School Program by Topic
Earth & Space Science
Digging Deep: Fossil Hunt (K-2)
- Define “fossil” and discuss fossil formation and types.
- Work in teams in our sand site to uncover and identify fossils.
- Discover the origin and identity of the fossils collected.
Reasons for Seasons (1-2)
- Identify that the Earth revolves around the sun.
- Discuss how the sun provides energy in the form of light and heat.
- Examine patterns in weather, comparing Florida to other areas in the U.S.
- Construct and experiment with weather instruments.
Rock and Erode (3-5)
- Investigate the properties of rocks and identify the three rock groups.
- Explore rock formation and stages of the rock cycle.
- Experiment with a stream table to understand the effects of weather and erosion on rocks.
Mineral Mystery (3-5)
- Learn the properties of minerals.
- Identify minerals and their uses in our daily lives.
- Investigate basic techniques used to identify minerals with the use of test kits.
- Record and interpret data to compare and identify unknown minerals.
StarLab: From Night to Day (K-2)
- Identify that the sun provides energy in the form of light and heat.
- Investigate the position of the sun in the sky as it appears to change throughout the day.
- Explore the night sky in the Star Lab.
- Construct a sky scope for continued exploration.
StarLab: Moon and Stars (3-4)
- Identify the sun as a star that emits energy.
- Investigate the changes in the observable shape of the moon.
- Observe the patterns of the night sky in our StarLab.
- Explore the reasons why stars seem to shift across the sky.
StarLab: Exploring Our Galaxy (5)
- Identify the objects which make up our galaxy.
- Compare properties of the inner and outer planets
- Discuss the influence of gravity and energy in the formation of galaxies, stars, and solar systems.
- Explore our solar system in our StarLab.