Earth and You

Format
Classes
Topic(s) Covered
Climatology
Availability
Up to 34 students per session
Cost
$145 Per Session
Two hours minimum booking
Travel fees may apply*
Grade Level(s)
4th — 8th
Season
Year-Round
Duration
1 hr
Person outside in cold weather

What do trains, planes, coal plants and cows have in common? They all emit gases which affect our atmosphere. In this class about climate change, students will study scientific clues in air, water and ice while considering the relationship between human choices and the future of our environment. Topics include climate change, data, Earth systems, energy use and critical thinking.

Experience an adventure in science without leaving the classroom. These programs include a general introduction to a science topic and hands-on, interactive activities.

*Travel Fees:
If you are located less than 40 miles from OMSI, there are no travel fees.
If you are located more than 40 miles from OMSI, travel fees are charged as follows:
• By scheduling a program when we’re in your area (per map), each school pays $95 per instructor per day, in addition to the program cost. No mileage is charged.
• If we make a special trip to your school (when we’re not scheduled to be in your area per map), each school is charged 55¢ per round-trip mile (subject to federal rate changes) and $95 per instructor per day, in addition to the program cost.
• Visits to areas beyond the boundaries of the map are available by request and travel fees are negotiated on a case-by-case basis.

A minimum of 2 weeks' advance notice is required for all registrations. If you have questions, please contact us at 503.797.4661 or register@omsi.edu.

Standards Addressed Interaction and Change:
6.2E.1
Explain the water cycle and the relationship to landforms and weather.
7.2E.1
Describe and evaluate the environmental and societal effects of obtaining, using, and managing waste of renewable and non-renewable resources.
7.2E.2
Describe the composition of Earth’s atmosphere, how it has changed over time, and implications for the future.
7.2E.3
Evaluate natural processes and human activities that affect global environmental change and suggest and evaluate possible solutions to problems.
8.2E.3
Explain the causes of patterns of atmospheric and oceanic movement and the effects on weather and climate.
8.2E.4
Analyze evidence for geologic, climatic, environmental, and life form changes over time.
Scientific Inquiry:
6.3S.1
Based on observations and science principles, propose questions or hypotheses that can be examined through scientific investigation. Design and conduct an investigation that uses appropriate tools and techniques to collect relevant data.
6.3S.2
Organize and display relevant data, construct an evidence-based explanation of the results of an investigation, and communicate the conclusions.
7.3S.1
Based on observations and science principles, propose questions or hypotheses that can be examined through scientific investigation. Design and conduct a scientific investigation that uses appropriate tools and techniques to collect relevant data.
7.3S.2
Organize, display, and analyze relevant data, construct an evidence-based explanation of the results of an investigation, and communicate the conclusions including possible sources of error.
7.3S.3
Evaluate the validity of scientific explanations and conclusions based on the amount and quality of the evidence cited.
8.3S.1
Based on observations and science principles, propose questions or hypotheses that can be examined through scientific investigation. Design and conduct a scientific investigation that uses appropriate tools, techniques, independent and dependent variables, and controls to collect relevant data.
8.3S.2
Organize, display, and analyze relevant data, construct an evidence-based explanation of the results of a scientific investigation, and communicate the conclusions including possible sources of error. Suggest new investigations based on analysis of results.
Engineering Design:
8.4D.3
Explain how creating a new technology requires considering societal goals, costs, priorities, and trade-offs.