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Don Harrington Discovery Center presents
Science Live! - Sciencepalooza
Friday, Sep. 22, 2017
Grades Pre-K - 12
Describe and identify the properties of the states of matter
Observe the properties of magnets and identify their daily uses
Observe the way organisms survive in their environment by interacting with its elements.
Investigate applications of Newton’s laws of motion such as in amusement park rides.
Investigate and observe how organisms respond to external stimuli found in the environment
Grades 9-12 and Adult
Investigate the properties of solutions such as factors affecting gas and solid solubility.
Analyze how organisms respond to external factors to maintain homeostasis
Sciencepalooza features the zaniest experiments in the 'Science Live! collection' and explores a variety of science concepts. With a brand new series of demonstrations exploring everything from optical illusions to materials science, every presentation provides an unparalleled science adventure!
Register here: http://apps.esc16.net/wan_app_ext/ or contact Jane Chavez at (806) 677-5258 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bullock Texas State History Museum presents
First Encounters: When the Conquistadors
Met the Karankawa
Tuesday, Sep. 26, 2017
Grades 4-10, Adults
Grade 4 Social Studies: 1a-d, 2a-b, 7a-b, 8a-c, 9a-b, 10a-b, 12a-c, 19a, 21a-d, 22a-b
Grade 5 Social Studies: 1a-b, 7a-b,d, 8a-b, 9a, 13b-c, 22a, 24a-e, 25a-b
Grade 7 Social Studies: 1a-b, 2a-b, 9b-c, 19c, 21a-e, 22a
Grade 8 Social Studies: 1a-b, 2a, 10b, 23a,c, 29a-e, 30a
Once registration is confirmed, teachers will be emailed a packet of materials, including pre- and post-program lesson plans.
How did early American Indians encounter their environment, other tribes, and the Spanish conquistadors in the vast landscape that would become Texas? A Museum educator will lead students as they search for evidence from artifacts and paintings to explore stories that reveal the many meanings of "Encounters on the Land".
Texas Wildlife Association presents
Animal Encounters: Owl Adaptations
Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017
The owl: nature’s nocturnal bird of prey. Accompanied by our live Eastern Screech Owl in the studio, we will learn about these interesting animals found around the globe and all across Texas. This program will examine the special adaptations which allow them to fly, hunt for prey, and survive in their environment. We will also play the calls of some common Texas owls that your students may hear in their own backyard.
Character Education: The Importance of Kindness
Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017
As part of October's celebration of Character Education Month, join us to explore the importance of kindness in your life and how acts of kindness and a culture of kindness can improve the quality of life for all. Three different programs of the day will target elementary, middle school, and high school audiences separately, all of them focused on the big picture question: Why be kind?
Each program will explore our big picture question in a variety of ways. Students will be able to write their own definition of kindness and share experiences where they offered kindness to others and/or were the beneficiary of an act of kindness. Our expert panelists will share information on the physical and mental benefits of kindness and answer student questions on the subject. We'll invite schools joining us to share their own "Kindness Initiatives" as models for others to build on, and we'll invite all audience members to participate in role play simulations to help us determine different kindness responses that could be effective to use.
Curriculum materials for the program are also available on our Educate.Today website at http://educate.today/videos/822
La Belle: The Ship that Changed History
Friday, Oct. 6, 2017
Grades 4-8, Adults
Who was the 17th Century French explorer La Salle? How did the sinking of his ship, La Belle, change the history of Texas? What technological innovations were used to excavate and conserve this 300 year old ship and its artifacts? Discover the answers to these questions by examining the artifacts found on the ship with a Museum Educator.
Animal Encounters: Fox Facts
Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017
Foxes are identified in popular culture as mischievous, tricky, and cunning animals. This program will introduce one of Texas' more common species, the gray fox. Students will learn how they came to be the tricksters of the animal world and discuss their role in the ecosystem. We will look at their body structures and their functions, their diet, their habitat, and many other fun facts along the way with the help of our animal guest star.
Bass Performance Hall presents
Van Cliburn: An American Hero
Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017
Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017
110.15. English Language Arts and Reading
(27) Listening and Speaking/Listening. Students use comprehension skills to listen attentively to others in formal and informal settings. Students continue to apply earlier standards with greater complexity. Students are expected to:
(A) listen attentively to speakers, ask relevant questions, and make pertinent comments; and
(B) follow, restate, and give oral instructions that involve a series of related sequences of action.
6) Critical evaluation and response. The student listens to, responds to, and evaluates music and musical performances. The student is expected to:
(A) exhibit audience etiquette during live and recorded performances;
(E) describe a variety of compositions and formal or informal musical performances using specific music vocabulary; and
(F) justify personal preferences for specific music works and styles using music vocabulary.
Students will learn more about the classical pianist who made history in 1958 as the winner of the First Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition and went on to a major international career.
Myths and Unsolved Mysteries of the Texas Revolution
Grade 4 Social Studies: 2d,e, 3a-c,e, 14b, 15a, 16a,d, 21a-b,d, 22a-c
Grade 5 Social Studies: 4d, 24a-e, 25a-c
Grade 7 Social Studies: 1a-c, 2d-f, 3a-d, 4a,c, 11a-b, 21a-b,d, 22a
Grade 8 Social Studies: 6d-e, 29a-b, 30a
What were the causes of the Texas Revolution? What key players and events helped a small group of revolutionaries achieve independence from Mexico? There are some mysteries to the story we may never solve. Students will sort through the fact and fiction of this epic moment in Texas history through an artifact adventure, and discover why the Texas Revolution is crucial to understanding American history.
Texas A&M University/PEER presents
Science and you!
Scientific investigations and reasoning.
s of formulating questions, ways of proposing explanations, and the diverse ways scientists study the natural world and propose explanations based on evidence derived from their work.
(iii) Scientific investigations are used to learn about the natural world. Students should understand that certain types of questions can be answered by investigations, and the methods, models, and conclusions built from these investigations change as new observations are made. Models of objects and events are tools for understanding the natural world and can show how systems work. Models have limitations and based on new discoveries are constantly being modified to more closely reflect the natural world.
3(D) relate the impact of research on scientific thought and society, including the history of science and contributions of scientists as related to the content
This presentation defines science, discusses scientific method, and explores careers in science including engineering, medicine, agriculture, pharmacology, veterinary medicine, and medical research. The many benefits of having a career in science will also be discussed, including the travels of a scientist. We will show many vet school animal medical specimens as we discuss what scientists do and how they achieve their goals. (Grades 5-8)
Participants will have opportunity for real-time questions and answers via Today'sMeet! We will send out a link to registered participants 24 hours before the video-conference.
Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017
Magic of Monarchs
Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017
Science TEKS- K (9A, 9B, 10B) 1 (9A, 9B, 9C, 10A, 10D) 2 (9A, 9B, 9C, 10A, 10C) 3 (2F, 3A, 9A, 10A, 10C) 4 (2F, 3A, 9A, 10A, 10C) 5 (2F, 3A, 9A, 10A, 10C) 6 (3A) 7 (3A, 11B)
For such a delicate insect, the Monarch butterfly leads an adventurous life! During spring and fall, millions of Monarchs will travel through Texas on their way to or from their overwintering sites in Mexico. Live caterpillars and adult Monarchs will be on hand during the program, allowing your students to see them up close and in detail. Join us as we discuss the basic needs, life cycle, adaptations, and migration patterns of the Monarch butterfly and learn how you can help conserve this unique creature.
Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017
Friday, Oct. 27, 2017
1st grade: 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.9, 1.10 2nd grade: 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.9, 2.10 3rd grade: 3.1, 3.2, 3.4, 3.9, 3.10 4th grade: 4.2, 4.4, 4.10 5th grade: 5.2, 5.4, 5.9, 5.10
Unfortunately for our guests, their creepy appearance strikes fear in most people, even though they know little about them, and in some cases have never encountered them. Our visitors are quite an eclectic bunch, from those with no limbs, to others with four, six, or even eight! Join us as we take an up-close look at these critters and discuss how they fit into the food chain, as well as their habitats, adaptations, and the structures that bring fear to many.
Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017
Science TEKS: K (2A, 2E, 4A, 9B, 10B) 1 (2A, 2E, 4A, 10C) 2 (2A, 2E, 4A, 9A, 9B, 10A) 3 (2F, 3A, 4A, 7D, 9A, 10A, 10B 4 (2F, 3A, 4A, 7C, 10A, 10B) 5 (2F, 3A, 4A, 10A, 10B) 6 (2E, 3A, 4A, 12D) 7 (2E, 3A, 4A, 11B, 14A)
This interactive presentation provides students the opportunity to investigate the relationship between the anatomy and the ecology, including the dietary habits, of different species of bats. This is an experience you will not want to miss. LIVE bats take part in the program! We will look at their unique body structures and their functions that allow bats to fly, identify other special adaptations, as well as discuss their basic needs and diverse habitats. We will also discuss ways you can help these beneficial creatures and conserve their habitats.
Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017
Let's Talk Turkey
Thursday, Nov. 16 2017
Science TEKS: 2 (9A, 10A) 3 (1B, 2B, 2D, 2F, 3A, 3C, 9A, 10A, 10B, 10C) 4 (1B, 2B, 2D, 2F, 3A, 3C, 9A, 10A, 10B, 10C) 5 (1B, 2D, 2F, 3A, 9A, 10A, 10B) 6 (1B, 2E, 3A, 3B) 7 (1B, 2E, 3A, 3B, 12A)
This interactive presentation introduces students to fun facts about one of our state's most fabulous birds: THE WILD TURKEY! We will discuss turkey anatomy, habitat, adaptations, and basic needs, as well as the various "calls" or vocalizations that turkeys use to communicate in their environment. Students will listen to an assortment of calls and have the opportunity to take an up-close look at a real Wild Turkey.
Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017
Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017
George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum presents
Benjamin Franklin, An Original American By Gregrobin Smith
SOCIAL STUDIES: CULTURE, HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY, ECONOMICS
Grade 3: 113.15b: 1A, 1B, 1C, 6A, 6B, 7A, 7B, 7C, 8B, 9B, 10C, 11A, 11B, 15A, 15B, 16C
Grade 4: 113.16b: 10B, 11A, 14A, 22D, 22E
Grade 5: 113.17b: 1B, 2A, 10A, 10B, 11A, 12A, 12B, 14A, 14C, 14F, 24A, 24B, 24E, 25D
Grade 6: 113.18b: 2B, 8A, 8B, 9A, 9C, 13A, 15F, 16A, 16C, 17A, 20A, 20B, 21C, 21D, 21E, 23A
Grade 7: 113.19b: 12A, 13B, 17B, 20A, 21B, 21H, 23A, 23B
Grade 8: 113.20b: 1A, 1B, 4B, 5A, 5B, 11A, 12A, 12D, 19C, 20B, 20C, 27A, 27C, 28A, 29D, 31A, 31B
Grade 3: 110.14b: 19, 29A
Grade 4: 110.15b: 17, 27A
Grade 5: 110.16b: 17, 27A, 27C
Grade 6: 110.18b: 16, 26A, 26C
Grade 7: 110.19b: 16, 26A, 26C
Grade 8: 110.20b: 16, 26A, 26C
MIDDLE SCHOOL SPEECH
Grades 6-8: 110.26: 2C, 2B, 3E, 4J, 4K, 5E, 6A, 6B, 6F
Benjamin Franklin, An Original American, introduces a unique opportunity for an engaging, lively, thought-provoking educational experience. Interactive in the finest sense of the word, each presentation is real-time exchange of living thought. This is a unique historical perspective that will remain memorable for years to follow.
The Nutcracker (Act I)
Friday, Dec. 8, 2017
Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017
Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017
Language Arts and Reading
110.5 Student listens attentively
1A To enjoy and appreciate (D) To critically interpret and evaluate (E) To hear selections from classic sources
2B Gains knowledge of his culture and others that reflect customs and cultures
10A Responds to stories and poems that reflect understanding through movement, music, art, drama
11G Compares print and dramatic versions of story
13A/B Connects his own experiences and cultures with that of others
14A/B Student understands the importance of writers and artists to the cultural heritage of a community
5A/C Student identifies aurally presented excerpts of music from diverse periods and cultures
6A/B Student defines criteria for evaluating a performance and exhibiting audience etiquette
(3) Creative expression: production. The student applies design, directing, and theatre production concepts and skills. The student is expected to:
(A) identify technical theatre elements such as props, costumes, sound, and visual elements that define character, environment, action, and theme;
(E) observe live or multimedia theatrical performances.
Act I of The Nutcracker by Peter Tchaikovsky, danced by Texas Ballet Theater, at Bass Performance Hall.
Once Upon a Tale
Monday, Mar. 5, 2017
Tuesday, Mar. 6, 2017
Wednesday, Mar. 7, 2017
Thursday, Mar. 8, 2017
Grades Pre-K - 1
110.12 English Language Arts and Reading
7A Connect meaning of well known story or fable to personal experience
7B Explain function of recurring phrases
9A Describe plot and retell story's sequence
27A Listen attentively
3B Sing tunefully from diverse cultures and styles
6A Identify and demonstrate appropriate audience behavior
On the stage of Bass Performance Hall, two professional storytellers tell classic folktales such as "Three Little Pigs" and an Aesop's fable, such as "The Tortoise and the Hare." Stories are told in both English and Spanish. In addition, a folksinger will sing such classic songs as "Down by the Bay" and "My Aunt Came Back." Children are encouraged to join in.
Videoconferencing connects your students with scientists, doctors, and experts in their fields with a LIVE interactive two-way experience with your school or from COSI.
Each program takes students live to artists, attorneys, archivists, or historians, in their own workspace be it a studio, rehearsal hall, theater, library, museum, or office. Programs are sixty minutes in length and presented during regular school day hours. Calendar.
Manhattan School of Music
With over a decade of experience in the field of distance learning and as the first conservatory in the nation to utilize videoconferencing for K-12 music education, Manhattan School of Music has adopted the key elements of presenting successful music education programs via live, interactive videoconferencing technology.
National Baseball Hall of Fame
The next best thing to visiting the Baseball Hall of Fame is participating in a videoconference. The award-winning EBBETS Field Trip Series (Electronically Bringing Baseball Education To Students) transports the wonders of Cooperstown to your very own classroom. Baseball is used as the backdrop to help your students discover objectives in diverse topics like mathematics, geography, civil rights history, women's history, economics, communication arts, and more!
Pro Football Hall of Fame
Each year, thousands of students tour the Pro Football Hall of Fame to learn about the rich history of professional football. If your class can’t make the trek to Canton, Ohio, let the Hall of Fame bring the museum to your school through its award-winning videoconferencing programs. Each program is educationally based and is supplemented by classroom activities which are aligned with national standards of education. Join in on these programs to learn such things as media literacy, history, careers, geography, math, language arts, character education and visual arts.
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