$45 per student.
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Young Scientists: Exhibit Engineers is a multi-contact standards-based program that introduces students to exhibit design through inquiry-based learning. This adaptation focused program guides students to develop ideal immersion animal enclosures, using many of the methods that engineers and field biologists use with a hands-on, real-life application. By directly observing and understanding animal behavior and adaptation, students put their classroom skills to use in meaningful ways while learning the engineering design process.
This program includes three in-school lessons led by Denver Zoo staff covering exhibit design and animal adaptations as well as a guided field trip at Denver Zoo.
In an age where scientific literacy is more important that ever, students need as much exposure and experience diving into real world science issues as possible. In this multi-contact program, students will use science practices to investigate the science that is part of animal care and conservation at Denver Zoo. The program consists of two lessons at your school devoted to looking at what makes quality evidence and data, a zoo visit for students to collect their own evidence and data, as well as a final lesson at your school encompassing a student-led discussion about their findings. This program is a great complement to any science discipline focusing on developing students' confidence in science, and also supports Colorado Social Studies and Language Arts Standards.
Three lessons at your school will include claims, evidence, and reasoning practices as well as scientific argumentation. Students will come to the zoo one time to collect data and evidence to support their claim.
Compliance with the chaperone policy is required to remain eligible for the discounted school group rates.
Any education program(s) that need to be changed after being scheduled are subject to the following fees:
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