Terrariums: Students have the opportunity to see the water cycle happen right before their eyes. The students construct their own terrarium, plant seeds, and learn about the water cycle in the process.
The GREAT Great Basin Desert: Students will understand where the Great Basin Desert is located, its climate and physical characteristics, and how the animals that live there are affected and adapted to this unique desert environment. Students will use this knowledge to create an animal specially adapted to the Great Basin Desert.
Ride the Rock Cycle: Students will travel through the Rock Cycle and learn that like the water cycle, the rock cycle has various stages and does not necessarily move linearly through those stages.
Why are Sunsets Red?: Through a series of experiments, students learn light travels in waves, how light is separated and the reason sunsets have brilliant colors.
Forces in Motion: Students learn about Newton’s Laws of Motion. Through a series of experiments, students explore Newton’s Third Law of Motion in greater depth.
Static Electricity: Through a series of experiments, students will learn about static electricity and how it explains lightning.
Know Before You Go: Participants get a visual of the importance of Leave No Trace after a drawing of their favorite place gets overrun by impact monsters. Next, students will take a closer look at the principle Know Before You Go, which teaches students how to prepare for trips into the great outdoors.
Blood-Typing: Through an experiment with Kool-Aid, students follow the steps of the scientific method to learn about the experimental procedure of blood typing.