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Animal Tracks and Signs

Pre-K - 2, Grade 3 - 5

Student Program:
Field trip
Provided by: Ecotarium

What is living wild on the EcoTarium grounds? After an indoor, hands’ on learning session with real biofacts, go outdoors and search high and low for animal signs. Read on... »

Build Your World

Pre-K - 2

Student Program:
Field trip
Provided by: Ecotarium

What properties make a structure stand or a bridge span? Discover your inner engineer as you manipulate materials in a real-life building design challenge. Read on... »

City Hot Zones

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 How can people make changes in their homes, neighborhoods, and cities to keep them cooler during the summer months? Do building materials matter in a world where climate is shifting? Put your decision-making… 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... »

Invisible Forces: Electricity and Magnetism

Grade 3 - 5, Grade 6 - 8

Student Program:
Field trip
Provided by: Ecotarium

What causes static electricity? What makes a magnet? How is lightning formed? Why do the lights go on and off with the flick of a switch? How is current electricity generated? Are magnetic and electrical forces related? Explore the answers to these questions and more… 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... »

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... »

Rocket Launch!

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

Student Program:
Field trip
Provided by: Ecotarium

Does a rocket’s shape affect its flight? Use engineering, math and physics to design and build rocket prototypes. Test your design outside or in a gymnasium using an air powered rocket launcher that blasts your paper rockets up to 40’ in the air! Read on... »

Stars and Constellations

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

Student Program:
Field trip
Provided by: Ecotarium

What makes a star, a star? Find out how stars are born, learn about the role of gravity in the life cycles of stars, and discover what a star's color tells you about its temperature and age. Investigate how constellations tell stories, as well as point the way to many… Read on... »

The Art of Science Observation

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

Student Program:
Field trip
Provided by: Ecotarium

What’s the difference between an observation and an inference? How can drawings, models, or graphs help us learn more about natural history? Compare ideas and practice arguing from evidence in this engaging, in-depth look at fascinating elements from our collection that… Read on... »