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Super Cells

Length: 45 minutes
Cost: $7 per student

Cells are like little machines working hard in our bodies.  Discover the parts of a cell in a way your students are sure to remember using iPad™ technology.  Students will even build a compact cell model to take home.  This program will enhance your educational experience with the “Cells: Life in a Pond” exhibit sponsored by NASA and HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology. 

ACOSS:  Grade 7: 1, 2, 5, 8, 10
Tennessee Standards:  6: Inq.1, T/E.4; Grade 7: Inq.5, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5; Grade 8: Inq.1, T/E.4

Crystal Chemistry

Length: 45 minutes
Cost: $5 per student

Crystals have inspired the work of scientists and artists alike with their fascinating forms, vivid rainbows and sparkling reflections. Learn about the science of crystals – what they are, how they form, and why they are different shapes. Make your own crystal to take home.   

ACOSS: Grade 8: 1, 4, 6
Tennessee Standards: Grade Grade 8: 9.1, 9.2, 9.4

Pop IT Up

Length: 30 minutes
Cost: $3 per student

Your students will put their engineering design skills to the test as they to get into a sticky situation. They will plan, design, test and redesign a contraption that will launch ping pong balls onto a trap with only a “Minute to Win It”. 

ACOSS: Grade 8: 8, 9, 10
Tennessee Standards: Grade Grade 8.11.1, 11.2, 11.4

Dissection Lab

Length: 60 minutes
Cost: $11 per student

Want to do a dissection, but don’t want your classroom to be smelly for weeks? Come to Sci-Quest and let us do it for you! In small groups of three or four, students will get up close and personal with the inner anatomy of animals. Choose from a shark, frog or starfish. Due to an increase in the cost of supplies, this program is $11.00

ACOSS: Grade 4: 5, 6; Grade 5: 7, 8;Grade 7: 2, 3, 4, 5, 7; Biology Core: 1, 5, 11, 12
Tennessee Standards: Between Living Things & the Environment: 2.1, 2.2, 2.3  

Electricity Grows on Trees

Length: 45 minutes
Cost: $5 per student

Create amps from apples and  power from pickles. Discover how food can create electricity and how this technology can be used for green power! Students will even construct a portable electric circuit to take home.

ACOSS: Grade 8: 3, 6, 11
Tennessee Standards: Physical Science: 11.4