Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10am and 11:15am
Groups of 6-16 students
$70 Per Session
This program must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance.
6th — 12th
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Discover how paleontologists try to solve the mystery of long-dead creatures and what counts as scientific evidence. The tools discussed include testable hypotheses, models, computer imaging and hand tools. Students help clean a real 65-million year-old Triceratops and other fossils using professional tools and techniques.
This program takes place in the Paleontology and Watershed Labs in the Earth Science Exhibit Hall. Combine this program with a field trip to the museum.
A minimum of 2 weeks' advance notice is required for all registration requests. If you have questions, please contact us at 503.797.4661 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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.
- 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.3 —
- Explain how scientific explanations and theories evolve as new information becomes available.
- H.3S.1 —
- Based on observations and science principles, formulate a question or hypothesis that can be investigated through the collection and analysis of relevant information.