Jennette's Pier Outreach

Wind. Water. Sun.

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We bring our programs to you! Our educators will bring all necessary supplies and teach right in your classroom. Available programs, descriptions, and examples of covered K-8 standards are listed below .

Solar Science (STEM)

Discover and discuss solar power as an energy resource. Students design, build, and evaluate a solar powered car and discover how solar panels maximize efficiency.

Third grade, Physical Science, Standard 3 (3.P.3.) Recognize how energy can be transferred from one object to another.
4.P.3.1. Recognize the basic forms of energy (light, sound, heat, electrical, and magnetic) as the ability to cause motion or create change.
6.P.1.2. Explain the relationship among visible light, the electromagnetic spectrum, and sight.
7.P.2. Understand forms of energy, energy transfer and transformation and conservation in mechanical systems.
8.P.2.2. Explain the implications of the depletion of renewable and nonrenewable energy resources and the importance of conservation.

Wonders of Wind (STEM)

Students learn how to harness energy from the wind, advantages and disadvantages of wind energy, and ideal locations to install wind turbines to maximize energy output, through the construction of their own “turbine”.

4.P.3.1. Recognize the basic forms of energy (light, sound, heat, electrical, and magnetic) as the ability to cause motion or create change.
5.P.1
. Understand force, motion and the relationship between them.
6.P.3.
Understand characteristics of energy transfer and interactions of matter and energy.
7.P.2.
Understand forms of energy, energy transfer and transformation and conservation in mechanical systems.
8.P.2.2.
Explain the implications of the depletion of renewable and nonrenewable energy resources and the importance of conservation.

Squid Dissection

Students will investigate the intricacies of structure and function of this unique organism.

2.L.1.
Understand animal life cycles.
5.L.1. Understand how structures and systems of organisms perform functions necessary for life.
7.L.1.
Understand the processes, structures and functions of living organisms that enable them to survive, reproduce and carry out the basic functions of life.
8.L.3.
Understand how organisms interact with and respond to the biotic and abiotic components of their environment.

Plankton Investigations

Students learn how to use scientific instruments and discover these microscopic organisms that are vital to the marine food chain.

3.L.2.2. Explain how environmental conditions determine how well plants survive and grow.
4.L.1.1.
Give examples of changes in an organism’s environment that are beneficial to it and some that are harmful.
5.L.2.3
. Infer the effects that may result from the interconnected relationship of plants and animals to their ecosystem.
6.L.2.1. Summarize how energy derived from the sun is used by plants to produce sugars (photosynthesis) and is transferred within food chains and food webs (terrestrial and aquatic) from producers to consumers to decomposers.
8.L.3.3. Explain how the flow of energy within food webs is interconnected with the cycling of matter (including water, nitrogen, carbon dioxide and oxygen).

Exploring the Water Cycle (STEM)

Students have the opportunity to learn processes in the water cycle. Discover evaporation, condensation, and run-off through hands-on experiments, and learn how water is naturally filtered and why soil is so important in this process.

2.P.2. Understand properties of solids and liquids and the changes they undergo.
3.E.2.1.
Compare Earth’s saltwater and freshwater features (including oceans, seas, rivers, lakes, ponds, streams, and glaciers).
5.P.2.1. Explain how the sun’s energy impacts the processes of the water cycle (including evaporation, transpiration, condensation, precipitation and runoff).
6.E.2.4.
Conclude that the good health of humans requires: monitoring the lithosphere, maintaining soil quality and stewardship.
8.E.1.
Understand the hydrosphere and the impact of humans on local systems and the effects of the hydrosphere on humans.

DISTANCE LEARNING

Our educators can visit your school virtually! We will ship you necessary materials and an educator will teach a lesson to your class via video conferencing. Available programs include:

Solar Science (STEM)

Discover and discuss solar power as an energy resource. Students design, build, and evaluate a solar powered boat and discover how solar panels maximize efficiency. Students will race their boats outside as a final test of their success.

Plankton Investigations

Students learn about scientific instruments and discover the microscopic organisms that are vital to the marine food chain. Students will be able to see on a screen what a scientist sees through a microscope.

PROGRAM FEES

Small group outreach program (up to 30 students): $100 for initial program; $50 for each repeat of same program on same day.
Large group outreach program (31 or more students): $200 for initial program; $100 for each repeat of same program on same day.
Distance learning program
: $150 for program and activity trunk shipping.
For festival or demonstration booths
: $250 for first four hours $75 for each additional hour.

CONTACT US

Meredith Fish, Outreach Educator, 252-255-1501 ext. 212, meredith.fish@ncaquariums.com

 

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