Scutes & Scales

Scutes & Scales

Dive into the fascinating lives of some of the most loved, feared and misunderstood animals on Earth: REPTILES!  Learn about their unique senses, physical features, behaviors, life cycles, and habitats through engaging hands-on activities, a scavenger hunt in our Solutia…

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Light And Sound

Light and Sound

In this station based program, students will be learning about and experimenting with, WAVES. Not ocean waves, but bouncing light waves that reveal colors to make rainbows and sound waves that make a splash!  Students engage in hands on activities…

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Charge It!

Charge It!

In this hair-raising program, students learn about and explore electricity with the help of a Van de Graaff generator that will make a classmate -- or teacher’s! -- hair stand on end! We’ll learn how that happens with the help…

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Pop, Fizz, Boom!

Pop, Fizz, Boom!

In this Introduction to Kitchen Chemistry program, students will use their scientific skills to make observations, construct a hypothesis about predicted results, and conduct a hands-on scientific experiment -- all in practice of the Scientific Method.  In mixing household items…

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City Of Industry

City of Industry

Investigate the Industrial Revolution through the lens of Springfield’s industrial past. Topics include transportation history, innovation and the role of immigration upon the growth and development of cities. Travel through the Wood Museum of Springfield History and discover why Springfield…

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History Detectives

History Detectives

Students are given a photograph of a person and take on the role of detective as they investigate the lives of people in the past century traveling through the Wood Museum of Springfield History. As they move through the different…

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Us And Them: Discrimination During The Holocaust And Today

Us and Them: Discrimination During the Holocaust and Today

This program is free through the generous support of community donors! Through hands-on activities and primary source interpretation, students are immersed in the experiences of local Holocaust survivors who settled in the Springfield area while examining historic cases of discrimination,…

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Animal Adaptations: A Game Of Survival

Animal Adaptations: A Game of Survival

Students assume the identity of an animal and must gather food, water and shelter in their habitat, while keeping out of the clutches of the dreaded predator. Best suited for a gym or outdoor playground. Grades 2-5 Program length: 45…

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It’s Electric!

It’s Electric!

Students explore differences between static and current electricity as they experiment with conductors, insulars, magnets, and a real Van de Graaff generator, with some “shocking” results! Grades: 3-5 Program length: 45 minutes Capacity: 30 students $150 for first program; up…

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Picturing America

Picturing America

See American history come alive through the museum’s American art collection. Students handle and identify artifacts such as Ice Tongs that were used as a tool for carrying blocks of ice. The growth of New England ice harvesting changed how…

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