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Student Programs

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Title Program Typesort ascending Description Dates Available

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 Museum.pics. October 2015 - May 2016

Tropical Biodiversity

Living Conservatory Observe live plants and animals characteristic of a Central American dry tropical forest . October 2015 - May 2016

Tropical Bugs and their North Carolina Cousins

Living Conservatory Learn about the unique natural histories and unusual adaptations of several tropical arthropods and their North Carolina counterparts. October 2015 - May 2016

Exploring the World Marketplace

Living Conservatory Experience what can happen when forest resources are unevenly distributed around the world and explore some tradeoffs of resource use. October 2015 - May 2016

Naturalist Center: Teacher-Led Exploration of Collections

Other Teachers can conduct their own lessons while using the Naturalist Center’s collections and equipment. Year round

Adaptations in Birds and Mammals

iLab Using specimens from bird and mammal collections, students analyze the similarities and differences in anatomy, form and function between these animal groups. October 2015 - May 2016

Fossils: Window into the Past

iLab Give your students a unique opportunity to study fossil specimens from North Carolina and elsewhere. October 2015 - May 2016

Weather Wonders

iLab By applying real-world applications of science concepts and procedures using computer applications students will learn about weather events. October 2015 - May 2016

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 2015 - May 2016

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 2015 - May 2016

Microscopic Life

iLab Use compound microscopes to discover the structures that allow single-celled organisms to carry out the basic functions of life. October 2015 - May 2016

Introduction 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 2015 - May 2016

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 2015 - May 2016

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 2015 - May 2016

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 2015 - May 2016

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 2015 - May 2016

Properties of Matter

iLab Delve into the properties of matter by doing experiments with density, buoyancy, mass and density. October 2015 - May 2016

Human Body Systems

iLab Using models and hands-on activities, explore five major human body systems (digestive, nervous, circulatory, excretory and respiratory) and learn how each system functions to maintain life. October 2015 - May 2016

pH: The Secret Alliance of Kidneys and Lungs

iLab Investigate how two very different organs, the kidneys and the lungs, work together to keep the human body in its narrow, life-sustaining pH range. October 2015 - May 2016

Mapping Species Using GIS

iLab Use GIS to predict population distribution of threatened species in North Carolina. October 2015 - May 2016

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