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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
  Creative Colors
Why is the sky blue and grass green? Why are rainbows so colorful and
“who” is ROYGBIV? In this lab students will discover the science behind color
as they experiment with mixing different pigments to create colors.

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


  Big Ideas Creative Colors
1: The Practice of Science
2: The Characteristics of Scientific Knowledge
4: Science and Society
10: Forms of Energy
  Whale of a Tale
Cetaceans are amazing animals. Students will learn how whales survive
in the ocean, their migration patterns and how they communicate.

Match with IMAX® film: Humpback Whales 3D • A Beautiful Planet 3D • Under the Sea 3D • Journey to the South Pacific 3D • Deep Sea 3D • Galapagos 3D


  Big Ideas Whale of a Tale
4: Science and Society
5: Earth in Space and Time
7: Earth Systems and Patterns
10: Forms of Energy
  Can You Sense This?
Explore the fives senses and celebrate the Mind Benders Exhibit with us.
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
Simple Machines
Students will investigate and test six types of simple machines that make life
easier. Bicycles and wheelbarrows, screws and pulleys are some of the simple
machines that will be available for students to test.

Match with IMAX® films: • Hubble 3D • Space Station 3D
  Big Ideas Simple Machines
1: The Practice of Science
2: The Characteristics of Scientific Knowledge
3: The Role of Theories, Laws, Hypotheses, and Models
4: Science and Society 9: Changes of Matter
10: Forms of Energy
  Fascinating 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 by gravity unless something holds them up.

Match with IMAX® films: Space Station 3D • Hubble 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® film: 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
This lab will explore how Everglades native species have been affected by the
influx of invasive species. Students will measure the salinity of different parts of
the Everglades and manipulate a stream table to see how water flows through the
largest wetland in the world.

Match with IMAX® films: Wild Africa 3D • A Beautiful Planet 3D • Born to Be Wild 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
Learn how the Museum’s Otter Zoo Keepers use math every day to provide
care for the otters. Visit multiple stations to see that math and animal care go
hand in hand and then head to the Otter Exhibit to see our otters first hand.

Match with IMAX® films: Born to Be Wild 3D • A Beautiful Planet 3D • Wild Africa 3D
  Big Ideas Otter Math
1: The Practice of Science
4: Science and Society
14: Organization and Development of Living Organisms
17: Interdependence
 
 Live Demonstrations / Grades 3 - 5 / 60 max per session
NGSS/CCSS Standards
  The Water Cycle
Approximately 71 percent of the Earth is covered by water. Water is central
to everything around us. This demonstration takes students through the great
water cycle and its importance to our planet.

Match with IMAX® films: Wild Africa 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
  Inside Earth
Earthquakes and volcanoes begin under the Earth. This demonstration will
explain what our Earth is made of, why it is in constant motion and how
islands are created.

Match with IMAX® films: Wild Africa 3D • Galapagos 3D
  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
 

  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
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 • Space Station 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 with Microscopes
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 • Tiny Giants 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
In this exciting engineering and physics lab, challenge your class to design and
model bridges plus make zip line creations to balance and travel from one end
of the room to the other. Students will learn it takes teamwork to create great
science.

Match with IMAX® films: Hubble 3D • Space Station 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
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: Deep Sea 3D • Journey to the South Pacific 3D • Galapagos 3D • Humpback Whales 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
  Velocity Vroom
Is it a bird? A plane? A space shuttle? Take flight as you discover how
animals fly, why planes soar, and how satellites get into and remain in orbit!
The sky's truly the limit in this new interactive airborne adventure.

Match with IMAX® films: Space Station 3D • Hubble 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
  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
Get your school 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 • Tiny Giants 3D • Humpback Whales 3D
Under the Sea 3D • Galapagos 3D • Wild Africa 3D • Deep Sea 3D


  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
      Kaboom!
Join us as we cover states of matter and demonstrate 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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