Elementary? Maybe for the brilliant master of deduction, but how will you fare solving a captivating mystery in true 19th century London fashion?
Come solve the mystery! Meet Sherlock Holmes. He is scientifically trained, a master of deduction, and an employer of imagination and encyclopedic knowledge. Experience an interactive exhibition like no other as you join Sherlock Holmes in solving a mystery.
See the Sherlock Holmes Exhibition during your fall 2013 field trip to the museum. This exhibit is recommended for grades 4 and up, but is open to students of all ages.
Register for The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes:
Click the Register button to go to our online registration request form. Note: For online registration requests, we require a minimum of two weeks’ notice. If your desired date is less than two weeks away or you have questions, please call 503.797.4661.
Structure and Function:
Compare and contrast characteristics of living and non-living things.
Interaction and Change:
Examine the different ways things move.
Describe the motion of objects when a force is applied.
Describe how forces cause changes in an object’s position, motion, and speed.
Apply the laws of motion and gravitation to describe the interaction of forces acting on an object and the resultant motion.
Make observations about the natural world.
Identify and use tools to make careful observations and answer questions about the natural world.
Record observations with pictures, numbers, or written statements.
Describe why recording accurate observations is important in science.
Observe, measure, and record properties of objects and substances using simple tools to gather data and extend the senses.
Make, describe, and compare observations, and organize recorded data.
Plan a simple investigation based on a testable question, match measuring tools to their uses, and collect and record data from a scientific investigation.
Use the data collected from a scientific investigation to explain the results and draw conclusions.
Based on observations identify testable questions, design a scientific investigation, and collect and record data consistent with a planned scientific investigation.
Summarize the results from a scientific investigation and use the results to respond to the question being tested.
Based on observations and science principles, identify questions that can be tested, design an experiment or investigation, and identify appropriate tools. Collect and record multiple observations while conducting investigations or experiments to test a scientific question or hypothesis.
Explain the reasons why similar investigations may have different results.
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.
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.
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.
Evaluate the validity of scientific explanations and conclusions based on the amount and quality of the evidence cited.
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.
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.
Explain how scientific explanations and theories evolve as new information becomes available.
Based on observations and science principles, formulate a question or hypothesis that can be investigated through the collection and analysis of relevant information.
Design and conduct a controlled experiment, field study, or other investigation to make systematic observations about the natural world, including the collection of sufficient and appropriate data.
Analyze data and identify uncertainties. Draw a valid conclusion, explain how it is supported by the evidence, and communicate the findings of a scientific investigation.
Identify examples from the history of science that illustrate modification of scientific knowledge in light of challenges to prevailing explanations.
Explain how technological problems and advances create a demand for new scientific knowledge and how new knowledge enables the creation of new technologies.
Demonstrate that designed structures have parts that work together to perform a function.
Describe an engineering design that is used to solve a problem or address a need.
Give examples of inventions that enable scientists to observe things that are too small or too far away.
Describe examples of how engineers have created inventions that address human needs and aspirations.
Explain how new scientific knowledge can be used to develop new technologies and how new technologies can be used to generate new scientific knowledge.
Describe how new technologies enable new lines of scientific inquiry and are largely responsible for changes in how people live and work.