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Cleveland Museum of Natural History

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Our Mission Statement: To inspire, through science and education, a passion for nature, the protection of natural diversity, the fostering of health, and leadership to a sustainable future.
CMNH programs address appropriate Revised Ohio Academic Content Standards in Science and Social Studies, and the National Health Education Standards.

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Honorable Mention

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Programs by Cleveland Museum of Natural History

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BALTO: A History of Humans, Huskies & Health in Alaska

Learn about Balto and the heroic dogs and mushers of Alaska from the 1925 Serum Run to the Iditarod of today. Why is this famous husky a part of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History?

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Bodyworks: Introduction to Human Internal Anatomy

Learn human structure and function, from cells to organs to organ systems. Uncover basic levels of organization, and locations, structures and functions of major organ systems. View actual human specimens and anatomical models to learn how organ...

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Climate Chang-ing Our Health: 'Weather' We're Ready Or Not

Join our Virtual Triage Team in this investigation of how an increase in the frequency of extreme weather events may affect many public health concerns: drought, urban heat islands, floods, air pollutants, infectious diseases, and nutrition, to...

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Climate Change: Investigating Our Impact

Experience some of the science behind our planet's changing climate. Experiment with the phenomenon of the “greenhouse effect”, directly observe the relationship between visible and infrared light, illustrate several techniques used to gather...

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Disease Detectives: An Exercise In Epidemiology

As part of our virtual health department epidemiology team, you work together to eliminate false leads and piece together clues to determine the cause of a mysterious food poisoning outbreak. It's up to your team to interpret data, identify the...

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Drugs 301: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

Learn the science behind chemical addiction and what physical consequences arise from the use of different categories of drugs. Actual medical specimens will impress upon students the powerful effect drugs have on our lives.

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Exploring Birds: Feather, Beaks, and Flight

Uncover the adaptations a bird has that allows it to interact with its environment in a unique and successful way. What's going on under all those feathers? And is a beak better than teeth? Come be an ornithologist with us!

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Exploring Dinosaurs

Be a paleontologist as we discover how we know dinosaurs existed, how to tell the difference between dinosaurs and reptiles, and discover what adaptations these strange and interesting animals had in order to survive in the prehistoric world.

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Exploring Earth Science: Mysterious Mounds and Planetary Puzzles

Through processes far too slow for our feeble human eyes to perceive, the world has been changing for 4.6 billion years.The evidence for this is all around us, in our rocks, dirt, & soil—if you only know the right clues to look for.

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Exploring Fossils: Clues to the Past

Fossils help us learn about past environments. Take a look at specimens from our collections and learn how these ancient clues reveal the lives of long-lost animals and plants.

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Exploring Mammals

Uncover the adaptations a mammal has that allows it to interact with its environment in a unique and successful way.  Discover what's going on under all that fur!  Animals from our Wildlife Center are featured in this warm-blooded program.

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Exploring Ohio's Native Americans

For 12,000 years or more, Native Americans have been living in Ohio. From the Paleo-Indians, through the mound building of the Woodland tradition, to the historic tribes--evidence, in the form of artifacts, reveals their lifestyles. Become an...

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Exploring Reptiles: Peek Under Those Scales!

Uncover the adaptations reptiles have allowing them to interact with their environment in a unique and successful way. What going on under those scales? Is it cool to be cold-blooded? Be a herpetologist with our museum team!

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Growing Up and Liking It: Pondering Puberty

Engage in an interactive discussion with a health educator on the chemical and physical changes that occur in the human body during puberty. With the aid of fun demonstrations, models, and specimens, you will discuss human reproductive anatomy...

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Hoots and Howls

Join us as we explore Ohio’s native animals.Learn about the animals that live in our greatstate and see images of our Perkins WildlifeCenter Animal Ambassadors. Learn the seriousbusiness of animal enrichment and investigatethe native habitats you...

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Human Evolution: Following Lucy's Footsteps

Trace the development of modern humans using information from fossil hominids as well as clues from living primates.

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It's NOT Black or White: How a Museum Defines 'Race'

Geneticists and anthropologists have proven that all humansshare African ancestry. In the light of these scientific breakthroughs, discuss with our educators the idea that "[Racism] is not about how you look, it is about how people assign...

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Macronutrients: Fact, Fiction and Fitness

Analyze the importance of carbohydrates,proteins and fats as you calculate your macronutrient needs. Be an informed consumer and work your way through the marketing hype to uncover the facts about fad diets, supplements, energy drinks and fitness...

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Math In Science

Learn how interpreting natural history happens using numbers, figures, and a whole lot of imagination! Math skills and understanding are your ticket to knowing more about nature and conservation.

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Native American Sky Stories

Why doesn’t coyote have a constellation in the sky, and who is endlessly chasing the bear around the North Star? Find out as we tell the entertaining and informative sky legends of native North Americans.

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People, Pathogens, Pandemics: Tracking Down Killer Microbes

Review case histories of three frightened patients to track a potentially killer pathogen. Discuss how microbes can become resistant to previously effective therapies, and how specific human behaviors, like domestication of animals and extensive...

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Reasons for the Seasons

Find out the real reasons that we have seasons (it isn’t the varying distance of the Earth from the Sun). We’ll see seasonal changes of the skies from your location, with additional views from other parts of the globe.

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Rocks & Minerals: It's NOT "Hard" Science!

This overview of geology and mineralogy basics will whet your students’ 'apatite' for Earth Sciences with an avalanche of hands-on experiments using specimens from our collections. Is studying rocks fun? Of 'quartz' it is!

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Science of Seeking Snacks: Learn About Your Senses Through Mantis Research

Compare insect and human senses with a series of hands-on experiments.  See amazing microscope images of insect sensory organs. Learn how current research on praying mantis hunting behavior can teach us about human hunger pangs!

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Sky Legends of the Ancient World

Journey back in time to hear the exotic star myths of the early civilizations of India, Egypt, China and Mesopotamia. We will also relate creative stories of the constellations as told by the ancient Greeks and Romans.

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Starry, Starry Night

Explore the heavens with your students as we view a simulated nighttime sky. After a brief introduction to the objects and major constellations visible in the current evening sky, your class will visit the Moon, planets, comets, and stars.

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Stars: From Beginning to End

Follow the cycle of a star’s life from its birth in a nebula to its final end. Discover red giants, white dwarfs, supernovae and black holes.

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Stress Down: Eustress-ing Me Out!

Recognize biological reactions to stressors all animals share, and identify the organs that produce physical symptoms of stress. Distinguish between what you can and cannot control and use that information to bring down the stress in your life.

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Target: Moon

We’ll focus on all things lunar. The origin of the Moon, its ancient battered surface, its phases and its tidal effects on Earth. Follow the Moon’s monthly path across the sky and learn why its shape appears to change.

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Test Connection

Test Connection

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The Atmosphere

Learn about the remarkable and ever-active envelope of air surrounding our planet. We’ll discuss the daily and seasonal changes of weather and climate.

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The Solar System

Immerse yourself in the Solar System and discover what makes it go round. We will talk about the formation of the Sun, planets, and moons -- gravity, energy, and motions included.

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The Universe

Beginning with the Big Bang, travel through time and observe the formation and evolution of stars, planets and galaxies. We will discuss the foundations of modern cosmology and provide a comprehensive overview of objects in the Universe.

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Truth and Consequences: Discussing STDs

View clinical images of common sexually transmitted diseases and discuss their symptoms and methods of transmission. Learn common treatments for these diseases and ways to prevent getting infected. Explore how the web of person-to-person contacts...

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What's Inside Stuffee?

Preschoolers in Pre-Med? Turn your classroom into a doctor’s office in this larger-than-life anatomical experience! Onscreen, we’ll turn our big-hearted friend Stuffee inside out to look at his chest and abdominal organs. In your classroom, use...

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What's NOT In A Cigarette? Tellin' The Truth On Tobacco Products

Welcome to our great new game show, "What's NOT In A Cigarette?" Your class will try and answer questions about the history of tobacco in the US, including the weird additives, strange rules on advertising, and ever-creative ways humans manage...

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Wonder of New Life: The Making of a Human

Compare humans to other placental mammals and discuss our reproductive strategy vs. egg laying animals. Follow the development of an embryo through the fetal stage, and learn about the process of labor and delivery (viewing an actual birth video...

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You Are What You Eat: Seriously, You Are!

Nutrition is a science that combines biology and chemistry. How do different foods affect how you feel and function? Work your way through the process of digestion and identify the nutrients various foods contain. Investigate nutrition labels, and...

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Type of Organization

Arts/Cultural/Museum

Contact

Education Division   eduinfo@cmnh.org
1 Wade Oval Drive
Cleveland OH 44106
2162318002
United States

https://www.cmnh.org/

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Awards, Quotes, Testimonials

"The students got to measure the teeth and use specialized tools, there were a lot of visual examples given during the lab as well."
--Ancient Teeth Tell Tales program, Emmet, ID

"This program was aligned perfectly with our Sunshine State Standards for Life Science for 3rd grade...I walked away with notes and was able to share them at the dinner table that evening. Thank you for expanding my knowledge
--Food Chains program, Florida

"It was like taking a field trip to Lee's lab. We could see samples on the camera, and hear expert information about rocks and minerals. It was a good, interactive science lesson."
--Rocks and Minerals program, Omaha, NE

"I really liked the hands on items that were sent for the students to play with. They enjoyed it. Also our teacher was great! She was a very good story teller and did a good job engaging the students."
--Balto program, Greenville, IN