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UPPER ELEMENTARY PROGRAMS
(GRADES 3 – 5)

SCIENCE DISCOVERY PROGRAMS

Students become scientists as they handle museum quality artifacts, meet live animals, peer into our videomicroscope, participate in interactive demonstrations, and more!  Science Discovery Programs blend activity-oriented, inquiry-based presentations with a hands-on, minds on approach to learning that is both educational and fun.  Each program is grade level targeted and correlated to the Colorado Standards for Science Content.  Both life and earth science programs are available and each includes a Teacher Survival Kit to help prepare for our visit to your classroom.

Length: 50 minutes (plus 5 minute setup, 5 minute tear down)
# Students: 25 max (single class)
Fees: $125 per program
$100 each additional program (same program, same day)

Jaws and Claws
Discover the amazing adaptations of predators by learning how animals are designed to hunt different and similar prey.  We’ll compare and contrast a variety of insect eaters, mouse eaters, fish eaters and more to see how jaws, claws and other parts help animals be successful hunters.

 

Skeleton Secrets
See what birds, frogs, snakes and other animals look like from the inside out as we compare animals with their amazing skeletons.  Learn how bones help animals fly, jump, crawl and more.  Then compare animals to our own human skeleton to see how we fit into the bony world.

The Green Machine
From microscopic algae to giant redwoods, enter the fascinating world of plants.  We’ll examine plant parts and the jobs they do, explore the miracle of photosynthesis, and meet some really weird plants.  Students will discover how animals – and people – depend on plants for survival every day.

Mineral Madness
Explore the mysterious underground world of rocks and minerals.  Students become geologists as we learn how color, density, hardness and other properties help us identify minerals.  Discover the many ways minerals are part of your life – and meet some animals that use minerals in their lives.

Dynamic Earth
From plate tectonics to eroding mountains, examine the geologic processes that shape our earth.  We’ll discover ancient oceans, exploding volcanoes, and more.  Using rocks, fossils – and our “window of time” – students will learn how Colorado has changed over millions of years.

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SPECIAL TOPIC PROGRAMS

Don't see a program you want? We can design individual science programs just for your class. Are you studying rainforests,dinosaurs, or butterflies? How about biodiversity, ice ages, or endangered species? Maybe reptilesflower pollination, or marine biology? We can develop Special Topic Programs on a variety of life and earth science subjects at your request! Tailor-made for your grade level and specific learning objectives, each program uses our proven formula of activity-oriented, inquiry-based teaching with hands-on artifacts, live animals, interactive demonstrations, and fun! Call for details.

Length: 50 minutes (plus 5 minute setup, 5 minute tear down)
# Students: 25 max (single class)
Fees: $150 per program
$125 each additional program (same program, same day)

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COMING FALL 2018:

DISCOVERY TRUNKS – A museum in a box!

Be on the lookout for an exciting new resource to enhance your curriculum. Our Discovery Trunks are traveling “treasure chests”, filled with objects, artifacts, activities, resource information, audiovisual materials, real specimens, and more.  It’s like having a museum in your classroom!

Discovery Trunks are designed to educate through excitement by involving your students in active, hands on learning.  The wide variety of objects, specimens and resources make them effective learning tools for any grade level and allows you to customize the materials to fit your needs and curriculum.  A Teacher Survival Kit is included  in each trunk with background information and suggested activities for use.

Starting in Fall 2018, Discovery Trunks will be available for rental by the week (from Friday to Friday).  We even include free delivery and pick up!  Bring the excitement of hands-on discovery into your classroom.  Reserve a Discovery Trunk today!

Fees: $200 per trunk per week (Friday to Friday)
$100 @ additional week (same trunk)
Free delivery and pick up included

Each Discovery Trunk Includes:

Awesome museum quality artifacts and specimens! Creative teaching tools for classroom use!  
Cool audiovisual resources for everyone’s enjoyment! Helpful curriculum materials for teachers!
Terrific children’s books for students! Teacher Survival Kit to help you prepare!

Three Discovery Trunks will be available:


Click on icon to see a listing of specimens and materials included in each trunk

discovery trunk - incredible insectsIncredible Insects     discovery trunk - tropical rain forestsTropical Rainforests 
discovery trunk - digging dinosaursDigging Dinosaurs      

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