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Expedition Mars- Simulated Space Flight

Grade 6 - 8

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

It is the year 2076. Humans have established a permanent settlement on the Martian moon Phobos. Daily space shuttle travels to the Martian surface carrying scientists and engineers who are exploring the surface in search for signs of ancient life. The discovery of frozen… Read on... »

Exploring Personal Genetics with PCR

Grade 9 - 12

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

Participants will isolate their own DNA and use PCR to amplify the gene responsible for the ability to taste phenylthiocarbamide (PTC). They will then determine their genotype through restriction enzyme analysis and electrophoresis. Participants will also explore personal… Read on... »

Exploring Photosynthesis and Respiration

Grade 6 - 8, Grade 9 - 12

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

Do you need more engaging labs to investigate photosynthesis, respiration, and enzymes? Learn how to create algae and yeast balls by encapsulating algae or yeast in sodium alginate. Then use the model system you’ve created to study photosynthesis, respiration, and… Read on... »

Field Experiences

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

Student Program:
Field trip
Provided by: New England Aquarium

Explore New England’s animal and plant life with Aquarium experts. Each field experience includes a pre-visit in the classroom where we will introduce the ecosystem and a post-visit wrap-up to emphasize the major learning goals. Hone science and literacy skills with… Read on... »

Flower to Fruit

Grade 3 - 5

Student Program:
Field trip
Provided by: Worcester County Horticultural Society

An in-depth study of the changes we can observe in flowering plants as an individual flower develops into the seed-holding structures that we call fruit. After viewing a time-lapse film and participating in a pollination role play, students examine a wide variety of flowers in… Read on... »

Food Connections

Grade 3 - 5

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

Discover the diversity of life in Massachusetts while exploring how energy and materials cycle and flow through local ecosystems. Create a local "food connection" while exploring the concepts of food chains and webs using organisms native to Massachusetts. Meet a live… Read on... »

Forensics Investigation

Grade 3 - 5, Grade 6 - 8

Student Program:
Field trip
Provided by: Berkshire Museum

Delve into the world of forensic science and discover the techniques and technology used to solve the crimes of yesterday and today. Students will put their newly learned detective skills to work as they attempt to unravel the ancient and current Museum mysteries. Read on... »

Forest Ecology

Pre-K - 2

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

Students will study the natural history of trees, the role of forests in our local environment, and the importance of plants in human life. Discover the dynamic processes going on inside living and dead trees as we build connections between forests and ourselves. Seasonal… Read on... »

Geology and Landforms

Grade 3 - 5

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

Take a journey in time by investigating the geology and landforms of the Blue Hills. Students produce a scientific description of a rock from the museum's collection, go on an outdoor scavenger hunt to observe clues and deduce the story of how the Blue Hills were formed,… Read on... »

Global Soundscapes: Mission to Record the Earth

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

Student Program:
Field trip
Provided by: Ecotarium

Companion Program to City Science: The Science You Live Exhibit Our world is full of sound! Global Soundscapes takes viewers on an ear-opening journey into the science of sound and the emerging field of soundscape ecology. Explore basic acoustics in an educator-led… Read on... »