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DISTRIBUTION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT OR RECOMMENDATION BY BROWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS. THE MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY AND SCIENCE IS LICENSED AND INSURED.

EDUCATOR RESOURCE GUIDE & EXPERIENCE PLANNER

NEW! MODS SUPPLEMENTAL STEM PROGRAM VIDEOS

DISCOVER THE MOST IMMERSIVE EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING IN SOUTH FLORIDA

2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR


TABLE OF CONTENTS

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

2 • Planning Your Experience at MODS

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! The start of a school

3 • Quick Resources

year is a new beginning and a clear space to inspire and innovate. With all of the variables this year in particular, MODS IS THE CONSTANT, here to provide STEM curriculum support, ideas, field trips and professional development.

4 • Virtual Program Offerings 5 • INSIRE Experience Options 6 • Onsite Experience Options and Sample Itinerary 7 • Onsite Program Offerings 8 • Onsite Program Selections: Early Childhood 9 • INSPIRE Program Selections: Early Childhood 10 • Onsite Program Selections: Grades K–2 11 • INSPIRE Program Selections: Grades K–2 12 • Onsite Program Selections: Grades 3–5 14 • INSPIRE Program Selections: Grades 3–5

As the most immersive center for experiential learning and professional development, the Museum is your trusted partner in providing stimulating science and exciting exploration. Imagine the new discoveries ahead! A MODS encounter includes enriching STEM learning experiences and inquiry-based programs that augment classroom curriculum. We utilize the Museum’s four content pillars of environmental sustainability, health and wellness, physical science and early childhood as launch for discovery. Our team of professional educators designs the MODS experience around Florida BEST Standards, and a visit to the Museum is curated to be an interdisciplinary experience for all ages. Whether you’re planning a field trip, organizing an outreach program or taking advantage of our professional development courses, we’re here to support you in educating students to succeed in tomorrow’s world.

17 • INSPIRE Program Selections: Grades 6–8

We e-vite you and your colleagues to come see for yourselves! Join us for our Virtual Educators’ Night Out on September 10, 2020, or January 28, 2021. See page 2 for more details!

18 • Onsite Program Selections: Grades 9–12

To inspiring science and infinite discovery!

19 • INSPIRE Program Selections: Grades 9–12

Joseph P. Cox President & CEO

15 • Onsite Program Selections: Grades 6–8

20 • STEM Series: Grades 9–12 21 • INSPIRE IMAX Film Library 22 • IMAX Film Library 24 • Museum Exhibits

Inclusivity at MODS The Museum of Discovery and Science welcomes individuals from all walks of life to visit, experience, connect and discover inspiring science. We support all family structures, creating a culture of hospitality where diversity is celebrated. Our doors are open to everyone: individuals and families with physical and emotional disabilities, sensory-friendly and disparities in education, social and economic status. We embrace our truly diverse community of various ethnicities, abilities, religions, gender identification and sexual orientations. All are welcome.

28 • 2021 Traveling Exhibits 29 • Frequently Asked Questions 30 • Free STEM Distance Learning 31 • Outreach Programs 32 • STEMobile 33 • Science Nights: MODS Comes to You 34 • Educator Membership 35 • Professional Development Courses

THE SALAH FOUNDATION

Center for Education & Career Development

The Salah Foundation STEM Center for Education & Career Development powers all STEM-based programming at MODS. This unique philosophical approach provides the guiding principles for program development and selection at MODS.

Funding for this organization is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Affairs Council. Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

Field Trip Funds and Grants Field trip funds and grants may be available to schools through partner organizations including: Broward Education Foundation (browardedfoundation.org) Education Foundation of Palm Beach County (educationfoundationpbc.org) The Education Fund for Excellence in Miami-Dade Public Schools (educationfund.org) Target Field Trip Grants Teach.com – Grants for Teachers Title I schools may be eligible for a free program, please inquire when booking!

MUSEUM HOURS The Museum’s daily visiting hours are temporarily suspended. We are now offering virtual and offsite programming, which allows us to continue connecting people around the globe to inspiring science - whether at home or in virtual classrooms. We look forward to reopening our doors when case numbers are down, visitor and staff safety can be ensured, and when a viable vaccine becomes available, shoring up public health.

401 SW Second Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 • 954.713.0930

The Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS) is a 501(c)(3) organization. The tax identification number for MODS is 59-1709542. Copies of the official registration for the MODS (#CH133) and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Customer Service by calling toll free within the state 1-800-435-7352. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state. MODS has paid 0% contribution received to outside professional solicitors. Funding in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Affairs Council and sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. The Museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, Giant Screen Cinema Association and a member of the Association of Science and Technology Centers. MODS is an accessible facility. All contents © 2020 Museum of Discovery and Science. All rights reserved.

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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! With all of the variables this year, MODS IS THE CONSTANT. We are here to provide STEM curriculum support, ideas, field trips and professional development - virtually, in-classroom and onsite. MODS engineered a virtual curriculum in partnership with Broward County Public Schools to help propel distance learning at the beginning of the pandemic, and we are proud to uphold our partnership in bringing stimulating science and exciting exploration to you throughout the school year.

2 • Planning Your Visit to MODS 3 • Quick Resources 3 • Virtual Program Offerings 3 • Virtual Labs, Makerspace & Tours 4 • Field Trip Checklist 5 • Field Trip Planning Worksheet 6 • Onsite Experience Options 7 • Sample Itineraries 8 • Live Shows, Labs, Demos & Makerspace 9 • Program Selection: Early Childhood 10 • Program Selection: Grades K–2 12 • Program Selection: Grades 3–5 15 • Program Selection: Grades 6–8 18 • Program Selection: Grades 9–12 20 • IMAX Film Library 22 • Museum Exhibits 26 • Traveling Exhibits 28 • Frequently Asked Questions

The start of school is a new beginning and a clear space to innovate. Don't let distance deter you! This year, we built INSPIRE (INnovative STEM Programs In Remote Education) to link your learners to safe, live interactive virtual Museum programming. MODS offers three enriching INSPIRE options to enhance STEM learning and augment classroom curriculum: INSPIRE Kits, INSPIRE Tours and INSPIRE Connect. Get INSPIRED. Throughout this guide, the INSPIRE icon is visible on program pages that are available in a virtual demo format. See page 4 for more information. Our team of professional educators designs the MODS experience around Florida BEST Standards, and a Museum encounter is curated to be an interdisciplinary experience for all ages. Whether you’re planning an onsite experience, organizing an outreach program or taking advantage of our professional development courses, we’re here to support you in educating students to succeed in tomorrow’s world. We e-vite you and your colleagues to come see for yourselves! Join us for our Virtual Educators’ Night Out on September 10, 2020, or January 28, 2021. See page 2 for more details!

To inspiring science and infinite discovery! Joseph P. Cox President & CEO

29 • Free STEM Distance Learning 30 • Outreach Programs 31 • Science Nights 32 • Educator Membership 33 • Professional Development Courses

THE SALAH FOUNDATION

Center for Education & Career Development

The Salah Foundation STEM Center for Education & Career Development powers all STEM-based programming at MODS. This unique philosophical approach provides the guiding principles for program development and selection at MODS.

Funding for this organization is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Affairs Council. Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

Inclusivity at MODS The Museum of Discovery and Science welcomes individuals from all walks of life to visit, experience, connect and discover inspiring science. We support all family structures, creating a culture of hospitality where diversity is celebrated. Our doors are open to everyone: individuals and families with physical and emotional disabilities, sensoryfriendly and disparities in education, social and economic status. We embrace our truly diverse community of various ethnicities, abilities, religions, gender identification and sexual orientations. All are welcome.

VISTING MODS MODS offers both onsite and virtual INSPIRE school programming. For questions, please email booking@mods.net.

401SW Second Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 954.713.0930 ●

The Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS) is a 501(c)(3) organization. The tax identification number for MODS is 59-1709542. Copies of the official registration for the MODS (#CH133) and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Customer Service by calling toll free within the state 1-800-435-7352. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state. MODS has paid 0% contribution received to outside professional solicitors. Funding in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Affairs Council and sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. The Museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, Giant Screen Cinema Association and a member of the Association of Science and Technology Centers. MODS is an accessible facility. All contents © 2020 Museum of Discovery and Science. All rights reserved.

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QUICK RESOURCES

PLANNING YOUR EXPERIENCE TO MODS

EXPLORE

Learn about everything MODS has to offer you and your students:

The Museum connects people to inspiring science through the

love of learning beyond the classroom. Through immersive fun science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) filled presentations, activities and exhibits, a visit to MODS inspires learners to explore the world in new ways. A MODS experience places STEM in the hands of your learners. Our inquiry-based programs and activities are designed to organically promote learners’ self-discovery and problem-solving skills, increase risk taking and improve their resiliency. When students learn to make adjustments and try again, they truly begin to discover and understand the work of real scientists and engineers and the learning lasts well beyond the experience. Organizing a MODS experience is easy! Our experts can help customize an experience that fits your curriculum, interests and budget. MODS educators can help assign Florida BEST Standards or tailor existing programs to support your goals.

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Educators, administrators, coordinators and all school personnel across south Florida are invited to experience the virtual world of Museum STEM exploration. Participants will learn more about MODS’ virtual offerings through demonstrations and engage with Museum educators to plan the perfect experience. Prizes and gift certificates will be awarded throughout the presentation. A unique Zoom link will be sent prior to each event.

To RSVP, please visit mods.org/educatorrsvp or email booking@mods.net.

PLAN

FREE to All School Personnel – Public, Private, Charter and Homeschool

RESERVE

October 15, 2020 & January 28, 2021 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Access our IMAX film library at mods.org/imax. Access MODS YouTube STEM video library at youtube.com/

discoveryandscience.

Download the “Museum of Discovery and Science” app in the Apple or Google Play stores for schedules, floor maps and more.

If you need assistance with planning your field trip, you can:

MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY AND SCIENCE

VIRTUAL EDUCATORS' NIGHT OUT

View our program experiences mods.org.

Email us at booking@mods.net

Call us at 954.713.0930

Once you’re ready to book your Museum experience, you can:

Reserve online at mods.org/fieldtrips

Call us at 954.713.0930

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PLANNING YOUR VISIT TO MODS

QUICK RESOURCES

EXPLORE

Discover everything MODS has to offer you and your learners:

love of learning beyond the classroom. Through immersive fun science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) filled presentations, activities and exhibits, a visit to MODS inspires students to explore the world in new ways. A MODS field trip places STEM in the hands of your students. Our inquiry-based programs and activities are designed to organically promote students’ self-discovery and problem-solving skills, increase risk taking and improve their resiliency. When students learn to make adjustments and try again, they truly begin to discover and understand the work of real scientists and engineers and the learning lasts well beyond the field trip. Organizing a field trip at MODS is easy! Our experts can help customize a field trip that fits your curriculum, interests and budget. MODS educators can help assign Florida BEST Standards or tailor existing programs to support your goals.

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FREE to All School Personnel – Public, Private, Charter and Homeschool. Bring a guest! Educators, administrators, coordinators and all school personnel across south Florida are invited to experience the virtual world of Museum STEM exploration. Participants will learn more about MODS’ virtual offerings through demonstrations and engage with Museum educators to plan the perfect student experience.

To RSVP, please visit mods.org/educatorrsvp, call 954.713.0930 or email booking@mods.net.

RESERVE

The Museum connects people to inspiring science through the

PLAN

September 10, 2020 & January 28, 2021 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Access our IMAX film library at mods.org/imax. Access MODS YouTube STEM video library at youtube.com/

discoveryandscience.

Download the “Museum of Discovery and Science” app in the Apple or Google Play stores.

If you need assistance with planning your experience, you can:

MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY AND SCIENCE

VIRTUAL EDUCATORS' NIGHT OUT

View our program experiences mods.org.

Email us at booking@mods.net

Call us at 954.713.0930

Once you’re ready to book your Museum experience, you can:

Reserve online at mods.org/fieldtrips

Call us at 954.713.0930

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NEW Virtual Program Offerings

VIRTUAL LABS, MAKERSPACE & TOURS

Innovative STEM Programs in Remote Education (INSPIRE) • INSPIRE links learners to unique and engaging STEM programming. Your learners in grades PreK-12 will participate in live, interactive virtual programs from the safety of their classrooms or homes. • INSPIRE provides bi-directional, real-time, virtual programming streamed to your learners using your choice of Zoom or Microsoft Teams video conferencing platforms. • INSPIRE is an impactful way to enhance learning for schools, camps and scouts. Active participation is encouraged as we inspire curiosity, educate and entertain learners.

INSPIRE Programs INSPIRE KIT: LABS

30-minute lab • 30-40 learners per session

INSPIRE Labs are filled with hands-on, real-world connections that help learners (children and adults) to explore STEM in this impactful evidence-based approach. Labs are specifically created to meet your instructional needs. These interactive programs were selected due to their high instructional impact in an interactive virtual, distance-learning setting. Each live, virtual program includes a kit of required materials and fun activity sheets to keep learners’ minds active! *Kits may be picked up at MODS or dropped off to you via MODS’ STEMobile. Educators are responsible for distributing kits to learners. Inquire for more information.

INSPIRE KIT: MAKERSPACE 45-minute program • 30-40 learners per session Join a MODS Maker-educator live, as we learn about the Design Process and all of the joys of MAKING! Each learner will receive a kit of materials and supplies that will enable them to MAKE with us as we build and engineer together! *Kits may be picked up at MODS or dropped off to you via MODS' STEMobile. Educators are responsible for distributing kits to learners. Inquire for more information.

INSPIRE TOURS 30-minute program • 60-100 learners per session Join a MODS educator live on a virtual-tour of your favorite MODS exhibits. Explore, discover and learn via your robotic avatar - a self-driving, twowheeled videoconferencing robot! Enjoy a virtual Museum experience like no other! Each tour involves demonstrations that teach the exhibit’s core principles, along with supporting props. Also included are fun and interactive scavenger hunt BINGO sheets for extended learning. Tour Selections (adapted for all grade levels): • Florida Environment - Florida Ecoscapes, Otters at Play and Prehistoric Florida • Health and Wellness - Powerful You • Engineering - To Fly and Makerspace • Expedition Dinosaur (Now - January 15, 2021)

INSPIRE CONNECT 30-minute program • 60-75 learners per session Join our MODS educator virtually, as we demonstrate STEM concepts through exciting activities designed to instill understanding of key learning objectives. There are specific virtual demonstration themes to select based on your grade level. Each program includes fun and interactive activity sheets to activate your learners’ minds!

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Don’t let distance deter you! Throughout this guide, the INSPIRE icon is visible next to all programs that are available in a virtual demo format. *Educators are responsible for picking up the kits from MODS and distributing them to learners. Inquire for more information. All programs are aligned with Florida BEST Standards and the National Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Join Museum educators for fun, interactive stage shows, labs and demonstrations that highlight an array of exciting STEM topics.

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INSPIRE EXPERIENCE OPTIONS

Virtual Program Offerings Innovative STEM Programs in Remote Education (INSPIRE)

Create a four and a half-hour virtual experience for your eLearners (based on 30 or more)! Select up to four INSPIRE programs for your class, grade level or school. Learners can be hosted in group rotations. Each rotation will take approximately 30-45 minutes.

INSPIRE links learners to unique and engaging STEM programming. Your learners will participate in live, interactive virtual programs from the safety of their classrooms or homes. INSPIRE provides bi-directional, real-time, virtual programming streamed to your learners using your choice of Zoom or Microsoft Teams video conferencing platforms. INSPIRE is an impactful way to enhance learning for schools, camps and scouts. Active participation is encouraged as we inspire curiosity, educate and entertain learners.

INSPIRE Programs

1. INSPIRE KITS (Lab or Makerspace)

Unique, guided hands-on lab or making activity designed for virtual delivery. Each program includes a kit of required materials and fun activity sheets to keep your learners engaged! Experiment or make with us! The cost for one class (up to 30 learners) is $17 per participant (up to 10 learners); $15 for each additional; minimum of 10 per session.

2. INSPIRE Tours

Enjoy live, virtual tours of your favorite MODS exhibits. Follow, listen and learn via your robotic avatar- a self-driving, two-wheeled videoconferencing robot! Includes fun and interactive scavenger hunt BINGO sheets that learners love. The cost for one class (up to 30 learners) is $150 per program; $120 for each additional program.

3. INSPIRE Connect

Virtual, high-impact demonstrations of our popular MODS shows, labs and demos. Each program includes fun and interactive activity sheets to captivate your learners! Look for the INSPIRE icon next to your favorite programs throughout the Educator Guide indicating a virtual option is available. The cost for one class (up to 30 learners) is $150 per program; $120 for each additional program.

EXPERIENCE

Ultimate MODS INSPIRE

Complete MODS INSPIRE

Immersive MODS INSPIRE

Total Per Learner

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*A la carte options are available for INSPIRE Tour ($5 per person) and INSPIRE Kits ($12 per person.) **See page 21 to view the INSPIRE IMAX film library and to watch the previews. ***Discounts available for large groups of learners. Please inquire.

As an Educator/Organizer, you will be expected to: • Have the equipment and authorization to participate in virtual meetings with learners on Zoom or

Microsoft Teams.

• Meet virtually with MODS staff prior to the program to coordinate logistics, details and tips. • Setup the Zoom or Microsoft Teams meeting (based upon school district protocol) and invite the

MODS educator(s) as guest(s) to the meeting.

• Actively "chaperone" the meeting room by muting and unmuting learns and removing any

participant who disturbs the learning environment.

• For INSPIRE Labs and INSPIRE Makerspace - pick up the kits from MODS at least five (5) days in

advance and distribute them to learners.

All programs are aligned with Florida BEST Standards and the National Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Join Museum educators for fun, interactive stage shows, labs and demonstrations that highlight an array of exciting STEM topics.

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ONSITE EXPERIENCE OPTIONS AND SAMPLE ITINERARY

SAMPLE ITINERARIES

MODS offers the Complete Museum Adventure for a private onsite experience starting August 19. This experience includes

general Museum admission, one IMAX film and one Show, Lab OR Demo. Select your group’s experience from the options below. Our guest experience associates will customize your itinerary based on your experience selection. A lunchtime will be assigned based on the itinerary selected. There is a minimum of 50 learners.

Complete EXPERIENCE Museum Adventure Price per Learner

$18

Price per Extra Adult Chaperone

$18

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Complete Museum Adventure IMAX 9:00 – 9:45 a.m. Show, Lab OR Demo 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. Lunch 11:00 – 11:30 a.m. Exhibits 11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

o Backpacks are not allowed in MODS o Stay with your group and keep learners together at all times o Manage learners’ behavior o Follow the assigned schedule o Supervise learners while in the Explore Store o Refrain from cell phone use during labs, demos and programs

experience selection*†.

Early Childhood (up to 6 years old)

Ultimate MODS Maker

Complete Museum Adventure

Museum and IMAX

Enhanced Museum Experience

Early Departure

IMAX 9:00 – 9:45 a.m. Exhibits 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Lunch 11:00 – 11:20 a.m. or 11:20 – 11:40 a.m. The Discovery Center 11:40 – 12:00 p.m. Show, Lab OR Demo 12:00 p.m.

Exhibits 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. IMAX 12:45 – 1:30 p.m.

IMAX 9:00 – 9:45 a.m. Makerspace 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. • 11:45 – 12:30 p.m. Show, Lab OR Demo 11:45 a.m. • 1:00 p.m. Exhibits 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Exhibits 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Show, Lab OR Demo 11:15 a.m. • 12:00 p.m. Exhibits 12:45 – 1:30 p.m.

IMAX 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Show, Lab OR Demo 11:15 a.m. • 12:00 p.m. Exhibits 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Exhibits 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Show, Lab OR Demo 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Depart 12:15 – 1:00 p.m.

A lunchtime will be assigned based on the itinerary selected.

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*Please see page 22 for the onsite IMAX movie selection and to watch the previews.

Chaperones, Please Remember:

Below are sample itineraries for groups. Our guest experience associates will customize your itinerary based on your

The Museum and Makerspace itineraries vary depending on the program selected and the number of students. Please contact booking@mods.net or call 954.713.0930 to discuss all of the options.

Ratios and Adult Chaperone Pricing The adult chaperone/learner ratio requirements are: 1:5 for grades Pre-K–1 1:10 for grades 2–12 In-ratio adult chaperones are free. Additional adult chaperones charged at the per learner rate as reflected in the chart above.

Museum Map

For Museum Floor plans, please visit mods.org or download “The Museum of Discovery and Science” app in the Apple or Google Play stores.

ACCOMODATIONS MODS aims to be inclusive for all our visitors, so we have made accommodations that foster a fun and user-friendly experience. If you require special accommodations, email us at booking@mods.net for assistance.

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Museum of Discovery & Science App Download at the App Store

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VIRTUAL LABS, MAKERSPACE & TOURS

Onsite Program Offerings Get your learners excited about STEM! Choose from a variety of age appropriate live shows, labs and demonstrations that can support your curriculum goals.

ONSITE SHOWS

30-minute show • 30 learners per show

Located in the To Fly exhibit hall on the second floor, the Keller Science Theater is the perfect place for learners to experience live animals, chemistry or physical science in a presentation format.

ONSITE LABS

30-minute lab • 15 learners per session

A MODS lab is an interactive, highly immersive experiment led by a MODS educator in one of our specially-equipped learning labs. There are a variety of options from which to select based on STEM objectives and grade level.

ONSITE DEMONSTRATIONS

30-minute program • 30 learners per session

A MODS educator will demonstrate STEM concepts through a series of exciting experiments. There are specific demonstration themes to select based on your learners’ grade level, including an engaging live demonstration and STEM challenges.

Don’t let distance deter you! Throughout this guide, the INSPIRE icon is visible next to all programs that are available in a virtual demo format. *Educators are responsible for picking up the kits from MODS and distributing them to learners. Inquire for more information.

All programs are aligned with Florida BEST Standards and the National Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Join Museum educators for fun, interactive stage shows, labs and demonstrations that highlight an array of exciting STEM topics.

All programs are aligned with Florida BEST Standards and the National Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Join Museum educators for fun, interactive stage shows, labs and demonstrations that highlight an array of exciting STEM topics.

HEALTHY SCIETISTS MAKE HEALTHY CHOICES PROTOCOL Please visit mods.org to read our guidelines ensuring the health and safety of learners of all ages.

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EARLY CHILDHOOD

ONSITE PROGRAM SELECTIONS

Sprouting STEM: Growing Up Great Enhanced Program

MODS offers several different caregiver and me classes. For more information and to register, please visit mods.org.

ONSITE LABS................................................ MODS Speedway Young explorers will learn the basics of physics as they experiment with cars and ramps. Change the ramp by adding friction elements to the experiment. The kit contains cars, ramps and materials, which cause friction.

Moon and Stars What’s in the night sky? Learners will use these hands on activities to explore the moon and the stars by making moon pictures and star maps. It's an out of this world experience!

Five Senses and Science Learners will explore the five senses and use them to make scientific observations. Then will use sight, hearing and smell to fill in an observation sheet while conducting common experiments. The kit has two activities involving senses.

NEW EARLY CHILDHOOD LEARNING LAB

MODS just opened a new Early Childhood Learning Lab. Schedule a program in it today!

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PROGRAM SELECTIONS BY GRADE

ONSITE DEMONSTRATIONS...................... Eric Carle: Animals in Art Learners will experience the magic of storytelling with a live reading. They will meet a MODS ambassador animal which connects to the story and find out if it matches the pictures. Learners will come full circle by drawing their own images.

Chameleons and Camouflage Learners will discover how animal’s hide in nature and try their hand at finding some hidden animals. They will create their own chameleon and hide it in your environment. See if they can stump the rest of the class.

Animal Ambassadors Gather your learners together to meet some of our resident animal ambassadors! Learn about each animal’s unique behaviors, physical features and survival techniques. A question and answer session is included.

Sprouting STEM: Growing Up Great Enhanced Program

This program introduces Little Seedlings (ages 6 months to walking), Little Sprouts (ages walking–36 months) and Little Explorers (ages 2–6 years old) to science and engineering through creativity and fun while at MODS. Our child-centered classes build school-ready skills by encouraging observation, communication and problem solving. Each child must be accompanied by an adult.

INSPIRE Kits: LABS....................................... MODS Speedway Young explorers will learn the basics of physics as they experiment with cars and ramps. Change the ramp by adding friction elements to the experiment. Kit contains cars, ramps, and some items to cause friction.

EARLY CHILDHOOD

INSPIRE Connect.......................................... Eric Carle: Animals in Art Experience the magic of storytelling with a live reading. Meet a MODS ambassador animal which connects to the story and find out if it matches the pictures. Come full circle by drawing your own images. Chameleons and Camouflage Discover how animal’s hide in nature and try your hand at finding some hidden animals. Then create your own chameleon and hide it in your environment. See if you can stump the rest of the class.

Animal Ambassadors Gather your students together to meet some of our resident animal ambassadors! Learn about each animal’s unique behaviors, physical features and survival techniques. A question and answer session is included.

Moon and Stars What’s in the night sky? Use these hands on activities to explore the moon and the stars by making moon pictures and star maps. It's an out of this world experience.

Five Senses and Science Explore the five senses and use them to make scientific observations. Use your sight, hearing, and smell to fill in an observation sheet as we try some common experiments. Kit has two activities involving senses

NEW EARLY CHILDHOOD LEARNING LAB

MODS opened a new Early Childhood Learning Lab! Stop by and see it!

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INSPIRE PROGRAM SELECTIONS

LIVE SHOWS, LABS, DEMOS & MAKERSPACE SESSIONS

EARLY CHILDHOOD

Get your students excited about STEM! Choose from a variety of age appropriate live shows, labs and demonstrations that can support your curriculum goals.

SHOWS

30-minute show • 100 students per show

Located in the To Fly exhibit hall on the second floor, the Keller Science Theater is the perfect place for students to experience live animals, chemistry or physical science in a presentation format.

LABS

30-minute lab • 30 students per session

A MODS lab is an interactive, highly immersive experiment led by a MODS educator in one of our specially-equipped learning labs. There are a variety of options from which to select based on STEM objectives and grade level.

DEMONSTRATIONS

30-minute lab • 60 students per session A MODS educator will demonstrate STEM concepts through a series of exciting experiments. There are specific demonstration themes to select based on your students’ grade level, including an engaging live demonstration and STEM challenges.

MAKERSPACE

45-minute program • 25 students per session Ideas take flight in our new MODS Makerspace, The Hangar! Located in our newlyexpanded To Fly exhibit, our staff-guided maker programs allow students to ask, imagine, plan, create, test and improve in this state-of-the-art studio. Sponsored by Emil Buehler Perpetual

Trust, Citrix, Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Leighton Family.

All programs are aligned with Florida BEST Standards and the National Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Join Museum educators for fun, interactive stage shows, labs and demonstrations that highlight an array of exciting STEM topics.

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INSPIRE KITS: LABS....................................

INSPIRE CONNECT...................................

MODS Speedway Young explorers will learn the basics of physics as they experiment with cars and ramps. They will change the ramp by adding friction elements to the experiment. The kit contains cars, ramps and materials, which cause friction.

Eric Carle: Animals in Art Learners will experience the magic of storytelling with a live reading. They will meet a MODS ambassador animal which connects to the story and find out if it matches the pictures. Learners will come full circle by drawing their own images.

Moon and Stars What's in the night sky? Learners will use

Chameleons and Camouflage Learners will discover how

these hands on activities to explore the moon and the stars by making moon pictures and star maps. It's an out of this world experience!

Five Senses and Science Learners will explore the five senses

and use them to make scientific observations. Then will use sight, hearing and smell to fill in an observation sheet while conducting common experiments. The kit has two activities involving senses.

animal’s hide in nature and try their hand at finding some hidden animals. They will create their own chameleon and hide it in your environment. See if they can stump the rest of the class.

Animal Ambassadors Gather your learners together to meet some of our resident animal ambassadors! Learn about each animal’s unique behaviors, physical features and survival techniques. A question and answer session is included.

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ONSITE SHOWS.................................... Animal Ambassadors Gather your learners together to meet some of our resident animal ambassadors! By learning about each animal’s unique behaviors, physical features and survival techniques, they will gain a better understanding of these wild creatures and what makes them different from other animals. A question and answer session is included. IMAX Film Match: Amazon Adventure 3D • Back from the Brink • Born to Be Wild 3D • Deep Sea 3D • Dinosaurs of Antarctica • Galapagos 3D • Great Barrier Reef • Great Bear Rainforest • Under the Sea 3D Big Ideas: 14: Organization and Development of Living Organisms 15: Diversity and Evolution of Living Organisms 17: Interdependence Sponsored by

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Nitro Show Molecules change shape as they expand and contract in reaction to cold or heat. Learners will be amazed as they observe what happens to objects in extremely cold liquid nitrogen at a temperature of -320ºF. It will be the COOLEST thing they see. IMAX Film Match: Hubble 3D • Space Station 3D Big Ideas: 8: Properties of Matter 9: Changes of Matter 10: Forms of Energy 18: Matter and Energy Transformation

KaBoom! Learn about the different states of matter and the many ways we can chemically change the matter around us. Learners will witness fire, sparks and large explosions as they learn the science behind these chemical reactions. IMAX Film Match: Hubble 3D • Space Station 3D Big Ideas: 8: Properties of Matter 9: Changes of Matter 10: Forms of Energy 18: Matter and Energy Transformation

Panther Prowl Florida panthers are endangered and critical to our ecosystem. This augmented reality experience allows learners to connect with the Florida panther and conservation. The interactive show is accessible through the Museum of Discovery and Science mobile app on iOS and Android devices. IMAX Film Match: Amazon Adventure 3D • Back From the Brink 3D • Born to Be Wild 3D • Deep Sea 3D • Galapagos 3D • Great Bear Rainforest • Under the Sea 3D Big Ideas: 4: Science and Society 14: Organization and Development of Living Organisms 15: Diversity and Evolution of Living Organisms 17: Interdependence Sponsored by

ONSITE LABS............................................ Can You Sense This? Learners will explore the five senses! Immersive activities will help them understand each of the five senses, and sensory boxes will show which senses work well together. IMAX Film Match: Born to Be Wild 3D • Island of Lemurs: Madagascar 3D • Under the Sea 3D Big Ideas: 4: Science and Society 14: Organization and Development of Living Organisms

"Water" the States of Matter? This hands-on slippery science will cover the states of matter and unique properties of water, the most interesting molecule on Earth. IMAX Film Match: A Beautiful Planet 3D • Deep Sea 3D • Great Barrier Reef • Under the Sea 3D Big Ideas: 1: The Practice of Science 8: Properties of Matter 9: Changes in Matter

Making with Polymers Between Jell-O, chewing gum and tennis shoes, we have all experienced a polymer in one form or another. Learners will discover the ups and downs of man-made and natural polymers and get immersive with them. IMAX Film Match: Space Station 3D Big Ideas: 1: The Practice of Science 2: The Characteristics of Scientific Knowledge 3: The Role of Theories, Laws, Hypotheses, and Models 4: Science and Society 8: Properties of Matter 9: Changes of Matter 18: Matter and Energy Transformation

DEMONSTRATIONS................................... Fascinating Forces This demonstration is about forces that we experience in our daily lives and why we cannot live without them. Learners will explore about the forces that cause objects to move. and discover how objects are pulled toward the ground by gravity, stay in place when spun, and how water has “sticky” properties. IMAX Film Match: Dream Big 3D • Hubble 3D • Space Station 3D Big Ideas: 3: The Role of Theories, Laws, Hypotheses, and Models 11: Energy Transfer and Transformation 12: Motion of Objects 13: Forces and Changes in Motion

DEMONSTRATIONS................................... Fascinating Forces This demonstration is about forces that we experience in our daily lives and why we cannot live without them. Learn about the forces that cause objects to move. Discover how objects are pulled toward the ground by gravity, stay in place when spun, and how water has “sticky” properties. IMAX Film Match: Dream Big 3D • Hubble 3D • Space Station 3D Big Ideas: 3: The Role of Theories, Laws, Hypotheses, and Models 11: Energy Transfer and Transformation 12: Motion of Objects 13: Forces and Changes in Motion

Animal Adventure! There are so many incredible animals in this world, both above and below the water, with different characteristics that make them unique. Meet three of our ambassador animals and compare their anatomy to learn how animals are classified. This demonstration includes live animals. IMAX Film Match: Amazon Adventure 3D • Back from the Brink • Born to Be Wild 3D • Deep Sea 3D • Dinosaurs of Antarctica • Galapagos 3D • Great Barrier Reef • Great Bear Rainforest • Under the Sea 3D

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INSPIRE Connect.......................................... Chameleons and Camouflage Discover how animals hide in nature and try your hand at finding some hidden animals. Then create your own chameleon and hide it in your area. See if you can stump the rest of the class. Bug-ventures Take a turn at putting an insect life cycle printable together, try a bee code dance, and meet some of our bug friends here at MODS.

Animal Ambassadors Gather your students together to meet some of our resident animal ambassadors! Learn about each animal’s unique behaviors, physical features and survival techniques. A question and answer session is included. KaBoom! Learn about the different states of matter and the many ways we can chemically change the matter around us. Students will witness fire, sparks, and large explosions as they learn the science behind these chemical reactions.

Big Ideas: 2: The Characteristics of Scientific Knowledge14: Organization and Development of Living Organisms 17: Interdependence Sponsored by The Batchelor Foundation

INSPIRE Kits: MAKERSPACE..................... Making Music Students will learn about sound waves and then relate those concepts to musical instruments. Then students will construct two instruments from common objects, to try their hand at musical fun.

Fairy Tale Fun Combine a classic tale with an engineering challenge. Students will listen to a story and then construct a project based on the story. Kit contains parts to create an enchanted masterpiece.

Animal Adventure! There are so many incredible animals in this world, both above and below the water, with different characteristics that make them unique. Learners will meet three of our ambassador animals and compare their anatomy to learn how animals are classified. This demonstration includes live animals. IMAX Film Match: Amazon Adventure 3D • Back from the Brink • Born to Be Wild 3D • Deep Sea 3D • Dinosaurs of Antarctica • Galapagos 3D • Great Barrier Reef • Great Bear Rainforest • Under the Sea 3D

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INSPIRE CONNECT.........................................

Space Explorations Ever wonder what it's like to live in space? From lift-off to touch down learners will explore space life and the objects outside the rocket window. The kit will include parts to make a rocket and a solar system activity.

Chameleons and Camouflage Learners will discover how animals hide in nature and try their hand at finding some hidden animals. Then they will create their own chameleon and hide it in their area. See if they can stump the rest of the class.

"Water" the States of Matter? This hands-on slippery science

Bug-ventures Learners will take a turn at putting an insect life cycle printable together, try a bee code dance, and meet some of our bug friends here at MODS.

will cover the states of matter and some unique properties of water, the most interesting molecule on Earth. The kit contains surface tension activity and bubble experiments.

Can You Sense This? Explore the five senses! Immersive activities will help learners understand each of the five senses, and sensory boxes will show which senses work better together.

Animal Ambassadors Gather your learners together to meet some of our resident animal ambassadors! Learn about each animal’s unique behaviors, physical features and survival techniques. A question and answer session is included.

KaBoom! Explore about the different states of matter and the many ways we can chemically change the matter around us. Learners will witness fire, sparks, and large explosions as they learn the science behind these chemical reactions.

INSPIRE KITS: MAKERSPACE..................... Fairy Tale Fun This combines a program and classic tale with an engineering challenge. Learners will listen to a story and then construct a project based on the story. The kit contains materials to create an enchanted masterpiece. Making Music Learners will explore sound waves and then relate those concepts to musical instruments. Then learners will construct two instruments from common objects, to try their hand at musical fun.

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3–5 ONSITE PROGRAM SELECTIONS ONSITE SHOWS......................................

Nitro Show Molecules change shape as they expand and contract in reaction to cold or heat. Learners will be amazed as they observe what happens to objects in extremely cold liquid nitrogen at a temperature of -320ºF. It will be the COOLEST thing you see. IMAX Film Match: Hubble 3D • Space Station 3D Big Ideas: 8: Properties of Matter 9: Changes of Matter 10: Forms of Energy 18: Matter and Energy Transformation

KaBoom! Explore about the different states of matter and the many ways we can chemically change the matter around us. Learners will witness fire, sparks and large explosions as they learn the science behind these chemical reactions. IMAX Film Match: Hubble 3D • Space Station 3D Big Ideas: 8: Properties of Matter 9: Changes of Matter 10: Forms of Energy 18: Matter and Energy Transformation

NEW Animal Adventure! There are so many incredible

animals in this world, both above and below the water, with different characteristics that make them unique. Learners will meet three of our ambassador animals and compare their anatomy to learn how animals are classified. This show includes live animals. IMAX Film Match: Amazon Adventure 3D • Back from the Brink • Born to Be Wild 3D • Deep Sea 3D • Dinosaurs of Antarctica • Galapagos 3D • Great Barrier Reef • Great Bear Rainforest • Under the Sea 3D Big Ideas: 2: The Characteristics of Scientific Knowledge 14: Organization and Development of Living Organisms 17: Interdependence

Sponsored by The Batchelor Foundation

Panther Prowl Florida panthers are endangered and critical to our ecosystem. This augmented reality experience allows learners to connect with the Florida panther and conservation. The interactive show is accessible through the Museum of Discovery and Science mobile app on iOS and Android devices. IMAX Film Match: Amazon Adventure 3D • Back From the Brink 3D • Born to Be Wild 3D • Deep Sea 3D • Galapagos 3D • Great Bear Rainforest • Under the Sea 3D Big Ideas: 4: Science and Society 14: Organization and Development of Living Organisms 15: Diversity and Evolution of Living Organisms 17: Interdependence Sponsored by

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PROGRAM SELECTIONS BY GRADE ONSITE LABS............................................. Are you in Command? Learners will explore how the brain sends and receives signals to connect and coordinate the rest of the body’s systems. They will try their hand at the sense tests, pretzel hands, brain teasers and relay races. IMAX Film Match: Born to Be Wild 3D • Island of Lemurs: Madagascar 3D Big Ideas: 4: Science and Society 14: Organization and Development of Living Organisms 15: Diversity and Evolution of Living Organisms

Back from the Brink Learners will investigate the impact humans can have on animals and their ecosystems and what they can do to protect them. They will meet three of our ambassador animals and learn about their own conservation stories. This show includes live animals. IMAX Film Match: Back From the Brink 3D Big Ideas: 1: The Practice of Science 3: The Role of Theories, Laws, Hypotheses, and Models 4: Science and Society 14: Organization and Development of Living Organisms 15: Diversity and Evolution of Living Organisms 17: Interdependence

Guts, Goo and Poo Learners will discover the pretty revolting

things systems of the body can do, all in the name of keeping us safe and healthy and explore the Powerful You! exhibit. IMAX Film Match: Born to Be Wild 3D • Island of Lemurs: Madagascar 3D Big Ideas: 4: Science and Society 14: Organization and Development of Living Organisms

Rockin’ Reactions Learners will explore how to use lab

equipment properly and how to make correct measurements to complete four chemistry experiments. IMAX Film Match: Dream Big 3D • Hubble 3D • Space Station 3D Big Ideas: 4: Science and Society 8: Properties of Matter 9: Changes of Matter 10: Forms of Energy

STEM Magic What does magic have to do with Science,

Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)? Everything of course! Learners will discover how STEM lurks in magic tricks. IMAX Film Match: Dream Big 3D • Hubble 3D • Space Station 3D Big Ideas: 1: The Practice of Science 2: The Characteristics of Scientific Knowledge 3: The Role of Theories, Laws, Hypotheses, and Models 4: Science and Society 11: Energy Transfer and Transformation 12: Motion of Objects 13: Forces and Changes in Motion

DEMONSTRATIONS................................... What’s Up with Weather? Weather is important to the planet. This demonstration takes students through the great water cycle and its significance in Earth’s weather patterns. IMAX Film Match: A Beautiful Planet 3D Big Ideas: 1: The Practice of Science 5: Earth in Space in Time 6: Earth Structures 7: Earth Systems and Patterns

May the Force Be with You! Every day in every way, forces

and energy affect our daily lives. This show covers the forces of gravity, friction, air pressure and centripetal force. IMAX Film Match: Dream Big 3D • Hubble 3D • Space Station 3D Big Ideas: 10: Forms of Energy 11: Energy Transfer and Transformation 12: Motion of Objects 13: Forces and Changes in Motion

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3–5

MAKERSPACE........................................... Beginner Bots (45 minutes) Students will learn about how

robots make our lives better and what we can learn from them. They will create their own mini bot that they can make, move or draw a picture. IMAX Film Match: Dream Big 3D • Hubble 3D • Space Station 3D Big Ideas: 1: The Practice of Science 2: The Characteristics of Scientific Knowledge 3: The Role of Theories, Laws, Hypotheses and Models 4: Science and Society

Fly Zone (45 minutes) Fly away in the Makerspace Fly

Zone! In the wind tube zone, students will be challenged to create items that fly, all while learning about gravity and lift. Imagination and testing, key parts of the design process are used to complete the activity. In the next zone, materials and design all affect hang time for parachutes. Students will discover the engineering principles behind skydiving and experiment with several aspects of the design. In the last zone, students will take target practice using stomp rockets and paper airplanes. Folding, stomping and tape are at the heart of this design-driven workshop. See how small changes can affect the accuracy and distance of a projectile. Along the way learn how rockets and airplanes fly. IMAX Film Match: Dream Big 3D • Hubble 3D • Space Station 3D Big Ideas: 1: The Practice of Science 2: The Characteristics of Scientific Knowledge 3: The Role of Theories, Laws, Hypotheses and Models 4: Science and Society

NEW Build a Bridge Engineering Challenge (45 minutes)

Are you ready for the challenge? Students will work in engineering teams to design and build model beam bridges. The challenge is to build the strongest bridge with a unique truss pattern, while meeting the challenge criteria. Students must experiment with various geometric shapes, determining which configurations are the strongest. IMAX Film Match: Dream Big 3D • Hubble 3D • Space Station 3D Big Ideas: 1: The Practice of Science 2: The Characteristics of Scientific Knowledge 3: The Role of Theories, Laws, Hypotheses and Models 13: Forces and Changes in Motion

NEW STEM VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE

Access supplemental STEM program videos on MODS’ Youtube channel! youtube.com/discoveryandscience

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3–5 PROGRAM SELECTIONS BY GRADE SHOWS...................................................

Nitro Show Molecules change shape as they expand

and contract in reaction to cold or heat. Students will be amazed as they observe what happens to objects in extremely cold liquid nitrogen at a temperature of -320ºF. It will be the COOLEST thing you see. IMAX Film Match: Hubble 3D • Space Station 3D Big Ideas: 8: Properties of Matter 9: Changes of Matter 10: Forms of Energy 18: Matter and Energy Transformation

KaBoom! Learn about the different states of matter and the

many ways we can chemically change the matter around us. Students will witness fire, sparks and large explosions as they learn the science behind these chemical reactions. IMAX Film Match: Hubble 3D • Space Station 3D Big Ideas: 8: Properties of Matter 9: Changes of Matter 10: Forms of Energy 18: Matter and Energy Transformation

NEW Animal Adventure! There are so many incredible

animals in this world, both above and below the water, with different characteristics that make them unique. Meet three of our ambassador animals and compare their anatomy to learn how animals are classified. This show includes live animals. IMAX Film Match: Amazon Adventure 3D • Back from the Brink • Born to Be Wild 3D • Deep Sea 3D • Dinosaurs of Antarctica • Galapagos 3D • Great Barrier Reef • Great Bear Rainforest • Under the Sea 3D Big Ideas: 2: The Characteristics of Scientific Knowledge 14: Organization and Development of Living Organisms 17: Interdependence

Sponsored by The Batchelor Foundation

Panther Prowl Florida panthers are endangered and critical to our ecosystem. This augmented reality experience allows visitors to learn about Florida panthers and conservation. The interactive show is accessible through the Museum of Discovery and Science mobile app on iOS and Android devices. This program is made possible by the Florida Panthers Foundation. IMAX Film Match: Amazon Adventure 3D • Back From the Brink 3D • Born to Be Wild 3D • Deep Sea 3D • Galapagos 3D • Great Bear Rainforest • Under the Sea 3D Big Ideas: 4: Science and Society 14: Organization and Development of Living Organisms 15: Diversity and Evolution of Living Organisms 17: Interdependence Sponsored by

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ONSITE PROGRAM SELECTIONS LABS...................................................... Are you in Command? Explore how the brain sends and receives signals to connect and coordinate the rest of the body’s systems. Try your hand at the sense tests, pretzel hands, brain teasers and relay races. IMAX Film Match: Born to Be Wild 3D • Island of Lemurs: Madagascar 3D Big Ideas: 4: Science and Society 14: Organization and Development of Living Organisms 15: Diversity and Evolution of Living Organisms

Back from the Brink In this lab, students will investigate the

impact humans can have on animals and their ecosystems and what they can do to protect them. Meet three of our ambassador animals and learn about their own conservation stories. This show includes live animals. IMAX Film Match: Back From the Brink 3D Big Ideas: 1: The Practice of Science 3: The Role of Theories, Laws, Hypotheses, and Models 4: Science and Society 14: Organization and Development of Living Organisms 15: Diversity and Evolution of Living Organisms 17: Interdependence

Guts, Goo and Poo Students will discover the pretty revolting

things systems of the body can do, all in the name of keeping us safe and healthy and explore the Powerful You! exhibit. IMAX Film Match: Born to Be Wild 3D • Island of Lemurs: Madagascar 3D Big Ideas: 4: Science and Society 14: Organization and Development of Living Organisms

Rockin’ Reactions Young scientists will learn how to use lab

equipment properly and how to make correct measurements to complete four chemistry experiments. IMAX Film Match: Dream Big 3D • Hubble 3D • Space Station 3D Big Ideas: 4: Science and Society 8: Properties of Matter 9: Changes of Matter 10: Forms of Energy

STEM Magic What does magic have to do with Science,

Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)? Everything of course! Students will learn how STEM lurks in magic tricks. IMAX Film Match: Dream Big 3D • Hubble 3D • Space Station 3D Big Ideas: 1: The Practice of Science 2: The Characteristics of Scientific Knowledge 3: The Role of Theories, Laws, Hypotheses, and Models 4: Science and Society 11: Energy Transfer and Transformation 12: Motion of Objects 13: Forces and Changes in Motion

ONSITE DEMONSTRATIONS....................... What’s Up with Weather? Weather is important to the

planet. This demonstration takes learners through the Storm Center, the great water cycle and its significance in Earth’s weather patterns. IMAX Film Match: A Beautiful Planet 3D Big Ideas: 1: The Practice of Science 5: Earth in Space in Time 6: Earth Structures 7: Earth Systems and Patterns

May the Force Be with You! Every day in every way, forces

and energy affect our daily lives. This demo covers the forces of gravity, friction, air pressure and centripetal force. IMAX Film Match: Dream Big 3D • Hubble 3D • Space Station 3D Big Ideas: 10: Forms of Energy 11: Energy Transfer and Transformation 12: Motion of Objects 13: Forces and Changes in Motion

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3–5

ONSITE MAKERSPACE................................. Beginner Bots (45 minutes) Learners will explore how robots make our lives better and what we can learn from them. They will create their own mini bot that they can make, move or draw a picture. IMAX Film Match: Dream Big 3D • Hubble 3D • Space Station 3D Big Ideas: 1: The Practice of Science 2: The Characteristics of Scientific Knowledge 3: The Role of Theories, Laws, Hypotheses and Models 4: Science and Society

Fly Zone (45 minutes) Fly away in the Makerspace Fly Zone! In the wind tube zone, learners will be challenged to create items that fly, all while learning about gravity and lift. Imagination and testing, key parts of the design process are used to complete the activity. In the next zone, materials and design all affect hang time for parachutes. Learners will discover the engineering principles behind skydiving and experiment with several aspects of the design. In the last zone, learners will take target practice using stomp rockets and paper airplanes. Folding, stomping and tape are at the heart of this design-driven workshop. Then will see how small changes can affect the accuracy and distance of a projectile. Along the way learn how rockets and airplanes fly. IMAX Film Match: Dream Big 3D • Hubble 3D • Space Station 3D Big Ideas: 1: The Practice of Science 2: The Characteristics of Scientific Knowledge 3: The Role of Theories, Laws, Hypotheses and Models 4: Science and Society

NEW Build a Bridge Engineering Challenge (45 minutes) Are

you ready for the challenge? Learners will work in engineering teams to design and build model beam bridges. The challenge is to build the strongest bridge with a unique truss pattern, while meeting the challenge criteria. Learners must experiment with various geometric shapes, determining which configurations are the strongest. IMAX Film Match: Dream Big 3D • Hubble 3D • Space Station 3D Big Ideas: 1: The Practice of Science 2: The Characteristics of Scientific Knowledge 3: The Role of Theories, Laws, Hypotheses and Models 13: Forces and Changes in Motion

NEW STEM VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE

Access supplemental STEM program videos on MODS’ Youtube channel! youtube.com/discoveryandscience 2020–2021 EDUCATOR GUIDE

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3–5 INSPIRE PROGRAM SELECTIONS INSPIRE KITS: LABS....................................

Guts, Goo and Poo Learners will discover the pretty

PROGRAM SELECTIONS BY GRADE INSPIRE CONNECT....................................... Energy and Ecosystems How does energy move from the sun to

revolting things systems of the body can do, all in the name of keeping us safe and healthy and explore the Powerful You! exhibit.

animals? Learners will try their hand at a printable food web, then visit an animal enclosure and learn why those animals were chosen to live together.

STEM Magic What does magic have to do with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)? Everything of course! Learners will discover how STEM lurks in magic tricks.

What's Up with Weather? Weather is important to the planet.

This demonstration takes learners through the water cycle and its significance on Earth’s weather patterns.

Animal Ambassadors Gather your learners together to meet some of our resident animal ambassadors! Learn about each animal’s unique behaviors, physical features and survival techniques. A question and answer session is included.

KaBoom! Learners will explore the different states of matter and the many ways we can chemically change the matter around us. Learners will witness fire, sparks, and large explosions as they learn the science behind these chemical reactions.

NEW Animal Adventure! There are so many incredible animals in

INSPIRE KITS: MAKERSPACE..................... Electrical Engineers Learners will explore how circuits work by building a robot and lighting up greeting cards for that special someone. The kit contains robot parts and electrical wiring for a card.

Fly Zone Flight is a dream come true. Learners will discover the basics of flight principles and jet propulsion, then design and build aerospace vehicles to fly through the air. The kit contains supplies to make two high flying items.

Beginner Bots Learners will explore how robots make our lives better and what we can learn from them. They will create their own mini bot that they can make, move or draw a picture. The kit contains supplies to make mini robots.

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this world, both above and below the water, with different characteristics that make them unique. Learners will meet three of our ambassador animals and compare their anatomy to learn how animals are classified. This show includes live animals.

SHOWS................................................... Nitro Show Molecules change shape as they expand and contract in reaction to cold or heat. Students will be amazed as they observe what happens to objects in extremely cold liquid nitrogen at a temperature of -320ºF. It will be the COOLEST thing you see. IMAX Film Match: Hubble 3D • Space Station 3D Big Ideas: 8: Properties of Matter 9: Changes of Matter 10: Forms of Energy 18: Matter and Energy Transformation

KaBoom! Learn about the different states of matter and the many ways we can chemically change the matter around us. Students will witness fire, sparks and large explosions as they learn the science behind these chemical reactions. IMAX Film Match: Hubble 3D • Space Station 3D Big Ideas: 8: Properties of Matter 9: Changes of Matter 10: Forms of Energy 18: Matter and Energy Transformation

Panther Prowl Florida panthers are endangered and critical to our ecosystem. This augmented reality experience allows visitors to learn about Florida panthers and conservation. The interactive show is accessible through the Museum of Discovery and Science mobile app on iOS and Android devices. This program is made possible by the Florida Panthers Foundation. IMAX Film Match: Amazon Adventure 3D • Back From the Brink 3D • Born to Be Wild 3D • Deep Sea 3D • Galapagos 3D • Great Bear Rainforest • Under the Sea 3D Big Ideas: 4: Science and Society 14: Organization and Development of Living Organisms 15: Diversity and Evolution of Living Organisms 17: Interdependence Sponsored by

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6 –8

LABS...................................................... NEW Engineering Resilience Challenge Our changing climate has brought increased storms with stronger intensity. Using a variety of materials, student engineering teams will engineer resilient homes which must withstand wind and rain, keeping the family safe inside. Students will then test their homes to see if they stand up to wind and rain in this real-world application. The challenge is ours! IMAX Film Match: Dream Big 3D • Hubble 3D • Space Station 3D Big Ideas: 1: The Practice of Science 2: The Characteristics of Scientific Knowledge 3: The Role of Theories, Laws, Hypotheses and Models 4: Science and Society

NISE Chemistry Lab Created by the National Informal STEM Educators (NISE) Network and the American Chemical Society, this outreach will engage students through rotating station-based activities including: battery building, environmental cleanup and scent molecules. IMAX Film Match: Dream Big 3D • Hubble 3D • Space Station 3D Big Ideas: 1: The Practice of Science 2: The Characteristics of Scientific Knowledge 8: Properties of Matter 9: Changes in Matter

Roller Coaster Physics Students will team up to build some

crazy coasters and learn about the forces that make them so much fun using household materials. IMAX Film Match: Dream Big 3D • Hubble 3D • Space Station 3D Big Ideas: 10: Forms of Energy 11: Energy Transfer and Transformations 12: Motion of Objects 13: Forces and Changes in Motion

Sensational Squids Squids and their cousins are considered to be aliens on Earth! Explore cephalopod anatomy through this dissection. See how it moves and eats, and why it is so important to the marine food chain. Visit Voyage to the Deep Traveling Exhibit February 6, 2021–May 9, 2021. IMAX Film Match: Amazon Adventure 3D • Deep Sea 3D • Galapagos 3D • Great Barrier Reef 3D Big Ideas: 4: Science and Society 14: Organization and Development of Living Organisms 17: Interdependence

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Guts, Goo and Poo Students will discover the pretty revolting things body systems can do, all in the name of keeping us safe. From diapers to scabs to snot students will explore the grosser side of being healthy. Kit contains materials to make snot and scabs. STEM Magic Some magical things are actually science. Start

with a demo of some magical science experiments. Kit will contain two activities to create your own magic.

ONSITE PROGRAM SELECTIONS INSPIRE Connect.......................................... Energy and Ecosystems How does energy move from the sun

to animals? Try your hand at a printable food web, then visit an animal enclosure and learn why those animals were chosen to live together.

What's Up with Weather? Weather is important to the planet.

This demonstration takes students through the water cycle and its significance on Earth’s weather patterns.

Animal Ambassadors Gather your students together to meet some of our resident animal ambassadors! Learn about each animal’s unique behaviors, physical features and survival techniques. A question and answer session is included.

KaBoom! Learn about the different states of matter and the many ways we can chemically change the matter around us. Students will witness fire, sparks, and large explosions as they learn the science behind these chemical reactions.

INSPIRE Kits: MAKERSPACE..................... Electrical Engineers Explore how circuits work by building a robot and lighting up greeting cards for that special someone. Kit contains robot parts and electrical wiring for a card. Fly Zone Flight is a dream come true. Learn the basics of

ONSITE SHOWS..................................... Nitro Show Molecules change shape as they expand and contract in reaction to cold or heat. Learners will be amazed as they observe what happens to objects in extremely cold liquid nitrogen at a temperature of -320ºF. It will be the COOLEST thing they see. IMAX Film Match: Hubble 3D • Space Station 3D Big Ideas: 8: Properties of Matter 9: Changes of Matter 10: Forms of Energy 18: Matter and Energy Transformation

KaBoom! Learners will explore the different states of matter and the many ways we can chemically change the matter around us. They will witness fire, sparks, and large explosions as they learn the science behind these chemical reactions. IMAX Film Match: Hubble 3D • Space Station 3D Big Ideas: 8: Properties of Matter 9: Changes of Matter 10: Forms of Energy 18: Matter and Energy Transformation

Panther Prowl Florida panthers are endangered and critical to our ecosystem. This augmented reality experience allows learners to connect with the Florida panther and conservation. The interactive show is accessible through the Museum of Discovery and Science mobile app on iOS and Android devices. IMAX Film Match: Amazon Adventure 3D • Back From the Brink 3D • Born to Be Wild 3D • Deep Sea 3D • Galapagos 3D • Great Bear Rainforest • Under the Sea 3D Big Ideas: 4: Science and Society 14: Organization and Development of Living Organisms 15: Diversity and Evolution of Living Organisms 17: Interdependence Sponsored by

flight principles and jet propulsion. Then design and build some aerospace vehicles to fly through the air. Kit contains supplies to make two high flying items.

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6–8

ONSITE LABS.............................................. NEW Engineering Resilience Challenge Our changing climate has brought increased storms with stronger intensity. Using a variety of materials, teams will engineer resilient homes which must withstand wind and rain, keeping the family safe inside. Learners will then test their homes to see if they stand up to wind and rain in this real-world application. The challenge is ours! IMAX Film Match: Dream Big 3D • Hubble 3D • Space Station 3D Big Ideas: 1: The Practice of Science 2: The Characteristics of Scientific Knowledge 3: The Role of Theories, Laws, Hypotheses and Models 4: Science and Society

NISE Chemistry Lab Created by the National Informal STEM Educators (NISE) Network and the American Chemical Society, this lab will engage learners through rotating station-based activities including: battery building, environmental cleanup and scent molecules. IMAX Film Match: Dream Big 3D • Hubble 3D • Space Station 3D Big Ideas: 1: The Practice of Science 2: The Characteristics of Scientific Knowledge 8: Properties of Matter 9: Changes in Matter

Roller Coaster Physics Learners will team up to build some

crazy coasters and explore the forces that make them so much fun using household materials. IMAX Film Match: Dream Big 3D • Hubble 3D • Space Station 3D Big Ideas: 10: Forms of Energy 11: Energy Transfer and Transformations 12: Motion of Objects 13: Forces and Changes in Motion

Sensational Squids Squids and their cousins are considered to be aliens on Earth! Learners will explore cephalopod anatomy through this dissection. They will see how it moves and eats, and why it is so important to the marine food chain. Visit Voyage to the Deep Traveling Exhibit February 6, 2021- May 9, 2021. IMAX Film Match: Amazon Adventure 3D • Deep Sea 3D • Galapagos 3D • Great Barrier Reef 3D Big Ideas: 4: Science and Society 14: Organization and Development of Living Organisms 17: Interdependence

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Coral Reef Rangers Did you know that the Florida Keys holds the third largest coral reef on Earth? Learners will learn the importance of coral, how and where coral live, why coral is so crucial to human life and how we can protect coral reefs. IMAX Film Match: Amazon Adventure 3D • Deep Sea 3D • Galapagos 3D • Great Barrier Reef 3D • Under the Sea 3D Big Ideas: 14: Organization and Development of Living Organisms 15: Diversity and Evolution of Living Things 17: Interdependence

PROGRAM SELECTIONS BY GRADE ONSITE MAKERSPACE................................ Beginner Bots (45 minutes) Learners can explore how robots make our lives better and what we can learn from them. They will create their own mini bot that they can make, move or draw a picture. IMAX Film Match: Dream Big 3D • Hubble 3D • Space Station 3D Big Ideas: 1: The Practice of Science 2: The Characteristics of Scientific Knowledge 3: The Role of Theories, Laws, Hypotheses and Models 4: Science and Society

Fly Zone (45 minutes) Fly away in the Makerspace Fly Zone!

Sponsored by

Newton's Laws Learners will explore about Newton's laws of motion while creating a pendulum painting. Be sure to explore the MODS Science Park for many more real-world physical science connections! IMAX Film Match: Dream Big 3D • Hubble 3D • Space Station 3D Big Ideas: 1: The Practice of Science 3: The Role of Theories, Laws, Hypotheses and Models 12: Motion of Objects 13: Forces and Changes in Motion

In the wind tube zone, learners will be challenged to create items that fly, all while learning about gravity and lift. Imagination and testing, key parts of the design process are used to complete the activity. In the next zone, materials and design all affect hang time for parachutes. Learners will discover the engineering principles behind skydiving and experiment with several aspects of the design. In the last zone, they will take target practice using stomp rockets and paper airplanes. Folding, stomping and tape are at the heart of this design-driven workshop. See how small changes can affect the accuracy and distance of a projectile. Along the way, they will learn how rockets and airplanes fly.

INSPIRE Kits: LABS.......................................

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INSPIRE Connect..........................................

Dichotomy Detectives Show your students how species are classified and organized through a fun look at nomenclature! Create a dichotomous or sorting key based on characteristics of organisms. Share with friends and discover how scientists share and communicate their observations. Kit contains items to sort and a template for the key.

Weather or Not: Climate Change Take your knowledge of weather to the next level as we explore tornados, hurricanes and other extremes. Explore the storm center as we experiment with weather patterns, the water cycle and heat transfer. End with a discussion on climate change.

Heredity and Genetics What makes us unique? Explore some

KaBoom! Learn about the different states of matter and the many ways we can chemically change the matter around us. Students will witness fire, sparks, and large explosions as they learn the science behind these chemical reactions.

common human genetics as we look at gene expression. Then use the kit to make your own creature according to genetics.

INSPIRE Kits: MAKERSPACE..................... Engineering Challenge Civil engineers build things for the public and in the natural environment. Learn about the design process; a fundamental part of engineering.

Coral Reef Rangers Students will learn the importance of

coral, how and where coral live, why coral is so crucial to human life and how humans can protect it. Sponsored by Carnival Cruise Lines.

Electrical Engineers Explore how circuits work by building a robot and lighting up greeting cards for that special someone.

IMAX Film Match: Dream Big 3D • Hubble 3D • Space Station 3D Big Ideas: 1: The Practice of Science 2: The Characteristics of Scientific Knowledge 3: The Role of Theories, Laws, Hypotheses and Models 4: Science and Society

NEW Circuit Artistry (45 minutes) Learners will explore the

world of circuits by using conductive dough to make colorful sculptures that light up. They will then discover alternative energy- construct circuits powered by wind, solar and other forms of renewable energy. IMAX Film Match: Dream Big 3D • Hubble 3D • Space Station 3D Big Ideas: 1: The Practice of Science 2: The Characteristics of Scientific Knowledge 3: The Role of Theories, Laws, Hypotheses and Models 4: Science and Society

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Coral Reef Rangers Did you know that the Florida Keys holds the third largest coral reef on Earth? Students will learn the importance of coral, how and where coral live, why coral is so crucial to human life and how we can protect coral reefs. IMAX Film Match: Amazon Adventure 3D • Deep Sea 3D • Galapagos 3D • Great Barrier Reef 3D • Under the Sea 3D Big Ideas: 14: Organization and Development of Living Organisms 15: Diversity and Evolution of Living Things 17: Interdependence Sponsored by

Newton's Lawse Students will learn about Newton's laws of motion while creating a pendulum painting. Be sure to explore the MODS Science Park for many more real-world physical science connections! IMAX Film Match: Dream Big 3D • Hubble 3D • Space Station 3D Big Ideas: 1: The Practice of Science 3: The Role of Theories, Laws, Hypotheses and Models 12: Motion of Objects 13: Forces and Changes in Motion

INSPIRE PROGRAM SELECTIONS 6–8 MAKERSPACE........................................... Beginner Bots (45 minutes) Students can learn about how robots make our lives better and what we can learn from them. They will create their own mini bot that they can make, move or draw a picture. IMAX Film Match: Dream Big 3D • Hubble 3D • Space Station 3D Big Ideas: 1: The Practice of Science 2: The Characteristics of Scientific Knowledge 3: The Role of Theories, Laws, Hypotheses and Models 4: Science and Society

Fly Zone (45 minutes) Fly away in the Makerspace Fly Zone! In the wind tube zone, students will be challenged to create items that fly, all while learning about gravity and lift. Imagination and testing, key parts of the design process are used to complete the activity. In the next zone, materials and design all affect hang time for parachutes. Students will discover the engineering principles behind skydiving and experiment with several aspects of the design. In the last zone, students will take target practice using stomp rockets and paper airplanes. Folding, stomping and tape are at the heart of this design-driven workshop. See how small changes can affect the accuracy and distance of a projectile. Along the way learn how rockets and airplanes fly. IMAX Film Match: Dream Big 3D • Hubble 3D • Space Station 3D Big Ideas: 1: The Practice of Science 2: The Characteristics of Scientific Knowledge 3: The Role of Theories, Laws, Hypotheses and Models 4: Science and Society

NEW Circuit Artistry (45 minutes) Explore the world of

circuits by using conductive dough to make colorful sculptures that light up. Then discover alternative energyconstruct circuits powered by wind, solar and other forms of renewable energy. IMAX Film Match: Dream Big 3D • Hubble 3D • Space Station 3D Big Ideas: 1: The Practice of Science 2: The Characteristics of Scientific Knowledge 3: The Role of Theories, Laws, Hypotheses and Models 4: Science and Society

NEW STEM VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE

Access supplemental STEM program videos on MODS’ Youtube channel! youtube.com/discoveryandscience

INSPIRE KITS: LABS.................................... Dichotomy Detectives Show your learners how species are classified and organized through a fun look at nomenclature! Create a dichotomous or sorting key based on characteristics of organisms. Discover how scientists share and communicate their observations. The kit contains items to sort and a template for the key.

Heredity and Genetics What makes us unique? Learners will explore some common human genetics as we look at gene expression. Then, they will use the kit to make their own creature according to genetics.

Engineering Challenge Civil engineers build things for the public and in the natural environment. Learners will explore the design process a fundamental part of engineering. The kit contains all of the necessary materials. Electrical Engineers Learners will explore how circuits work by building a robot and lighting up greeting cards for that special someone. The kit contains all of the necessary materials.

Fly Zone Learners will be challenged to create items that fly,

INSPIRE CONNECT...................................... Weather or Not: Climate Change Learners will take their knowledge of weather to the next level as we explore tornadoes, hurricanes and other extremes. Learners will explore the storm center as we experiment with weather patterns, the water cycle and heat transfer. The program also discusses climate change.

KaBoom! Learners will explore the different states of matter and the many ways we can chemically change the matter around us. Learners will witness fire, sparks, and large explosions as they learn the science behind these chemical reactions.

all while learning about gravity and lift. Imagination, testing and key elements of the design process are used to complete the activity. In the next zone, materials and design all affect hang time for parachutes. Learners will discover the engineering principles behind skydiving and experiment with several aspects of the design. In the last zone, learners will take target practice using stomp rockets and paper airplanes. Folding, stomping and tape are at the heart of this design-driven workshop. Learners will see how small changes can affect the accuracy and distance of a projectile. Along the way they will discover how rockets and airplanes fly. The kit contains all of the necessary materials.

Coral Reef Rangers Did you know that the Florida Keys holds the third largest coral reef on Earth? Learners will explore the importance of coral, how and where coral live, why coral is so crucial to human life and how we can protect coral reefs. Sponsored by

Wise Bodies This FREE virtual immersive curriculum on HIV

and pathogens will help learners understand the terms, virus, bacteria, vaccine, HIV and AIDS, as well as basic statistical analysis. The program also provides learners with the knowledge of how people contract infectious diseases and how bodies fight the spread, so critical to understanding the COVID-19 epidemic plaguing our world and impacting their generation. These hands-on virtual activities discuss diseases and the importance of being proactive and seeking access to healthcare. Sponsored by Wise Bodies has been approved by the Broward County School District. Sponsored by

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Nitro Show Molecules change shape as they expand and contract in reaction to cold or heat. Learners will be amazed as they observe what happens to objects in extremely cold liquid nitrogen at a temperature of -320ºF. It will be the COOLEST thing they see! IMAX Film Match: Hubble 3D • Space Station 3D Big Ideas: 8: Properties of Matter 9: Changes of Matter 10: Forms of Energy 18: Matter and Energy Transformation

KaBoom! Learners will explore the different states of matter and the many ways we can chemically change the matter around us. They will witness fire, sparks, and large explosions as they learn the science behind these chemical reactions. IMAX Film Match: Hubble 3D • Space Station 3D Big Ideas: 8: Properties of Matter 9: Changes of Matter 10: Forms of Energy 18: Matter and Energy Transformation

Panther Prowl Florida panthers are endangered and critical to our ecosystem. This augmented reality experience allows learners to connect with the Florida panther and conservation. The interactive show is accessible through the Museum of Discovery and Science mobile app on iOS and Android devices. IMAX Film Match: Amazon Adventure 3D • Back From the Brink 3D • Born to Be Wild 3D • Deep Sea 3D • Galapagos 3D • Great Bear Rainforest • Under the Sea 3D Big Ideas: 4: Science and Society 14: Organization and Development of Living Organisms 15: Diversity and Evolution of Living Organisms 17: Interdependence Sponsored by

ONSITE DEMONSTRATIONS.......................... Coral Reef Rangers Did you know that the Florida Keys holds the third largest coral reef on Earth? Learners will discover the importance of coral, how and where coral live, why coral is so crucial to human life and how we can protect coral reefs.

PROGRAM SELECTIONS BY GRADE 9–12 ONSITE LABS...........................................

INSPIRE Kits: LABS.......................................

NEW Engineering Resilience Challenge Our changing climate

Heredity and Genetics What makes us unique? Explore some common human genetics as we look at gene expression. Then use the kit to make your own creature according to genetics.

has brought increased storms with stronger intensity. Using a variety of materials, teams will engineer resilient homes which must withstand wind and rain, keeping the family safe inside. Learners will then test their homes to see if they stand up to wind and rain in this real-world application. The challenge is ours! IMAX Film Match: Dream Big 3D • Hubble 3D • Space Station 3D Big Ideas: 1: The Practice of Science 2: The Characteristics of Scientific Knowledge 3: The Role of Theories, Laws, Hypotheses and Models 4: Science and Society

ONSITE MAKERSPACE................................ Fly Zone (45 minutes) Fly away in the Makerspace Fly Zone! In the wind tube zone, learners will be challenged to create items that fly, all while learning about gravity and lift. Imagination and testing, key elements of the design process are used to complete the activity. In the next zone, materials and design all affect hang time for parachutes. Learners will discover the engineering principles behind skydiving and experiment with several aspects of the design. In the last zone, learners will take target practice using stomp rockets and paper airplanes. Folding, stomping and tape are at the heart of this design-driven workshop. See how small changes can affect the accuracy and distance of a projectile. Along the way, they will learn how rockets and airplanes fly. IMAX Film Match: Dream Big 3D • Hubble 3D • Space Station 3D Big Ideas: 1: The Practice of Science 2: The Characteristics of Scientific Knowledge 3: The Role of Theories, Laws, Hypotheses and Models 4: Science and Society

Smart City Solutions The Earth is changing and humans need to adapt to be smart in how we build and live. Sea levels and weather are changing will be discussed and after learners will try to make a waterproof house.

Owl Pellet: Environmental Health Biodiversity looks at how many organisms live in a specific area. Dissect an owl pellet to see how many species are in an environment. End with a discussion on endangered species and how humans can help. Kit contains an owl pellet, guide and tweezers.

INSPIRE Kits: MAKERSPACE..................... Crash Test Dummies Physics meets makerspace in the automotive adventure. Discuss forces, collusion and momentum. Then build a car for an “egg”citing passenger to keep them in the car and negate all of the physics. Kit contains egg, car and supplies to crash proof.

INSPIRE Connect.......................................... Coral Reef Rangers Students will learn the importance of

coral, how and where coral live, why coral is so crucial to human life and how humans can protect it. Sponsored by Carnival Cruise Lines.

HIGH SCHOOL STEM SERIES..................... APP-titude Internship Program The award-winning APP-titude high-impact internship exposes high school students to careers in computer science and engineering. Students will advance their STEM education and engage in a coding, animation and app development curriculum strategically designed to connect them to science and technology at MODS. Students will work with innovative technology to gain skills in spatial computing. Students will also earn college credit, volunteer service hours and a mini-scholarship. Throughout this two-year program, students meet at MODS a minimum of two times per month and also participate in Florida Atlantic University College of Engineering and Computer Science’s three-week, dual-enrollment course in the summer. The application period is May through September and is open to all Broward County sophomores. The program runs throughout junior and senior years. For additional information, please visit mods.org or email stem@mods.net. In partnership with

Aviation Academy MODS partners with JetBlue to highlight the importance of STEM in the aviation industry. Students learn from industry experts new technologies and research, including behind-the-scenes access to restricted areas in aviation-related facilities. For more information, please email booking@mods.net or call 954.713.0930. Program Dates: Three Saturdays in Spring 2021 Participant Fees: $50 Museum members $75 Non-members

Sponsored by

The official airline of MODS.

IMAX Film Film Matc Match: h: Amazon Adventure 3D • Deep Sea 3D • Galapagos 3D • Great Barrier Reef 3D • Under the Sea 3D Big Idea Ideas: s: 14: Organization and Development of Living Organisms 15: Diversity and Evolution of Living Things 17: Interdependence

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Coral Reef Rangers Did you know that the Florida Keys holds

the 3rd largest coral reef on Earth? Students will learn the importance of coral, how and where coral live, why coral is so crucial to human life and how humans can protect coral reefs. IMAX Film Match: Amazon Adventure 3D • Deep Sea 3D • Galapagos 3D • Great Barrier Reef 3D • Under the Sea 3D Big Ideas: 14: Organization and Development of Living Organisms 15: Diversity and Evolution of Living Things 17: Interdependence

INSPIRE AND INTERNSHIP PROGRAM SELECTIONS 9–12 LABS...................................................... Wise Bodies (Assembly or classroom) This FREE 45-minute immersive curriculum on HIV and STDs will help students understand the meanings and differences of the words pathogen, virus, vaccine, HIV and AIDS. They also will understand how people contract infectious diseases, how the body defends itself against infection and how humans prevent the spread of disease. Sponsored by

Sponsored by

Nitro Show Molecules change shape as they expand

and contract in reaction to cold or heat. Students will be amazed as they observe what happens to objects in extremely cold liquid nitrogen at a temperature of -320ºF. It will be the COOLEST thing you see. IMAX Film Match: Hubble 3D • Space Station 3D Big Ideas: 8: Properties of Matter 9: Changes of Matter 10: Forms of Energy 18: Matter and Energy Transformation

KaBoom! Learn about the different states of matter and the

many ways we can chemically change the matter around us. Students will witness fire, sparks and large explosions as they learn the science behind these chemical reactions. IMAX Film Match: Hubble 3D • Space Station 3D Big Ideas: 8: Properties of Matter 9: Changes of Matter 10: Forms of Energy 18: Matter and Energy Transformation

Panther Prowl This augmented reality experience allows students to learn about Florida panthers and conservation. Learn about Florida panthers and join the scavenger hunt to find them hiding throughout MODS. This interactive show is accessible through the Museum of Discovery and Science mobile app on iOS and Android devices. This program is made possible by the Florida Panthers Foundation. IMAX Film Match: Amazon Adventure 3D • Back From the Brink 3D • Born to Be Wild 3D • Deep Sea 3D • Galapagos 3D • Great Bear Rainforest • Under the Sea 3D Big Ideas: 4: Science and Society 14: Organization and Development of Living Organisms 15: Diversity and Evolution of Living Organisms 17: Interdependence Sponsored by

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Wise Bodies has been approved by the Broward County School District.

NEW Engineering Resilience Challenge Our changing climate has brought increased storms with stronger intensity. Using a variety of materials, student engineering teams will engineer resilient homes which must withstand wind and rain, keeping the family safe inside. IMAX Film Match: Dream Big 3D • Hubble 3D • Space Station 3D Big Ideas: 1: The Practice of Science 2: The Characteristics of Scientific Knowledge 3: The Role of Theories, Laws, Hypotheses and Models 4: Science and Society

MAKERSPACE.......................................... Fly Zone (45 minutes) Fly away in the Makerspace Fly Zone! In the wind tube zone, students will be challenged to create items that fly, all while learning about gravity and lift. Students will discover the engineering principles behind skydiving and experiment with several aspects of the design. IMAX Film Match: Dream Big 3D • Hubble 3D • Space Station 3D Big Ideas: 1: The Practice of Science 2: The Characteristics of Scientific Knowledge 3: The Role of Theories, Laws, Hypotheses and Models 4: Science and Society

Smart City Solutions The Earth is changing and humans

need to adapt to be smart in how we build and live. Sea levels and weather are changing, after a brief discussion try making a waterproof house. Kit includes items to build a paper house with a water proof roof.

INSPIRE KITS: LABS....................................... Heredity and Genetics What makes us unique? Learners will explore some common human genetics as we look at gene expression. They will use the kit to make your own creature according to genetics. Owl Pellet: Environmental Health Biodiversity looks at how many organisms live in a specific area. Learners will dissect an owl pellet to see how many species are in an environment. The program will end with a discussion on endangered species and how humans can help. The kit contains an owl pellet, guide and tweezers.

INSPIRE CONNECT.......................................... Coral Reef Rangers Did you know that the Florida Keys holds the third largest coral reef on Earth? Learners will discover the importance of coral, how and where coral live, why coral is so crucial to human life and how we can protect coral reefs. Sponsored by

KaBoom! Learners will explore the different states of matter and the many ways we can chemically change the matter around us. They will witness fire, sparks, and large explosions as they learn the science behind these chemical reactions. Wise Bodies This FREE virtual immersive curriculum on HIV

INSPIRE KITS: MAKERSPACE................... Crash Test Dummies Physics meets makerspace in the automotive adventure. Learners will discuss forces, collusion and momentum. Then they will build a car for an "egg"citing passenger to keep them in the car and negate all of the physics. The kit contains an egg, car and supplies to crash proof.

Fly Zone Learners will be challenged to create items that fly, all while learning about gravity and lift. Imagination, testing and key elements of the design process are used to complete the activity. In the next zone, materials and design all affect hang time for parachutes. Learners will discover the engineering principles behind skydiving and experiment with several aspects of the design. In the last zone, learners will take target practice using stomp rockets and paper airplanes. Folding, stomping and tape are at the heart of this design-driven workshop. Learners will see how small changes can affect the accuracy and distance of a projectile. Along the way they will discover how rockets and airplanes fly. The kit contains all of the necessary materials.

Smart City Solutions The Earth is changing and humans need to adapt to be smart in how we build and live. Sea levels and weather are changing will be discussed and after learners will try to make a waterproof house. The kit includes items to build a paper house with a water proof roof.

and pathogens will help learners understand the terms, virus, bacteria, vaccine, HIV and AIDS, as well as basic statistical analysis. The program also provides learners with the knowledge of how people contract infectious diseases and how bodies fight the spread, so critical to understanding the COVID-19 epidemic plaguing our world and impacting their generation. These hands-on virtual activities discuss diseases and the importance of being proactive and seeking access to healthcare. Sponsored by Wise Bodies has been approved by the Broward County School District.

Sponsored by

Wise Bodies has been approved by the Broward County School District.

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APP-titude Internship Program The award-winning APP-titude high-impact internship exposes high school students to careers in computer science and engineering. Learners will advance their STEM education and engage in a coding, animation and app development curriculum strategically designed to connect them to science and technology at MODS. Learners will work with innovative technology to gain skills in spatial computing. Learners also will earn college credit, volunteer service hours and a mini-scholarship. Throughout this two-year program, they will meet at MODS a minimum of two times per month and also participate in Florida Atlantic University College of Engineering and Computer Science’s threeweek, dual-enrollment course in the summer. The application period is May through September and is open to all Broward County sophomores. The program runs throughout junior and senior years. For additional information, please visit mods.org or email stem@mods.net.

In partnership with

Aviation Academy MODS partners with JetBlue to highlight the importance of STEM in the aviation industry. Learners will hear from industry experts about their career path, as well as new technologies and research, including behindthe-scenes access to restricted areas in aviation-related facilities. For more information, please email booking@mods.net. Program Dates: Three Saturdays in Spring 2021 Participant Fees: $50 Museum members $75 non-members Sponsored by

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INSPIRE IMAX FILM LIBRARY

For Ultimate MODS INSPIRE and Complete MODS INSPIRE programs, select one film to be streamed during your experience. The shows run approximately 45 minutes. See page 5 to learn about the INSPIRE program experience options.

Choose Your INSPIRE IMAX Experience! America's Musical Journey Dolphins Dream Big Humpback Whales Life in Space National Parks Adventure

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IMAX Resource Guides for Educators Teacher resource guides are available for most IMAX documentary films. Request a free copy when you reserve your field trip.

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ONSITE IMAX FILM LIBRARY For the Complete Museum Adventure experience, select one film to be shown. Click on the images on the right to preview the official trailers. See page 6 to learn about MODS onsite experience options. PLEASE NOTE – Groups of 30 or more can schedule a 9:00 a.m. IMAX showtime. IMAX film selection is first-come, first-served for specific viewing times.

The AutoNation® IMAX® Theater features the largest screen in south Florida and one of the only theaters in the world to offer 2D and 3D IMAX laser projection. With a wide variety of titles that run throughout the day, an IMAX film is the perfect complement to any Museum onsite experience. Shows run for approximately 45 minutes.

Choose Your IMAX Adventure! A Beautiful Planet 3D Back from the Brink Backyard Wilderness 3D Born to be Wild 3D Deep Sea 3D Dinosaurs of Antarctica Dream Big 3D Galapagos 3D Great Barrier Reef 3D Great Bear Rainforest 3D Hubble 3D Incredible Predators 3D NEW Into America’s Wild (Coming Soon) Island of Lemurs: Madagascar 3D National Parks Adventure 3D Pandas 3D Space Station 3D Superpower Dogs 3D Under the Sea 3D

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ONSITE IMAX FILM LIBRARY

For Ultimate MODS Maker and Complete Museum Adventure experiences, select one film to be shown during your field trip. PLEASE NOTE – Groups of 30 or more can schedule a 9:00 a.m. IMAX showtime. IMAX film selection is first-come, first-served for specific viewing times.

The AutoNation® IMAX® Theater features the largest screen in south Florida and one of the only theaters in the world to offer 2D and 3D IMAX laser projection. With a wide variety of titles that run throughout the day, an IMAX film is the perfect complement to any Museum field trip. Shows run for approximately 45 minutes.

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Deep Sea 3D Dinosaurs of Antarctica Dream Big 3D Galapagos 3D Great Barrier Reef 3D Great Bear Rainforest 3D Hubble 3D Incredible Predators 3D NEW Into America’s Wild (Coming Soon) Island of Lemurs: Madagascar 3D National Parks Adventure 3D

IMAX Resource Guides for Educators

Pandas 3D

Teacher resource guides are available for most IMAX documentary films. Request a free copy when you reserve your experience.

Space Station 3D Superpower Dogs 3D Under the Sea 3D

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FIRST FLOOR EXHIBITS General admission at MODS encompasses more than 300 interactive exhibits ready to engage your learners. This includes all of our permanent and traveling exhibits as well as our outdoor Science Park.

The Discovery Center (ages 6 and under)

Prehistoric Florida Go 65 million years back in time and get a new perspective on Florida’s prehistoric past and how it was shaped by climate change and changes in sea levels. Step into the mouth of a giant megalodon, confront a saber-toothed cat and an Imperial Mammoth to learn how they came to live in ancient Florida.

Children learn the fundamentals of counting, sorting, matching, role playing, cooperative play and teamwork.

Everglades Airboat Adventure Ever wanted to meet an alligator in its natural habitat? Hop on board our 20-person airboat and take a simulated ride through the Florida Everglades, without ever leaving the Museum!

Otters at Play Observe and learn about the North American river otters in their own two-story indoor/outdoor habitat, complete with swimming pool and waterfall.

Florida Water Story Water is one of Florida’s (and the Earth’s) most precious resources. In this heritage exhibit, learners will walk through an aquifer where Florida’s drinking water is stored before it reaches your tap! Explore the source of Florida’s water supply, discover how everyday choices can impact our water, and examine how water pollution can impact Florida’s coral reefs.

Science Park Jump, swing and discover the principles of physics and engineering through engaging giant full-body exhibits, including ball range, bottle rockets, tennis ball launcher, giant levers, kaleidoscopes, pulleys, roller coaster, wheel roll, sound station, sun spotter and FPL SolarNowTM.

Florida EcoScapes Meet the native plants and animals that call Florida home and learn how exotic species are invading the ecosystem. See sharks, bats, coral, alligators, sea turtles and snakes as you go on an indoor nature hike through Florida’s various habitats.

Go Green! Learn about the “R’s” of recycling by playing the recycling game.

Storm Center Feel the rush of hurricane force winds in the hurricane simulator, touch the vortex of a 10-foot tornado, generate a cloud, peer into a plasma sphere and test construction against hurricane winds in FIU’s Wall of Wind. Sponsored by

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FIRST FLOOR EXHIBITS General admission at MODS encompasses more than 300

interactive exhibits ready to engage your students. This includes all of our permanent and traveling exhibits as well as our outdoor Science Park.

The Discovery Center (ages 6 and under)

Prehistoric Florida Go 65 million years back in time and get a new perspective on Florida’s prehistoric past and how it was shaped by climate change and changes in sea levels. Step into the mouth of a giant megalodon, confront a saber-toothed cat and an Imperial Mammoth to learn how they came to live in ancient Florida.

Children learn the fundamentals of counting, sorting, matching, role playing, cooperative play and teamwork.

Everglades Airboat Adventure Ever wanted to meet an alligator in its natural habitat? Hop on board our 20-person airboat and take a simulated ride through the Florida Everglades, without ever leaving the Museum!

Otters at Play Observe and learn about the North American river otters in their own two-story indoor/outdoor habitat, complete with swimming pool and waterfall.

Florida Water Story Water is one of Florida’s (and the Earth’s) most precious resources. In this heritage exhibit, students will walk through an aquifer where Florida’s drinking water is stored before it reaches your tap! Explore the source of Florida’s water supply, discover how everyday choices can impact our water, and examine how water pollution can impact Florida’s coral reefs.

Science Park Jump, swing and discover the principles of physics and engineering through engaging giant full-body exhibits, including ball range, bottle rockets, tennis ball launcher, giant levers, kaleidoscopes, pulleys, roller coaster, wheel roll, sound station, sun spotter and FPL SolarNowTM.

Florida EcoScapes Meet the native plants and animals that call Florida home and learn how exotic species are invading the ecosystem. See sharks, bats, coral, alligators, sea turtles and snakes as you go on an indoor nature hike through Florida’s various habitats.

Go Green! Learn about the “R’s” of recycling by playing the recycling game.

Storm Center Feel the rush of hurricane force winds in the hurricane simulator, touch the vortex of a 10-foot tornado, generate a cloud, peer into a plasma sphere and test construction against hurricane winds in FIU’s Wall of Wind. Sponsored by

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SECOND FLOOR EXHIBITS

Keller Science Theater

Powerful You!

Enjoy exciting demonstrations of physical and chemical phenomena, live animal shows and special science shows. Learn about everything from liquid nitrogen to alligators to coral reef rangers from our knowledgeable educators who can turn any science topic into an unforgettable experience of discovery and exploration. The theater can seat up to 25 guests to ensure social distancing.

This exhibit features four exciting zones: Powerful Team, Powerful Pulse, Powerful You, and The Cutting Edge, highlighting the amazing miracle of your body and the tools used by health professionals to keep you healthy! Students will be able to use robots to conduct simulated surgery, drive a DUI simulator, learn all about the importance of the “golden hour,” learn how to stay healthy and test their flexibility, balance and heartbeat. Sponsored by

To Fly Explore three different replica cockpit simulators: the Lockheed-Martin F-35 Joint Strike fighter; the Edge 540, an aerobatic single engine aircraft and the Vought F4U Corsair, a WWII fighter plane. Go on an exhilarating flight through the sky in the 7D capsule theater with multi-sensory effects for an unforgettable and educational experience. Emil Buehler Sponsored by Perpetual Trust

The Hangar Makerspace Join the MODS Maker Squad in The Hangar, our handson idea hub, to learn the methods behind the madness of making, and launch your Makerspace invention! Always find something new at The Hangar - activities change each week! Monday–Saturday: 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Sunday: 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Sponsored by

Discovery Labs Learners can participate in exciting lab programs in the Mangurian Foundation Lifelong Learning Center. Choose from a variety of stimulating discovery labs adjusted for grade level. MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY AND SCIENCE

Go back in time and explore the amazing world of the dinosaur! Exhibits showcase how a paleontologist locates, preserves, excavates and transports dinosaur bones from the field to a research center. This exhibit includes dinosaur egg casts, claws and teeth. Provided by the Broward College Graves Museum Collection – Carol Jacobs Mineral & Ammonite Collection

Mineral Rock Touch real lava, make a “volcano” erupt, to see how new rocks and land masses are formed and explore more than 60 different minerals, rocks and ammonites. Provided by the Broward College Graves Museum Collection – Carol Jacobs Mineral & Ammonite Collection

Daily creation & innovation sponsored by

Leighton Family

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Dinosaur Bone Yard

DESIGN! BUILD! PLAY! KEVA! Build a bridge, a skyscraper or design your own structure in our KEVA exhibit. These simple wooden planks provide endless possibilities for visitors to think and create in three dimensions, work together to unravel physics challenges using principles of balance, geometric shapes and stability to build creations with structural integrity. Sponsored by Meike & Dominick Miniaci

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Powerful You! SECOND FLOOR EXHIBITS

Keller Science Theater Enjoy exciting demonstrations of physical and chemical phenomena, live animal shows and special science shows. Learn about everything from liquid nitrogen to alligators to coral reef rangers from our knowledgeable educators who can turn any science topic into an unforgettable experience of discovery and exploration. The theater can seat up to 100 students.

Sponsored by

Dinosaur Bone Yard Go back in time and explore the amazing world of the dinosaur! Exhibits showcase how a paleontologist locates, preserves, excavates and transports dinosaur bones from the field to a research center. This exhibit includes dinosaur egg casts, claws and teeth.

To Fly Explore three different replica cockpit simulators: the Lockheed-Martin F-35 Joint Strike fighter; the Edge 540, an aerobatic single engine aircraft and the Vought F4U Corsair, a WWII fighter plane. Go on an ��������������������������� theater with multi-sensory effects for an unforgettable and educational experience. Sponsored by

This exhibit features four exciting zones: Powerful Team, Powerful Pulse, Powerful You, and The Cutting Edge, highlighting the amazing miracle of your body and the tools used by health professionals to keep you healthy! Learners will be able to use robots to conduct simulated surgery, drive a DUI simulator, learn all about the importance of the “golden hour,” learn how to stay healthy and test their flexibility, balance and heartbeat.

Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust

Provided by the Broward College Graves Museum Collection – Carol Jacobs Mineral & Ammonite Collection

Mineral Rock Touch real lava, make a “volcano” erupt, to see how new rocks and land masses are formed and explore more than 60 different minerals, rocks and ammonites. Provided by the Broward College Graves Museum Collection – Carol Jacobs Mineral & Ammonite Collection

The Hangar Makerspace Join the MODS Maker Squad in The Hangar, our handson idea hub, to learn the methods behind the madness of making, and launch your Makerspace invention! Always find something new at The Hangar - activities change each week! Monday–Saturday: 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Sunday: 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Sponsored by

Daily creation & innovation sponsored by

Leighton Family

Discovery Labs Students can participate in exciting lab programs in the Mangurian Foundation Lifelong Learning Center. Choose from a variety of stimulating discovery labs adjusted for grade level.

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PNC Early Childhood Learning Lab Little scientists can find BIG discoveries in a space designed especially for early leaners ages 0-6. Upon entering the space, learners will be transported to a rich nature filled south Florida backyard landscape complete with native plants and wildlife which they will experience from the perceptive of a small insect. Sprouting STEM programming hosted within the lab will include hand-on STEM activities, arts and crafts, music, story time and more. Sponsored by

DESIGN! BUILD! PLAY! KEVA! Build a bridge, a skyscraper or design your own structure in our KEVA exhibit. These simple wooden planks provide endless possibilities for visitors to think and create in three dimensions, work together to unravel physics challenges using principles of balance, geometric shapes and stability to build creations with structural integrity. & Dominick Sponsored by MeikeMiniaci

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2021 TRAVELING EXHIBITS INCLUDED WITH GENERAL ADMISSION

INCLUDED WITH GENERAL ADMISSION

TRAVELING EXHIBITS

Coming Summer 2021

Coming Summer 2021

Visit Here Be Dragons and celebrate dragons in literature, art, music, science, history, religion, and pop culture. This family-friendly exhibit also showcases 10 species of “dragons”, actual live lizards, accompanied by scientifically accurate descriptive signage with dragon lore on each. Explore more than 10 family-friendly activities creating a truly immersive experience.

Visit Here Be Dragons and celebrate dragons in literature, art, music, science, history, religion, and pop culture. This family-friendly exhibit also showcases 10 species of “dragons”, actual live lizards, accompanied by scientifically accurate descriptive signage with dragon lore on each. Explore more than 10 family-friendly activities creating a truly immersive experience.

Additional education content for learners:

Additional education content includes:

• View the Galapagos 3D IMAX film to learn more about iguanas and other reptiles. • Watch the Dinosaurs in Antarctica IMAX film and learn all about dinosaurs and the science of paleontology. • Visit the Prehistoric Florida exhibit, and see other unbelievable animals from the past. • Visit the Ecoscapes exhibit and see several amazing reptiles, native to Florida. • Enjoy a wild Creature Feature with a MODS animal keeper and animal ambassador. • Extend your Museum experience by booking a Museum on Wheels Wonders of Life Family Science Night or a Cold Blooded Critters outreach program on location at your school. • Tune into MODS’ free distance learning BECON show, Carnivorous Creatures, on May 19, 2021.

Free with Museum admission

• View the Galapagos 3D IMAX film to learn more about iguanas and other reptiles. • Watch the Dinosaurs in Antarctica IMAX film and learn all about dinosaurs and the science of paleontology. • Visit the Prehistoric Florida exhibit, and see other unbelievable animals from the past. • Visit the Ecoscapes exhibit and see several amazing reptiles, native to Florida. • Extend your Museum experience by booking a Museum on Wheels Wonders of Life Family Science Night or a Cold Blooded Critters outreach program on location at your school. • Tune into MODS’ free distance learning BECON show, Carnivorous Creatures, on May 19, 2021.

Free with Museum admission

Here Be Dragons is organized by the Potawatomi Zoo and produced by Build 4 Impact, Inc. All rights reserved. 2020–2021 EDUCATOR GUIDE

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FREE STEM DISTANCE LEARNING CLASSES

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Everything in science starts with a question. Here are answers to some of our most commonly asked ones. You can also find this information at mods.org/fieldtrips.

How do I pay for my group experience? Please contact MODS' Guest Experience Department to schedule a virtual, offsite or onsite experiences by emailing booking@mods.net. Reservations are on a first-come, firstserved basis. A non-refundable deposit of $75 or 20% of the total due (whichever is greater) must be received no later than two (2) weeks after your reservation has been confirmed to ensure your experience date is secured. Reservations without paid deposits are subject to cancellation. Deposits can be made by credit card or check/purchase order. Please make checks payable to "Museum of Discovery and Science" and mail to: Museum of Discovery and Science Guest Experience Department 401 SW Second Street Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 Purchase Orders (BCPS, MDCPS and PBCPS ONLY) can also be submitted in lieu of a deposit.

MODS offers livestream distance learning workshops on BECON-TV (WBEC-TV), a broadcast television station owned and operated by the School Board of Broward County and licensed by the FCC to provide noncommercial educational programming to the south Florida community. This K–12 program is designed to supplement instruction and enhance students’ learning experiences. For more information or to register for BECON distance learning, please visit becon.tv or call 1-877-TV-BECON.

Final PO payments are due the day of your scheduled experience. In addition to the deposit, the Museum requires that one payment be made for the balance. The lead teacher is responsible for collecting payment from additional chaperones attending the experience prior to arrival. Any chaperones not included in the reservation and choosing to pay separately will pay the regular Museum admission rate and will not be guaranteed seats in shows/activities scheduled for your experience. Museum memberships are not valid for entrance.

2020 CLASSES*

9:00 –10:00 a.m.

Energy and Ecosystem

New Makerspace Activities

What time are experiences offered?

December 9

Virtual experiences are offered during school hours and vary in duration. Onsite experiences typically begin at 10:00 a.m., and we are excited to offer a 9:00 a.m. IMAX film for groups who would like an earlier start at the Museum. Please note, late arrival groups who miss scheduled activities will not have an opportunity to reschedule for later shows or receive a refund.

KaBoom!

Climate Change Resilience February 17

Voyage to the Deep Traveling Exhibit

Coral Reef Rangers

May 19

Carnivorous Creatures

To register, please visit the distance learning section at becon.tv. *Subject to change.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FREE STEM DISTANCE LEARNING CLASSES

Everything in science starts with a question. Here are answers to some of our most commonly asked ones. You can also find this information at mods.org/fieldtrips.

How do I pay for my group experiene? Please contact MODS' Guest Experience Department to schedule a virtual, offsite or onsite field trip by emailing booking@mods.net or call 954.713.0930. Field trip reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis. A nonrefundable deposit of $75 or 20% of the total due (whichever is greater) must be received no later than two (2) weeks after your reservation has been confirmed to ensure your field trip date is secured. Reservations without paid deposits are subject to cancellation. Deposits can be made by credit card or check/purchase order. Please make checks payable to “Museum of Discovery and Science” and mail to: Museum of Discovery and Science Guest Experience Department 401 SW Second Street Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 Purchase Orders (BCPS, MDCPS and PBCPS ONLY) can also be submitted in lieu of a deposit. Final PO payments are due the day of your scheduled field trip. In addition to the deposit, the Museum requires that one payment be made for the balance. The lead teacher is responsible for collecting payment from additional chaperones attending the field trip prior to arrival. Any chaperones not included in the reservation and choosing to pay separately will pay the regular Museum admission rate and will not be guaranteed seats in shows/activities scheduled for your field trip. Museum memberships are not valid for field trip entrance.

MODS offers livestream distance learning workshops on BECON-TV (WBEC-TV), a broadcast television station owned and operated by the School Board of Broward County and licensed by the FCC to provide noncommercial educational programming to the south Florida community. This K–12 program is designed to supplement instruction and enhance learners’ classroom experiences. For more information or to register for BECON distance learning, please visit becon.tv or call 1-877-TV-BECON.

2020 CLASSES*

What time are experiences offered? All experiences are offered during school hours and vary in duration. Onsite experiences typically begin at 10:00 a.m., and we are excited to offer a 9:00 a.m. IMAX film for groups who would like an earlier start at the Museum. Please note, late arrival groups who miss scheduled activities will not have an opportunity to reschedule for later shows or receive a refund.

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9:00 -10:00 a.m.

Energy and Ecosystem

November 4

Makerspace Activities

February 17

Voyage to the Deep Traveling Exhibit

December 9

KaBoom!

Coral Reef Rangers

May 19

Carnivorous Creatures

To register, please visit the distance learning section at becon.tv. *Subject to change.

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OUTREACH PROGRAMS: MODS COMES TO YOU!

SCIENCE NIGHTS: MODS COMES TO YOU!

Museum on Wheels Outreach Our team of educators will travel throughout Florida to bring the Museum’s unique

educational experience to your school. From animals to physics, we have interactive programs from early childhood through grade 12. • Assembly Outreach 45-minutes/120 learners maximum $275 for first program each day $175 each additional (up to four per day) • Classroom Outreach 45-minutes/30 learners per session $200 for first program each day $120 each additional (up to four per day) ●

PLEASE NOTE: Due to setup and breakdown time it is preferred that one area is designated for Museum classroom presentations and to schedule learners to attend the shows throughout the day.

NEW Germs: More than Cooties (Classroom only; Adapted to

grade levels K-4) How can something so small make me sick? Learners will explore germs such as bacteria and viruses and how small they really are. Learners will discover how germs are spread through our interactive lesson.

Amusement Park Engineers (Classroom only; Grades 2-8) Fast, fun and fearless. Learners will explore how various theme park rides are designed and engineered and then they will create a ride, culminating with a friendly competition.

Liquid Laboratory (Classroom only; Grades PreK-2) Learners will explore the world of chemical reactions with MODS! This eruptive experiment will allow learners to experience the fun and excitement of seeing how different chemicals interact with each other.

Cold Blooded Critters (Assembly or Classroom; adapted to grade level) Learners will meet and explore our fascinating world of reptiles and their ecosystems.

NEW Sensational Squids Outreach (Assembly or Classroom;

Limited to Grades 6-12) Squids and their amazing cousins are considered to be aliens on Earth! Using important STEAM approaches. They also will explore cephalopod anatomy through this dissection. Learners will create their own squid-ink art.

NISE Earth & Space Science (Classroom only; Grades 2-8) Created by the National Informal STEM Education (NISE) Network and NASA, this outreach will engage learners in earth and space phenomena. Learners will rotate through a variety of engaging activities delving into the scientific process and concepts of astronomy, physics and geology.

Planetarium Star Lab (Adapted for all grade levels; Grades PreK–5: 30 learners max. Grades 6 and up: 25 learners max.) Soar into the universe with a virtual version of our popular star lab planetarium. Explore constellations, planets, and man-made wonders of space. Included is a take home activity for families to do together.

Crazy Chemistry! (Assembly or Classroom; adapted to grade

PLEASE NOTE: Our Star Lab can only be booked for indoor facilities with ceilings 13 feet or higher. Grades Pre-K–5: 30 learners max. Grades 6 and above: 25 learners max.

Electrifying Experiences (Classroom only; Grades 2-8) Learners will investigate how circuits and electricity work through snap circuits. They will connect circuits to make a flashlight turn on, doorbells ring and propellers turn.

Sponsored by

level) Amaze your learners as energy and matter come to life in this exciting chemistry demonstration.

NEW Carnivorous Creatures (Assembly or Classroom; adapted

to grade level) Get ready for an exciting experience as we bring three to five of our ambassador animals to interact with your learners! This program includes live animals.

*For the welfare of our animals, the number and species of animals included depends on availability.

NEW Engineering Resilience Challenge (Assembly or Classroom. Grades 7-12) Our changing climate has brought increased storms with stronger intensity. Using a variety of materials, teams will engineer resilient homes which must withstand wind and rain, keeping the family safe inside. Learners will then test their homes to see if they stand up to wind and rain in this real-world application. The challenge is ours!

John H. Rau Space Education Fund

Wise Bodies (Assembly or Classroom. Grades 7-12) This FREE virtual immersive curriculum on HIV and pathogens will help learners understand the terms, virus, bacteria, vaccine, HIV and AIDS, as well as basic statistical analysis. The program also provides learners with the knowledge of how people contract infectious diseases and how bodies fight the spread, so critical to understanding the COVID-19 epidemic plaguing our world and impacting their generation. These hands-on virtual activities discuss diseases and the importance of being proactive and seeking access to healthcare. Sponsored by Wise Bodies has been approved by the Broward County School District. Sponsored by

We Bring Science to You! Each program offers 15 immersive

experiments with demonstration stations that engage teachers, families and students through scientific inquiry.

Each station comes with all the materials and includes special training instructions for an adult volunteer. A trained Museum educator will be available to answer questions and ensure a successful experience. Please note capacities, space and volunteer requirements.

Select One of These Engaging Subject Areas:

(Cannot be combined at a single event) • Engineering and Physics Fun bridges, pressure, sound, magnets and states of matter. • Everything on Earth Tornadoes, quicksand, ocean currents, hydrometers and water cycle. • Wonders of Life Superworm life cycle, dendrochronology and microscopes. • NEW Early Childhood Family Science Night Young explorers dive into ramps, Slinkys, and tuning forks in this fun filled night. • NEW Full STEAM Ahead We put the A in STEAM as we explore pendulums, robots, and coding.

Specifics: • • • •

Elementary and middle schools/audience 90-minute program 300 participant maximum Requires 15 adult volunteers from designated school to run the event

Agenda: (Schedule can be adapted) • 5:30 p.m. Museum presenters setup experience • 6:00 p.m. School’s volunteers arrive • 6:30–8:00 p.m. Student/Family/Center Experience

School Provides: • Large room (cafeteria) • 15 tables • 15 adult volunteers

Program Fee: $325 per night BOOK THREE EXPERIENCES in a year and receive a special discount of $75!

Wise Bodies has been approved by the Broward County School District.

TITLE 1 SCHOOLS may be eligible for FREE outreach

Select programs may be temporarily unavailable due to the pandemic.

programming. Call 954.713.0930 or email booking@mods.net for additional information.

Overnights at the Museum A Night They Won’t Forget! Spend the night with your

students at the Museum, and enjoy immersive science activities, demonstrations, exhibit explorations, live animal encounters and a late night IMAX film. Students explore the Museum after hours and get a chance to sleep in their favorite exhibit areas.

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STEMobile We’re taking STEM on the road! The Museum’s education programs can come to you! Thanks to the generosity of The Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation, MODS has retrofitted a VAN-tastic STEMobile that brings exhibits, labs, demonstrations and making opportunities to schools, libraries, organizations and homes throughout South Florida. Honk if you love science! This van allows us to continue connecting people to inspiring science. We're taking STEM on the road!

TITLE 1 SCHOOLS may be eligible for FREE programming. Call 954.713.0930 or email booking@mods.net for additional information.

Extend Your Outreach with MODS STEMobile for up to two hours during recess time. Learners will be conducting hands-on STEM challenges for $150 for the two hours.

To schedule the MODS STEMobile, please email booking@mods.net.

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SCIENCE NIGHTS: MODS COMES TO YOU!

OUTREACH PROGRAMS: MODS COMES TO YOU! Museum on Wheels Outreach Our team of educators will travel throughout Florida to bring the Museum’s unique educational experience to your school. From animals to physics, we have interactive programs from early childhood through grade 12.

Assembly Outreach 45-minutes/120 students maximum $275 for first

program each day • $175 each additional (up to four per day)

Classroom Outreach 45-minutes/30 students per session $200 for first

program each day • $120 each additional (up to four per day) PLEASE NOTE: Due to setup and breakdown time it is preferred that one area is designated for Museum classroom presentations and to schedule students to attend the shows throughout the day.

NEW Germs: More than Cooties (Classroom only. Adapted to

grade levels K-4) How can something so small make me sick? Learn about germs such as bacteria and viruses and how small they really are. Discover how germs are spread through our interactive lesson.

Amusement Park Engineers (Classroom only. Grades 2-8) Fast, fun and fearless. Students will learn how various theme park rides are designed and engineered and then they will create a ride, culminating with a friendly competition.

Liquid Laboratory (Classroom only; Grades PreK-2) Explore the world of chemical reactions with MODS! This eruptive experiment will allow students and educators alike to experience the fun and excitement of seeing how different chemicals interact with each other.

Cold Blooded Critters (Assembly or Classroom; adapted to

grade level) Meeting our fascinating reptiles will encourage your students to learn about these animals and their ecosystems.

Crazy Chemistry! (Assembly or Classroom; adapted to grade level) Amaze your students as energy and matter come to life in this exciting chemistry demonstration.

Electrifying Experiences (Classroom only. Grades 2-8) Investigate how circuits and electricity work through snap circuits. Students will connect circuits to make a flashlight turn on, doorbells ring and propellers turn.

NEW Carnivorous Creatures (Assembly or Classroom;

adapted to grade level) Get ready for an exciting experience as we bring three to five of our ambassador animals to your school! This program includes live animals. *For the welfare of our animals, the number and species of animals included depends on availability.

NEW Sensational Squids Outreach (Assembly or Classroom.

Limited to Grades 6-12) Squids and their amazing cousins are considered to be aliens on Earth! Using important STEAM approaches, explore cephalopod anatomy through this dissection. Students will also create their own squid-ink art.

NISE Earth & Space Science (Classroom only. Grades 2-8)

Created by the National Informal STEM Education Network and NASA, this outreach will engage students in earth and space phenomena. Students will rotate through a variety of engaging activities delving into the scientific process and concepts of astronomy, physics and geology.

Planetarium Star Lab (Adapted for all grade levels. Grades

PreK–5: 30 students max. Grades 6 and up: 25 students max.) Take a journey through the night sky in our portable planetarium. PLEASE NOTE: Our Star Lab can only be booked for indoor facilities with ceilings 13 feet or higher. Grades Pre-K–5: 30 students max. Grades 6 and above: 25 students max. Sponsored by

John H. Rau Space Education Fund

WISE BODIES School Outreach (Assembly or Classroom. Grades 7-12) This FREE 45-minute immersive curriculum on HIV and STDs will help students understand the meanings and differences of the words pathogen, virus, vaccine, HIV and AIDS. They will also learn how people contract diseases, how the body defends itself against infection and how humans prevent the spread of disease. Wise Bodies has been approved by the Broward

County School District. Sponsored by

NEW Engineering Resilience Challenge (Assembly or

Classroom. Grades 7-12) Our changing climate has brought increased storms with stronger intensity. Using a variety of materials, student engineering teams will engineer resilient homes which must withstand wind and rain, keeping the family safe inside. Students will then test their homes to see if they stand up to wind and rain.

We Bring Science to You! In this 90 minute program,

learners will rotate through 15 immersive experiments and demonstration stations, which explore scientific inquiry. This program is ideal for families! Each station comes with all the materials and includes special training instructions for an adult volunteer. A trained Museum educator will be available to answer questions and ensure a successful experience. Please note capacities, space and volunteer requirements.

Select One of These Engaging Subject Areas: (Cannot be combined at a single event)

• Engineering and Physics Fun bridges, pressure, sound, magnets and states of matter.

• Everything on Earth Tornadoes, quicksand, ocean currents, hydrometers and water cycle.

• Wonders of Life Superworm life cycle, dendrochronology and microscopes.

• NEW Early Childhood Family Science Night Young •

explorers dive into ramps, Slinkys, and tuning forks in this fun filled night. NEW Full STEAM Ahead We put the A in STEAM as we explore pendulums, robots, and coding.

Specifics: • Early childhood, elementary and middle schools/ audience • 90-minute program • 300 participant maximum • Requires 15 adult volunteers from designated school to run the event Agenda: (Schedule can be adapted) • 5:30 p.m. Museum presenters setup experience • 6:00 p.m. School’s volunteers arrive • 6:30–8:00 p.m. Learner/Family/Center Experience

School Provides: • Large room (cafeteria or auditorium) • 15 tables • 15 adult volunteers

Program Fee: $325 per night BOOK THREE EXPERIENCES in a year and receive a special discount of $45!

TITLE 1 SCHOOLS may be eligible for FREE outreach

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programming. Call 954.713.0930 or email booking@mods.net for additional information.

Overnights at the Museum A Night They Won’t Forget! Spend the night with your learners at the Museum, and enjoy immersive science activities, demonstrations, exhibit explorations, live animal encounters and a late night IMAX film. Learners explore the Museum after hours and get a chance to sleep in their favorite exhibit areas.

Participant Fee: $1,520 for 40 children and 4 adults To book an overnight, please call 954.713.0930 or email booking@mods.net. 2020–2021 EDUCATOR GUIDE

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSES

EDUCATOR MEMBERSHIP

Join our STEM educators as we delve into proven methods to inspire children to explore through critical thinking, with real-

Join Our Educator Membership Program!

world applications. Learn how to utilize these immersive approaches and lessons in your own classroom.

The Educator Membership Program is available to all elementary, middle and high school teachers in public and private schools in Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties. This program allows you to take advantage of the following benefits that will make planning your experience easier:

During MODS’ professional development courses teachers will engage in fun, inquiry-based science and engineering lessons taught through project-based learning. Teachers will leave workshops ready to guide STEM instruction with material lists and affordable lesson plans, all while learning the Museum’s informal science education pedagogy.

Program Benefits: • Two complimentary exhibit guest passes • Unlimited access to Museum exhibits: All teacher members have individual access to exhibits using their card. • Priority access to STEM-focused professional development opportunities hosted at the Museum (See page 33 for additional information).

Cost: $10 annually per teacher Note: Bring the entire family all year long (up to 6

Early Childhood: Making Masterpieces

October 16, 2020 • 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. • Grades PreK-8 • MODS

February 6, 2021 • 9:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. • Grades PreK–3 • MODS

Bring science off the textbook pages in this exciting twohour workshop! Have fun with our most popular immersive activities and learn how you can make science visual, tangible and FUN in your classroom. Come with us behind the scenes of our animal habitats, brand new Makerspace, and IMAX documentaries to witness how MODS creates impactful learning experiences for students of all ages, every day so you can make science come alive in your own classroom!

Explore the Museum’s Makerspace and discover the maker that lives in each of us! Learn how to unlock your students’ creativity while teaching them how to create, build and test their own ideas. Museum educators will teach you how to turn your classroom into your own makerspace by using household materials. You will learn the Maker’s philosophy and how to facilitate maker classes for students.

Early Childhood: Science, Eric Carle and Reading Literacy

people) for $100. This saves you $40 on membership!

October 17, 2020 • 9:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. • Grades PreK-3 • MODS

Preview our own cross-curricular journey and learn how to combine super science lessons with three different Eric Carle books for a robust learning experience. During this workshop teachers will learn how to use science as a hook to encourage students to read. Teachers will leave with material lists, book lists, lesson plans, and fun science experiments. Improve your students’ reading through science!

MODS has paused memberships and will reactivate them once the Museum reopens for public hours. Proof of current school year employment is required. A school-issued photo ID or a current paycheck stub are acceptable forms of proof. For questions, please email members@mods.net.

VES O L MODS ERS!

TEAC

Using a Science Center as a Teaching Tool (Zoom Live Event)

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Get Outside! Teaching about South Florida’s Natural Treasures February 19, 2021 • 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. • Grades 4–12 • Hugh Taylor Birch State Park

Join MODS experts as we explore South Florida’s coastal habitats. We will hike through shady hammock trails and learn about the ecosystem and its plant and animal inhabitants. Learn about the geologic and historic past of this spectacular region and try some outdoor lessons that you can use with students on field trips or on your own campus.

MODS professional development courses are $25 per session.

Email us at booking@mods.net Need guidance designing your onsite experience, virtual program or outreach? Museum educators are ready and able to assist in developing an educational plan for your school program. You can email, call or even schedule an in-person consultation with a Museum educator. We are here for you, so let us know how we can help!

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Call us at 954.713.0930

Reserve at mods.org/fieldtrips

REGISTER

*Subject to change or cancellation based on registration minimums.

For questions or to register for a Professional Development Course, please:

Email us at booking@mods.net

Call us at 954.713.0930

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EDUCATOR MEMBERSHIP

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSES Join our STEM educators as we delve into proven methods to inspire young learners to explore through critical thinking, with

Join Our Educator Membership Program!

real-world applications. Learn how to utilize these immersive approaches and lessons in your own classroom.

The Educator Membership Program is available to all elementary, middle and high school teachers in public and private schools in Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties. This program allows you to take advantage of the following benefits that will make planning your field trip easier:

During MODS’ professional development courses teachers will engage in fun, inquiry-based science and engineering lessons taught through project-based learning. Teachers will leave workshops ready to guide STEM instruction with material lists and affordable lesson plans, all while learning the Museum’s informal science education pedagogy.

Program Benefits: • Two complimentary exhibit guest passes • Unlimited access to Museum exhibits: All teacher members have individual access to exhibits using their card. • Priority access to STEM-focused professional development opportunities hosted at the Museum (See page 33 for additional information).

Cost: $10 annually per teacher Note: Bring the entire family all year long (up to 6

Early Childhood: Making Masterpieces February 6, 2021• 9:30-11:30 a.m. • Grades PreK–3 • MODS

Bring science off the textbook pages in this exciting twohour workshop! Have fun with our most popular immersive activities and learn how you can make science visual, tangible and FUN in your classroom. Come with us behind the scenes of our animal habitats, brand new Makerspace, and IMAX documentaries to witness how MODS creates impactful learning experiences for learners of all ages, every day so you can make science come alive in your own classroom!

Explore the Museum’s Makerspace and discover the maker that lives in each of us! Learn how to unlock your learners’ creativity while teaching them how to create, build and test their own ideas. Museum educators will teach you how to turn your classroom into your own makerspace by using household materials. You will learn the Maker’s philosophy and how to facilitate maker classes for learners.

Early Childhood: Science, Eric Carle and Reading Literacy October 17, 2020 • 9:30-11:30 a.m. • Grades PreK-3 • Zoom

people) for $100. This saves you $40 on membership! Proof of current school year employment is required. A schoolissued photo ID or a current paycheck stub are acceptable forms of proof. For questions, please email members@mods.net.

Preview our own cross-curricular journey and learn how to combine super science lessons with three different Eric Carle books for a robust learning experience. During this workshop teachers will learn how to use science as a hook to encourage learners to read. Teachers will leave with material lists, book lists, lesson plans, and fun science experiments. Improve your learners’ reading through science!

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Using a Science Center as a Teaching Tool (Zoom Live Event) October 16, 2020 • 6:00-8:00 p.m. • Grades PreK-8 •Zoom

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Get Outside! Teaching about South Florida’s Natural Treasures February 19, 2021 • 6:00-8:00 p.m. • Grades 4–12 • Hugh Taylor Birch State Park Join MODS educators as we explore South Florida’s coastal habitats. We will hike through shady hammock trails and learn about the ecosystem and its plant and animal inhabitants. Learn about the geologic and historic past of this spectacular region and try some outdoor lessons that you can use with learners on field trips or on your own campus.

MODS professional development courses are $25 per session.

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