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Our Changing Forests Schoolyard Ecology Summer Institute for Teachers

Grade 6 - 8, Grade 9 - 12

Teacher Program:
On Site
Provided by: Harvard Forest Schoolyard Ecology

Our Changing Forests: How do Forests Grow and Change Over Time? Is a field-based ecological study designed for students to practice authentic science while learning about their local environments. One teacher called it "Real Science; Real Scientists; Real Issues". … Read on... »

Our Solar System: Grand Tour of the Planets

Pre-K - 2, Grade 3 - 5, Grade 6 - 8, Grade 9 - 12

Student Program:
Field trip
Provided by: Ecotarium

Become a passenger on this live tour of our Solar System. Stunning graphics and flybys of all eight planets precede student generated questions. Topics covered include what makes a planet a “real” planet or a dwarf planet, planetary moons, and where you can find the… Read on... »

Owls

Grade 3 - 5

Student Program:
In-school program
Provided by: Mass Audubon's Blue Hills Trailside Museum

Massachusetts is home to seven different species of owls, found in habitats as diverse as urban areas, saltmarshes, and pockets of boreal forest. In this one hour program, students closely examine a large collection of natural artifacts to make careful observations, pose… Read on... »

Penguins

Pre-K - 2, Grade 3 - 5

Student Program:
In-school program
Provided by: New England Aquarium

Turn your students into penguins! Aquarium educators will teach children how to act like penguins and how to collect and analyze data like scientists. In addition to learning about penguin behavior, students will discover the variety of penguin species found at the New England… Read on... »

Physics and Photography

Grade 9 - 12

Student Program:
Field trip
Provided by: MIT Museum

Make waves, explore magnetism, and try your hand at strobe photography. Students design and capture their own images of physics experiments, using the MIT Museum’s historical photography collections as inspiration. This workshop features the work of Berenice Abbott and Doc… Read on... »

Physics Of Fun

Pre-K - 2, Grade 3 - 5, Grade 6 - 8

Student Program:
Field trip
Provided by: Berkshire Museum

Through the exploration of toys and gadgets from the last 50 years, discover how scientific principles of force, gravity, inertia, and friction make simple and complex machines move. Read on... »

Plant Adaptations

Grade 3 - 5

Student Program:
In-school program
Provided by: Nashua River Watershed Association

Students learn about how local plants are adapted to survive. This program can be indoors or outdoors. Read on... »

Pond Ecosystems

Pre-K - 2, Grade 3 - 5, Grade 6 - 8, Grade 9 - 12

Student Program:
Field trip
Provided by: Ecotarium

What life forms live in our pond? Is this ecosystem healthy? Answer these questions and more after visiting our pond habitat and using authentic scientific tools to collect and observe microscopic organisms . Read on... »

Pond Exploration

Grade 3 - 5

Student Program:
Field trip
Provided by: Mass Audubon's Blue Hills Trailside Museum

Journey to a pond to explore the importance of freshwater wetlands. Students use nets to capture small animals from the pond, practice scientific observation and questioning skills, and communicate discoveries to their peers. This one hour program is offered at the museum… Read on... »

Pond Health

Grade 3 - 5, Grade 6 - 8

Student Program:
In-school program
Provided by: Catch the Science Bug

How healthy is the pond in your area? Learn about underground connections that can affect the health of your pond. See a short video clip from our PBS Rhode Island series on these rarely thought about connections. Test real pond water to see how healthy it is! Then do a few… Read on... »