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Program: Field Trip @ OMSI Format: Planetarium Grade Level: 5-8 Topic: Earth + Space

Travel back to the beginning of time and experience the birth of the sun. Discover how it came to support life, how it threatens life as we know it, and how its energy will one day fade away.

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Program: Field Trip @ OMSI Format: Films Grade Level: K-12, Adult Topic:
Program: Field Trip @ OMSI Format: Planetarium Grade Level: 4-6 Topic: Earth + Space

From Mercury to Pluto, explore the wonders of our solar system without leaving the surface of Earth.

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Program: At Your School Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: PreK-1 Topic: Life, Early Childhood

Students experiment with unusual instruments to find out how waves and vibrations create all kinds of sounds—high and low, loud and soft—and how those sounds reach our ears.

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Program: Field Trip @ OMSI Format: Planetarium Grade Level: 4-6 Topic: Earth + Space

To Space & Back takes you on an incredible journey from the far reaches of our known universe to our own planet.

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Program: Field Trip @ OMSI Format: Films Grade Level: 5-12, Adult Topic: Earth + Space

Follow a daring filmmaker and a team of scientists on a thrilling quest to understand the origin and evolution of tornadoes.

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Program: Field Trip @ OMSI Format: Planetarium Grade Level: 3-12, Adult Topic: Earth + Space

Trace the history of the telescope from Galileo’s modifications to a child’s spyglass using two small pieces of glass, to the launch of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope.

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Program: Field Trip @ OMSI Format: Submarine Grade Level: K-12, Adult Topic: Physics, Tech + Engineering, Early Childhood

Climb aboard the USS Blueback, a retired US Navy submarine, and take a fascinating tour of a vessel where 85 crewmembers once worked, slept and ate for months at a time.

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

Why and where do earthquakes happen? What causes one earthquake to be so destructive when others can barely be felt? 

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Program: Virtual Program Format: Assemblies Grade Level: K-12 Topic: Chemistry, Early Childhood

Bring OMSI to your virtual classroom this year with a virtual assembly program! Explore the unique properties of solids, liquids, gases and plasmas, and observe how materials change from one state of matter to another.

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Program: Virtual Program Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: 3-12 Topic: Life

Bring OMSI to your virtual classroom with a classroom programed designed to engage your students in a virtual environment.Join an OMSI educator as they dissect a real cow eye. By focusing on each component of the eye, we will see how each is important for the function of sight. Topics include organ systems and developing science process skills

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Program: Virtual Program Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: 2-5 Topic: Chemistry, Early Childhood

Bring OMSI to your virtual classroom with a classroom program is designed to engage your students in a virtual environment. As they piece together the evidence of a crime scene, students see firsthand how fingerprints, footprints and fibers can help catch a criminal. Topics include forensic science, evidence analysis and analytical thinking.

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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. Life exists in some surprising places! Motivated by the increasing number of known Earth-sized planets, scientists are turning their attention to those distant worlds to look for life. 

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Program: Virtual Program Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: 6-12 Topic: Life

Bring OMSI to your virtual classroom with a classroom programed designed to engage your students in a virtual environment.You know that age old question, "How am I like a frog?" Well, join an OMSI educator in comparative anatomy as they dissect a frog and explore various organ structures. Topics include Biology, organ systems, and ecological systems.

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Program: Virtual Program Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: 2-5 Topic: Physics, Tech + Engineering

Students explore the laws of physics while playing with everyday toys. They join a videotaped space mission and predict and observe how toys act in the weightless conditions of space. 

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

What is a scientist? How does a scientist explore the world around them? What tools do they use? 

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

How does food keep our bodies healthy? Why should we "eat a rainbow" every day? Students explore these questions with activities focused on the science of healthy foods. A "tasting lab" activity puts special emphasis on the importance of eating a variety of fruits and vegetables. 

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

Take a planetarium tour of the universe without leaving your seat. These Zoom based programs are an instructor led screen shared experience traversing through the night sky and beyond. Through instructor-led lecture, students explore the stars, planets, moons, and constellations. 

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Program: Virtual Program Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: 4-8 Topic: Chemistry

Bring OMSI to your virtual classroom with a classroom program is designed to engage your students in a virtual environment. Chemicals are like people—no two are exactly alike! In this class, together we will investigate "mystery chemicals" and identify them based on their unique properties, ranging from solubility to flammability. 

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Program: Virtual Program Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: PreK-1 Topic: Early Childhood

What can we build to solve a problem? Students will explore solutions, problem-solving, and stretch their engineering process skills.

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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! This show has it all - solutions that instantly change color, giant piles of foam, great balls of fire and more! Your students will see a variety of types of chemical reactions and learn how to recognize when chemical reactions are happening.

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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: 4-8 Topic: Life

Bring OMSI to your virtual classroom with a classroom program is designed to engage your students in a virtual environment. This program teaches microscope skills and gives insight into an incredible microscopic world. Topics include animal adaptations, aquatic ecology, habitats and scientific equipment.

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Program: Virtual Program Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: PreK-1 Topic: Early Childhood

Area! Volume! Length! Oh my! Students will use standard and non-standard measurements to compare and describe everyday objects.

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Program: Virtual Program Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: 3-8 Topic: Chemistry

Everything living thing uses chemistry to function. We'll investigate the colors of plants, ingredients in saliva, and how your cells work. 

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