Students in Grades 3-5 will enjoy these standards-based, hands-on lessons.
Experiment with photosynthesis, discover the energy found in plants, taste roots, stems and leaves, and dissect and identify flower structures.
Build circuits, investigate conductors and insulators and experiment with electromagnets.
Design, build, and test a project using the six fields of engineering.
Examine properties of rocks and minerals and investigate attributes of rocks, soil, and fossils.
ROAMING THE BIOMES
Students engage in high-energy, hands-on activities that help them understand the relationships between animals and their environment. Groups will dissect owl pellets, observe an animal in its habitat, create their own animal, and describe the adaptations that helped it survive.
INVESTIGATE THE INVERTEBRATES
Classify invertebrates by their characteristics and use the dichotomous key. Explore food chains, learn about habitats and adaptations, and have an encounter with a living invertebrate.
JUMP INTO GEOMETRY
Discover 2- and 3- dimensional shapes in art and architecture, explore lines and angles, and measure volume.
Investigate magnetic strength and fields, explore magnetic polarity, and design an electromagnet.
ENERGY IS EVERYWHERE
Where does energy come from and where does it go after it is used? The answers are all around us. Students explore potential and kinetic energy in their world and engage in hands-on activities to discover the origins of Earth’s energy and understand the transfer of energy.
Use the six simple machines to experiment with forces and motion, experience friction, and build complex machines.
METEOROLOGY AND FORECASTING
Take on the role of a meteorologist by exploring the tools used to forecast the weather. Collect and analyze data to create a forecast, and investigate the effects of weather and erosion on the earth.
SIZE IT UP
Measure mass, volume, distance, and density using standard and non-standard measurements.
WHAT’S UP WITH MATTER?
Explore mixtures, examine gases, solids, and liquids and investigate the factors that can change states of matter.
FULL PAYMENT IS DUE AT TIME OF PRESENTATION
To reserve a program and for more information, call Sheila at (423)648-6040.
CDM's Outreach Lessons serve an area within a 35 mile radius of the Museum. An additional fuel charge will be added for areas outside this radius.