Group workshops provide students with an opportunity to investigate a scientific phenomenon facilitated by a Museum educator. Worskhops are approximately 45 minutes long. Class size is limited. Available Monday through Friday only.
Why do we look like we do? Explore the world of genetics and see how characteristics get passed on from parents to offspring. Learn about how genes, heredity and environmental factors influence the way organisms look.
Recommended Grade Levels: 6 - 12
Explore characteristics of magnets and discover some of their everyday uses!
Recommended Grade Levels: K - 2
Where do owls belong in the food web? Are they a predator or prey? Students will find out when they become wildlife biologists and dissect an owl pellet. Can students see hoo was for dinner?
Recommended Grade Levels: 3 - 7
Explore parts of plant anatomy as we identify local pollinators and examine their importance in our ecosystem. What role do pollinators play with plant reproduction and what happens if they disappear?
Recommended Grade Levels: 3 - 5
Extreme heat and rain events are already becoming more common here in Virginia. How can we leverage design, engineering, and natural landscapes to make our houses more resilient to these changes? Students will learn actionable steps they can take at home to become more resilient today.
Recommended Grade Levels: 9 - 12
Explore the world of music and the science behind sound waves. Create sound using a variety of fun objects as you measure resonance, vibration, frequency and pitch!
Recommended Grade Levels: 5 - 7
What do a bear, a bee and a moth have to do with pollination? How does their search for food help the life cycle of a plant? Join us to find out through a variety of hands-on activities and observations of a live honeybee hive.