Life Science

We have Life Science program options that are appropriate for a range of grades from Pre-K-9th 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.

 
 

Bats

Pre-K-2nd

Are bats blind? Enter the world of this unique nocturnal mammal. This hands-on program includes a slide presentation along with discussion of echolocation and the bat's special function in our ecosystem. Learn how bats locate their food using echolocation-simulation. Students make a "bat" craft to take home.

 

Forensic Archaeology

4th-9th

How much do your bones reveal about you? Classmates team up as Forensic Specialists in this challenging program. Using real human bones as props, teams are briefed about their mysterious discovery and challenged to examine the bones for clues. Specific facts about bones are presented and then the teams hypothesize about the person’s age, gender and possible demise.

 

Insects

Pre-K-3rd

Students examine the world of insects, including life cycles, form and function with models, specimens and living creatures. Each child receives a live cricket and builds a habitat to nurture and observe his/her cricket. (Notify us upon registration if you prefer a class set of crickets or one for each student.)

 

Leaves and Seeds

Pre-K-4th

What’s so special about plants? Through hands-on exploration students learn about plant and seed structure. Topics discussed include seed dispersal, germination, and photosynthesis. Students take home a Chia sponge to nurture and record observations as it grows.

 

Measuring Bones

1st-5th

Students examine and compare a variety of real animal bones. Using calipers, they will measure each bone and create a bar chart to take home. Together they re-assemble a human skeleton model.

 

Rainforest Treasures

Pre-K-6th

Take a journey through a tropical rainforest to discover this unique ecosystem and its effect on the world. Students will learn about forest layers, animals, plants and products using a variety of unusual and rare hands-on materials. A slide show of photos of the Amazon and Australian rainforests emphasize the importance of this resource.

 

Those Nasty Germs

Pre-K-3rd

Germs, germs everywhere! Why do they make us sick? Learn how easily germs are spread. Follow the path of germs in your classroom using Glogerm and black lights. Fight the spread of germs by learning proper hand washing techniques and check your hands under our “GermDetector.” A unique experience!

 

Your Genetic Traits

4th-6th

Jump into genetics with a fascinating examination of common traits. Students take data, make comparisons, and discover how individuals are unique and similar at the same time. Experiments with tongue rolling, taste testing, and other genetic traits are explored.

 

Your Senses

Pre-K-3rd

Students will touch, taste, listen, see and smell their way to discovering how all 5 senses are used to interpret the world around them. They learn how the senses are part of an interrelated system.