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Science Explorers (Lower Elementary)

Don't forget your luggage! Travel around the world of wonder with a marvelous Science Suitcase. Science Explorers open the Science Suitcase each day to reveal a new exciting destination and secret surprises of science inquiry. Interactive demonstrations, fun hands-on activities and exciting experiments for young explorers. From butterflies to volcanoes let's explore the world!

Get to Know Your Guts (Upper Elementary and Middle School)

Discover how the organs and parts of the body work together to keep us alive, well, and active. Hold a heart, test the texture of inflating lungs, poke around inside a stomach, and dissect bones using real mammalian specimens. Explore how lungs expand, blood flows, food digests, and skeletons protect through hands-on activities and science investigations.

Crime in Apartment 2A (Middle and High School)

The window is broken and there are messages on the cell phone lying next to the bodies of a young woman and her dog. Your assignment during the week of class is-after collecting specimens and observations from the crime scene-to use forensic sciences and your analytical skills to discover what happened. Specimens will be tested using such techniques as blood typing, DNA analysis, fabric identification, voice and fingerprints.

The Molecular Biology of Cancer (Upper Middle School and High School)

Using 3-D models, computer graphics, and databases, explore what scientists have discovered about the link between cigarette smoke and cancer. Test DNA samples for cancer genes and look for mutations in the DNA sequence. Observe the effects that nicotine has on blackworms and brine shrimp. Take on the important role of cell cycle gatekeeper, cell membrane, mitochondrion, or DNA repair team as the class dramatizes the intricate internal workings of the cell.

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