(Grades 6-12) Is our climate changing? How do we know? Using fossils, rocks and scientific data, students will investigate climate in two dramatically different periods of Earth’s history and compare it to today’s changing climate.
(Grades 6-12. Recommended for students up to 8th grade.) 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 6-12) By comparing the skeletons and technology of human and non-human primates from Australopithecus to Homo sapiens students will see the evolutionary trends which led to the emergence of modern humans. Read more about Human Evolution
(Grades 6-12) How has New England changed over the past 500 million years? By studying rocks, fossils, and living animals that provide the clues to ancient oceans, volcanoes, and ice ages, students will leave this lab with a better understanding of what New England looked like, who lived here, and how scientists know about these ancient environments.
(Grades 6-8) How did we become the brainy, social, bipedal creatures that we are today? Using the evidence shown in the skulls, bones, and tools of our ancient human ancestors, students will explore the way environmental changes drove the evolution of our species.