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Biology

Monster Mash

Students will classify species of monsters using a creature dichotomous key.
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Monster Mash

Astronomy & Space Science

Constellation Viewers

Students will learn about stars and create a "constellation viewer" where they can create a constellation to look at.
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Constellation Viewers

Biology

Storytime - Microscope Fun

Read "Greg's Microscope" and learn about microscopes by building your own.
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Storytime - Microscope Fun

Health Sciences

Storytime - Washing Your Hands

Read "My Hero is You" and learn about germs and the importance of washing your hands.
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Storytime - Washing Your Hands

Earth & Environmental Science

Storytime - Butterfly Life Cycle

Read "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" and learn about the different steps in the life cycle of a butterfly.
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Storytime - Butterfly Life Cycle

Biology

Storytime - What If There Were No Bees?

Read "What If There Were No Bees?" and learn about the importance of bees and cross-pollination.
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Storytime - What If There Were No Bees?

Earth & Environmental Science

Storytime - Who Likes the Wind?

Read "Who Likes the Wind?" and learn about wind and renewable energy.
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Storytime - Who Likes the Wind?

Astronomy & Space Science

Constellation Detective

Students are given an unlabeled picture of a night sky and asked to find the constellations in it.
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Constellation Detective

Biology

Animal Adaptations

Students have the opportunity explore different ways that animals insulate themselves to stay warm in winter by testing different insulating materials in ice cold water (e.g., fur, cotton balls, foil, thermal sock, etc.).
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Animal Adaptations

Physics

Make a "Coat Hanger Walkman"

Students explore the science of sound by creating their own "Walkman" which transmits vibrations through a piece of string.
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Make a "Coat Hanger Walkman"

Information Technology

Storytime - Programming on Paper

Read "If: Ball, Then: Catch" and learn about the basics of programming using just paper and pencil.
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Storytime - Programming on Paper

Information Technology

Ask A Scientist

A virtual interview with a scientist where volunteers lead an interactive session about themselves, their interest in science, their career path, etc.
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Ask A Scientist

Chemistry

Matter Matters - Virtual

Students will learn about the different states of matter and their properties and explore characteristics of liquids with a focus on density.
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Matter Matters - Virtual

Physics

Build a Thaumatrope!

Students will design an illusion in order to understand how motion is perceived.
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Build a Thaumatrope!

Biology

Hunt the Organelle!

Students will learn the difference between animal and plant cells and obtain an understanding of the major organelles by conducting a scavenger hunt.
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Hunt the Organelle!