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School & Group Catalog

Program: Field Trip @ OMSI Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: PreK-K Topic: Life, Early Childhood

Eat a rainbow every day! Learn about the science of healthy foods.

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Program: Field Trip @ OMSI Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: PreK-K Topic: Life, Early Childhood

In this basic introduction to live insects and scientific investigation, students learn about the unique features of insects and how scientists study them.

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Program: Field Trip @ OMSI Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: PreK-K Topic: Earth + Space, Early Childhood

Use scientific tools and thinking to explore Earth's moon.

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Program: Field Trip @ OMSI Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: PreK-K Topic: Life, Early Childhood

Learn about what's under your skin, where your food goes after you eat, and what makes your body move in this introduction to the human body.

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Program: Field Trip @ OMSI Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: PreK-K Topic: Life, Early Childhood

Explore an assortment of materials that stimulate all five senses.

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Program: Field Trip @ OMSI Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: PreK-K Topic: Earth + Space, Life, Early Childhood

Learn about animals that pollinate, and discover ways we can help pollinators in our neighborhoods.

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Program: Field Trip @ OMSI Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: PreK-K Topic: Physical, Tech + Engineering, Early Childhood

Playing with gears, wheels, levers and inclined planes, students learn the ways simple machinery makes our lives easier.

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Program: Field Trip @ OMSI Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: PreK-K Topic: Earth + Space, Life, Early Childhood

Explore the wonderful, wiggly world of worms and their important role in composting.

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Program: Field Trip @ OMSI Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: 3-8 Topic: Physical, Tech + Engineering

Learn the basics of density and buoyancy through a series of hands-on engineering challenges.

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Program: At Your School Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: 2-5 Topic: Tech + Engineering

In this gravity-defying workshop, students are challenged to reduce a falling ball to the slowest speed possible through a maze of obstacles.

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Program: Field Trip @ OMSI Format: Films Grade Level: 2-12, Adult Topic: Physical, Tech + Engineering

Narrated by Academy Award® winner Jeff Bridges, this exceptional film transforms how we think about engineering. From the Great Wall of China and the world’s tallest buildings to underwater robots, solar cars and smart, sustainable cities, Dream Big celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small, demonstrating how engineers push the limits of innovation

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Program: At Your School Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: 4-8 Topic: Earth + Space

In this class, students become earthquake experts, studying the tectonic forces that trigger quakes and engineering structures to withstand them.

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Program: Field Trip @ OMSI Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: 3-12 Topic: Earth + Space
Program: Field Trip @ OMSI Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: K-6 Topic: Earth + Space, Life
Program: Field Trip @ OMSI Format: Assemblies Grade Level: K-8 Topic: Earth + Space, Early Childhood

Your group will be blown away when you experience weather OMSI-style with our flaming tornado and indoor lightning.

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Program: Field Trip @ OMSI Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: 3-12 Topic: Earth + Space

Find out why earthquakes happen, where they happen, and why some are devastating while others are barely felt.

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Program: Field Trip @ OMSI Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: 3-8 Topic: Earth + Space

Travel the solar system with OMSI educators and compare the geologic features of Earth to our cosmic neighbors.

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Program: Field Trip @ OMSI Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: 3-8 Topic: Earth + Space

Learn about the importance of climate and carbon while looking at the scientific evidence behind climate change.

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Program: Field Trip @ OMSI Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: K-8 Topic: Earth + Space, Early Childhood

Handle an assortment of rocks and fossils to figure out how to identify and define fossils.

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Program: Field Trip @ OMSI Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: 3-8 Topic: Earth + Space

Students examine different soils and rocks and explore how these are affected by water.

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Program: Field Trip @ OMSI Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: 6-12 Topic: Earth + Space

Discover how paleontologists try to solve the mystery of long-dead creatures and what counts as scientific evidence.

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Program: Field Trip @ OMSI Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: K-2 Topic: Earth + Space, Early Childhood

Our solar system is a big place. Discover just how big in this introductory lab for young space explorers.

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Program: Field Trip @ OMSI Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: 3-12 Topic: Tech + Engineering

Learn about renewable energy and how to harness wind power for a sustainable future.

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Program: Field Trip @ OMSI Format: Films Grade Level: 4-12, Adult Topic: Life

Follow researchers and explorers as they piece together the archaeological and genetic clues of Egyptian mummies.

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Program: At Your School Format: Assemblies Grade Level: K-8 Topic: Physical, Early Childhood

We'll explore the wacky world of electrostatics, learn how renewable technologies like wind turbines and solar cells can power our cities, and witness the awesome power of a high voltage current.

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