Teachers Guide Perot Museum Programs 2012-13 : Page 4

FIELD TRIP EXPERIENCE The building that will launch a million dreams More than just a state-of-the-art building, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science houses a number of groundbreaking exhibitions to help students get in touch with their inner scientist. Learn what kinds of adventures our interactive learning environments and thought-provoking programs have in store for you and your students, and start making plans to experience the Perot Museum firsthand. Field t able st ary 7, 2 dreams Field trips are available starting January 7, 2013. Let the dreams begin! PERMANENT EXHIBITS BEING HUMAN HALL Is it possible to shoot a ping-pong ball using just your thoughts? What do slices of real human bodies tell us about ourselves? What does it mean to be human? The North Texas region is home to a number of leading-edge research organizations that are discovering new insights about our bodies and minds every day. Program Extensions: Look Out: The Eye · Organella’s Inside Story Pump Up: The Heart · Texas Archaeology MOODY FAMILY CHILDREN’S MUSEUM Once you’ve seen Dallas through the eyes of a child, you’ll see its majestic landmarks and treasures in a whole new way. After all, where else can your young students climb a replica of Reunion Tower, sort fruits and vegetables at our version of the Dallas Farmers Market, or explore local wildlife as a junior naturalist? Here, our littlest explorers can experience all that Dallas and North Texas have to offer in a space created especially for children 5 years and younger. Program Extensions: Dig Those Dinos · Do Bugs Bug You? Engineer It: Basic Builders · Leonardo's Workshop · Plant Path TEXAS INSTRUMENTS ENGINEERING AND INNOVATION HALL What do bridges, prosthetics and robots have in common? They were all created by innovative engineers using math and science to solve everyday problems. Discover how many of your students have got what it takes to build a building that can withstand an earthquake or create a robot with the dexterity to maneuver through an obstacle course. Program Extensions: ABC’s of Chemistry · Amusement Park Physics Electric Theater · Engineer It: Basic Builders · Farming for Fuel LEGO®: Simple Machines · Super Hero Science SPORTS HALL Could your students win a footrace against a world-class sprinter or Tyrannosaurus rex ? Would they be interested to learn what it takes to throw a football better than a professional quarter-back? In this action-packed exhibition, the body in motion is the most valuable player — fueled by the science of fitness and nutrition. Program Extensions: Look Out: The Eye · Nothin’ but Net Pump Up: The Heart · Super Hero Science 6 PER O T MUSEUM OF NA TURE AND S CIENCE TEA CHER’ S GUIDE 2 012 | 2 013

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MOODY FAMILY CHILDREN’S MUSEUM<br /> Once you’ve seen Dallas through the eyes of a child, you’ll see its majestic landmarks and treasures in a whole new way. After all, where else can your young students climb a replica of Reunion Tower, sort fruits and vegetables at our version of the Dallas Farmers Market, or explore local wildlife as a junior naturalist? Here, our littlest explorers can experience all that Dallas and North Texas have to offer in a space created especially for children 5 years and younger.<br /> <br /> Program Extensions: Dig Those Dinos · Do Bugs Bug You? · Engineer It: Basic Builders · Leonardo's Workshop · Plant Path<br /> <br /> <br /> SPORTS HALL<br /> Could your students win a footrace against a world-class sprinter or Tyrannosaurus rex? Would they be interested to learn what it takes to throw a football better than a professional quarterback? In this action-packed exhibition, the body in motion is the most valuable player — fueled by the science of fitness and nutrition.<br /> <br /> Program Extensions: Look Out: The Eye · Nothin’ but Net · Pump Up: The Heart · Super Hero Science<br /> <br /> <br /> BEING HUMAN HALL<br /> Is it possible to shoot a ping-pong ball using just your thoughts? What do slices of real human bodies tell us about ourselves? What does it mean to be human? The North Texas region is home to a number of leading-edge research organizations that are discovering new insights about our bodies and minds every day.<br /> <br /> Program Extensions: Look Out: The Eye · Organella’s Inside Story · Pump Up: The Heart · Texas Archaeology<br /> <br /> <br /> TEXAS INSTRUMENTS ENGINEERING AND INNOVATION HALL<br /> What do bridges, prosthetics and robots have in common? They were all created by innovative engineers using math and science to solve everyday problems. Discover how many of your students<br /> have got what it takes to build a building that can withstand an earthquake or create a robot with the dexterity to maneuver through an obstacle course.<br /> <br /> Program Extensions: ABC’s of Chemistry · Amusement Park Physics · Electric Theater · Engineer It: Basic Builders · Farming for Fuel · LEGO®: Simple Machines · Super Hero Science<br /> <br /> <br /> DISCOVERING LIFE HALL<br /> What is life? From the smallest single-cell organism to the largest specimens on the planet, this space explores and celebrates the diversity that is life on Earth. From a more local perspective, your students will have the opportunity to explore the species that define Texas and challenge themselves to identify native plants and animals by scent or sound alone.<br /> <br /> Program Extensions: Adapt to Survive · Do Bugs Bug You? · Look Out: The Eye · Plant Path · Pump Up: The Heart · Trash Island: Albatross Pellet Dissection<br /> <br /> <br /> GEMS AND MINERAL HALL<br /> Gems and minerals are more than just baubles to admire; they are complex structures that are the building blocks of our planet. Learn what makes the beautiful examples in our collection unique from each other in appearance and structure.<br /> <br /> Program Extensions: Earth Explorers · Fire & Ice · Rockin’ Thru Texas<br /> <br /> <br /> EXPANDING UNIVERSE HALL<br /> The color of light can provide important clues to phenomena billions or trillions of miles away. By looking to the far edges of the universe, scientists are able to shed light on how our own solar system was formed. This breathtaking exhibition will lead your students on a journey through our solar system and beyond to discover how scientists unlock the secrets of our universe.<br /> <br /> Program Extensions: Fire & Ice · One World, One Sky · The Sky at Night: Live<br /> <br /> <br /> T. BOONE PICKENS<br /> LIFE THEN AND NOW HALL<br /> How do we know so much about the way creatures lived when dinosaurs walked the earth? Here, students will discover how studying the behaviors and bodies of modern-day animals provides a window into prehistoric life. It’s the same window scientists use to determine if an animal was a predator or the prey, a meat eater or a plant eater, and how evolution connects the creatures of today with their 70 million-year-old ancestors.<br /> <br /> Program Extensions: Dig those Dinos · Paleontology 101<br /> <br /> <br /> THE REES-JONES FOUNDATION DYNAMIC EARTH HALL<br /> Imagine your students’ sense of discovery as they experience an earthquake, touch a tornado or broadcast a weather forecast. The Dynamic Earth Hall sparks their curiosity about our planet by focusing on three elements: earth, air and water. Through engaging exhibitions and hands-on activities, your students will learn how these elements interact with each other to create a broad range of unique habitats and environmental conditions.<br /> <br /> Program Extensions: Air and Weather · Earth Explorers · Fire & Ice · Magnet Mania · Rockin’ Thru Texas<br /> <br /> <br /> ROSE HALL OF BIRDS<br /> Did birds evolve from dinosaurs? If your students could create their own species of bird, what would they look like? How many species of bird call Texas home? Our engaging, interactive exhibitions will prompt your students to uncover the answers to these and other questions about our amazing feathered friends. The Rose Hall of Birds also provides exclusive access to the Mudge Library — an extensive collection of rare and significant ornithological and zoological books.<br /> <br /> Program Extensions: Adapt to Survive · Trash Island: Albatross Pellet · Dissection<br /> <br /> TOM HUNT ENERGY HALL<br /> Deep underground, a layer of rock known as the Barnett Shale holds vast reserves of natural gas throughout North Texas. But how do we know where to drill? Prepare your students for a virtual journey deep into the earth as our Shale Voyager sends them on an exploratory mission of the Barnett Shale, and challenge them to delve even deeper into the science behind the power supply.<br /> <br /> Program Extensions: Electric Theater · Farming for Fuel<br /> <br />

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