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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... »

Discovery Museum Field Trip

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

Student Program:
Field trip
Provided by: Discovery Museum

A Field Trip to the Discovery Museum is a compelling and fun way to introduce STEAM themes and provide hands-on opportunities for students to practice science and engineering, imagination and invention. Prior to visiting, the Discovery Museum will coordinate with teachers on… 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... »

DNA Learning Lab: DNA and Proteins

Grade 6 - 8, Grade 9 - 12

Student Program:
Field trip
Provided by: MIT Museum

Within human bodies lies a complex system as elegant and efficient as any factory-protein synthesis from instructions encoded in DNA. In this workshop, students learn about two vital biomolecules: DNA and proteins. Students will explore this fundamental basis of life with LEGO… Read on... »

Dockside Explorers

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

Student Program:
Field trip
Provided by: New England Aquarium

Use the ocean in our backyard as your lab. Take a closer look at what lives in Boston Harbor, both large and small, and learn about how we are connected. Students will practice close observation and get a taste of what it means to be a marine biologist. This program is offered… 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... »

Ecology of salmon in the Connecticut River

Grade 3 - 5, Grade 6 - 8

Student Program:
Field trip
Provided by: Hitchcock Center for the Environment

In working to restore the Atlantic Salmon in the Connecticut River, much has been done to improve our local rivers and streams. On this field trip, students will learn about the history of this remarkable fish, negotiate a salmon migration obstacle course, and survey a stream to… Read on... »

Ecosystems of the Vernal Pool

Grade 3 - 5

Student Program:
Field trip
Provided by: Mass Audubon's Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary

Explore pool edges for signs of amphibians, study water samples in search of insect larva, and determine what makes up the food chain of this ecosystem. This program is designed to be paired with our "Pond in the Classroom" program. Read on... »