(Grades 3-5) Delve deeper into one geographic region and explore ways that Inuit, Yupik, and other arctic peoples in the U.S. and Canada responded to the challenging environment to engineer appropriate food, clothing, and shelter.
(Grades 3-5) Through careful observations and sketches, students will follow in the footsteps of great naturalists, learning science by studying natural objects. They will investigate the special features of a variety of bird groups to discover how these animals are adapted to their habitats.
(Grades 3-5) Students will become geologists as they explore an amazing array of minerals in a lab-like setting. Using scientific tests and careful observations of properties such as color, hardness and magnetism, students practice identifying common minerals the way geologists do.
(Grades 3-5) By examining animal skulls, leaves, fungus, and other natural objects, students will investigate life in a New England forest. From tiny insects to towering trees, from sun to soil, students will explore the connections between living and nonliving components of an ecosystem.
(Grades 3-5) Students will explore rocks, fossils, and other specimens to uncover the geologic history of our region over the past 600 million years. They will discover how plate tectonics, weathering, erosion, and mountain building have all shaped New England’s landscape.
(Grades 3-5) Students will become geologists as they explore the fascinating underground world of rocks and minerals. They will learn how scientists use color, heft, hardness, and other properties to identify minerals and discover the surprising uses of minerals around the home.
(Grades 3-5) Starting with the human skeleton, students will investigate the functions of bones. By examining the skeletal structures of other animals, students will observe how these creatures’ bodies have become adapted for jumping, flying, and other lifestyles.
(Grades 3-5) By comparing and contrasting a variety of predators, students will discover the specialized adaptations that allow them to find and capture their prey. They will examine the eyes, ears, teeth, and beaks that enable animals to successfully hunt fish, insects, mice, and clams.
(Grades 2-8) On the Day of the Dead, November 2nd, Mexicans celebrate death as a part of life. Visit an ofrenda or altar to explore the elements of this festival through hands-on artifacts. Then make a take-home craft. Read more about Day of the Dead
(Grades 2-5) Explore cultural diversity and history among Native peoples in the Northeast, Northwest, Southwest, and Arctic. Through guided discovery, students investigate food, clothing, and homes to understand how environment influences people and their culture.