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2012/2013 Educator Resource Guide


I nqui r e . C o ll a b o r at e . I nnovat e . Let’s ask questions every day. As an educator you know that your students’ success is rooted in developing a passion for learning. With interactive, hands-on activities based in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), OMSI provides a wide array of experiences designed to amaze and delight. Immersing your students in lab-based activities at the museum or adventures into the natural environment fosters inquiry, collaboration and authentic engagement in everyday science. Inside this guide you will find everything from demonstrations on electricity and magnetism to weeklong experiences in coastal ecology. OMSI wants to be your partner in science education. Our curriculum is aligned with Oregon State Standards in STEM education, developed to support your classroom. In addition to the educational offerings at our Portland location, OMSI educators regularly travel across a five-state region and operate residential camps in three distinct ecosystems within Oregon, bringing science into your community.

We are happy to announce that the Eastside Streetcar will arrive at OMSI this fall. Please join us for the grand opening on September 22, 2012. Streetcar service provides a new, low-cost way to bring your students to OMSI. In a few years, the transportation options will increase as MAX trains stop at OMSI on the Orange Line from Milwaukie. You can watch science in action right now as the new cable-stayed bridge is constructed outside our doors. OMSI has a fun and informative exhibit lineup for the 2012 – 2013 school year. To assist with pre-planning field trips, educators are always welcome to visit the museum at no charge. We are looking forward to working with you this year.

Jamie Hurd, Vice President of Programs


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O M S I C O M ES TO YOU

• RACE: Are We So Different? Sep 29, 2012–Jan 1, 2013 (p. 8)

Teacher Open House --------------------------------------------4 Membership Discount for Teachers ----------------------------4

Traveling Programs Map and Schedule ---------------------------------------------33

• Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body Sep 29, 2012–Jan 6, 2013 (p. 8)

Professional Development --------------------------------------5

Traveling Programs At-A-Glance -------------------------------34

• MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition Feb 8-May 5, 2013 (p. 8) • Human Plus: Real Lives, Real Engineering Spring 2013 (p. 9) H IG H L I G H TS: • To The Arctic in the OMNIMAX® Theater (p. 23) • New Teacher Professional Development workshops on classroom gardening and composting (p. 5)

V I S I T US Field Trips Planning Your Field Trip ------------------------------------------6 Museum Exhibits -------------------------------------------------8 Title One Discount ------------------------------------------------9 Reserved Labs At-A-Glance ------------------------------------10 Reserved Labs ---------------------------------------------------14

Assemblies -----------------------------------------------------38 Classroom Programs -------------------------------------------39 Portable Planetarium -------------------------------------------42 Science Festival ------------------------------------------------42 O M S I fo r H o m e s cho o l e r s -------------------------43 s cho o l pa rt n e r s hi ps -------------------------------44

Stage Programs ------------------------------------------------20

RE G ISTRATION

• Explore the awesome beauty and vast scale of the universe at OMSI’s Museum Camp-In (p. 27)

OMNIMAX® Dome Theater --------------------------------------21

Information ------------------------------------------------------45

Kendall Planetarium --------------------------------------------24

Forms ------------------------------------------------------------46

• Title One Field Trip discount: Oct 2–Nov 16, 2012 (p. 9)

USS Blueback Submarine -------------------------------------26

• Teacher Open House: Oct 11, 2012 (p. 4)

Camp-Ins Museum Camp-Ins ---------------------------------------------27

• New Outdoor Science School site for Spring 2013: Cascade Science School at Camp Namanu. (p. 29) • Eastside streetcar service to arrive at OMSI this fall (inside front cover) • Maker Faire: Sept 15–16, 2012 (p. 5)

Submarine Camp-Ins -------------------------------------------27 Hostel ------------------------------------------------------------27 Outdoor Science School Overnight Programs --------------------------------------------28 Day Trips --------------------------------------------------------30 Family Science Nights ----------------------------------------31


Teacher open house

Inspiration For Educators

Inspiration for educators OMSI is committed to offering educators the best tools possible to bring science to life for your students—and for yourselves!

T e ach e r O p e n Hous e

M e m b e r s hi p Di s c ou n t fo r T e ache r s

Treat yourself to an evening of student-free learning at OMSI. Meet OMSI educators, participate in dynamic programming, witness exciting demonstrations and gather great ideas to enrich your classroom curriculum. OMSI program representatives will assist with planning your activities for the year.

An annual membership to OMSI is a great investment for your family. Discounts for teachers are available on the following two membership levels:

Featuring: RACE: Are We So Different? and Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body October 11, 2012 6–9 p.m. Free with preregistration: omsi.edu/open-house This professional evening is for in-service, pre-service and homeschool teachers only. Guests and family members will not be admitted to this event. Valid school-issued ID or confirmation of intent to homeschool will be required at the door.

OMSI for 2 teachers only price*: $50 • 1 named adult and 1 guest OR 2 named adults • 2 OMNIMAX or Blueback passes Family or Grandparent teachers only price*: $65 • 2 named adults • 4 children or grandchildren (ages 3–20) • 2 single-use guest tickets All membership levels include: • Admission to all permanent exhibits and labs • Invitations to member nights and special events • Discount on Science Camps and Classes • 10% discount in the Science Store and Café • $1 off OMSI attractions • Free admission to over 290 science centers worldwide

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*One named adult must be a currently employed professional educator (preschool–college) or homeschool educator. At time of purchase, educator must present either valid, school-issued ID or confirmation of intent to homeschool from your local ESD or district. Call 503 797 4634 or email membership@omsi.edu for more information.

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Inspiration For Educators PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OMSI’s professional development workshops are designed to inspire and energize educators, and provide tools to help you guide your students toward inquiry and innovation.

Wor k sh o p s OMSI professional development workshops combine hands-on activities with plenty of engaging content that can be taken back to the classroom. Visit omsi.edu/professional-development or contact us for detailed descriptions and a list of workshops scheduled at the museum. For groups of 12–24 teachers, we will coordinate a time to come to your school and integrate programs into your staff meetings or professional development time. No Hassle Messy Science with a WOW!* Expedition Northwest* Engineering Design* Forensic Science with Vernier* Science Inquiry LEGO® Robotics Dissections in the Classroom *Includes A Curriculum Guide

B u i l d I t, Te ach I t Workshops Work with OMSI to assemble a new educational tool. After it’s assembled, learn classroom activities and put it to use. Fees include all the materials you’ll need and copies of activities. No construction experience required. Build It, Teach It workshops are only available at OMSI’s Water Ave location.

Build It, Teach It: Garden In My Window In this workshop, you will build your own hanging window garden for your classroom — an educational way to use your in-school habitat to teach students about growing food. This workshop also includes activities to incorporate your window garden into your biology and sustainability curriculum. It’s an excellent workshop to combine with Classroom Composting. January 29 February 5 5–8 P.M. $100/Teacher Recommended For Teachers Of Grades 3–6

Build It, Teach It: Classroom Composting Turn waste that would end up in a landfill into something valuable. In this workshop you will build your own tiered compost bin and learn the basics of composting and worm care. Classroom composting is a great way to introduce students to the carbon cycle. It’s an excellent workshop to combine with Garden In My Window. January 24, 31 5–8 P.M. $100/Teacher Recommended For Teachers Of Grades 3–6

Build It, Teach It: Water Rocket Launcher Make your physics curriculum blast off! Construct a rocket launcher for your class that will launch student-designed two-liter plastic bottle rockets to great heights using just water and air pressure. Activities will focus on forces and motion, geometry, and the engineering design process. October 11 5–8 p.m. $150/Teacher Recommended For Teachers Of Grades 5–12

M a ke r fa i r e Please join us on September 15–16 for Maker Faire, a two–day, family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, filled with fun ideas for your classroom. Special pricing for teachers. Call 503 797 4661 for details. 2 0 13 S u mme r Sci e n c e In s t i t u t e Experience our programs and resources firsthand in this professional development event. Workshops are designed to enhance your curriculum and build student engagement with science that will last a lifetime. Details available in Spring 2013.

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Planning Your Field Trip

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Planning your Field Trip Time to get out of the classroom and into OMSI for learning and fun! Choose from exhibits, reserved labs, OMNIMAX films, planetarium shows, stage programs and submarine tours.

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Visit Us Planning Your Field Trip

Visit omsi.edu/standards to see how OMSI’s Programs align with Oregon State Science Standards.

Chaperones Please plan for an adult-to-student ratio of 1:5 for grades Pre K–8 and 1:10 for grades 9–12. This ratio is required in order to receive the discounted group rates. Cost A cost worksheet is included on p. 46. Field trip prices listed in this section apply to preregistered groups of 12 or more, visiting Monday through Friday. (Remember, OMSI is closed on most Mondays during the school year.) For personalized assistance with field trip pricing, please contact our Program Sales and Registration department. Group Nametags OMSI uses nametags, not printed tickets, to admit preregistered groups. This makes our admission process much speedier. Each student and adult must arrive at OMSI wearing a nametag with the group’s name only, not individual names. You may be charged an extra fee if your group is not properly identified.

Lunches and Storage Reserve a 25-minute time slot in our sack lunch area in advance. Bins for storing sack lunches are available upon arrival. However, we are not able to store backpacks and other personal belongings with lunches. OMSI is not responsible for lost or stolen property, so please do not leave valuables unattended.

OMSI Preview Educators may visit OMSI’s exhibit halls and labs free of charge when planning curriculum in conjunction with a field trip. Simply present a current form of school identification at the membership window. (Charges apply for OMNIMAX, planetarium, submarine, premium exhibits and other ticketed events.)

Motion Simulator Tickets are $5 per person, available on-site or online. No reservations are required. A group rate of $4 per person is available for groups of 12 or more.

OMSI Science Store The Science Store offers a variety of educational toys, games, books and gadgets, with many under $5. Teachers with school identification receive a 10% discount; some exclusions apply.

Non-School Year Rates > NEW Group rates may vary during spring break, winter break and summer break. Call for rate information. OMSI Members To simplify the registration process and enable us to offer low-cost group rates, we are unable to offer discounts to members who visit with a preregistered group. Members should be included in your attendance numbers and will pay group rates.

Registration Advance registration of at least 14 days is required. Please see p. 45 for additional registration information and p. 47 for a registration form. Parking > NEW Volunteers will instruct groups on where to park buses after unloading in the front of the building. Preregistered groups arriving in cars or vans can park in the OMSI parking lots for free. Please note, however, that drivers will need to remember their parking space numbers and register inside the building. Additional information about parking will be included in your confirmation materials.

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MUSEUM EXHIBITS

Visit Us FEATURED EX H IB ITS

Museum Exhibits Exhibits are the centerpiece of hands-on science exploration. For School Groups: $6/student $3/chaperone Teachers Free Ask about pricing for non-school groups.

Don’t miss a special teacher open house on October 11, 2012 for a chance to preview our fall featured exhibits! See p. 4 for details. RACE: Are We So Different? September 29, 2012-January 1, 2013 Looking through the eyes of history, science and lived experience, RACE explains our differences, similarities and reveals the reality — and unreality — of race. The exhibit invites visitors to challenge their own points of view. A Project of American Anthropological Association Funded by Ford Foundation and National Science Foundation

Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body September 29, 2012-January 6, 2013 Explore all the slimy, mushy, oozy, scaly and stinky gross (yet scientific) things that occur every day in the human body. Harness your students’ natural curiosity about themselves and their bodies, and teach them about how the fascinating human organism functions. Created and produced by Advanced Exhibits, a division of Advanced Animations, LLC. In collaboration with Science World British Columbia.

MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition February 8-May 5, 2013 From astrophysics and zoology to ethnobotany and mythbusting, all scientists have one major practice in common when it comes to experimentation and exploration — the scientific method. MythBusters combines their curiositydriven hypotheses with inventive testing methods, producing results that always surprise their viewers and oftentimes, themselves. Under the guidance of the scientific method, this exhibit is your chance to try the MythBusters’ unique “Put it to the Test” methodology. NOTE: School group rates for MythBusters are $8/student, $5/chaperone, $2/teacher (includes museum admission). MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition is organized by EDG, GMC+A, Discovery and MSI, Chicago. MythBusters developed and produced by Beyond Entertainment Limited.

Book our MythBusters Package! Add just $3 to the MythBusters admission and see an OMNIMAX film or planetarium show during your visit. Valid February 8–March 22, 2013.

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Visit Us Human Plus: Real Lives, Real Engineering Opening spring 2013 Human Plus offers visitors a chance to explore technology that restores and extends our abilities — from our daily routines to our wildest dreams. From customized wheelchairs for off-roading to neuroprosthetic limbs controlled by thought, Human Plus showcases an innovative field of engineering focused on improving people’s lives every day. PER MANENT EX HI BI TS Turbine Hall Autovation highlights how advances in automobile technology have improved safety and increased the fuel efficiency of modern cars. Visitors view the unibody frame of a passenger car through an augmented reality system to reveal the inner workings of the automobile. Drop, cover and hold on in OMSI’s Earthquake House, where you can experience simulations of two earthquakes that happened in the Pacific Northwest — one a magnitude 5.6 and the other a 6.8! Engineer It introduces the principles of engineering with fun and challenging hands-on activities, including bridge building sets, CAD workstations and boat building kits. At Innovation Station you can experience the excitement of invention and explore technology in a whole new way. Then, get creative and invent something incredible yourself. OMSI’s new National Geographic Photo Gallery takes visitors on a visual journey with rotating collections of stunning photography by award-winning photojournalists. On display through February 10, 2013, Simply Beautiful illustrates the often-overlooked beauty in breathtaking landscapes, magnificent wildlife and fascinating people around the world. Life Science Hall From September 29, 2012-January 1, 2013, the Life Science Hall will host the RACE: Are We So Different? exhibit. On January 19, 2013, OMSI will reopen its regular Life Science exhibits.

Visitors can explore nutrition and fitness in Eat Well, Play Well/ Come Bien, Juega Bien, a bilingual (English/Spanish) exhibition featuring fun, hands-on components. Nutrition and fitness education come together to encourage all-around healthy living for visitors of all ages. The areas of research related to observing, measuring, and manipulating individual atoms and molecules — known as Nanotechnology — are leading to the revolutionary creation of new materials, processes and technologies. Examine the different stages of human fetal development during all nine months of pregnancy in Beginning the Journey, one of the largest displays of human fetuses open to the public. Explore the mysteries and science of why and how animals — including humans — age in Amazing Feats of Aging! Earth Science Hall Science On a Sphere (SOS)® features a room-sized, global display system that uses computers and video projectors to display planetary data on a six-foot-diameter animated sphere. School groups can request specific datasets to play during their field trip by visiting sos.noaa.gov/datasets and contacting scienceonasphere@omsi.edu. In our A View from Space exhibit, visitors are challenged to become scientists, study satellite images and answer important questions about our dynamic planet, while learning the value of studying Earth from space. Opening Fall 2012, Clever Together: Our Everyday Choices/ Juntos Somos Ingeniosos: Una Decisión a la Vez is a bilingual (English/Spanish) exhibit that encourages visitors to make more sustainable decisions by weighing the environmental, economic and social impacts of their choices. The exhibition is accompanied by the Local Voices, Clever Choices website, which highlights local sustainability stories and a challengebased game for families.

MUSEUM EXHIBITS

Opening January 2013, Renewable Energy/Energia Renovable is a bilingual (English/Spanish) exhibit that gives visitors the opportunity to explore how energy from sources like wind, water and sun can support our daily energy needs. Using energy to efficiently power our lights, TVs, heaters, toys and more requires engineering, innovation and creativity. Renewable Energy/Energia Renovable is presented by Portland General Electric, Iberdrola Renewables, and Vestas.

Science Playground A colorful, vibrant place designed for children in preschool and kindergarten. At Sandland you’ll find buckets, shovels and more — plus special activity panels and machines to explore the physics of sand. Share books, play with puppets and explore materials designed to foster early literacy in our Reading Area. Explore the science of liquid in our new Water Area. Splashing is encouraged and child - and adult-sized aprons are available. Discover nature from an animal’s point of view in the bilingual (English/Spanish) exhibit Animal Secrets: Explore Nature Together!/Secretos de los Animales: ¡Exploremos la Naturaleza Juntos! Kids can crawl through the roots of a giant tree, venture into a cave, explore a hollow log and investigate naturalists’ tools in this fun-filled exhibit. ATTENTION TITLE ONE SCHOOLS: We will be offering a deeply discounted museum admission rate for all preregistered Title One schools between October 2–November 16, 2012: $3/student; $3/chaperone; teachers free.

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reserved labs Visit Us

Reserve an interactive lab as an exclusive experience for your group. Students work with materials and equipment that may not be available in your classroom. Registration for labs during the 2012-2013 school year will open on September 17, 2012. $5/student, unless otherwise noted; chaperones and teachers free. Labs are typically scheduled starting at 10 a.m., unless otherwise noted. Please call 503 797 4661 for availability.

Visit omsi.edu/standards to see how OMSI’s programs align with Oregon State Science Standards.

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Visit Us Hot and Cold: Explore the temperature range scale with solutions that heat up as they freeze, screaming ice, burning metals and more! States of Matter: Why do solids, liquids and gases act the way they do, and what happens when things defy definition? We’ll explore these questions with dry ice, slimes and rocket launches. Reactions: Learn how to recognize evidence of a chemical reaction through amazing color changes, burning candy and fast-foaming solutions. Polymers: Prepare to get slimy as we dive into the world of extra-long molecules and figure out just what makes plastics so special. Grades K–2 • Tu, W • 50 Mins • 12–16 Students

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Talking Circles > NEW Talking Circles are facilitated discussions based on Native American traditions in which all participants are invited to reflect on their experience in learning about race in their lives and communities. Designed for business, community groups, government groups and schools, the RACE Talking Circles are a valuable, non-confrontational way to explore and foster diversity and learn a valuable communication technique. Note: Your class should tour the RACE exhibit prior to your lab time.

Science Process > NEW Everyone can explore science at their own level and pace in this self-directed lab. Students will perform a variety of experiments at stations that have been chosen to fit your group’s unique abilities. Options include Flubber, simple machines, buoyancy and observing a live animal. Visual aids, picture schedules and a wide variety of challenge options are available. This class is well-suited for many students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Since this class is individualized for your group’s special needs, please expect contact from an OMSI educator prior to your visit, and allow extra time for scheduling.

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MythBusters Lab > NEW The MythBusters use the scientific inquiry processes to explore things we think are true about the physical world. What is the scientific method? Why do we use it? Find out in this lab where you can design experiments, test variables and make conclusions based on data you collect. Grades 3–5, 6-8 • Th (February-May) 50 Mins • 12–16 Students

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C H E MI STRY LABS For Little Chemists Fire your students’ imaginations with the wonders of chemistry! OMSI educators demonstrate fountains of foam, fast-freezing solutions, mysterious color changes and bubbling gases with the help of your class. Specially designed for non-readers. Choose from one of the following themes:

Introduction to Chemistry — Extended Lab Explore chemistry concepts in a lab-based environment for consecutive sessions. Students work independently and in small groups and keep a written record of their lab work and homework. Topics include observations, inference, states of matter, density, chemical reactions and indicators. Grades 6–8 • Tu, W • Ten 2–Hr Sessions 12–18 Students • $100/Student

Mixing It Up: Experiments in Chemistry Students complete up to six hands-on experiments, view exciting demonstrations and have their questions answered by an OMSI educator in a personalized setting. Choose from the following nine themes when you register and find more details at omsi.edu/chemunits. Nature of Matter: Explore how atoms and molecules pack together to make up matter, the “stuff” of the universe, with fizzing solutions, DIY batteries, starch slime and more. Chemical Reactions: Uncover color changes, heat flashes, eerie glows and other signs of chemical reactions. Biochemistry: Everything alive uses chemistry to function. Learn the properties of organic chemicals by extracting scents, changing the colors of plants and creating seaweed goo.

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Visit Us Environmental Chemistry: Scientists are in a race to save the Earth. Explore the chemistry of water, land and air. Industrial Chemistry: Engineers and industrial chemists study materials and put them to work in many uses, including plastics, fireworks, rocket fuels and more. Chemistry of Toys: Even things you play with use chemistry. Learn about the science behind color-changing markers, photo paper and flubber. Crime Scene Chemistry: Learn how forensic scientists investigate clues left at a crime scene with blood typing, dusting for fingerprints and chromatography. Everyday Chemistry: Everyday chemical processes are revealed through experiments with household materials. Nanochemistry: Explore how things behave when they get really, really small and learn about the tools we use to detect them. Grades 3–5, 6–8 • Tu, W • 50 Mins • 12–18 Students

Di sc ov ery La b s Discovery Labs are typically available at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays. Be a Naturalist! What does a naturalist do? What does an owl eat? Children practice science process skills including observing and drawing, taking weights and measurements, and investigating specimens from the natural world. An owl pellet dissection is included and students take home their owl pellet artifacts. Ages 3–6 • W • 50 Mins • 12–18 Students

Bugs and Butterflies Who are the scientists that study insects, and how do they do it? What are some of the unique features of insects? In this basic introduction to live insects and scientific investigation, explore the answers to these questions. Students also design and build an original insect to take home with them. Ages 3–6 • W • 50 Mins • 12–18 Students

The Dirt on Worms Have you ever wondered what dirt is made out of? Are you curious what lives in the soil? This lab is designed to explore the wonderful, wiggly world of worms and their important role in composting. Students will engage in various exciting activities to learn about worms and soil and will bring home a worm friend. Ages 3–6 • W • 50 Mins • 12–18 Students

Incredible Edible Nutrition Science How does food keep our bodies healthy? Why should we ‘eat a rainbow’ every day? Students explore these questions with activities focused on the science of healthy foods. A ‘tasting lab’ activity puts special emphasis on the importance of eating a variety of fruits and vegetables. NOTE: The ‘tasting lab’ activity involves smelling and tasting a variety of fruits and vegetables. If a student has food allergies or sensitivities, please email scienceplayground@omsi.edu to indicate restrictions at least one week before the lab day. We will substitute appropriate non-allergenic materials. Ages 3–6 • W • 50 Mins • 12–18 Students

My Body What is under your skin? Where does food go after you eat it? What makes your body move? Watch these questions come alive in this introduction to the human body. Students make and take home anatomy aprons. Ages 3–6 • W • 50 Mins • 12–18 Students

My Five Senses What are the scientific tools we carry with us every day? How do they help us understand the world around us? This lab explores an assortment of materials that stimulate all five senses. Students make and take home flubber. NOTE: An edible fingerpainting activity in this class involves milk, sugar, gluten and food coloring. If a student has food allergies or sensitivities, please email scienceplayground@omsi.edu to indicate restrictions at least one week before the lab day. We will substitute appropriate non-allergenic materials.

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OMSI–Ma–Jig Who are engineers? What are some things an OMSI-ma-jig can (and can’t) do? Students use real tools to assemble a toy, then practice science process skills including asking questions about the toy, performing experiments based on their questions and investigating physical properties. Students take home their OMSI-ma-jigs to continue experimenting. NOTE: This lab must be scheduled four weeks in advance to allow for materials production. Ages 4–6 • W • 50 Mins • 12–18 Students • $15/Student

Simple Machines How does a seesaw work? What makes wheels on a bike go around? How can you lift heavy objects? Playing with gears, wheels, levers and inclined planes, students learn the ways simple machinery makes our lives easier. Students take home spoon catapults and may create a piece of art for their classroom using gears. Ages 3–6 • W • 50 Mins • 12–18 Students

E a rt h Sci e n c e L a b s All About Earthquakes* Why do earthquakes happen? Where do they happen? What causes one earthquake to be devastating when others can barely be felt? Students experiment with models and collect data. *featuring science on a sphere Grades 3–5, 6–8, 9–12 • W, Th • 50 Mins • 12–16 Students

Become an Astrogeologist* Travel the solar system with OMSI educators and compare the geologic features on Earth to our cosmic neighbors. Students investigate planets, moons and meteors through hands-on discovery and small group activities. *Featuring Science On A Sphere Grades 3–5, 6–8 • W, Th • 50 Mins • 12–16 Students

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Climate and Carbon Has our climate always been like this? How is climate different than weather? What is carbon dioxide? Students find answers to these questions while looking at the scientific evidence behind climate change. Grades 3–5, 6–8 • W, Th • 50 Mins • 12–16 Students

Fabulous Fossils Handle an assortment of rocks and fossils to figure out how to identify and define fossils. Students help clean a real 65-million-year-old Triceratops and other fossils using professional tools and techniques. Each student also makes a copy of a Velociraptor claw to take home. Grades K–2, 3–5 • W, Th • 50 Mins • 12–16 Students

From Pond Scum to Salmon Science Students explore life in Oregon’s watersheds by creating rivers in a stream table and observing fascinating living worlds through a microscope. An OMSI educator will introduce the stages of the salmon life cycle and the interaction between salmon and our environment. Grades K–2, 3–5, 6–8 • W, Th • 50 Mins • 12–16 Students

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Made of Earth Students examine different soils and rocks and explore how these are affected by water. Students observe how water flows through different materials, then measure and record slope angles for wet and dry materials.

Wind Power What is renewable energy? How can we harness wind power for a sustainable future? Students try out engineering skills by experimenting with small model wind turbines. Grades 3–5, 6–8 • W, Th • 50 Mins • 12–16 Students

Grades 3–5, 6–8 • W, Th • 50 Mins • 12–16 Students

Tools of the Paleontologist Discover how paleontologists try to solve the mystery of long-dead creatures and what counts as evidence. The tools discussed include testable hypotheses, models, computer imaging and hand tools. Students help clean a real 65-millionyear-old Triceratops and other fossils using professional tools and techniques. Grades 6–8, 9–12 • W, Th • 50 Mins • 12–16 Students

Welcome to the Solar System* It’s a big place — and we’ll discover just how big in this introductory lab for young space explorers. Learn what objects make up our solar system, how they move and how far away they are from each other. Visit Science On a Sphere for a tour of planets and moons using real satellite imagery. You’ll never look at Earth the same way again.

Life Sci e n c e L a b s Birds Can Fly, Why Can’t I? Discover clues about bird adaptations through an interactive exploration of real bird parts. There is an emphasis on owls as young scientists dissect owl pellets and take home their findings. Grades K–2 • Tu, F • 45 Mins • 12–18 Students

Dissection – Cow Eye Students work in groups of three to explore the tissues of the eye while learning how they work together to allow for sight. Grades 3–5, 6–8 • Tu, F • 50 Mins • 12–16 Students

*Featuring Science On A Sphere Grades K–2 • W, Th • 50 Mins • 12–16 Students

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Dissection – Frog This is an extended comparative anatomy dissection with students working in groups of three. Emphasis is on the digestive system, respiratory system and other major biological systems. Students must have previous dissection experience. Grades 3–5, 6–8, 9–12 • Tu, F • 90 Mins 12–16 Students • $8/Student

Dissection – Squid This hands-on class is perfect for both beginners and experts. Students focus on the importance of structure and function while examining squid anatomy. Grades 3–5, 6–8, 9–12 • Tu, F • 50 Mins • 12–16 Students

Introduction to Biology — Extended Lab Students explore major topics in biology, including metabolism, DNA, heredity, evolution and ecology. Includes dissection, microscope work, and a three-week unit in which students make observations, create a testable hypothesis, run an experiment and present their conclusion. There is a strong emphasis on group discussion and data collection. Grades 6–8 • Tu, F • Twelve 2-Hr Sessions 12–16 Students • $120/Student

Life Under the Microscope Explore an invisible world too small to see with the naked eye. Students learn basic microscope and slide preparation skills while investigating onion and human cheek cells. Grades 3–5, 6–8 • Tu, F • 50 Mins • 12–16 Students

DNA Demystified What is DNA and why is it important? While participating in a hands-on DNA extraction from plants and animals, students learn the basic structure and function of DNA. Grades 3–5, 6–8 • Tu, F • 50 Mins • 12–16 Students

Stimulus and Response How fast are our responses? Why can we respond so quickly? Students practice scientific process skills while testing their responses. Grades 3–5, 6–8, 9–12 • Tu, F • 50 Mins • 12–16 Students

Fitness Test fitness, endurance and strength in this engaging lab about human physiology. Students use Vernier Technology to collect and analyze data.

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Phys ic s L a b s Bridges How do engineers work together to design a solution to a problem? Learn about the variety of bridges in Portland and around the world. Students work in small groups using common materials to build a bridge that meets certain criteria. Grades K–2, 3–5, 6–8 • W, Th • 50 Mins • 12–16 Students

Electricity and Magnetism How do electricity and magnetism make our modern world possible? And how did scientists build on each other’s discoveries to make useful transformations of energy? Students look at magnets, motors and generators, including the Van de Graaff generator. Grades 3–5, 6–8 • W, Th • 50 Mins • 12–16 Students

Physics of Sound Listen closely and learn the science behind sound. Students experience how musical sounds are produced and try some unusual musical instruments like the “Toolaballoonaphone,” Theremin and musical glasses. Grades K–2, 3–5, 6–8 • W, Th • 11 Am, Noon, 1 Pm 50 Mins • 12–16 Students

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Visit Us Destination: Station Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live and work in space? Students will be assigned a role in a mission crew and will “travel” to the International Space Station to see what a day in the life of an astronaut is like. Activities include a spacecraft docking simulation, performing spacewalk tasks and a look at real astronaut food. Grades 3–5, 6–8 • Tu, Th • 50 Mins • 12–24 Students

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Trains and Steam > NEW How does a steam engine work? How do trains “steer”? And why are railroads still useful after nearly 200 years? Students will see real steam engines in operation and work together to build their own railroad. Ages 3–6 • Tu • 11 Am • 50 Mins • 12 Students

Physics Phenomena View spectacular demonstrations of unusual physics, including the vacuum chamber, the Van de Graaff generator and the Tesla coil. Grades K–2, 3–5, 6–8 • W, Th • 50 Mins • 12–16 Students

Simple Machines > NEW How does a seesaw work? What makes wheels on a bike go around? How can you lift heavy objects? Playing with gears, wheels, levers and inclined planes, students learn the ways simple machinery makes our lives easier. Students take home spoon catapults and may create a piece of art for their classroom using gears. Grades k–2 • W, th • 50 Mins • 12–16 Students

Structures — Extended Lab Using an array of common materials, students build bridges, towers and structures that move. Topics include forces, motion, energy, designing within constraints and working as a group. Grades 3–5, 6–8 • W, Th • Five 50-Min Sessions 12–18 Students • $25/StudenT

P l a ne ta r i um L a b s Get hands-on with our interactive astronomy labs in the Kendall Planetarium. Participants work directly with OMSI educators in small group settings to get an in-depth look at cool astronomy and space science topics. Planetarium Labs are typically available at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Combine A Planetarium Lab With A Planetarium Show! See Pp. 24–25 For Show Listings.

Constellations Tonight Students will learn how to use a star map to locate the most prominent constellations of the season. They will also discover that these star patterns are not just shapes in the sky but methods of communication, navigation and timekeeping. A take-home star map is provided for future backyard stargazing adventures.

Explore the Exoplanets Before 1992, we knew of only nine planets in existence, all orbiting our own star — the Sun. Within the last 20 years, astronomers have discovered hundreds of planets outside our solar system. Students will take part in cutting-edge research by learning about the methods used to detect these extrasolar planets. They will also see how astronomers are finding the answers to some of the biggest questions in space science through NASA’s Kepler Mission. Grades 3–5, 6–8 • Tu, Th • 50 Mins • 12–24 Students

Great Observations Light and color are things we experience every day, but what are they? Why do we see them the way we do? What can light and color teach us about objects in space? Students will explore these questions and learn how astronomers study the universe using specialized tools and space-based observatories. Activities include analyzing why we see color, using color filters, observing spectra and detecting invisible light. Grades 3–5, 6–8 • Tu, Th • 50 Mins • 12–24 Students

Moons of the Solar System Students will see some of the unique worlds in our solar system through the eyes of past and future astronomers and spacecraft. They’ll also discover some of the exciting things we know about bodies like Earth’s moon, Luna; the moons of Jupiter and Saturn; and the far reaches of the solar system. Activities include experiments in crater formation and a simulated discovery of a new world. Grades 3–5, 6–8 • Tu, Th • 50 Mins • 12–24 Students

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Su b m a r ine La b The Submarine Lab is typically available at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Take learning a step further by combining the Submarine Lab with a tour of the USS Blueback. See p. 26 for details.

Dive! The Science of Submarines Learn the basics of density and buoyancy through a series of hands-on engineering challenges. Students will explore how submarines are designed to dive and climb through the water by changing their density. Grades 3–5, 6–8 • Tu, Th • 50 Mins • 12–20 Students

T ech n o lo gy La bs Art + Science Students are introduced to scientific principles, techniques, and technologies used in applied visual arts. Topics are explored through scientific and art history perspectives. Choose from the following topics when you register: photography, installation, animation or kinetic sculpture.

Art + Science — Extended Lab During five consecutive sessions, students discover the parallels between art and science, working independently and in small groups to complete a take-home project on a given topic. Topics are explored through scientific and art history perspectives. Topics include photography, installation, animation and kinetic sculpture. Grades 3–5, 6–8, 9–12 • Tu, TH • Five 50-Min Sessions 12–16 Students • $25/Student

Introduction to LEGO® Robots Be the programmer and command a LEGO NXT robot to complete a series of tasks using motors, a computer and sensors. Grades 3–5, 6–8, 9–12 • Tu, TH • 50 Mins • 12–16 Students

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Spacesuits: Your Private Spacecraft This lab introduces students to scientific principles and technologies used by engineers who build spacesuits. Choose from the following topics when you register: pressure, temperature, oxygen regulation, cushioning or communication. Grades 3-5, 6–8, 9–12 • Tu, TH • 50 Mins • 12–16 Students

Spacesuits: Your Private Spacecraft — Extended Lab During five consecutive sessions, students work independently and in small groups to investigate topics considered in spacesuit design. Topics include pressure, temperature, oxygen regulation, cushioning and communication. In the last session students create a smallscale spacesuit of their own. Grades 3-5, 6–8, 9–12 • Tu, tH • Five 50-min sessions 12–16 students • $25/Student

PB&J Programming Students discover the basics of clear communication and computer programming logic by instructing a pretend robot to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Grades K–2 • Tu, TH • 50 Mins • 12–24 Students

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STAGE PROGRAMS OMSI’s stage programs bring concepts to life with thought-provoking demonstrations and audience participation. While the minimum number is 60 students, smaller groups are welcome to register for programs reserved by another group or pay the $180 minimum. 50 Mins 60–250 Students $3/Student Chaperones And Teachers Free *NOTE: These programs are only available during the school year.

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Circus of Science This show has it all! Solutions that instantly change color, giant piles of foam, great balls of fire, disappearing water and expanding fog! Your class will learn amazing chemistry facts while watching our educators demonstrate their favorite phenomena.

Something Shocking: Forces of Electricity & Magnetism Spark students’ excitement about the physics of electricity and magnetism. Demonstrations include detecting magnetic fields, creating homemade lightning and generating hair-raising static electricity. Grades 3–5, 6–8 • Th* • 11:30 A.M.

Grades K–2, 3–5, 6–8 • F* • 10 A.M., 11:30 A.M.

What’s the Matter? Students experience hot ice, floating fog and exploding liquid to explore the states of matter, their properties and how they change from one form to another — and back again. Your class will have a gas!

Interested in having an OMSI Stage Program at your school? Check out our Traveling Assemblies on p. 38

GRADES K–2, 3–5 • F* • 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m.

EARTH S C I EN C E STAGE PRO GRA MS Tornadoes, Thunder and Lightning, Oh My! How are hot air, pressure, tornadoes and lightning part of the dynamic forces of weather? Your group will be “blown away” when you experience weather — OMSI-style — with our flaming tornado and indoor lightning. GRADES K–2, 3–5, 6–8 • W* • 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m.

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OMNIMAX THEATER Schedule your group to see a current giant screen film or request a film from our library. Films from the library are available at 10 a.m. and noon for groups of 50 or more. Smaller groups are welcome to register for films reserved by another group or pay the 50–person minimum. Teacher guides can be viewed at omsi.edu/field-trips/guides. Visit omsi.edu/omnimax for more information about the theater. Films are subject to availability. Adrenaline Rush: The Science of Risk From breathtaking views of skydiving to a 4,265-foot base jump from a legendary Norwegian cliff, explore the psychological and physiological forces behind risk taking. Grades 5–Adult

Alaska: Spirit of the Wild Visit one of the last great frontiers as cameras capture a pack of wolves on the hunt, herds of grazing caribou and the aweinspiring sight of a 40-ton humpback whale breaching the waters of Prince William Sound. This is the ultimate story of survival, where life triumphs against fierce conditions and challenges. Grades 4–Adult

The Alps From the makers of the blockbuster hit Everest comes the story of the Swiss Alps. Experience their breathtaking beauty, multi-faceted culture, perilous avalanches and irresistible allure to a mountaineer, who is also on a personal journey to make peace with the mountain where his father died.

Amazon Witness the immense power, beauty and diversity of the Amazon region, from the river’s source in the high Andes through the rainforest canopy and into the Amazon basin. This is the story of two medicine men from vastly different worlds who share a common quest for the medicinal qualities of native plants.

45–55 MINS Up to 305 People $5/Person for school groups Ask about pricing for non-school groups.

Grades 4–Adult

Antarctica Follow humankind’s thirst for exploration to the highest, driest, windiest and coldest continent on Earth. Swim through a crystalline cavern submerged within a glacier, drill through centuries-old ice to unlock the secrets of Antarctica’s past and join a company of penguins in a graceful underwater ballet. Grades 4–Adult

Grades 5–Adult

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Born to be Wild An inspiring story of love, dedication and the remarkable bond between humans and animals. Journey into the lush rainforests of Borneo with primatologist Dr. Biruté Mary Galdikas, and across the rugged Kenyan savannah with elephant authority Dame Daphne M. Sheldrick, as their teams rescue, rehabilitate, and return orphaned orangutans and elephants back to the wild. All Ages

Coral Reef Adventure Travel across the spectacular coral reefs of the South Pacific. Built by tiny coral animals over thousands of years, reefs comprise just one percent of the ocean, yet nurture onequarter of all marine species. This film takes you to the Great Barrier Reef, Fiji, Tahiti and the depths of Rangiroa Atoll. All Ages

Deep Sea This immersive, underwater adventure features neverbefore-seen, up-close encounters with a wide range of exotic undersea life — from the unusual Wolf Eel and the ominous Giant Pacific Octopus to the bizarre Rainbow Nudibranch.

Dinosaurs Alive A global adventure of science and discovery, featuring the earliest dinosaurs of the Triassic Period to the monsters of the Cretaceous Period “reincarnated” life-sized for the giant screen. The film uses state-of-the-art CGI to bring dinosaurs, their behaviors and their ancient environments to life.

Flying Monsters For thousands of years, humans have believed that there were once flying monsters. But did these creatures really exist? Join world-renowned naturalist Sir David Attenborough in a fascinating look at how some reptiles from the dinosaur age were able to defy gravity and soar through prehistoric skies.

Grades 4–Adult

All Ages

Dolphins Two scientists who study dolphin communication and behavior lead you on encounters in the wild — from the banks of the Bahamas to the seas of Argentina.

Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk Take an exhilarating rafting adventure down the Colorado River! This film raises awareness of crucial issues, including water management, conservation, global crisis and individual responsibility.

All Ages

Grades 4–Adult

Everest Contemplate survival, teamwork and the psychological skills needed to be successful as this film introduces you to the geology and unique weather of Everest, Sherpa culture and the physiological effects of high altitude. Grades 4–Adult

Hubble Journey through distant galaxies to explore the grandeur and mysteries of our celestial surroundings in this inspiring and unique look at the Hubble Space Telescope. Moviegoers are offered a firsthand view of the final NASA visit to the telescope as cameras document the May 2009 servicing mission by the space shuttle Atlantis. Grades 4–Adult

Grades 3–Adult

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Visit Us The Human Body This film reveals, in astonishing detail, the biological processes that go on without our control and often without our notice. Follow a family from dawn to dusk as they go about their daily routines and see what takes place “beneath the skin.” Note: This movie contains information about human reproduction, growth and development. Grades 5–Adult

Hurricane on the Bayou Take a tour of the vibrant Louisiana bayou and the city of New Orleans. The region’s bountiful coastal wetlands — where alligators, humans and other wildlife have lived in harmony for centuries — are eroding into the sea at the speed of one acre every 30 minutes. An emotional portrayal of this environmental calamity and the staggering effects of Hurricane Katrina. Grades 5–Adult

Journey into Amazing Caves Venture to underground landscapes that are as beautiful and vital as any place on Earth. From the underwater caves of Mexico to the ice caves of Greenland, join scientists and adventurers as they look for important clues about the Earth’s past and the microorganisms that inhabit its most extreme environments. Grades 5–Adult

Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West Join these two courageous captains and their Corps of Discovery as they conquer raging rivers, bison-filled prairies, subzero temperatures and rugged mountains on an 8,000mile journey to the Pacific Ocean and back. All Ages

The Living Sea This film emphasizes that all the world’s oceans are really a single interconnected ocean, and all life is dependent on it. Spend time with surfers, scientists tracking whales, a Coast Guard rough weather rescue squad and a deep-ocean research team.

Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon Through never-before-seen photographs, special effects and previously unreleased NASA footage, this film immerses you in what the astronauts experienced while on the lunar surface. Grades 4–Adult

Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs Follow researchers and explorers as they piece together the archaeological and genetic clues of Egyptian mummies. Scientific work reconstructing mummy DNA and deciphering ancient texts is providing insight into modern human genetics and advanced medical treatments.

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Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure Stunning computer-generated animation transports audiences back to the Late Cretaceous, when a great inland sea divided North America in two. The film weaves together a series of paleontological digs from around the globe and tells the compelling story of scientists as detectives who answer questions about ancient ocean worlds. Grades 3–Adult

Solarmax Experience a total eclipse, the Aurora Borealis and the sunrise at Machu Picchu during an incredible voyage from prehistory to the leading edge of today’s solar science.

Grades 4–Adult

Grades 4–Adult

Mysteries of Egypt Soar over the great pyramids and descend into the tomb of King Tutankhamen. Learn about the life and times of this young pharaoh and the astonishing accomplishments of his ancient civilization.

To the Arctic > NEW Venture across floating ice to witness one mother polar bear’s determination to keep her cubs alive in the face of natural predators and a rapidly changing climate. The stunning beauty of the Arctic is palpable in this film that aims to cultivate a sense of our connectedness, relevance and impact on this special place — and of the Arctic’s influence on the rest of our planet.

Grades 4–adult

Mystery of the Nile Accompany a team of explorers on an epic quest to become the first to descend the world’s greatest river from source to sea. They face deadly crocodiles and hippos, Class VI river rapids, and temperatures in excess of 100 degrees on their 3,000-mile journey. Grades 4–Adult

Mystic India Experience the rich culture of India through the incredible story of 11-year-old Neelkanth who, in the late eighteenth century, walked barefoot for seven years and 8,000 miles across this vast majestic land. Witness India’s geographic and cultural diversity, marvel at the natural beauty of its land and architecture, and see its spectacular festivals and spiritual wonders. Grades 5–Adult

Grades 4–Adult

Tornado Alley Follow a daring filmmaker and a team of scientists on a thrilling quest to understand the origin and evolution of tornadoes. Experience a tornado’s destructive power up close while researchers gather the most comprehensive severe weather data ever recorded. Grades 5–Adult

Wild Ocean: Where Africa Meets the Sea Explore the interplay between man and our endangered ocean ecosystem during one of nature’s great migration spectacles. Off the South African coast, millions of fish engage in an epic struggle for survival with whales, sharks, dolphins, seals, gannets and the most voracious sea predator — man. Grades 4–Adult

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Kendall Planetarium Schedule your group to see a current planetarium show or request a show from our library. Shows from the library are available at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. for groups of 30 or more. Smaller groups are welcome to register for shows reserved by another group or pay the 30-person minimum. Teacher guides can be viewed at omsi.edu/field-trips/guides. Visit omsi.edu/planetarium for more information about the planetarium. Shows are subject to availability. Up to 120 or 190 people $3/Person Take learning a step further by combining a planetarium show with a planetarium reserved lab, exploring concepts including constellations, strange planets, and planetary moons. See p. 18 for more details.

Interested in a planetarium show at your school? Check out our Portable Planetarium on p. 42

2012: Mayan Prophecies > NEW Visit the cities of Uxmal, Chichen Itza, Tikal and Palenque to discover how the Maya aligned their temples to watch their sky gods and used interlocking calendars to record the past and predict the future. Explore pyramids towering above the rainforest and discover how our fate in 2012 may be foretold in Mayan prophecies.

Extreme Planets Tour places once found only in science fiction. Visit a world where liquid rock breaks against a pitch-black shoreline of molten lava, and explore a place where a burnt-out sun spins madly above a lonely planet. Grades 4–Adult • 25 Or 45 Mins

Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity Mathematical equations, cutting-edge science and Einstein’s theories provide the most complete picture yet on this mysterious phenomenon. Can you feel the pull?

Ice Worlds Examine the ecosystems that thrive in the Arctic and Antarctic and see how their survival is connected with our own. Beyond Earth, we’ll see how the existence of ice shapes the landscape and the natural systems on other planets and moons in our solar system.

Grades 4–Adult • 25 Mins (Available In Spanish)

Grades 4–Adult • 25 Mins

Chirpie’s Magical Sky Join Chirpie, a friendly bird, on a three-dimensional journey through the four seasons: a spring rain shower, the rising and setting of the summer sun, falling autumn leaves, and a winter stargazing adventure at night.

Infinity Express See breathtaking images of the life cycle of stars from the Hubble Space Telescope. Experience the eventual collision of our Milky Way galaxy with the neighboring Andromeda galaxy, then plunge down and sweep through the gigantic Valles Marineris canyon using the latest data from the Mars Global Surveyor.

Grades 4–Adult • 25 Mins

Grades Pre–K—K • 15 Mins

Grades 4–Adult • 25 Mins (Available In Spanish)

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Life: A Cosmic Story > NEW This tale of interconnection and shared ancestry takes the audience on a journey through time, witnessing key events since the Big Bang that set the stage for life.

Secret of the Cardboard Rocket Climb aboard a magical cardboard rocket with two young adventurers and get a breathtaking, up-close look at each of our solar system’s planets.

Grades 4–Adult • 25 Mins

Grades Pre–K—4 • 25 Or 45 Mins (45-Min Show Available In Spanish)

Our Sky > NEW This live presentation show, geared for younger audiences, explores stars, planets and constellations in the night sky. Viewing highlights for each month are also presented. Grades 1–3 • 25 Mins

Pacific Northwest Skies Learn about the constellations, planets and celestial highlights that can be seen above the Pacific Northwest region over the course of the year. This show includes a live presentation. Grades 4–Adult • 25 Or 40 Mins

The Planets From Mercury to Pluto, explore the wonders of our solar system without leaving the surface of Earth. This program examines the basic characteristics of each of the nine planets and includes a live presentation.

Kendall Planetarium

Stars Every star has a story. Through every phase of their existence, stars release the energy that powers the universe. Journey to the furthest reaches of our galaxy and experience the awesome beauty and destructive power of stars. Grades 3–Adult • 25 Mins

Secrets of the Sun From the nuclear forces churning at its heart to the mass ejections of solar material into space, experience the power of the Sun and its impact on the planets and life on Earth. Trace the life cycle of the Sun itself, going back to its beginnings and moving forward in time to its eventual death.

Two Small Pieces of Glass: The Amazing Telescope Trace the history of the telescope from Galileo’s modifications to a child’s spyglass using two small pieces of glass, to the launch of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. Explore the wonder and discovery made by astronomers throughout the last 400 years.

Grades 4–Adult • 25 Mins

Grades 3–Adult • 25 Mins

Starry Nights Live! Planets, constellations, the zodiac, shooting stars and satellites are all in the night sky if you know when and where to look. Navigate by the stars and discover how you can become a backyard astronomer. This live presentation focuses on the night sky during the current month. Grades 4–Adult • 25 Mins

L a s e r l igh t s h ows Laser light shows feature intense colors set to music ranging from Tchaikovsky to Pink Floyd. For details on current shows, visit omsi.edu/laser-shows. $3/person for matinees

Grades 4–6 • 40 Mins

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USS BLUEBAck submarine Climb aboard the USS Blueback, a retired U.S. Navy submarine, and take a fascinating tour of a vessel where 85 crewmembers once worked, slept and ate for months at a time. Discover how submarines float, dive and surface. Explore the control room and the crew’s quarters. Peer through a periscope, touch a torpedo and learn about sonar. Tours are approximately 40 minutes in length and can be geared toward any grade level. Note: Children must be at least three years old to tour the submarine. Tours can be scheduled between 10 a.m and 4 p.m, subject to availability. 12–16 people per tour $3/person

Take learning a step further by combining a tour with our submarine lab and explore the concepts of buoyancy and density. See p. 19 for more details.

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Museum Camp-In Explore the awesome beauty and vast scale of the universe at OMSI. Learn about celestial objects like the Earth, Moon and Sun, and find out how scientists are constantly discovering more about them. Activities provide plenty of opportunity for teambuilding and problem solving. Museum Camp-Ins include dinner, snack and continental breakfast; OMNIMAX movie; submarine tour; and museum admission the following day. Grades 3–8 • 4:30 P.M.–9:30 A.M. Following Day $42/Person (Sep-Jan), $45/Person (FEB–JUN)

Museum Camp-Ins are offered on the following dates in 2012-2013*: October 18, 25 November 1, 15 February 14, 20, 21, 28 March 7, 14, 21 April 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 25 May 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 30 June 5, 6, 12, 13

*More dates may be added. Call for availability. MythBusters exhibit is included for dates between February 8–May 5, 2013.

Submarine Camp-In Spend the night aboard OMSI’s USS Blueback, a retired U.S. Navy submarine. Experience what it’s like to live on a submarine, explore the torpedo room, peer through a periscope and sleep in the crew’s quarters. Learn about density and buoyancy as you explore how submarines are designed to dive and surface. Submarine Camp-Ins include snack and continental breakfast; Science On a Sphere show; and museum admission the following day.

Plan an OMSI Camp-In for team building, an endof-the-year celebration or just for fun! They are perfect for school, scouting, homeschool, youth and church groups. In the museum or on the submarine, OMSI Camp-Ins are guaranteed to be a unique experience that’s warm, safe, dry and exciting — any time of year!

OMSI Hostel Do you need another night in Portland to see all the sights? Join us for a hostel at OMSI. Standard hostels include reserved overnight sleeping space only, and do not include museum admission or activities. When you register, ask about adding activities to your hostel, including museum admission, OMNIMAX movies, planetarium shows, submarine tours and reserved labs, for an additional charge. Call For Availability $20/Person W/Snack And Breakfast $15/Person W/O Meals

Grades 3–12 • 5:30 P.M.–9:30 A.M. Following Day $55/Person

Submarine Camp-Ins are offered on the following dates in 2012-2013*: October 26 November 2, 16 February 8, 9, 15, 16 March 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16 April 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27 May 3, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 31 June 1, 7, 8

Looking for an “almost overnighter”? A Family Science Night offers a private, after-hours museum experience for your school. See p. 31 for details.

*More dates may be added. Call for availability. MythBusters exhibit is included for dates between February 8–May 5, 2013.

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Visit Us H AN C O C K F IELD STATION Available: Fall and Spring Capacity: 100 Location: John Day Fossil Beds National Monument Proximity to the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument is ideal for studying geology and paleontology. In the nearby sedimentary rock formations, the fossil record unlocks the geological history and evolution of life and climate in Oregon. Juniper-sage grasslands provide excellent locations to study arid lands ecology, while the nearby Pine Creek Conservation Area gives students the chance to study stream ecology. Clear night skies in late fall and early spring provide the opportunity for astronomy programing. The entire area around Hancock Field Station is rich in cultural history.

Overnight Programs Experience a one-of-a-kind, completely customized science learning opportunity. OMSI offers three different outdoor school sites with varied curricula for grades K–12. OMSI staff can tailor the program to a particular concept or benchmark of your choice. It’s an experience your students will never forget. A typical day begins with an early morning walk and breakfast, followed by five hours of field study to get up close and personal with your customized topics. It’s back to camp in the early afternoon for a little rest and relaxation, followed by 90-minute interest groups, which allow students to delve deeper into more focused topics ranging from marine mammals to the formation of fossils. Students then unwind with free time and a homecooked meal, followed by an evening program of your choice, which might include a bat slide show or night hike. Each day ends with the time-honored tradition of songs and skits around the campfire.

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5 -DAY PROGRA M S

OMSI program STAFF will work with you to create an experience tailored to your students’ interests and your teaching goals. Curriculum offerings include:

Field Studies (5 Hours Each Full Day)

apr–jun

Apr–Jun

$155

$260

Feb–mar, sep–nov

Feb–mar, sep–nov

$145

$245

Archaeology/Cultural History Fossils in Fossil Arid Lands Ecology Geology/Paleontology Ecological Mapping Techniques Stream/Riparian Ecology Fire Ecology Survival

Off-Site Ecology Hikes Cove Creek Canyon Robinson Canyon

Interest Groups (90 Minutes Each Day) Cost is per person and includes one OMSI educator for every 15 students, program coordination, lodging, meals, pre- and post-materials, and field study equipment. Groups provide transportation, chaperones at a 1:8 ratio and lunch on the first day. Ask us about 2-day, 4-day or single-day program options and pricing. Learn about the Metro Waste Management discount for qualifying schools at oregonmetro.gov.

Aboriginal Skills Leave No Trace Aquatic Study/Water Quality Orienteering Avian Study Renewable Energy Climbing Wall Reptiles and Amphibians Ethnobotany Rocks and Minerals Fossil Study Skulls, Skins and Bones Insects And Spiders Team Challenge Lapidary Weather and Climate

Evening Programs

Astronomy Slide Show Evening Walk Bat Slide Show Herpetology Birds of Prey Night Hike Eco-Games Observational Astronomy Environmental Forum

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Ca s ca de s cie nc e s ch o o l At ca m p na m a nu > NEW

PAC IF IC M ARINE S C IENC E S C H OOL AT CA M P K IWAN ILON G

Available: Fall 2012 Capacity: 120 Location: Near Sweet Home on the South Santiam River Forty-one acres of fields, streams, forested land and access to the South Santiam River and Foster Lake offer curriculum options including forest ecology, aquatic ecology and geology. The facility is fully wheelchair accessible with accommodation in authentic log cabins. Amenities include restrooms, showers and laundry; and there is electricity and heat in each cabin.

Available: Spring 2013 Capacity: 150 Location: Near Sandy on the Sandy River Camp Namanu sits on 552 forested acres along the banks of the Sandy River. Namanu is close to Portland, yet far enough away to allow students a true outdoor science learning experience. Its lowland forests provide an environment that is similar to those found throughout the Willamette Valley, allowing students to connect their outdoor science school experience with their home environment. Namanu has heated cabins, a modern dining hall and a covered campfire area which allows comfortable learning year round.

Available: Fall and Spring Capacity: 90 Location: North Oregon Coast Just a two–hour drive from Portland and adjacent to the 3,700–acre Fort Stevens State Park, Camp Kiwanilong features a 2.5 mile trail that winds from the dining hall to the ocean shore.

OMSI program staff will work with you to create an experience tailored to your students’ interests and your teaching goals. Curriculum offerings include:

OMSI program STAFF will work with you to create an experience tailored to your students’ interests and your teaching goals. Curriculum offerings include:

OMSI program STAFF will work with you to create an experience tailored to your students’ interests and your teaching goals. Curriculum offerings include:

Field Studies (5 Hours Each Full Day) Aquatic Ecology Student-Driven Research Projects Forest Ecology Geology

Field Studies (5 Hours Each Full Day) Aquatic Ecology Student-Driven Research Projects Forest Ecology

Field Studies (5 Hours Each Full Day) Aquatic Ecology Student-Driven Research Projects Coastal Ecology Tide Pooling*

Interest Groups (90 Minutes Each Day) Amphibians Orienteering Birding Owl Pellet Dissection Early Oregon Studies Survival Geology Team Challenge Mammal Studies Evening Programs Bat Slide Show Eco-Jeopardy Environmental Forum Night Hike

Predator and Prey Raptors Science Fair Volcanoes

Interest Groups (90 Minutes Each Day) Amphibians Orienteering Birding Owl Pellet Dissection Early Oregon Studies Survival Geology Team Challenge Mammal Studies Evening Programs Bat Slide Show Eco-Jeopardy Environmental Forum Night Hike

Predator and Prey Raptors Science Fair Volcanoes

In addition to nearby tide pools, students can explore lush coastal forests, murky marshes and sandy beaches. The rich cultural heritage of the area, including Fort Stevens, Fort Clatsop and the Peter Iredale shipwreck, offers students a chance to explore some of the most important events in Oregon’s history.

*Tide dependent and groups must provide their own transportation

Interest Groups (90 Minutes Each Day) Early Oregon Studies Squid Dissection Marine Mammals Survival Orienteering Team Challenge Shark Ecology Evening Programs Bat Slide Show Eco-Jeopardy Environmental Forum The Midnight Zone

Night Hike Predator and Prey Science Fair Tide Pool Slide Show

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DAY TRIPS Meet OMSI Outdoor Science Education instructors on location for the hands-on, interactive programming that makes our outdoor science schools so popular. Schools are responsible for transportation to and from sites, chaperones at a 1:8 ratio and lunch. Programs are typically 6 hours long. $350/OMSI instructor (1 instructor per 15 students)

Mou n t St. He le n s

Tide P o o l s *

C o lu m b i a G o r g e

Explore the remnants of past eruptions at Mount St. Helens. Walk in the lava tubes of Ape Caves, see the lava trees of the Trail of Two Forests and examine the layers of the Lahar Viewpoint to discuss how eruptions from the past are connected to those of the future. Look at images of the past 30 years to understand forest succession through plant identification and soil profiles.

The rocky shores of the Oregon Coast are amazing places to learn about taxonomy and adaptations. Meet OMSI instructors at the tide pools and let them guide your students’ explorations. Discover how mussels attach to rocks and how sea anemones feed. There are multiple locations where instructors can meet you for a day at the coast. Contact OMSI for program dates and locations.

Hike the beautiful Columbia River Gorge with an OMSI naturalist. Learn geology basics like plate tectonics, rock cycle, erosion and deposition through magnificent geologic events in Pacific Northwest history. The class will focus on the formation of the Cascade Mountain range, the Columbia River basalts and the effects of the Missoula Floods on the Columbia River Gorge.

Maximum 150 Participants • Grades 5–12 Available sep, OCt, Jun

Maximum 80 Participants • Grades K–12 Available sep–nov, apr–Jun *tIDE DEPENDENT

Maximum 45 Participants • Grades 5–12 Available sep–Nov, Mar–Jun

Visit omsi.edu/standards to see how OMSI’s programs align with Oregon State Science Standards.

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A family science night For your SChool Family Science Nights offer a unique experience for your school’s families and teachers to visit the museum and spark lifelong interest in science. This exclusive event for your school is designed to foster community between teachers, parents and students, and strengthen parent and family involvement in science exploration and discovery. Your school will explore our popular exhibit halls, as well as our Physics Lab and Life Science Lab, engaging in exciting hands-on activities. An OMSI specialist will work with your school or PTA to customize the event for your group, answer questions and tend to the logistics. Grades: K-8 schools (plus families) 6–8 p.m. • $2,000* • Capacity: 1,500 people Family Science Nights are offered on the following Monday evenings in 2012-2013: September 10, 17, 24 October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 November 5, 26 December 3, 10, 17 January 7, 14, 28

February 4, 11*, 25* March 4*, 11*, 18* April 8*, 15*, 22*, 29* May 6, 13, 20

Visit Omsi.Edu/Familysciencenights For More Information. *Mythbusters: The explosive exhibition Will Be An Optional Add-On With An Additional Fee for dates between February 8 and may 5, 2013. Ask For Details.

Hosting a family night at your school? Bring the spirit of OMSI to your event with our Science Festival. We fill 10–12 tables with science challenges and OMSI educators can conduct exciting demonstrations! See p. 42 for more details.

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Traveling programs

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Traveling programs Our talented science educators will travel to your location to deliver classroom programs, assemblies, science festivals and more. Book a program any day or time of the year. If you’re outside the Portland Metro area, take a look at our schedule and map to save money by booking when we’re in your area.

Traveling Programs Fall Discount OMSI is offering a discount to schools located within 60 miles of the museum. Receive $50 off of your total bill when you schedule programs that take place between September 5, 2012-January 1, 2013. Note: minimum of three 1-hour classroom programs OR minimum of one 1-hour assembly required per visit date.

Visit omsi.edu/standards to see how OMSI’s programs align with Oregon State Science Standards.

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OMSI Comes To You

Traveling Programs

T rav el Fe e s If you are located less than 40 miles from OMSI, there are no travel fees.

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If you are located more than 40 miles from OMSI, travel fees are charged as follows: • By scheduling a program when we’re in your area (per map), each school pays $95 per instructor per day, in addition to the program cost. No mileage is charged. • If we make a special trip to your school (when we’re not scheduled to be in your area per map), each school is charged 55¢ per round-trip mile (subject to federal rate changes) and $95 per instructor per day, in addition to the program cost.

Kennewick

Astoria

Tillamook

The Dalles

B

I-5 Corridor November 12–16, 2012

La Grande

Newport Salem Corvallis Eugene

A

Bend

H

D

Rogue Valley February 4–8, 2013

E

Northern Oregon Coast March 4–8, 2013

F

Columbia Corridor/Eastern Oregon/Boise April 8–19, 2013

G

H

Central Oregon/Southern Oregon/ Northern California May 13–24, 2013

A

Burns

C

Southern Oregon Coast/Northern California Coast January 21–25, 2013

Ontario

F

F Boise

Roseburg

Coos Bay

C

Baker City

Madras

B A

Pendleton

Portland

E

• Visits to areas beyond the boundaries of the map are available by request and travel fees are negotiated on a case-by-case basis.

Columbia Corridor/Eastern Oregon/Boise October 15–26, 2012

A F

OREGON Grants Pass

I DAHO

D

Gold Beach

Klamath Falls

Lakeview

Medford

H

Crescent City

Montana/Northern Idaho April 29–May 10, 2013

C

NEVADA

Mt Shasta

Eureka Redding

CAL IFORN IA

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Traveling Programs at-a-glance OMSI Comes To You

t r av e l i n g p r o g r a m n a m e

type of program

subject area

c apa c i t y

pa g e n u m b e r

P r e s ch o o l – Ki n d e r g a r t e n BUg me!

C l ass r oo m P r o g r a m

bio l o g y

24

39

p r ehis t o r ic D i n osa u r s

C l ass r oo m P r o g r a m

ea r t h scie n ce

24

40

The S o u n d o f S cie n ce

C l ass r oo m P r o g r a m

hea l t h & we l l n ess

24

41

W ee W o n de r s i n S cie n ce

C l ass r oo m P r o g r a m

M u l t i - S cie n ce

24

41

Ki n d e r g a r t e n – 1

st

Grade

A m a z i n g W ha l es

C l ass r oo m P r o g r a m

B io l o g y

36

39

B u g Me !

C l ass r oo m P r o g r a m

B io l o g y

36

39

Goi n g B a t t y

C l ass r oo m P r o g r a m

B io l o g y

36

39

A l t e r ed S t a t es

A sse m b l y

C he m is t r y

350

38

Reac t - O - B l as t

A sse m b l y

C he m is t r y

350

38

C owab u n g a C he m is t r y

C l ass r oo m P r o g r a m

C he m is t r y

36

40

Kiddie C he m is t r y

C l ass r oo m P r o g r a m

C he m is t r y

36

40

W i l d W ea t he r S how

A sse m b l y

E a r t h S cie n ce

350

38

P r ehis t o r ic D i n osa u r s

C l ass r oo m P r o g r a m

E a r t h S cie n ce

36

40

W ea t he r 1 0 1

C l ass r oo m P r o g r a m

E a r t h S cie n ce

36

40

D a n g e r o u s D ecibe l s

C l ass r oo m P r o g r a m

H ea l t h & W e l l n ess

36

40

Mo v e Yo u r C l ass !

C l ass r oo m P r o g r a m

H ea l t h & W e l l n ess

36

41

t he so u n d o f scie n ce

C l ass r oo m P r o g r a m

hea l t h & we l l n ess

Go l l y - o l o g y

A sse m b l y

M u l t i - S cie n ce

C r i m e Lab

C l ass r oo m P r o g r a m

M u l t i - S cie n ce

36

41

S cie n ce Fes t i v a l

S cie n ce Fes t i v a l

M u l t i - S cie n ce

90

42

E l ec t r i f y i n g S cie n ce

A sse m b l y

P h y sics & E n g i n ee r i n g

350

38

Mo t io n C o m m o t io n

A sse m b l y

P h y sics & E n g i n ee r i n g

350

38

S cie n ce C i r c u s : The P h y sics o f F u n

A sse m b l y

P h y sics & E n g i n ee r i n g

350

38

Ma r v e l o u s Ma g n e t s

C l ass r oo m P r o g r a m

P h y sics & E n g i n ee r i n g

36

42

W he r e i n t he W o r l ds

C l ass r oo m P r o g r a m

S pace S cie n ce

36

42

P o r t ab l e P l a n e t a r i u m

P o r t ab l e P l a n e t a r i u m

S pace S cie n ce

30

42

39

36

41

350

38

2 nd– 3 rd G r a d e A m a z i n g W ha l es

C l ass r oo m P r o g r a m

B io l o g y

36

Goi n g B a t t y

C l ass r oo m P r o g r a m

B io l o g y

36

39

A l t e r ed S t a t es

A sse m b l y

C he m is t r y

350

38

Reac t - O - B l as t

A sse m b l y

C he m is t r y

350

38

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t r av e l i n g p r o g r a m n a m e

type of program

subject area

c apa c i t y

pa g e n u m b e r

2 nd– 3 rd G r a d e , C o n t i n u e d C owab u n g a C he m is t r y

C l ass r oo m P r o g r a m

C he m is t r y

36

40

Kiddie C he m is t r y

C l ass r oo m P r o g r a m

C he m is t r y

36

40

W i l d W ea t he r S how

A sse m b l y

E a r t h S cie n ce

350

38

P r ehis t o r ic D i n osa u r s

C l ass r oo m P r o g r a m

E a r t h S cie n ce

36

40

W ea t he r 1 0 1

C l ass r oo m P r o g r a m

E a r t h S cie n ce

36

40

D a n g e r o u s D ecibe l s

C l ass r oo m P r o g r a m

H ea l t h & W e l l n ess

36

40

Human systems

C l ass r oo m P r o g r a m

H ea l t h & W e l l n ess

36

41

Mo v e Yo u r C l ass !

C l ass r oo m P r o g r a m

H ea l t h & W e l l n ess

36

41

The N u t r i t io n Missio n

C l ass r oo m P r o g r a m

H ea l t h & W e l l n ess

36

41

Go l l y - o l o g y

A sse m b l y

M u l t i - S cie n ce

350

38

C r i m e Lab

C l ass r oo m P r o g r a m

M u l t i - S cie n ce

36

41

I de n t i t y

C l ass r oo m P r o g r a m

M u l t i - S cie n ce

36

41

S cie n ce Fes t i v a l

S cie n ce Fes t i v a l

M u l t i - S cie n ce

90

42

E l ec t r i f y i n g S cie n ce

A sse m b l y

P h y sics & E n g i n ee r i n g

350

38

Mo t io n C o m m o t io n

A sse m b l y

P h y sics & E n g i n ee r i n g

350

38

S cie n ce C i r c u s : The P h y sics o f F u n

A sse m b l y

P h y sics & E n g i n ee r i n g

350

38

F u n t as t ic P h y sics

C l ass r oo m P r o g r a m

P h y sics & E n g i n ee r i n g

36

41

I m a g i n ee r i n g ! D esi g n , Tes t , I m p r o v e

C l ass r oo m P r o g r a m

P h y sics & E n g i n ee r i n g

36

42

J o l t s , Vo l t s a n d W i r es

C l ass r oo m P r o g r a m

P h y sics & E n g i n ee r i n g

36

42

W he r e i n t he W o r l ds

C l ass r oo m P r o g r a m

S pace S cie n ce

36

42

Yo u r g a l ac t ic add r ess

C l ass r oo m P r o g r a m

S pace S cie n ce

36

42

P o r t ab l e P l a n e t a r i u m

P o r t ab l e P l a n e t a r i u m

S pace S cie n ce

30

42

4 th– 5 th G r a d e A m a z i n g W ha l es

C l ass r oo m P r o g r a m

B io l o g y

36

39

Goi n g B a t t y

C l ass r oo m P r o g r a m

B io l o g y

36

39

H u n t e r s o f t he S k y

C l ass r oo m P r o g r a m

B io l o g y

36

39

Mic r oscopic Zoo

C l ass r oo m P r o g r a m

B io l o g y

36

39

S ha r k s !

C l ass r oo m P r o g r a m

B io l o g y

36

40

S q u id dissec t io n

C l ass r oo m P r o g r a m

B io l o g y

36

40

A l t e r ed S t a t es

A sse m b l y

C he m is t r y

350

38

Reac t - O - B l as t

A sse m b l y

C he m is t r y

350

38

C owab u n g a che m is t r y

C l ass r oo m P r o g r a m

C he m is t r y

36

40

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Traveling Programs at-a-glance OMSI Comes To You

t r av e l i n g p r o g r a m n a m e

type of program

subject area

c apa c i t y

pa g e n u m b e r

4 t h – 5 t h G r a d e , C ONTi n u e d I n v es t i g a t i n g C he m is t r y

C l ass r oo m P r o g r a m

C he m is t r y

36

40

Radica l Reac t io n s

C l ass r oo m P r o g r a m

C he m is t r y

36

40

W i l d W ea t he r S how

A sse m b l y

E a r t h S cie n ce

350

38

E a r t h A n d Yo u

C l ass r oo m P r o g r a m

E a r t h S cie n ce

36

40

E a r t h i n Mo t io n

C l ass r oo m P r o g r a m

E a r t h S cie n ce

36

40

schoo l o f r oc k s

C l ass r oo m P r o g r a m

E a r t h S cie n ce

36

40

W ea t he r 1 0 1

C l ass r oo m P r o g r a m

E a r t h S cie n ce

36

40

B u r n i n g C a l o r ies

C l ass r oo m P r o g r a m

H ea l t h & W e l l n ess

36

40

D a n g e r o u s D ecibe l s

C l ass r oo m P r o g r a m

H ea l t h & W e l l n ess

36

40

Human Systems

C l ass r oo m P r o g r a m

H ea l t h & W e l l n ess

36

41

Mo v e Yo u r C l ass !

C l ass r oo m P r o g r a m

H ea l t h & W e l l n ess

36

41

The N u t r i t io n Missio n

C l ass r oo m P r o g r a m

H ea l t h & W e l l n ess

36

41

Go l l y - o l o g y

A sse m b l y

M u l t i - S cie n ce

350

38

C r i m e Lab

C l ass r oo m P r o g r a m

M u l t i - S cie n ce

36

41

E n e r g y O p t io n s

C l ass r oo m P r o g r a m

M u l t i - S cie n ce

36

41

I de n t i t y

C l ass r oo m P r o g r a m

M u l t i - S cie n ce

36

41

Na n o S ca l e S cie n ce a n d E n g i n ee r i n g

C l ass r oo m P r o g r a m

M u l t i - S cie n ce

36

41

S u s t ai n ab l e C hoices

C l ass r oo m P r o g r a m

M u l t i - S cie n ce

36

41

S cie n ce Fes t i v a l

S cie n ce Fes t i v a l

M u l t i - S cie n ce

90

42

E l ec t r i f y i n g S cie n ce

A sse m b l y

P h y sics & E n g i n ee r i n g

350

38

Mo t io n C o m m o t io n

A sse m b l y

P h y sics & E n g i n ee r i n g

350

38

S cie n ce C i r c u s : The P h y sics o f F u n

A sse m b l y

P h y sics & E n g i n ee r i n g

350

38

F u n t as t ic P h y sics

C l ass r oo m P r o g r a m

P h y sics & E n g i n ee r i n g

36

41

I m a g i n ee r i n g ! D esi g n , Tes t , I m p r o v e

C l ass r oo m P r o g r a m

P h y sics & E n g i n ee r i n g

36

42

J o l t s , Vo l t s a n d W i r es

C l ass r oo m P r o g r a m

P h y sics & E n g i n ee r i n g

36

42

Yo u r Ga l ac t ic A dd r ess

C l ass r oo m P r o g r a m

S pace S cie n ce

36

42

P o r t ab l e P l a n e t a r i u m

P o r t ab l e P l a n e t a r i u m

S pace S cie n ce

30

42

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6 th G r a d e – 8 th G r a d e H u n t e r s o f t he S k y

C l ass r oo m P r o g r a m

B io l o g y

36

Mic r oscopic Zoo

C l ass r oo m P r o g r a m

B io l o g y

36

39

S ha r k s !

C l ass r oo m P r o g r a m

B io l o g y

36

40

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OMSI Comes To You Traveling Programs at-a-glance

t r av e l i n g p r o g r a m n a m e

type of program

subject area

c apa c i t y

pa g e n u m b e r

36

40

6 th G r a d e – 8 th G r a d e , C o n t i n u e d sq u id dissec t io n

C l ass r oo m P r o g r a m

B io l o g y

A l t e r ed S t a t es

A sse m b l y

C he m is t r y

350

38

Reac t - O - B l as t

A sse m b l y

C he m is t r y

350

38

I n v es t i g a t i n g C he m is t r y

C l ass r oo m P r o g r a m

C he m is t r y

36

40

Radica l Reac t io n s

C l ass r oo m P r o g r a m

C he m is t r y

36

40

ea r t h a n d y o u

c l ass r oo m p r o g r a m

E a r t h S cie n ce

36

40

E a r t h i n Mo t io n

C l ass r oo m P r o g r a m

E a r t h S cie n ce

36

40

schoo l o f r oc k s

C l ass r oo m P r o g r a m

E a r t h S cie n ce

36

40

B u r n i n g C a l o r ies

C l ass r oo m P r o g r a m

H ea l t h & W e l l n ess

36

40

Go l l y - o l o g y

A sse m b l y

M u l t i - S cie n ce

350

38

E n e r g y O p t io n s

C l ass r oo m P r o g r a m

M u l t i - S cie n ce

36

41

I de n t i t y

C l ass r oo m P r o g r a m

M u l t i - S cie n ce

36

41

Na n o S ca l e S cie n ce a n d E n g i n ee r i n g

C l ass r oo m P r o g r a m

M u l t i - S cie n ce

36

41

S u s t ai n ab l e C hoices

C l ass r oo m P r o g r a m

M u l t i - S cie n ce

36

41

S cie n ce Fes t i v a l

S cie n ce Fes t i v a l

M u l t i - S cie n ce

90

42

E l ec t r i f y i n g S cie n ce

A sse m b l y

P h y sics & E n g i n ee r i n g

350

38

Mo t io n C o m m o t io n

A sse m b l y

P h y sics & E n g i n ee r i n g

350

38

S cie n ce C i r c u s : The P h y sics o f F u n

A sse m b l y

P h y sics & E n g i n ee r i n g

350

38

I m a g i n ee r i n g ! D esi g n , Tes t , I m p r o v e

C l ass r oo m P r o g r a m

P h y sics & E n g i n ee r i n g

36

42

J o l t s , Vo l t s a n d W i r es

C l ass r oo m P r o g r a m

P h y sics & E n g i n ee r i n g

36

42

P o r t ab l e P l a n e t a r i u m

P o r t ab l e P l a n e t a r i u m

S pace S cie n ce

30

42

9 th G r a d e – 1 2 th G r a d e S ha r k s !

C l ass r oo m P r o g r a m

B io l o g y

36

40

sq u id dissec t io n

C l ass r oo m P r o g r a m

B io l o g y

36

40

A l t e r ed S t a t es

A sse m b l y

C he m is t r y

B u r n i n g C a l o r ies

C l ass r oo m P r o g r a m

H ea l t h & W e l l n ess

Go l l y - o l o g y

A sse m b l y

Na n o S ca l e S cie n ce a n d E n g i n ee r i n g

C l ass r oo m P r o g r a m

S cie n ce Fes t i v a l

350

38

36

40

M u l t i - S cie n ce

350

38

M u l t i - S cie n ce

36

41

S cie n ce Fes t i v a l

M u l t i - S cie n ce

90

42

S cie n ce C i r c u s : The P h y sics o f F u n

A sse m b l y

P h y sics & E n g i n ee r i n g

350

38

P o r t ab l e P l a n e t a r i u m

P o r t ab l e P l a n e t a r i u m

S pace S cie n ce

30

42

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Assemblies

OMSI Comes To You Motion Commotion Student volunteers participate in Sir Isaac Newton’s 300-year-old experiments by using ordinary objects to demonstrate the physics at work around us each day. These exciting demonstrations make physics incredibly easy to understand. Topics include energy conversions, forces, inertia and laws of motion.

Assemblies Whole-school programs are a great way to bring classrooms together for a learning adventure. OMSI can gear assemblies to fit your specific age group.

Grades K–1, 2–3, 4–5, 6–8

J uggl e m a n i a A s s e m b l i e s 1 Hr Up To 350 People Per Session $425/ Assembly $300 For Second Showing

Instructor Rhys Thomas of Jugglemania is a former Smithsonian artist-in-residence who takes juggling beyond physics to explore archaeology, chemistry, mathematics and other sciences.

Travel fees may apply, see p. 33

Golly-ology What new juggling props have chemists created? Can mathematicians help discover new tricks? Watch and wonder as the show builds to a grand finale, featuring former Smithsonian artist-in-residence Rhys Thomas juggling on a rope. Stage requirements: 12’x12’ area with a 10’ ceiling. Topics include inertia, gravity, balance, centripetal force, archaeology, chemistry and mathematics.

C h e mis try As s e mblies

E a rt h Sci e nc e A s s e m b li e s

Altered States Explore the unique properties of solids, liquids, gases and plasmas. Observe how materials change from one state of matter to another. The freezing, flowing and glowing phenomena in this show are guaranteed to be a hit! Topics include states of matter, molecules, energy conversions and safety. Note: This program works best in a room that can be darkened.

Wild Weather Show What causes exciting — and sometimes dangerous — weather conditions? How can we track them and protect ourselves? We’ll explore and demonstrate the concepts and roots of weather phenomena, including the origin of lightning, wild wind patterns and fire tornadoes. Topics include Earth science, meteorology and weather forecasting. Note: Unless requested otherwise, this assembly includes use of an open flame.

Grades K–1, 2–3, 4–5, 6–8, 9–12

Grades K–1, 2–3, 4–5

React-O-Blast > New And Improved Students help OMSI staff conduct experiments that vividly demonstrate the predictable, and sometimes unpredictable, reactions of matter — including some that have explosive results! Topics include nature of chemical reactions, physical vs. chemical changes and safety. Note: Unless requested otherwise, this assembly includes use of an open flame. Grades K–1, 2–3, 4–5, 6–8

Grades K–1, 2–3, 4–5, 6–8, 9–12

Science Circus: The Physics of Fun Juggling, acrobatics and the irresistible force of levity demonstrate the significance and relevance of physics. Stage requirements: 12’x12’ area with a 10’ ceiling. Topics include centripetal force, gyroscopic stability, gravity, balance, inertia, mass and air resistance. Grades K–1, 2–3, 4–5, 6–8, 9–12

Phys ics a nd E ngine e r i ng A s s e m b li e s Electrifying Science > New And Improved It’s amazing what common household electricity can do — levitate objects, set them ablaze or make them glow. This is science so electrifying it makes your hair stand on end! Topics include static and current electricity, atoms and electrons, energy sources, high voltage, magnetism, and safety. Note: This program works best in a room that can be darkened. May include use of an open flame. Grades K–1, 2–3, 4–5, 6–8

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OMSI Comes To You Classroom programs

Classroom programs Experience an adventure in science without leaving the classroom. These programs include a general introduction to a science topic and hands-on, interactive activities. Up to 36 students per session (unless otherwise noted) 1 or 2 hours in length $145 for one 1-hr program (two 1-hr programs minimum) Travel fees may apply, see p. 33. Lab fees may apply, see program descriptions. Bi o l o gy Amazing Whales Young marine biologists take an up-close look at whales, examine baleen, and learn about the adaptations, habitat and stewardship of these amazing mammals. Students will touch real whale artifacts and crawl inside a 40- or 60-foot, life-size, inflatable whale. Room requirements: 50’x30’ area with an 8’ ceiling. Topics include adaptation, stewardship, mammal classification and whale ecology. Grades K–1, 2–3, 4–5 • 1 Hr

Bug Me! What has six legs, three body parts and invades your picnic? Students discover how insects’ bodies change as they grow, and how they survive in a world where they are one of nature’s smallest creatures. Participants will design their own insect to take home and will have the option to hold live insects. Topics include camouflage, insect anatomy and life cycles. Grades Pre–K—k, k–1 (24 Students Maximum For Pre–K) • 1 Hr

Going Batty Explore the intriguing world of bats and learn the truth about one of the most misunderstood and beneficial creatures on Earth. Students discuss communications and feeding, learn how to identify different types of bats from around the world, and take home their own bat creation. Topics include adaptations, anatomy, behavior and bat biology. Grades K–1, 2–3, 4–5 • 1 Hr

Hunters of the Sky Get a bird’s-eye view of how hawks, owls and eagles survive in the wild. Students learn about special adaptations such as “silent flight” and how their favorite birds of prey see and hunt. They will also discover what owls have for midnight snacks as they dissect owl pellets and take home their findings. Topics include adaptations, anatomy, biology and classification. Grades 4–5, 6–8 • 1 Hr • Add $20 Lab Fee Per Session

Microscopic Zoo What amazing creatures live in a single drop of pond water? Students learn to prepare slides and identify several species of microorganisms. This program teaches microscope skills and gives insight into an incredible microscopic world. Topics include animal adaptations, aquatic ecology, habitats and scientific equipment. Grades 4–5, 6–8 • 1 Hr • Add $40 Lab Fee Per Session

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Sharks! A class you can really sink your teeth into! Study the amazing adaptations of sharks through the systems and organs of the fascinating spiny dogfish shark. The one-hour program features a single shark dissection by an instructor. The two-hour program includes dissections by students and is appropriate for grades 7–12 only. Topics include anatomy, animal classification, dissection and lab procedures. Grades 4–5, 6–8, 9–12 • 1 Or 2 Hr Options 2 Hr Cost $250 Plus $6 Lab Fee Per Student

Squid Dissection If your students have the guts, so do we — squid guts that is. Young biologists use proper dissection techniques to explore the insides of a squid and discover firsthand where the beak, ink sac and other essential parts are located. Topics include anatomy, animal classification, dissection and lab procedures. Grades 4–5, 6–8, 9–12 • 1 Hr

C h e mis try Cowabunga Chemistry Students perform amazing chemical reactions as they measure and mix ingredients and discover substances with strange and surprising properties: polymers. Make two different slimy concoctions for big-time chemistry fun. Topics include chemical reactions, states of matter, polymers and lab procedures. Grades K–1, 2–3, 4–5 • 1 Hr

Investigating Chemistry > New And Improved Students become chemical detectives as they examine properties to identify mystery compounds. They will also develop laboratory safety skills and problem-solving techniques through structured experimentation. Topics include chemical reactions, changes in state, chemical safety and properties of compounds. Note: This class includes use of an open flame. Grades 4–5, 6–8 • 1 Hr

Kiddie Chemistry In this introduction to basic chemistry, young students study mixtures and chemical reactions involving changes in color, temperature and states of matter. They’ll watch solutions change right before their eyes! Topics include chemical reactions, mixtures, chemical safety, gases, liquids and solids. Grades K–1, 2–3 • 1 Hr

School of Rocks > New Students discover the amazing, and sometimes suprising, properties of that stuff beneath our feet. They will use careful analysis to identify a set of mystery minerals, then find out firsthand how minerals move through the rock cycle. Topics include rock classification, rock cycle and mineral identification. Grades 4–5, 6–8 • 1 Hr

Radical Reactions > New And Improved Learn all about the pHabulous world of acids and bases using indicators and chemicals, like dry ice. Students use scientific inquiry to perform experiments, predict the outcome and analyze the results. Proper laboratory skills and safety are stressed. Topics include acids and bases, chemical safety, and properties of compounds. Grades 4–5, 6–8 • 1 Hr

E a rt h Sci e nc e Earth and You > New Using statistical analysis, students will explore the history of the Earth’s climate and examine our environment’s shift over time and how that affects life on the planet. The class emphasizes the relationship between human choices and the environment. Topics include climate change, data, Earth systems, energy use and critical thinking. Grades 4–5, 6–8 • 1 Hr

Earth in Motion > New Young geologists learn about the tremendous forces that shape our planet, including water, earthquakes and volcanoes. Students will also gain an understanding of geologic time as they examine what our planet looked like millions of years ago. Topics include plate tectonics, earthquakes and geologic time scale. Grades 4–5, 6–8 • 1 Hr

Prehistoric Dinosaurs Students become fossil-digging paleontologists and learn how to reassemble a complete dinosaur from just a few pieces. Topics include adaptations, fossil evidence, fossil formation and paleontology.

Weather 101 Where does weather come from? How can we predict it? Young meteorologists learn how to study weather using their senses and homemade forecasting tools. Older students will build on their basic knowledge of weather, studying extreme events like hurricanes, tornadoes and thunderstorms, and the science behind them. Topics include Earth science, meteorology, forecasting and extreme weather. Grades K–1, 2–3, 4–5 • 1 Hr

H e a lt h a n d W e l l n e s s Burning Calories Food is fuel! Food provides the energy, measured in calories, that our bodies need to function. In this class, students will literally burn calories using controlled flames and authentic scientific procedures to measure the energy content of various foods. Topics include nutrition, health, chemistry, mathematics and lab safety. Note: This class includes use of small open flames. Grades 4–5, 6–8, 9–12 • 1 Hr

Dangerous Decibels How loud is too loud? With the help of scientific tools, students measure sound, learn about decibels and make models of the inner ear. They’ll also examine how sound travels and learn how to protect their hearing for years to come. This class was developed in cooperation with Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). Topics include hearing health, physics of sound, sound measurement and anatomy. Grades K–1, 2–3, 4–5 • 1 Hr

Grades Pre–k—k, k–1, 2–3 (24 Students Maximum For Pre–K) • 1 Hr

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OMSI Comes To You Classroom programs Identity What makes you, you? Students use hands-on science to extract DNA and real forensic techniques to examine their own unique fingerprints. Topics include forensic science, evidence analysis and analytical thinking. Grades 2–3, 4–5, 6–8 • 1 Hr

Nanoscale Science and Engineering Students are introduced to the new and exciting field of nanotechnology and will observe firsthand how basic properties of matter change at different scales of measurement. Topics include scales of measurement, atoms, molecules, states of matter, engineering, energy and nature. Grades 4–5, 6–8, 9–12 • 1 Hr

Human Systems What happens to french fries after you eat them? How do you lift, throw, run and jump? What helps you think and learn? Students explore the skeletal, digestive, nervous, muscular, respiratory and circulatory systems, while learning how to take their own vital signs and keep their body healthy. Topics include human anatomy and body systems.

The Sound of Science Young children love to pluck, strum, whistle and wiggle in this fun-filled musical class. Students experiment with unusual instruments to find out how waves and vibrations create all kinds of sounds—high and low, loud and soft—and how those sounds reach our ears. Topics include ear anatomy, sound waves and vibration.

Grades 2–3, 4–5 • 1 Hr

Grades Pre–K—K, K–1 (24 students maximum for pre–k) • 1 Hr

Move Your Class! Get your class moving and shaking while investigating the effects of exercise on the human body. Students explore the benefits and science behind exercise. Room requirements: A large room, such as a multipurpose room or gym. Topics include physical fitness, biology and health.

Mult i - Sci e nc e

Grades K–1, 2–3, 4–5 • 1 Hr

Grades k–1, 2–3, 4–5 • 1 Hr

The Nutrition Mission Join the OMSI nutrition mission as we help students understand what kind of nutrients their bodies need and what they actually get from the different types of foods they eat. Topics include nutrition, biology and health. Note: This class might include a healthy snack. Please contact us with allergies or concerns at least one week prior to your class. Grades 2–3, 4–5 • 1 Hr

Crime Lab As they piece together the evidence of a crime scene, students see firsthand how fingerprints, footprints and fibers can help catch a criminal. Topics include forensic science, evidence analysis and analytical thinking.

Energy Options How does a wind turbine generate electricity? Can we use solar panels in Oregon? What makes energy renewable? Students explore energy options and draw conclusions about how we can best meet our energy needs. Topics include energy, generation of electricity, technology, engineering and Earth systems.

Sustainable Choices How can we build a more sustainable future for our community? Through hands-on activities, students explore choices they and their families make every day and their societal, economic and environmental impacts. Topics include sustainability, energy use, Earth systems and critical thinking. Grades 4–5, 6–8 • 1 Hr

Wee Wonders in Science This introductory class has little ones exploring the wonders of chemistry, physics and biology. Students will make chemicals change colors, levitate objects, meet a live reptile and more in this fun-filled class. Topics include physics, biology and chemical mixing. Grades Pre–K—K (24 students maximum for pre–k) • 1 Hr

Phys ic s a n d E n gin e e r i n g Funtastic Physics Students explore the laws of physics while playing with everyday toys. They join a videotaped space mission and predict and observe how toys act in the weightless conditions of space. Topics include action/reaction, force applications, inertia, momentum and Newton’s three laws of motion. Grades 2–3, 4–5 • 1 Hr

Grades 4–5, 6–8 • 1 Hr

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Imagineering! Design, Test, Improve In these hands-on, inquiry-based workshops, students use the engineering design process to solve exciting challenges through design and testing. To help teachers with the Oregon State Science Standards in engineering and design, OMSI can provide an engineering handbook for an additional charge of $25. This easy-to-use handbook has seven activities for your class and is designed for a teacher on a budget. Workshop options are: Jitterbugs Students learn about circuits, motors and electricity as they’re challenged to design and build a writing machine. Note: An extra $40 supply fee per session applies. Down With Gravity How slow can you go? In this gravity-defying workshop, students are challenged to reduce a falling ball to the slowest speed possible through a maze of obstacles. Pit Crews After building their own cars, students alter their designs to achieve a series of impressive challenges. (Students can keep their cars for an additional $40 lab fee per session.) Hover, Drop, Fly! Students use paper airplanes to explore the engineering design process and examine the effects of changing variables on a design. Room requirements: A large room, such as a multipurpose room or gym. Rollercoaster Madness Take your students on a wild ride with this workshop that lets them design and test their own marble coaster, complete with loops and jumps. Grades 2–3, 4–5, 6–8 • 1 Hr Each

Jolts, Volts and Wires Electrifying activities get students charged! Students observe static electricity up close with the help of a Van de Graaff generator. They create their own electrical circuits with a variety of equipment, and learn how electricity is generated. Topics include generation and transmission of electricity, safety, conductivity, and circuits. Grades 2–3, 4–5, 6–8 • 1 Hr

Marvelous Magnets What’s the attraction? Students explore the wonders of magnetic forces and discover how magnets attract and repel. They “magically” levitate a magnet and investigate their own magnetic marvels. Topics include magnetism, attraction, repulsion and physics. Grades K–1 • 1 Hr

PORTABLE PLANETAR IU M OMSI’s portable, museum-quality planetarium brings the night sky inside with live presentations or films that focus on the following topics: Live Presentations: Stars and Constellations Planets Films (20–22 mins): Dinosaur Prophecy Earth’s Wild Ride Force Five Ibex: Search for the Edge of the Solar System Impact Earth Saturn: The Ring World II Two Small Pieces of Glass: The Amazing Telescope Room requirements: 25’x25’ clean indoor area with a 12’ ceiling.

S pac e Sci e nc e Where in the Worlds Climb aboard the Spaceship OMSI and discover the fascinating planets and moons that make up our solar system. Young scientists learn about the qualities of atmosphere and space, create a solar system model, and build their own air-powered straw rocket to launch their imaginations. Topics include astronomy and space science. Grades K–1, 2–3 • 1 Hr

Your Galactic Address How are we affected by the orbit and rotation of our planet? How far away are we from the sun? In this space science class, students learn how Earth fits into our vast and ever– changing universe. Students will act out how Earth moves through the solar system and create take-home activities to share their knowledge. Topics include astronomy and space science.

Grades K–1, 2–3, 4–5, 6–8, 9–12 • Up To 30 Students Per Session $145/Hr (2 Hr Minimum) • 45–75 Min Sessions Travel Fees May Apply, See P. 33

S C IENC E FEST IVAL Bring the spirit of OMSI to your community. We fill 10 to 12 tables with science equipment and challenges guaranteed to thrill youngsters, perplex adults and offer an unforgettable science experience. During school hours, we recommend that classes or grade levels rotate through every 45-60 minutes. We can include new health, nutrition and sustainability content if requested. For family nights and larger scale events, OMSI educators can also conduct exciting demonstrations for an additional $100 fee (options include chemistry, physics or live animals). Grades k–1, 2–3, 4–5, 6–8, 9–12 • Up To 90 Students At A Time $160/Hr (3 Hr Minimum) • Full Day (6 Hrs) For Only $800 For Evening Programs, Include Demos For An Additional $100 Travel Fees May Apply, See P. 33

Grades 2–3, 4–5 • 1 Hr

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OMSI for homeschoolers O MS I f o r Home s ch oolers Struggling to teach science at home? Let OMSI educators take your homeschool science to the next level. With OMSI, students get to work with materials and equipment that may not be readily available at home. Homeschool Program Options: • Book a Field Trip and receive discounted group rates with a group of 12 or more homeschoolers, by forming your own group or joining a pre-existing group (ask us for contact information). Keep in mind that memberships cannot be combined with group rates and reservations must be made in advance. Program options include museum admission, reserved labs, stage programs, planetarium shows, OMNIMAX films and submarine tours. See pp. 6–26 for details. • Improve your science teaching skills by participating in one of our Teacher Professional Development Workshops. See p. 5 for details. • Book one of our Traveling Assemblies or Classroom Programs for your homeschool community. If you don’t have a usable space, we can host the programs at the museum. See pp. 32-42 for details. • Take your homeschool group (12 or more) to Outdoor Science School for a one-of-a-kind learning opportunity. See pp. 28–30 for details. • Bring your family or your homeschool group (minimum: 2 students and 1 adult) to OMSI for a Submarine Camp-In to learn about density and buoyancy, and experience what it’s like to live on a submarine. See p. 27 for details. • Attend our Teacher Open House to preview our fall exhibits and learn more about our programs. Teachers only, please. See p. 4 for details. • Register your child for one of our Science Classes (5-day programs in summer, 1-day programs on school holidays) or Lab Experiences (1-hour programs on weekends throughout the year). Visit omsi.edu/campsclasses for details.

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SChool Partnerships

School Partnerships OMSI School Partnerships are designed to: enhance and support your STEM curriculum; familiarize you with the breadth of OMSI’s offerings in Portland and around the state; and encourage your staff, parents and students to use OMSI as a resource for lifelong learning. OMSI’s informal, hands-on curricula are aligned with Oregon State Standards in STEM subjects to help your school succeed in meeting test scores and improving overall student engagement and performance. Our c o mmi t m e nt : • Provide representatives who respond to your unique booking and curriculum needs. “OMSI was an exceptional asset for our unique school. Through our partnership, we were able to fill the gaps of online instruction and provide our students with an engaging, hands-on approach to science. OMSI’s exceptional staff provided us with the necessary curriculum, equipment and tools to meet Oregon’s State Standards in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The students, parents and staff of Clackamas Web Academy are looking forward to another exciting year with OMSI!” Tracey Grant, Clackamas Web Academy Teacher

B u i l d you r pa rt n e r s hi p pac kag e t o i n c lu d e a n y o f t h e pr o g r a m s w e o ffe r :

• Provide support for science learning tailored specifically to your school.

Field Trips

• Offer partner schools exclusive programming — including the yearly classroom admission pass.

Outdoor Science School

• List your school as a partner on OMSI’s website.

Professional Development

• Allow pre-registration for reserved labs. Reserved lab registration opens for general bookings on September 17, 2012. As a partner, you may register for labs in advance to secure dates and titles that work best for you.

Family Science Nights

• Provide monthly email updates about events and opportunities for your community.

Traveling Programs Camp-Ins

And more! For more information or to apply, please contact 503 797 4643 or partnerships@omsi.edu

• Provide package discounts, beginning at $5,000. Your c o mmi t m e nt : • Book a school year’s worth of programming in advance. • Provide payment in one installment. • Be an advocate for OMSI in your community. • List OMSI as a partner on promotional materials and website for your school and district.

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Our Program Sales and Registration team is here to help. We are dedicated to making OMSI accessible to everyone and are willing to work with schools and districts on an individual basis. OMSI Program Sales and Registration 1945 SE Water Ave, Portland, OR 97214 Email: register@omsi.edu Phone: 503 797 4661 Fax: 503 239 7800 Online: omsi.edu/register S t e p O ne : Re gi s te r Registration by phone, fax or mail is due as follows: • At least 14 days before the program begins for Camp-Ins, Family Science Nights, Field Trips, Professional Development and Traveling Programs. • At least 30 days before the program begins for Outdoor Science School. Register now! Programs fill quickly and all registrations are subject to availability. You’ll find our registration form on page 47 or online at omsi.edu/register. You might also find the total cost worksheet (p. 46) helpful as you plan your visit. My desired program date: ______________________________ My registration deadline:_______________________________

St e p Th r e e : Pay t h e D e p o s i t > new

Ca n c e l at i o n s

A $500 deposit or the total cost of your program, whichever is less, is due for all programs 30 days prior to the date of your program. If your reservation is made less than 30 days prior to your program, the deposit is due upon registration. OMSI accepts cash, check or credit card.

Submit cancelations to Program Sales and Registration in writing by fax, mail or email. Please include your contact information, organization name and date of the program you are canceling. Refunds are processed as follows:

My deposit due date: __________________________________

• You are responsible for the full program fee if you cancel less than 30 days before your program begins.

St e p F our : Gua r a nt e e att e nda nc e

• If you cancel more than 30 days before your program begins, you will receive a full refund.

For group programs where fees are charged per person (all except Traveling Programs and Family Science Nights), you must guarantee the number of participants 30 days before your program begins by contacting Program Sales and Registration. If you do not contact us by the 30-day deadline, you will be held to the number of people you reserved at the time of registration. If you make your reservation 30 or fewer days prior to your program date, you will be required to guarantee your attendance at the time of registration.

After you register, you will receive an email confirmation and contract. Review this information for accuracy, sign and return the contract by fax, mail or email within 14 days of receipt. If you have not received your confirmation within 7 days of registering, please check your email spam filter and/or contact Program Sales and Registration. My contract due date:__________________________________

For Camp-Ins, Family Science Nights, Field Trips, Professional Development and Traveling Programs:

For Outdoor Science School: • You are responsible for the full program fee if you cancel less than 60 days before your program begins. • If you cancel more than 60 days before your program begins, you will receive a full refund. My cancelation deadline: _______________________________

If you have fewer participants on the day of your program, we will refund up to 5% of your guaranteed attendance number, as long as it does not fall below a listed minimum cost or number of participants. With advance notice, additional participants may be accommodated subject to availability.

R e s che du l i n g

My guaranteed attendance due date:___________________

Fina n ci a l A s s i s ta n c e

St e p f i v e : pay t h e b a l a nc e Program balances are due: • Upon arrival at OMSI for Field Trips.

S t e p Two: Co n f ir m

REgistration Information

• Five business days before your program begins for Camp-Ins, Family Science Nights, Traveling Programs and Professional Development. • Upon receipt of your final invoice after your program ends for Outdoor Science School. OMSI accepts cash, check or credit card. Balance payment must be made in one lump sum.

If you need to reschedule, please contact Program Sales and Registration for availability. A $25 rescheduling fee may apply. Cancelation deadline and guaranteed attendance deadline will not be adjusted for a rescheduled program.

A limited amount of financial aid may be available for OMSI programs. Eligible schools must be considered Title One. Groups not classified as schools must submit a letter of need on organization letterhead along with their application. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and are valid for one year (Sept. 1–Aug. 31), so don’t delay in submitting your application. Applicants will be notified within 15 business days of OMSI’s receipt of the completed application. The financial aid application is part of the registration form on page 47. Note: Financial aid for field trips cannot be combined with the Title One discount.

My balance due date: __________________________________

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Total Cost Worksheet

FORMS

This sheet is designed to help you calculate your total program cost. It will also help you at registration time. Field Trips Museum Admission MythBusters Admission (includes museum admission)

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students X $6 = chaperones X $3 = teachers X FREE =

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students X chaperones X

$8 = $5 =

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teachers X

$2 =

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Reserved Labs Extended Reserved Labs Stage Programs USS Blueback Submarine OMNIMAX Dome Theater Planetarium

__________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________

students X students X students X people X people X people X

$5/$8/$15 $25/$100/$120 $3 $3 $5 $3

= = = = = =

__________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________

Camp-Ins Museum Camp-In (Oct–Nov) Museum Camp-In (Feb-Jun) Submarine Camp-In Hostel

__________ __________ __________ __________

people X people X people X people w/meals X

$42 $45 $55 $20

= = = =

__________ __________ __________ __________

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people w/o meals X

$15 =

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Outdoor science school

__________ __________ __________ __________

people X people X people X people X

Family science nights

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Traveling Assemblies programs Classroom Programs Portable Planetarium Science Festival

__________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________

3-Day Fall Program 5-Day Fall Program 3-Day Spring Program 5-Day Spring Program

Lab Fee Lab Fee Mileage Fee Travel Fee ____________days

= = = =

__________ __________ __________ __________

night X

$2000 =

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1st assembly X 2nd assembly (same title) X 1-hr programs (min. 2 hrs) X 2-hr programs X hours (min. 2 hrs) X hours (min. 3 hrs) X days X

$425 = $300 = $145 = $250 = $145 = $160 = $800 =

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$____ $____ $0.55 $95

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__________ X __________ X __________ round-trip miles X X __________ instructors X

GRAND TOTAL

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$145 $245 $155 $260

= = = =

How to use the total cost worksheet: 1. Select the activities you would like to schedule. 2. Enter the number of students/adults/ people/programs. 3. Multiply that number by the cost and write the total in the last column. 4. Include any applicable traveling or lab fees at the end of the chart. 5. Calculate the grand total by adding up the last column.

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Registration Form

Submit your registration by: Mail: OMSI Program Sales and Registration Fax: 503 239 7800 1945 SE Water Ave Email: register@omsi.edu Portland, OR 97214 Online: omsi.edu/register Organization Name: ___________________________________________________

f i e ld t r i p s

Ca m p-In s

Teacher Name(s): _____________________________________________________

Earliest Possible Arrival Time: __________________________________________

p Museum

Contact Person: ______________________________________________________

(Must be at least 15 minutes before your first scheduled event but no earlier

Organization Mailing Address: ______________________________________________________________________ City: ______________________________ State: _______ Zip: __________________ Organization Phone: __________________________________________________ Fax Number: __________________________________________________________ Email: ________________________________________________________________ School District: _______________________________________________________ County: ______________________________________________________________ Home Phone (optional): ________________________________________________ Cell Phone (optional): __________________________________________________

GROUP I NFORM AT I ON Number of Students:___________________________________________________ Number of Chaperones:________________________________________________ Number of Teachers:___________________________________________________

than 9:30 am)

Arriving by: p school bus

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Submarine

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Hostel

Ou t d o o r Sci e n c e Sch o o l # of nights: _________________________ # of days: _______________________ p

car

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van

p other

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Museum Admission (3–4 hours) p MythBusters Admission (1 hour) p Sack Lunch Room (25 minutes)

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Cascade Science School at Camp Namanu Hancock Field Station p Pacific Marine Science School at Camp Kiwanilong p Santiam Science School at Camp Attitude p Mount St. Helens Day Trip p Tide Pools Day Trip p Columbia Gorge Day Trip p

Groups must purchase museum admission to reserve a lunch room. Preferred lunch time (in order of preference):

1 _____________________ 2 ______________________3 ______________________ Reserved Lab Session (50–120 minutes) Program Choice: ____________________________________ Alternate: __________________________________________ Program Choice: ____________________________________ Alternate: __________________________________________

fa mily s ci e n c e n igh t s

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Time:____________ Time:____________ Time:____________ Time:____________

Preferred Date: _______________________________________________________ Alternate: ____________________________________________________________

t r av e l i n g pr o g r a m s

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Stage Program (50 minutes) Program Choice: _____________________________________Time:____________ Alternate: ___________________________________________ Time:____________

p Assembly Program Choice: _____________________________________Time: ____________ Alternate: ___________________________________________ Time:____________

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Grade Level(s): ________________________________________________________

OMNIMAX Film (45–55 minutes) Program Choice: _____________________________________Time:____________ Alternate: ___________________________________________ Time:____________

p Classroom Program Program Choice: _____________________________________Time: ____________ Alternate: ___________________________________________ Time:____________

sch e du lin g I NFORMATION

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Planetarium Show (15–45 minutes) Program Choice: _____________________________________Time:____________ Alternate: ___________________________________________ Time:____________

Program Choice: _____________________________________Time: ____________ Alternate: ___________________________________________ Time:____________

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p

Preferred Dates (in order of preference): 1 ____________________________________________________________________ 2 ____________________________________________________________________

Submarine Tour (40 minutes) Preferred tour time (in order of preference):

3 ____________________________________________________________________

1 _____________________ 2 ______________________3 ______________________

p

Portable Planetarium Science Festival

Time:________________________________________ Time:________________________________________

pr o fe s s i o na l d e v e l o pm e n t Wo r ks h o ps Grade Level You Teach: ________________________________________________ Program Choice: ______________________________________________________

p Check here and sign at right only if you would like to apply for financial assistance. I certify that the information provided on this form is true and correct. I understand that OMSI representatives will review this information and additional information may be requested. Provision of false information will result in disqualification from the financial assistance programs. I understand that a limited amount of financial assistance is available each year and awarding of financial assistance is limited by funding and program availability.

Estimated total program cost: $

Amount of aid requested: $

% of students eligible for free/reduced lunch*: Director or principal signature:

Date:

Print name: Title: *Groups that are not classified as schools must also submit a letter of need on organization letterhead.

Co ntact Pro gram Sales and R eg i stratio n at 5 03 797 4661 o r reg i ster@o m s i. ed u fo r i n fo rm atio n a n d to r eg i st e r ! G o pap e rl e s s at w w w. o m s i . e d u / pap e rl e s s

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For More Information Program Sales and Registration 503 797 4661 register@omsi.edu 1945 SE Water Avenue Portland, OR 97214 www.omsi.edu

Cert no. XXX-XXX-000


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