What happens when a large mass of moist air from an ocean crashes into the side of a mountain? Does it stop, go around or roll over the top? What does this physical interaction do to the animals and plants living on the mountain? In this class we will look at the dynamics of mountain terrain on local weather and how it shapes plant and animal communities. We will look at how the topography of a mountain is represented on a flat map. We will also do experiments with air currents, condensation, and temperature.
Do you find the lab environment an exciting place? Do you enjoy the natural world and want to learn more about it? Then join us as we use real laboratory equipment and techniques to combine these two worlds into fun and interesting classes. Come by yourself or as a family to experience first-hand; lab procedures, lab techniques, microscopic observations and cool experiments!
These classes are especially useful for students looking for additional reinforcement to curriculum goals or extra credit, adults seeking to expand their knowledge of science, or any family group that simply enjoys learning together!
Program Instructor: Bob Alderink, Coordinator for the Natural World Investigate Lab.
Registration information: Registration required. Fill out online, print and mail the Museum’s Registration Form  with payment. Registration deadline is one week prior to program date.
For more information contact Debbie Huston , scheduling coordinator, at 919.707.9840.