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Bugs, Birds, Beasts & Beyond Descriptions

elve into paleontology as we join a dinosaur excavation. Examine real fossil casts to see the differences in the teeth of herbivorous and carnivorous dinosaurs. Students will participate in a mini dinosaur excavation!

Walloping Weather
Get weather-wise. Uncover the reason for seasons. Create three-day weather forecasts. Stage a statically-charged indoor storm. Spot the sun’s invisible UV rays with the Sun Beads™ kit.

All About Animals
Feathers, fins, fur and more! Explore the animal kingdom and learn about the habitats, anatomy and life cycles of your favorite creatures. Make your own animal track to take home, experiment with camouflage and explore the amazing — and sometimes strange — sounds that animals make.

Body Basics
Explore the amazing machine that can speak 48,000 words, move liquids 168,000,000 miles, and take in 3 pounds of food all in one day- your body!
Find out how different systems work together to make our bodies work as we create our very own Organ Outfits™.

Engross yourself in entomology! Inspect authentic insect specimens. Update your insect anatomy know-how. Match-up insects with their habitats. Get bug-eyed with the Insect-A-Vision kit™.

Dig into Earth Science! Uncover rock samples and discover how they formed. Inspect fluorescing minerals. Model the moving plates that cause bends and breaks. See how sediment stacks with the Experi-tube ™.

Life In The Sea
What is life like under the ocean's surface? What kind of animals and plants are found in the sea? Examine and investigate starfish, sea urchins and shells. Learn about buoyancy and adaptation. Make your own Cartesian diver, and find out what humans must do in order to explore the deep, dark depths of our planet's oceans.

Decomposers-The World of Worms
Introduce yourself to fungi, mushrooms, and our favorite decomposer- the worm!
Discover the role that worms play in our ecosystem and plant growth. Learn how they eat, see, move, and help people recycle. Then build your own worm world (complete with a live worm to take home).

Black & Blue Oceans
Simulate the effects of an ocean oil spill, and develop creative techniques to clean it up! Create your own Rescue Diver™ while learning about water, waves, and the environment.

Seeking Our Senses
Sniff out the science of your five senses and explore the world around us as you l
earn to be a sense-ative person! Test your vision with our mind-boggling illusions. Use your hearing for fun and games. Put your fingers to the test with our Braille cards, and tease your tongue with our very own taste test.

Mission: Nutrition
Step into some healthy habits Put together a food pie and lay out a perfectly proportioned meal. Burn calories and shake up an emulsion. Clip on your Step-O-Meter™ and walk on.

Observe and chart what all living things have in common. We will be introduced to cell structure, an understanding that cells are the building blocks of all living things, basic cell process and cell division.

Exploring Ecosystems
Investigate what an ecosystem is, where it can be found, and what it does. Challenge yourself to rid a “lake” of pollution, and build a real mini ecosystem that you can keep!

How is a plant like a battery? Why do most plants appear to be green? Diagram the process of photosynthesis, see how plants convert light into food and germinate your very own seeds to take home.

Earth Awareness
Get to know the planet earth and see how important conservation is. The harness solar power to create a work of art you can keep.

The Science of Sport
Ever consider how important science is in sports? We’ll demonstrate the physics of athletics and use the scientific method to create our own version of protective gear.

Birds & Beasts
Explore the natural world and the adaptations that allow birds and beasts to thrive. Study the feeding habits of owls and dissect the remains of their lunch.

The Nature Academy
Sniff out your prey like a true predator as we examine the natural world together. We’ll use pocket microscopes and our senses to learn about the world around us.

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