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Delphi the Whale

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

Student Program:
In-school program
Provided by: Lloyd Center for the Environment

Delphi is seventeen-foot wooden model of a Pilot Whale skeleton. The program starts off with a half-hour slide show that familiarizes students with marine mammals. Following the slide show, students will participate in small group activities that focus on taxonomy and whale… Read on... »

Designing For Wind

Grade 3 - 5, Grade 6 - 8

Student Program:
In-school program
Provided by: Ecotarium

How can you design an efficient wind turbine that converts wind energy into electricity? Build a working wind turbine, measure its performance, and learn firsthand how the design process can create better products! Read on... »

Detective Training 101: The Case of the Missing Gift Cards

Grade 3 - 5, Grade 6 - 8

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

Poor Mr. Pickit hid his gift cards in a section of his market but he can not remember where. The only clues are his white fingerprints that are left on the display case. It’s your job to say analyze the white powders and find his missing cards! (Classroom) Read on... »

Dino Dig

Pre-K - 2, Grade 3 - 5

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

Children play the part of a paleontologist as they find and assemble the bones of a wooden dinosaur model! This activity engages students in comparing human bones to dinosaur bones, sorting bones, and sequencing the size of the bones! A key is then used to identify the dinosaur… Read on... »

DNA Electrophoresis and PCR: Beyond the Basics

Grade 9 - 12

Teacher Program:
On Site
Provided by: Massachusetts Biotechnology Education Foundation

Looking to take your biotech curricula to the next level? Participants will manipulate sequences using SnapGene Viewer (a free online program), practice PCR primer design, and learn about different DNA and cloning methods. In addition, you will explore the BLAST Sequence… Read on... »

Dolphin Doctor

Grade 3 - 5, Grade 6 - 8, Grade 9 - 12

Student Program:
In-school program
Provided by: National Marine Life Center

How do you take care of a sick dolphin? Students will learn about dolphin strandings, rehabilitation, and release. Presentation includes slides and/or photos, marine animal specimens, and hands-on activities using models. Read on... »

Earth Odyssey - Simulated Space Flight

Grade 6 - 8, Grade 9 - 12

Student Program:
In-school program
Provided by: Christa Corrigan McAuliffe Center for Integrated Science Learning

A recent coronal mass ejection has destroyed a vital space satellite responsible for gathering key Earth science information. Working together, the team at Mission Control and another aboard the Space Station, must build a new micro satellite to replace the one lost. However,… Read on... »

Eggs to Legs

Pre-K - 2, Grade 3 - 5

Student Program:
In-school program
Provided by: Thornton W. Burgess Society

Discover life cycles and physical characteristics of animals which emerge from eggs and grow legs. Students move through stations which include life cycle models, animal artifacts, vocalizations and live animals representing Amphibians, Reptiles, Insects and Birds. Read on... »

Energy Investigations

Grade 3 - 5, Grade 6 - 8

Student Program:
In-school program
Provided by: Hitchcock Center for the Environment

Energy Investigations Energy is both in the news and in the Massachusetts Framework. This award-winning curriculum will help you and your students understand where our energy comes from in Massachusetts and how it is generated. You will explore both renewable and non-renewable… Read on... »

Engineering & Erosion

Grade 3 - 5, Grade 6 - 8, Grade 9 - 12

Student Program:
In-school program
Provided by: Salem Sound Coastwatch

Build a river and watch it erode, how and why does weather and the shape of land determine how our coastline changes? Students experience multiple activities to better understand weathering & erosion and how to engineer solutions that prevent erosion. Read on... »