Student Programs

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Title Program Type Description Dates Available

Butterfly Basics

Interactive Video Conferencing Explore what butterflies are, what they look like, what they eat and why they are important to us. year-round

Prairie Ridge Ecosystems 2

Explore the forest floor or the pond, searching for the producers, consumers, and decomposers. How does energy move through this ecosystem? October 8, 2014 - May 29, 2015

Prairie Ridge Ecosystems 1

Explore the prairie and the pond, searching for producers, consumers, and decomposers. How do all of these plants and animals depend on each other? October 8, 2014 - May 29, 2015

Animal Adaptations

Study the animals in the forest, prairie, or pond to see how their different behaviors or structures help then to survive in these specific habitats. October 8, 2014 - May 29, 2015

Wild Exploration

Take a hike with a naturalist, sharpen both senses and powers of observation to discover animal signs and plant development. October 7, 2014 - May 29, 2015

DNA Electrophoresis Lab

iLab Based on a real life research question regarding plant disease resistance, students will perform gel electrophoresis, analyze a completed gel, and determine the gene responsible for disease resistance. October 8, 2014 - May 29, 2015

Coding the Future (Intro to Computer Programming)

iLab Participants in this course learn core concepts in programming using Microsoft Small Basic, a free, easy to use, friendly development environment. October 9, 2014 - May 29, 2015

Photosynthesis Lab

iLab In this class students will design and conduct experiments which test a plant’s ability to convert carbon dioxide and water into glucose and oxygen. October 8, 2014 - May 29, 2015

Mapping Disease Using GIS

iLab Use GIS to analyze the spread of infectious disease in North Carolina. GIS refers to computer-based mapping and modeling and is one of science’s most powerful tools used to answer questions and make predictions about important issues. October 9, 2014 - May 29, 2015

Building the Future (Intro to Electronics)

iLab Hands-on problem solving activities teach the basics of electricity and electronics in a way that is both challenging and fun. October 9, 2014 - May 29, 2015

Cell Cycle

iLab Learn how to identify real cells in interphase, prophase, metaphase, anaphase, telophase and cytokinesis. October 8, 2014 - May 29, 2015

Microscopic Life

iLab Use compound microscopes to discover the structures that allow single-celled organisms to carry out the basic functions of life. October 8, 2014 - May 29, 2015

Investigate Lab Experience

iLab Spend the morning exploring either our Micro World our Natural World, or our Visual World Investigate Lab’s offerings of hands-on science activities. October 7, 2014 - May 29, 2015

Plant Genetics: Walking with Mendel

iLab This introduction to the principles of Mendelian genetics includes topics such as dominant and recessive traits, expected vs. actual ratios of inheritance, and Parent vs. F1 and F2 generation characteristics. October 7, 2014 - May 29, 2015

North Carolina Wildlife

Curiosity Classes Find out where wildlife lives in your area - from the mountains to the coast, to your own backyard. October 7, 2014 - May 29, 2015

Fossils: Window into the Past

iLab Give your students a unique opportunity to study fossil specimens from North Carolina and elsewhere. October 7, 2014 - May 29, 2015

Bringing the Outdoors In: Why and How?

Living Conservatory Explore the connections that North Carolina has to the New World Tropics and get hands-on experience with the technology that maintains a piece of tropical dry forest on the fourth floor of the October 6, 2014 - May 29, 2015

Your Backyard in Fall, Winter, Spring or Summer

Discovery Room Meet live backyard animals such as box turtles, rabbits and snakes. October 7, 2014 - June 30, 2015

North Carolina Geology

iLab Work in teams to examine typical North Carolina rocks and practice classifying them. October 7, 2014 - May 29, 2015

Dinosaurs Roar!

Discovery Room Take a pretend field trip back to the time of dinosaurs. October 7, 2014 - June 30, 2015