In 2017-2018, the Middle School Traveling Scientist programs will support various grades depending on which Next Generation Science Standards model your district has decided to use (Integrated or Discipline Specific).
Integrated Model - Rainforest and Birds of Prey support both 6th and 7th grade
Discipline Specific - Rainforest and Birds of Prey will support 7th grade Life Science Course
Students journey through the tropical rainforest to learn about indigenous plants and animals and their importance to humans. During interactive lab station, the students will have the opportunity to see and touch live animals and learn about tribes living in the rainforest.
Birds of Prey
Hawks, owls, and other raptors are brought into the classroom to teach students about the roles these predators play in the balance of nature. Students visit lab stations which include experiencing hawk vision and discovering the diet of an owl through an owl pellet dissection.
Live animals are presented to you and your students by our trained Traveling Scientist. Learn about the unique characteristics and behaviors of mammals, reptiles, birds, and other species of the animal kingdom.
Is all of our trash really waste? Rethink Resources uses trash to explore the connection between humans and the natural world. Through hands-on activities that focus on the five R's: Reduce, Reuse, Rot, Repurpose, and Recycle, students will develop a deeper understanding of the importance of natural resources and how we can conserve them by producing less waste.