Teachers Guide Perot Museum Programs 2012-13 : Page 15

SCIENCECAST Live distance learning, direct to your classroom! Does your school have distance-learning capabilities? Then tapping into the world of expertise that the Perot Museum of Nature and Science has to offer has never been easier! Our engaging ScienceCast programs give you and your class the opportunity to interact with our knowledgeable instructors in real time as our TEKS-aligned programs capture the interest and imagination of your students. Dec 2012-Feb 2013: Winter Skies Grades (PK-12) Our night skies look different depending on the season. This interactive astronomy-based program focuses on the reasons why we have seasons in the first place, and reveals which constellations are visible to North Texans in the wintertime. TEKS: Kindergarten: 2abe, 3bc, 8bc 1st Grade: 2abe, 3bc, 8bc 2nd Grade: 2ae, 3bc, 8d 3rd Grade: 2a, 3cd, 8cd 4th Grade: 2a, 3cd, 8c 5th Grade: 2a, 3d, 8cd 6th Grade: 2a, 3bcd, 11a 7th Grade: 2a, 3bcd, 9a 8th Grade: 2a, 3bcd, 7ab, 8ab 9th-12th Grade: Astronomy: 3de, 4cd, 5c, 6abc, 8abcd, 12b Mar-June 2013: Forecast: Stormy Weather Grades (PK-12) Thunderstorms, high pressure, low pressure, tornadoes and more — it’s all par for the course when it’s springtime in Texas! We’ll provide scientific insights that explain why this time of the year is so stormy for our region. Students will also have a chance to be weather forecasters for their classroom in this interactive meteorological program. TEKS: Kindergarten: 2abcde, 3bc, 8a 1st Grade: 2abcde; 3bc, 8ab 2nd Grade: 2abcdef, 3bc, 8abcd 3rd Grade: 2abdef, 3d, 8a 4th Grade: 2abdef, 3d, 8ab 5th Grade: 2abcef, 3d, 8ab 6th Grade: 2abce, 3d 7th Grade: 2abe, 3d, 8a 8th Grade: 2abe, 3d, 10abc 9th-12th Grade: Earth and Space Science: 2gi, 3e, 15a All programs include a shipped packet containing pre-and post-ScienceCast extension activities, including some to be done during the program with the Museum educator. Year-Round Programs We offer the following 50-minute programs year-round: Paleontology 101 (see Page 14 for program description) Adapt to Survive (see Page 12 for program description) ABCs of Chemistry (see Page 12 for program description) Fire & Ice (see Page 15 for program description) New! Seasonal Offerings Beginning September 2012, we’re adding even more variety to our ScienceCast lineup with special programs inspired by the changing seasons. These programs are 50 minutes in length, but may be shortened for grades K-2 if requested when making your reservation. Seasonal programs include: Sept-Nov 2012: Masters of Migration Grades (PK-12) Birds, butterflies, bats and many more animals survive cold winters by migrating to warmer climates. This program reveals which northbound travelers fly through Texas every fall, along with some of the secrets to their navigational know-how. This special program is only offered in the fall, and will feature tips on where and when to spot some of our seasonal visitors in the North Texas region. TEKS: Kindergarten: 2ae, 3bc, 8b, 9b 1st Grade: 2a, 3b, 8c, 10a 2nd Grade: 2a, 3b, 8b, 9a, b, 10a 3rd Grade: 2ad, 10a 4th Grade: 2ad, 10a 5th Grade: 2d, 8a, 9a, 10a 6th Grade: 2a, 12e 7th Grade: 2a, 10a, 11b, 12a, 13a 8th Grade: 2a, 11d 9th-12th Grade: Biology: 2e, 11b, 12b 9th-12th Grade: Environmental Systems: 2e, 4b, 8de, 9h Registration All programs must be registered through Connect2Texas (www.connect2texas.net). Programs offered are scheduled on the Connect2Texas calendar, but we can schedule a specific session to fit your needs. When we create a session for you through Connect2Texas, you will receive an email that will guide you through the registration process. If you have any questions about registration you can contact the Perot Museum of Nature and Science reservation office at 214-428-5555 x8 (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm) or email sciencecast@natureandscience.org. Once registered for a program session, our regional ESC partner will perform a connection test of a schools system to assure the systems will perform properly. If there are any unforeseen technical issues that arise, they will work to provide a solution for the problem. PER O T MUSEUM OF NA TURE AND S CIENCE VISIT per o tmus eum. or g 17

Live distance learning, direct to your classroom!

ScienceCast - Live distance learning, direct to your classroom!<br /> <br /> Does your school have distance-learning capabilities? Then tapping into the world of expertise that the Perot Museum of Nature and Science has to offer has never been easier! Our engaging ScienceCast programs give you and your class the opportunity to interact with our knowledgeable instructors in real time as our TEKS-aligned programs capture the interest and imagination of your students. <br /> <br /> Year-Round Programs <br /> <br /> We offer the following 50-minute programs year-round: <br /> - Paleontology 101 (see Page 14 for program description) <br /> - Adapt to Survive (see Page 12 for program description) <br /> - ABCs of Chemistry (see Page 12 for program description) <br /> - Fire & Ice (see Page 15 for program description) <br /> <br /> <br /> New! Seasonal Offerings <br /> Beginning September 2012, we're adding even more variety to our ScienceCast lineup with special programs inspired by the changing seasons. These programs are 50 minutes in length, but may be shortened for grades K-2 if requested when making your reservation. Seasonal programs include: <br /> <br /> <br /> Sept-Nov 2012: Masters of Migration Grades (PK-12) <br /> Birds, butterflies, bats and many more animals survive cold winters by migrating to warmer climates. This program reveals which northbound travelers fly through Texas every fall, along with some of the secrets to their navigational know-how. This special program is only offered in the fall, and will feature tips on where and when to spot some of our seasonal visitors in the North Texas region. <br /> <br /> TEKS: Kindergarten: 2ae, 3bc, 8b, 9b | 1st Grade: 2a, 3b, 8c, 10a | 2nd Grade: 2a, 3b, 8b, 9a, b, 10a | 3rd Grade: 2ad, 10a | 4th Grade: 2ad, 10a | 5th Grade: 2d, 8a, 9a, 10a | 6th Grade: 2a, 12e | 7th Grade: 2a, 10a, 11b, 12a, 13a | 8th Grade: 2a, 11d | 9th-12th Grade: Biology: 2e, 11b, 12b | 9th-12th Grade: Environmental Systems: 2e, 4b, 8de, 9h <br /> <br /> <br /> Dec 2012-Feb 2013: Winter Skies Grades (PK-12) <br /> Our night skies look different depending on the season. This interactive astronomy-based program focuses on the reasons why we have seasons in the first place, and reveals which constellations are visible to North Texans in the wintertime. <br /> <br /> TEKS: Kindergarten: 2abe, 3bc, 8bc | 1st Grade: 2abe, 3bc, 8bc | 2nd Grade: 2ae, 3bc, 8d | 3rd Grade: 2a, 3cd, 8cd | 4th Grade: 2a, 3cd, 8c | 5th Grade: 2a, 3d, 8cd | 6th Grade: 2a, 3bcd, 11a | 7th Grade: 2a, 3bcd, 9a | 8th Grade: 2a, 3bcd, 7ab, 8ab | 9th-12th Grade: Astronomy: 3de, 4cd, 5c, 6abc, 8abcd, 12b <br /> <br /> <br /> Mar-June 2013: Forecast: Stormy Weather Grades (PK-12) <br /> Thunderstorms, high pressure, low pressure, tornadoes and more — it's all par for the course when it's springtime in Texas! We'll provide scientific insights that explain why this time of the year is so stormy for our region. Students will also have a chance to be weather forecasters for their classroom in this interactive meteorological program. <br /> <br /> TEKS: Kindergarten: 2abcde, 3bc, 8a | 1st Grade: 2abcde; 3bc, 8ab | 2nd Grade: 2abcdef, 3bc, 8abcd | 3rd Grade: 2abdef, 3d, 8a | 4th Grade: 2abdef, 3d, 8ab | 5th Grade: 2abcef, 3d, 8ab | 6th Grade: 2abce, 3d | 7th Grade: 2abe, 3d, 8a | 8th Grade: 2abe, 3d, 10abc | 9th-12th Grade: Earth and Space Science: 2gi, 3e, 15a <br /> <br /> <br /> All programs include a shipped packet containing pre- and post-ScienceCast extension activities, including some to be done during the program with the Museum educator. <br /> <br /> <br /> Registration <br /> All programs must be registered through Connect2Texas (www.connect2texas.net). Programs offered are scheduled on the Connect2Texas calendar, but we can schedule a specific session to fit your needs. When we create a session for you through Connect2Texas, you will receive an email that will guide you through the registration process. <br /> <br /> If you have any questions about registration you can contact the Perot Museum of Nature and Science reservation office at 214-428-5555 x8 (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm) or email sciencecast@natureandscience.org. <br /> <br /> Once registered for a program session, our regional ESC partner will perform a connection test of a schools system to assure the systems will perform properly. If there are any unforeseen technical issues that arise, they will work to provide a solution for the problem. <br /> <br />

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