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Program: Virtual Program Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: K-5 Topic: Life, Early Childhood

Bring OMSI to your virtual classroom with a classroom program is designed to engage your students in a virtual environment. Students explore the benefits and science behind exercise. Includes led activities where the students will learn how to take their pulse, practice controlled breathing, or getting their heart rate up. Topics include physical fitness, biology and health.

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Program: Virtual Program Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: PreK-K Topic: Early Childhood

What are the scientific tools we carry with us every day? How do they help us understand the world around us? This lab explores an assortment of materials that stimulate all five senses.

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Program: Virtual Program Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: 2-8 Topic: Earth + Space

Bring OMSI to your virtual classroom with a classroom program is designed to engage your students in a virtual environment. Activities include learning to read a star map, using angles to determine latitude and investigating how changing seasons affect the skies. Older students will experiment with quadrants and learn tricks for navigating under daytime and cloudy skies. 

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Program: Virtual Program Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: 3-8 Topic: Earth + Space

Bring OMSI to your virtual classroom with a classroom program is designed to engage your students in a virtual environment. Activities include using powers of ten to understand scale, measuring the relationship between distance and brightness, and modeling how and why the seasons change.

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Program: Virtual Program Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: 4-12 Topic: Earth + Space

Some of the best telescope views of the night sky come from the planets, particularly the five planets visible from your own backyard. Have you ever wondered "which planets are out tonight?" or "where should I look to see certain planets?" Learning which planets are visible tonight and where to look for them is what this live show is all about. Join this lab and discover which planets we can see tonight!

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Program: Virtual Program Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: K-3 Topic: Earth + Space, Early Childhood

Bring OMSI to your virtual classroom with a classroom program is designed to engage your students in a virtual environment. Students become paleontologists and learn how to reassemble a complete dinosaur from just a few pieces. Topics include adaptations, fossil evidence, fossil formation and paleontology.

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Program: Virtual Program Format: Assemblies Grade Level: K-8 Topic: Chemistry, Early Childhood

Bring OMSI to your virtual classroom this year with a virtual assembly program! OMSI staff conduct experiments that vividly demonstrate the predictable (and sometimes unpredictable!) reactions of matter.

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Program: Virtual Program Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: K-8 Topic: Life, Early Childhood

Bring OMSI to your virtual classroom with a classroom program is designed to engage your students in a virtual environment. Discover that snakes are smooth and dry, lizards have no earlobes, and geckos can lick their eyeballs!

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Program: Virtual Program Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: 4-8 Topic: Earth + Space

Bring OMSI to your virtual classroom with a classroom program is designed to engage your students in a virtual environment. Help an OMSI educator identify a set of mystery minerals, then find out how minerals move through the rock cycle. Topics include rock classification, rock cycle and mineral identification.

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Program: Virtual Program Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: 4-12 Topic: Life

Bring OMSI to your virtual classroom with a classroom program is designed to engage your students in a virtual environment. If your students have the guts, so do we—squid guts that is! OMSI educators show proper dissection techniques to explore the insides of a squid and discover firsthand how the beak, ink sac and other adaptations help this odd, underwater organism survive. Topics include anatomy, animal adaptations, dissection and lab procedures.

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Program: Virtual Program Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: 4-12, Adult, Family Topic: Earth + Space

Planets, constellations, the zodiac, shooting stars and satellites are all in the night sky if you know when and where to look. Navigate by the stars and discover how you can become a backyard astronomer. This live presentation focuses on the night sky during the current month.

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Program: Virtual Program Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: 3-8 Topic: Earth + Space

What causes volcanoes and where do you find them? Find out how different magmas form different volcanoes.

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Program: Virtual Program Format: Assemblies Grade Level: K-5 Topic: Chemistry, Early Childhood

Bring OMSI to your virtual classroom this year with a virtual assembly program! Students experience hot ice, floating fog, and exploding liquid to explore the states of matter.

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Program: Virtual Program Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: K-2 Topic: Earth + Space, Early Childhood

Bring OMSI to your virtual classroom with a classroom program is designed to engage your students in a virtual environment. In this space science class, students learn how Earth fits into our vast and ever–changing universe. 

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Program: Virtual Program Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: 3-8 Topic: Earth + Space, Early Childhood

Bring OMSI to your virtual classroom with a classroom program is designed to engage your students in a virtual environment. 

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Program: Virtual Program Format: Assemblies Grade Level: K-5 Topic: Earth + Space, Early Childhood

Bring OMSI to your virtual classroom this year with a virtual assembly program! We’ll explore and demonstrate the roots of weather phenomena including the origin of clouds, snow, wind, and lightning.

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Program: Virtual Program Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: 3-6 Topic: Earth + Space

Bring OMSI to your virtual classroom with a classroom program is designed to engage your students in a virtual environment. In this space science class, students learn how Earth fits into our vast and ever–changing universe.

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