Teachers Guide Perot Museum Programs 2012-13 : Fifth

PROGRAMS BY GRADE (5th GRADE) Fire & Ice This program literally goes to extremes to teach students about the different states of matter. Using fire and liquid nitrogen, our instructor demonstrates how physical and chemical changes occur. Student volunteers help the presenter explore how temperature affects matter. TEKS: 1a, 2abcdf, 3ad, 4ab, 5abd, 6a Super Hero Science This program is available only at the Perot Museum. Superheroes are the stuff of comic books and Hollywood blockbusters. But do your students understand the real science behind their fantastic powers? This educator-led interactive stage show will explore topics including lasers, invisibility, X-ray vision, kinetic energy, levitation and smart materials. TEKS: 1a, 2abcdf, 3ad, 4ab, 5a, 6abcd Dec 2012-Feb 2013: Winter Skies Our night skies look different depending on the season. This interactive astronomy-based program focuses on the reasons why we have seasons in the first place, and reveals which constellations are visible to North Texans in the wintertime. TEKS: 2a, 3d, 8cd March-June 2013: Forecast: Stormy Weather Thunderstorms, high pressure, low pressure, tornadoes and more — it’s all par for the course when it’s springtime in Texas! We’ll provide scientific insights that explain why this time of the year is so stormy for our region. Students will also have a chance to be weather forecasters for their classroom in this interactive meteorological program. TEKS: 2abcef, 3d, 8ab Portable Universe Planetarium The Sky at Night: Live Duration: 50 minutes Students can learn a lot about planet Earth by exploring the movements of the sun, moon and stars — not to mention the insights they’ll gather when a virtual journey to other planets and distant galaxies gives them a glimpse into Earth’s unique place in space. Portable Universe content is tailored to meet the learning needs of each specific age group and is well suited for both cultural and scientific studies. This program is perfect for introducing students to the wonders of the universe or to supplement deeper in-classroom study of astronomy. TEKS: 2bd, 3acd, 8bcd ScienceCast Seasonal Programs Sept-Nov 2012: Masters of Migration Birds, butterflies, bats and many more animals survive cold winters by migrating to warmer climates. This program reveals which northbound travelers fly through Texas every fall, along with some of the secrets to their navigational know-how. The special program is only offered in the fall, and will feature tips on where and when to spot some of our seasonal visitors in the North Texas region. TEKS: 2d, 8a, 9a, 10a

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