Teachers Guide Perot Museum Programs 2012-13 : Page 11

PROGRAMS 2012-2013 Farming for Fuel (Grades 4-8) Various discovery stations encourage students to explore alternative energy, the carbon cycle and the importance of biofuels. They’ll use solar and hydroelectric-powered model cars, conduct an experiment to find out which household drink would make the best biofuel, and look at plant cells though a digital microscope — all to better understand the balance of energy on our planet. This program is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy and the BioEnergy Science Center in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. TEKS: 4th grade: 2abcd, 3acd, 4a, 5ac, 7c, 9ab 5th Grade: 2abcdf, 3acd, 4a, 5a, 6a, 7c, 9bcd 6th Grade: 2abcde, 3abc, 4a, 7a, 12e 7th Grade: 2abcde, 3abc, 4a, 5ab, 6a, 7b, 12cf 8th Grade: 2abcde, 3abc, 4ab LEGO ® : Simple Machines (Grades 2-5) In this array of guided activities, students will learn all about simple machines and what makes them…not always so simple! By building with LEGO ® blocks to construct levers, fulcrums and other machines, your students will come away with a stronger understanding of what “mechanical advan-tage” really means. TEKS: 2nd Grade: 2ae, 3ab, 5d 3rd Grade: 2a, 3a, 6abc 4th Grade: 2a, 3a, 6ad 5th Grade: 2b, 3ac, 6ad Leonardo's Workshop (Grades PK-K) Our world is full of many beautiful colors! In the art world, color helps artists express themselves. In nature, many insects are attracted to certain hues, and the coloration of some animals helps protect them from predators. If we look outside after a rainstorm, we can sometimes see a colorful rainbow. Encourage your students to build science readiness while observing a color and light demonstration, exploring color at activity stations, and creating their own colorful artwork. TEKS: Kindergarten: Language Arts 1a, 10a Science: 2abde, 3bc, 4b, 5a, 6a Art: 1a, 2a, 2c Math: 8c Look Out: The Eye (Grades 4-12) As your students will discover during this guided dissection program, the inner workings of the eye are complex and fascinating. In teams of two, students will conduct their own dissection of a real sheep’s eye to learn about the eye’s structure, its connection to the brain, and how the parts of the eye work together. Lab-based program TEKS: 4th Grade: 1a, 3a, 4ab, 10a 5th grade: 1a, 3a, 4ab, 10a 6th Grade: 1a, 2a, 3ab, 4ab 7th Grade: 1a, 2a, 3a, 4ab, 12abc 8th Grade: 1a, 2a, 3a, 4ab 9th-12th Grade: Biology: 1a, 2ef, 5b, 7a, 10c Do Bugs Bug You? (Grades PK-2) There are lots of bugs in the world, but not all of them are insects. See the spark of discovery as your students gain an understanding of insect characteristics and how they fit into the animal kingdom. In this program, each student will take on the role of a junior entomologist, collecting data for individual reports to take back to school. TEKS: Kindergarten: 2acde, 4ab, 9a, 10ab 1st Grade: 2acde, 4a, 9a, 10acd 2nd Grade: 2acde, 4a, 9a, 10ac Earth Explorers (Grades PK-2) Rocks can be found everywhere. In fact, Earth itself is one huge rock! This program challenges your students to examine various types of rock for attributes such as shape, size, color, texture, luster and weight. As they gain knowledge about classification methods and the major Earth processes that formed these rocks, they’ll begin to understand that every rock tells a story. TEKS: Kindergarten: 1a, 2abce, 3a, 4b, 5a, 6a, 8a, 10a 1st grade: 1a, 2abce, 3a, 4a, 5a, 6a, 7a, 10a 2nd grade: 1a, 2 abdef, 3a, 4ab, 5a, 8b, 10b Engineer It: Basic Builders (Grades PK-1) Pushing, pulling and lifting are common forms of work — and with the help of machines, we humans have learned how to make our work a little easier! In this interactive program, students will explore the principles of simple machines and how they work. Working collaboratively, your students will function as engineering teams to build machines of their own using LEGO ® Simple Machines kits. TEKS: Kindergarten: 2be, 3c, 5a, 6cd 1st Grade: 2be, 3bc, 5a, 6cd * * PER O T MUSEUM OF NA TURE AND S CIENCE VISIT per o tmus eum. or g 13

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