Add a science experiment, guided activity, or interactive presentation to your visit and really make science and history come to life. Programs are approximately 30-45 minutes in length and follow the Georgia Standards of Excellence (Pre K-12). Maximize your field trip by booking a visit the Flint RiverQuarium on the same day! With science-based activities at both locations, Thronateeska and the Flint RiverQuarium complement each other well. The two locations are also less than 10 minutes apart on foot along the Riverfront Trail.
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Ashleigh Kelly, Education Curator
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Pollywogs & Puddles
This introductory, sensory science program introduces children to the water cycle and basic forms of water.
Day vs. Night
Explores the differences between day and night. Students will use charts to communicate observations about time patterns. They will engage in listening activities classifying daytime sounds and nighttime sounds and develop a model demonstrating differences in the day and night time sky.
Wacky Weather with Fox 31
Students engage with a real-life meteorologist, discover simple weather instruments, and how they are used to measure weather data. Students will develop their own weather forecast and present to the class.
Students use their investigatory skills to classify rocks and minerals based on their physical attributes using simple tests such as referencing the Moh’s scale. Mapping and graphing skills will be used when students compile and visually represent their findings.
Earth, Moon & Sun
We will visit and explore the wonders of the solar system by visiting the museum’s scaled model. Students will then obtain, evaluate, and demonstrate their understanding of the earth’s position relative to other celestial bodies and how it creates day/night cycles and seasons.
Students will examine multiple sources of electricity, use deductive reasoning to determine whether sources are naturally occurring or human-harnessed, and categorize materials as insulators or conductors.
A lot can happen over a couple billion years. Take a quick trip down memory lane to marvel at the many changes in the Earth and inhabiting organisms.