Fur and feathers and fat, oh my! Games, hands-on activities, and animal displays immerse children in the world of Alaska animal adaptations and evidence. Students investigate animal characeristics and solve an animal tracking mystery while learning about special features that allow animals to survive in Alaska.
Get up close and personal with insects and other crawlie creatures. Young entomologists use nets to campture insects and magnifiers to observe them in the field. Students try out different insect mouth parts, act out insect behaviors, and use their creative energies to build a Mini Beast.
Students investigate the physical properties of snow by observing crystals, measuring snow temperatures, and conducting experiments in a snow shelter. In addition, skits and art projects help students discover how animals adapt to the winter environment.
Children dress up as dinosours and learn about special features that helped the ancient reptiles get around, defend themselves, and eat different food. Junior paleontologists make fossil imprints and go on a mini-excavation. Throughout the day, children embark on a dinosaur safari and a tracking expedition of Alaska\'s animals
Explore the world of plants from seeds to trees and everything in-between through build-a-tree, traveling seeds, and other engaging activites. Go on a seed discovery hike, conduct seed dispersal experiments, and learn about basic plant parts and plant needs. Students are also introduced to basic plant, twig, and tree identification.
What makes a fish a fish? Explore fish characteristics as well as those unique to salmon. Children follow the life cycle of a salmon from egg to spawning adult. They recreatethe salmon\'s journey from fresh water to the sea and back again. Active games and puzzles engage students as they learn about the changes in form and habitat that take place over the fascinating life of a salmon.
Venture into the great outdoors! Explore the natural environment while using the senses of sight, smell, touch, and hearing through hands-on activities, games, and song. Students use simple tools, such as hand lenses, thermometers, and binoculars, which amplify their senses and allow them to collect information just like scientists do.
Students investigate the physical properties of snow by obersving crystals, measuring snow temperatures, and conducting experiments in a snow shelter. In addition, skits and art projects help students discover how animals adapt to the winter environment.
Treat your students to a day in the dirt! Investigate soil science through experiments, hands-on activities, and creative exercises. Learn about soil prperties and its components. Find out how organic and inorganic material contribute to different soils, how much water different soils can hold, and the effects of plants on erosion and composition.