Three all-new programs explore how the human body works by comparing our body’s adaptations to those of other special animals. Did you know that a giraffe and a human being have the exact same number of vertebrae in their necks? Or that there are lizards with green blood? Or that T. rex had teeth up to 12 inches long? We’ll talk about all of that and more in our special presentations aimed at young learners.
There are three choices for this Science Start program:
- Movin’ and Shakin’
Compare the human body’s structure with other animals as we learn about the importance of our skeleton and muscles! See for yourself the differences between our arms, a bird’s wing, and a whale’s flipper, and explore how our muscles work together to make everyday motions like writing a note—or picking up the phone to book this program!—effortless and easy.
Download Movin’ and Shakin’ Curriculum
- Pump It Up
This program examines the heart, blood, and kidneys, their development, and how other animals utilize all three. Compare the human heart with that of a rat and a giraffe, and discuss the capabilities and requirements of each organ that led to their development. Take a look at the rainbow of colors that represent the blood of other animals around the world, and examine a set of human kidneys responsible for clearing out impurities from the bloodstream.
- Head Honcho
Discover the importance of skulls and teeth and how the human brain compares with other animals alive, from the mighty Tyrannosaurus rex to modern sharks. Students will learn how to tell the difference between a carnivore and herbivore based solely on teeth, what makes the human brain so special, and how our skulls have changed over the years. We’ll get your young learners thinking!
Note: Programs will be available beginning June 1, 2016.
- Reach for the depths of outer space by complementing your Science Start: Space package with the Discovery Dome, our inflatable and portable planetarium, and a presentation of Docents To Go: Astronomy in the Space Exploration package!