Earth Science

We have Earth Science program options that are appropriate for a range of grades from Pre-K-6th grade. All classes can be conducted in both English and Spanish. To find out more or to book a program, click the inquire button below. Be sure to include in your email the date, time, and program you are interested as well as the location you would like it to take place.

 
 

Dinosaur Dimensions-Paleontology

Pre-K-3rd

How big were the dinosaurs? Did the dinosaurs care for their young? Students interpret data and formulate hypotheses as they view slides featuring Museum of the Rockies original art work and compare dinosaur nest eggs, teeth, gait and footprints. Each child makes a replica of a dinosaur tooth.

 

Meteorology “Storm Watch”

2nd-6th

All students will explore the adventures of weather by handling weather instruments. Learn how clouds form and the weather they predict, watch a tornado spin, and make an anemometer to take home. Grade 4th-6th will also track a hurricane by plotting latitude and longitude, wind speed and direction, and predicting the pattern of the storm.

 

Phases of the Moon

Pre-K-1st

Is the moon made of green cheese? Join us for this fun program and find out! Using a spotlight to simulate the sun, students create the phases of the moon, read a story and make their own chart from new moon to full moon. The program culminates with making moon phases on cookies using vanilla icing, and then consuming their creation.

 

Rock Cycle

3rd-6th

Students, working in groups, explore the amazing geological phenomena of the rock cycle. In a lab setting, participants hypothesize and conduct experiments examining the effects of earthquakes, erosion, volcanoes, plate tectonics and weather.

 

Starlab

1st-5th

In this inflatable planetarium, students explore the night sky and learn to recognize and name constellations ... Greek, Roman, or Native American stories are available. (Room requirements: 18’x24’, ceiling height 10 1/2’. An optional age-appropriate activity is available for an additional fee.)