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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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Body Blueprints: The Basics of Heredity

Investigate the basics of DNA and discover how genes you inherited from your parents determine much of who you are. See how genetic information is organized. Experiment with some of your body's own inherited traits and find out which students in...

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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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Cells: A Really Close Look At How Life Works

Investigate some of the ways your personal team of 75-trillion cells are interacting with each other to maintain the chemical reactions and physical processes necessary for life. Review the organelles that power individual cells and reveal some...

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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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

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The Solar System

Learn amazing facts about the planets in our Solar System. The Sun, Earth, Moon, asteroids, comets AND MORE. We’ll cover them all and discuss the formation of the Sun, planets, and moons with gravity, energy, and motions included.

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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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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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More About This Provider

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