Your students can experience a multi-disciplinary look at the scientific and cultural history of birds of prey. Raptors play a critical role in a wide variety of ecosystems and benefit both natural and economic systems as predators of pest species. You will never look at hawks, falcons, vultures, eagles, and owls in the same way after coming to Hunters of the Sky. Hunters of the Sky covers three interrelated themes: “Nature’s Most Remarkable Birds,” “People and Birds of Prey,” and “Celebrated Endangered Birds.”
TEKS - Hunters of the Sky - 2012
Awe-inspiring wonders of life and living bodies capture the imagination of visitors and engage them in the excitement of scientific process and inquiry. This exhibit will nurture learning in life sciences by supporting learner-initiated investigations into how all living things relate. Amazing Bodies! will present the broad spectrum of life sciences from many perspectives but will connect science to everyday life using kids, cows, and dogs as content touchstones.
TEKS - Amazing Bodies - 2012
Prepare for your journey in the Space Theater by visiting the Space Gallery. New discoveries of our little corner of the universe come to life in this cool quiet gallery. Check-out View Space from NASA, investigate the radiation around us at the Cloud Chamber, or take a look at the latest astronomical happenings right here in the Space Gallery.
TEKS - Space Gallery - 2012
Eleven interactive kinetic exhibits bring the motions of planetary weather systems and galactic motion within reach. This exhibit invites your students to play with the dynamic forces that shape our solar system its planets and of course, our Earth. The constantly varying patterns of Planetary Landscapes display the effects of natural phenomena such as turbulence, flow, wind, and the drive toward equilibrium.
TEKS - Planetary Landscapes - 2012
Visitors can explore the extraordinary giant planets orbiting our Sun and learn about the formation of solar systems, our planet and the conditions necessary for life. Each gas giant is a unique and dynamic system- the planet, its rings and moons.
TEKS - Giant Worlds - 2012
An area of hands-on science and artist expression for small children and their favorite grown- ups to explore together. Pre-K through first grade vistitors can experiment with light and color, manipulate objects in a wind column, create their own costume to perform on stage and learn ways to express themselves. KinderStudio is reserved for children 6 years-old and younger.
TEKS - KinderStudio - 2012
Spheres can amaze as well as amuse us. Bounce is a joyful look into the physics and mathematics of things that are round. Whether they are rolling bouncing or flying through the air, balls can be great teachers for a number of core scientific and mathematic principles including collisions, surface area vs volume, inertia, sound reflection and refraction and many more.
TEKS - Bounce - 2012