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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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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 extremeweather 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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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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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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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

Use our kit of materials to 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...

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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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Teeth Telling Tales: Fossils Uncover Ancient Ecosystems

Join us as we replicate a day of research with Dr. Darin Croft, Paleontologist with Case Western Reserve University. Students will use real diagnostic equipment and casts of specimens found during recent South American fieldwork to match ancient...

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Test Connection

Test Connection

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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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Virtual Tour of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Bring several classrooms...or your entire SCHOOL... to the museum for a virtual tour!  Our new platform allows an unlimited number of participants to view the live stream at the same time.  This Highlights Tour of the Cleveland Museum of Natural...

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Virtually Visit Ohio's Native Wildlife at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History

OHIO'S NATIVE WILDLIFE: Take a walk through our beautiful Ralph Perkins II Wildlife Center & Woods Garden--Presented by KeyBank.  Meet native Ohio animals and the dedicated staff who take care of them. Porcupines, coyotes, and bobcats, oh, ...

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