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Discovery Center of Springfield

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Our mission is to inspire curiosity and a life-long love of learning through memorable and engaging hands-on experiences in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education.

2019-2020

 

Programs by Discovery Center of Springfield

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Being Me

Being Mewith virtual tour and individual student kits| 4-8Shrink down to the size of the cell and take a virtual tour through our Bodyworks exhibit observing how our brain sends and receives messages to the rest of our body. Observe an eye...

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Cell Bio

Cell Biology lays the foundation for understanding the basic unit of all living things, cells, and the molecule that codes for them, DNA. During this program students will uncover the different cellular differences between plants and animals, use...

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Circuit City

Circuit Citywith virtual tour and individualstudent kits –Middle SchoolTake a virtual tour through our Phenomena exhibit, experience a Tesla coil and Van de Graaf demo while learning about how electrical and magnetic forces act. Build an...

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Ecology 1: Food Craze

Become an ecologist and uncover the many ways organisms interact with their environment and other organisms. Dissect an owl pellet, investigate the food chain through predatory and prey relationships, competition and population growth virtual lab....

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Energize Me!

Energize Me! with virtual tour and individual student kits| 4-5Grade?Take an energetic tour of our energy exhibit while learning about the different ways in which energy can be transferred through heat, light, sound or electrical currents...

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Escape to Space

Escape to Spacewith virtual tour and individualstudent kits 3-8 Grade?Blast off into space, explore the solar system and our Astronomy exhibit. In this program, students will tour our exhibit space whilediscovering gravity’s role within our galaxy...

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Geology

How do rocks form? This interactive program will allow the students to classify rocks, talk about the rock cycle, and learn how rocks change over time. Learn the difference between rocks and minerals. Students will even make a rock they can eat!

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Human Body

Our body is so amazing! In this interactive program, we'll touch on bones, brains, muscles, and more as young learners explore human anatomy and healthy habits.

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Insects & Bugs

Introduce young entomologists to insects and the changes they go through!

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Magnet Mania

Magnet Maniawith virtual tour and individual student kits| 2-4 GradeStudents will learn the parts of an atom, be exposed to the concept of electron movement, create forces of attraction and repulsion with static electricity and magnets...

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Magnets

Students will learn the parts of an atom, be exposed to the concept of electron movement, create forces of attraction and repulsion with static electricity and magnets, create an electromagnet, experiment with different variables for magnetic...

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Simple Machines

Take your students on an interactive electronic field trip into the world of Simply Marvelous Machines. This hands-on program contains student activities working with the 6 major types of simple machines: levers, pulleys, wheels & axels and...

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Track the Reaction

Track the Reactionwith virtual tour and individualstudent kits| 4 - 10Take a virtual tour of our Chromozone lab and Musuem. Identify the difference between chemical and physical changes. Design an experiment and test the cause of chemical...

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More About This Provider

Type of Organization

Science Center/Zoo

Contact

Erin Jaeger   ejaeger@discoverycenter.org
438 East St. Louis Street
Springfield MO 65806
417-862-9910 ext.726
United States

http://www.discoverycenter.org

Primary Disciplines

The programs of Discovery Center of Springfield cover:

STEM
Social Studies/History
Health/Physical Education
Sciences
Problem Solving

Awards, Quotes, Testimonials

Hands-on activities result in greater opportunities for exploration and learning. Having a hands-on science expert during the video conference was like having a guest speaker in the room. Students loved it and gained knowledge and experience from this program. The box of materials that arrived from the Discovery Center was most useful, both before and after the videoconference, since our school does not have many materials used in the program. -Middle School Educator

It was informative, engaging, and the topic is one kids really need to think about in terms of correct eating habits! Students were engaged during the whole VC. I think seeing the video of the stomach working and the experiments will be something they will long remember and hopefully will impact their eating habits. I would highly recommend this program. -4th grade educator

Having an expert face-to-face with the students had a lasting impact on them. They were highly engaged in the activity. The program brought real world experts on genetics to our rural school. Traditional classroom settings just cannot grab students interest as can video conferences. -Middle School Educator