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The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum provides an opportunity for people of all ages to discover and enjoy the wonder of science, math and technology in an interactive environment that promotes science literacy through experimentation, exploration, and education. Our distance learning programs are as interactive and hands-on as a visit to our museum! All programs include a kit of materials that includes everything students need to engage with our educators*
up to three live bats with the Leslie Science and Nature Center! Take an up close look at the wondrous world of bats!
Explore what makes bats so unique, why they're important across the globe and try
your hand at being an expert echo...
Leslie Science and Nature Center joins us with LIVE reptiles in our lab as we explore what makes a reptile a reptile. Feel the snake or lizard skin specimens we send you while you learn the adaptations that make these animals so successful in the...
Learn about animal adaptations to extreme weather with hands-on experiments and even take a virtual trip to Antarctica. Join us as we learn how animals, such as penguins, live and have babies during extreme weather.
Get your goggles on! Dissect a cow eye to understand how each structure works to provide the sense of sight, just like a human eye. After the program, work with your class on a series of optical illusions to see how your eyes and brain work...
Ever wonder why you can smell, hear, taste, see, and feel? Come find out how your senses help you to discover the world around you!
It's the fraction game show! Students will find out how much they know about fractions as they work together to survive three rounds while constructing, observing, and dancing to solve math problems. Fractions can be fun!
Explore our smoky cauldron and mysterious concoctions as we make two types of slime. Younger students use their slime to investigate the three states of matter. Older students investigate the properties of polymers. Gooey concoctions are...
Through observations of live animals and scientific journaling, students
will compare and contrast the life cycles and adaptations of different
organisms. By analyzing animals at different stages of their life cycle,
audiences will discover...
Students will learn the important role that scavengers and decomposers
play in our everyday lives. We’ll meet live animals, including a turkey
vulture up close, and discover just how decomposition works, and why
it’s essential for all living...
Come explore the universe with us! We’ll discover how our days, seasons,
and years can be predicted by the orbit of Earth around the sun. We’ll
learn how stars in our galaxy and planets in solar system compare to
each other and try our hand...
Get up close to owls with an avian expert from Leslie Science and Nature Center (Ann Arbor, Michigan) uses live birds to compare and contrast the characteristics of different owl species. Learn how owls have adapted to a predatory way of life...
Explore the three states of matter by making two types of slime! Behave like molecules in solids, liquids, and gasses, and make scientific observations to discover why slime is special!
After practicing observational skills of reptiles such as snakes,
students will use the scientific method as they attempt to discover one of
the snake’s natural habitats. We’ll perform an experiment, learn how to
use evidence to solve...
Meet with the Ann Arbor Hands On Museum for a personalized chat about our program offerings!
Together we'll take a look at actual fossils and discuss how you can find the clues that they hide and how to interpret their stories that unfolded millions of years ago. Invent your own prehistoric animals, follow along in the story of...
Together with the Leslie Science and Nature Center, we will create a food chain using LIVE animals (hawk/owl, snake, frog, spider and roach for example). Along the way we will discuss how they survive in the wild.
Water may be all around us, but it’s actually pretty special. We’ll
discover how water changes phases through the water cycle, how surface
tension keeps water molecules together, and even look at technology that
changes how water behaves...
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Ann Arbor MI 48104
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"The entire experience was great! Being able to feel like we went on a field trip without ever leaving the school was the best part."
"My kids loved the experience and learned so much. Truly out of all of the trips we have taken in 2 years, I enjoy Ann Arbor's the most. Thanks so much!"
“Students learned a multitude of facts about the eye and how vision works. The hands-on approach to the eye dissection forced students to participate and even students who were initially hesitant were fully participating by the end of the session."
“Being interactive (with the presenter and each other) helped them to work out their mistakes in a "safe" environment where they were free to experiment with the fraction pieces. The presenter was extremely upbeat and that made the field trip much more interesting. It also married many different learning styles into one and proved quite effective."
“This is always very well done. There is ample time for exploring after directions. Directions were very thorough. Extremely engaging to students and challenges their thinking. I have shared this workshop with others in my district because it is so wonderful."
“This was one of the best programs we have ever had! So engaging and informational!"
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Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration
2075 Lookout Drive
North Mankato, MN 56003
A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
A program of the South Central Service Cooperative, an Education Service Agency with its headquarters in southern Minnesota.