Big Ideas Rockin’ Reactions
4: Science and Society
8: Properties of Matter
9: Changes of Matter
10: Forms of Energy

  Endangered Everglades
Explore how Everglades native species have been affected by invasive species.
Students will measure the salinity of different parts of the Everglades.

Match with IMAX® films: National Parks Adventure 3D • A Beautiful Planet 3D


  Big Ideas Endangered Everglades
7: Earth Systems and Patterns
14: Organization and Development of Living Organisms
17: Interdependence
  Guts, Goo, and Poo
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
Powerful You! exhibit.

Match with IMAX® films: Born to Be Wild 3D • Island of Lemurs: Madagascar 3D




Big Ideas Guts, Goo, and Poo
4: Science and Society
14: Organization and Development of Living Organisms


  Otter Math
The Museum’s Otter Zoo Keepers use math every day to provide care for the
otters. See how math and animal care go hand in hand.

Match with IMAX® films: Born to Be Wild 3D • A Beautiful Planet 3D
  Big Ideas Otter Math
1: The Practice of Science
4: Science and Society
14: Organization and Development of Living Organisms
17: Interdependence
  Zaaaaap!
How does electricity arrive into your home?
Students will explore conductors of electricity and
then create their own open and closed circuits.

Match with IMAX® films: Hubble 3D • Space Station 3D
  Big Ideas Zaaaap!
1: The Practice of Science
2: The Characteristics of
Scientific Knowledge
3: The Role of Theories, Laws,
Hypotheses, and Models
4: Science and Society
10: Forms of Energy
11: Energy Transfer and
Transformation
18: Matter and Energy Transformation
 
 Live Demonstrations / Grades 3 - 5 / 60 max per session
NGSS/CCSS Standards
  What’s Up with Weather
The weather is central to everything around us. This demonstration
takes students through the great water cycle and its importance to
our planet.

Match with IMAX® film: A Beautiful Planet 3D
  Big Ideas What’s Up with Weather
1: The Practice of Science
5: Earth in Space in Time
6: Earth Structures
7: Earth Systems and Patterns
  Inside Earth
Earthquakes and volcanoes begin underground. Learn what the Earth is
made of, why it is in constant motion, and how islands are created.

Match with IMAX® film: Galapagos 3D • Voyage of Time
  Big Ideas Inside Earth
1: The Practice of Science
2: The Characteristics of Scientific Knowledge
3: The Role of Theories, Laws, Hypotheses, and Models
4: Science and Society
5: Earth in Space and Time
7: Earth Systems and Patterns
8: Properties of Matter
10: Forms of Energy
 

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: Space Station 3D • Hubble 3D • Dream Big 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
 
 Discovery Lab Programs / Grades 6 - 8 / 30 max per session
      NGSS/CCSS Standards
  Roller Coaster Physics
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 • Space Station 3D • Dream Big 3D
  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
Get up close with some fascinating features seen only under the microscopes.
From fingerprints, to hair to animal cells, we will put it all under the lens.

Match with IMAX® films: Under the Sea 3D • Hubble 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
Students will work in teams to design and model bridges plus create zip lines to
travel from one end of the room to the other.

Match with IMAX® films: Hubble 3D • Space Station 3D • Dream Big 3D

  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
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: Deep Sea 3D • Galapagos 3D

  Big Ideas Sensational Squids
4: Science and Society
14: Organization and Development of Living Organisms
17: Interdependence
  pH for me - lab
What are acids and bases and why are they important to chemistry?
Students will complete several hands on activities that illuminate indicators,
universal indicators and the pH scale.

Match with IMAX® films: Hubble 3D • Space Station 3D
  Big Ideas pH for me
1: The Practice of Science
2: The Characteristics of Scientific Knowledge
3: The Role of Theories, Laws, Hypotheses, and Models
12: Motion of Objects 13: Forces and Changes in Motion
 
 Live Demonstrations / Grades 6 - 8 / 60 max per session
      NGSS/CCSS Standards
  Far Out Flight
Have your students better understand the history of flight and the forces
that they have to work with. The four forces of flight along with Bernoulli’s
principle will all be demonstrated.

Match with IMAX® films: Space Station 3D • Hubble 3D
  Big Ideas Far Out Flight
4: Science and Society
11: Energy Transfer and Transformations
12: Motion of Objects
13: Forces and Changes in Motion
18: Matter and Energy Transformation
  Extreme Temperatures
How does matter behave in below zero and extremely hot temperatures? The
“cool” physical changes that occur when using dry ice and liquid nitrogen will
amaze students. Students will “warm” up to demonstrations that show how heat
affects the composition and appearance of different states of matter.

Match with IMAX® film: A Beautiful Planet 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
  Animal Ambassadors
Gather your students together to watch some of our resident animal ambassadors exhibit unique behaviors, features and survival techniques. Students will learn to appreciate and protect these amazing animals.

Match with IMAX® films: Born to Be Wild 3D • Under the Sea 3D • Galapagos • Deep Sea 3D • Voyage of Time


  Big Ideas Animal Ambassadors
14: Organization and Development of Living Organisms
15: Diversity and Evolution of Living Organisms
17: Interdependence

    Nitro Show
Molecules change shape as they expand and contract. Students will be
amazed as they observe how different states of matter handle extremely cold
temperature of liquid nitrogen at -320 degrees F. It will be the COOLEST thing
you see.

Match with IMAX® films: Hubble 3D • Space Station 3D

  Big Ideas Nitro Show
8: Properties of Matter
9: Changes of Matter
10: Forms of Energy
18: Matter and Energy Transformation
      Learn about the different states of matter and the many ways we can chemically change the matter around us. Students will witness fire, sparks and large explosions as they learn the science behind these chemical reactions.

Match with IMAX® films: Hubble 3D • Space Station 3D
  Big Ideas Kaboom!
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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