Teachers Guide Perot Museum Programs 2012-13 : Page 5

FIELD TRIP EXPERIENCEtrip s are avail-tarting Janu-2 013. Let the ms begin! DISCOVERING LIFE HALL 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. Program Extensions: Adapt to Survive · Do Bugs Bug You? Look Out: The Eye · Plant Path · Pump Up: The Heart Trash Island: Albatross Pellet Dissection T. BOONE PICKENS LIFE THEN AND NOW HALL 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. Program Extensions: Dig those Dinos · Paleontology 101 GEMS AND MINERAL HALL 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. Program Extensions: Earth Explorers · Fire & Ice · Rockin’ Thru Texas THE REES-JONES FOUNDATION DYNAMIC EARTH HALL 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. Program Extensions: Air and Weather · Earth Explorers · Fire & Ice Magnet Mania · Rockin’ Thru Texas EXPANDING UNIVERSE HALL 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. Program Extensions: Fire & Ice · One World, One Sky The Sky at Night: Live PER O T MUSEUM OF NA TURE AND S CIENCE VISIT per o tmus eum. or g 7

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