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Dallas Arboretum



Kaleidoscope Learning Gallery Program - During School Day

Time Frames
During School Day, Summer
Formats
Field Trip
Grades
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Standards

Description

In this program, students explore how science is the study of natural patterns and how humans make use of these patterns. Students will first identify patterns regularly found in nature and then investigate how patterns can be analyzed with math by looking at the Fibonacci sequence. Students will then explore the gallery and quantify the most commonly observed shapes in plants. They will then discuss how shapes are adaptations and how humans have used natural shapes as inspiration for our designed world.

Students Will

  • Study the Fibonnaci sequence and explore how it relates to plants and nature
  • Design their own life-size knot garden
  • Use a giant kaeleidoscope to explore patterns
  • Explore the relationship between math, science and art in nature
  • Investigate the math behind natural objects like shells, leaves and cacti

Details

Dates: Monday - Friday; closed Jan - Feb
Times: 10:15, 11:00, 11:45, 12:30, 1:15
Duration: 45 minutes
School Fee: $10 per child/ 1 free teacher per 8 students/ $15 per additional adult / Includes entry to Main Garden ($5-$7.50 per student with financial aid)
Minimum Attendance: 15
Maximum Attendance: 25
Bilingual: No
Technical Needs:
Other Information: Maximum 25 students per session; Maximum 5 sessions per day

Scheduling / Booking

Instructions: For additional information or to make a reservation, e-mail us at [email protected] (preferred), call (214) 515-6540 or fax your reservation to (214) 515-6578. Reservation forms can be found on the Education page at at www.dallasarboretum.org. *Please note: A field trip or outreach request form must be completed in order to reserve your program. An email with desired program and voucher number is not sufficient to reserve your spot.* Financial Aid may be available to reduce the cost of your field trip. See education website for full details.
Deadline: Please e-mail [email protected] or call 214.515.6540 to book your program. Payment in full is due at least two weeks before your desired date.
Cancellation Policy: Cancellation Policy: A non refundable deposit or an Arts Partners voucher and approval code is due within 10 business days of booking your program. Your remaining balance is due two weeks before your scheduled visit date. A program is confirmed when you receive your contract by e-mail. Should inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances prevent the program from taking place as scheduled, the Arboretum will work with you to reschedule. Changing dates for a program can be made with sufficient advance notice and we will make every effort to reschedule your program to an alternate date. *No refunds will be given for absent students. All programs will begin promptly at the time scheduled. The Dallas Arboretum is not responsible for groups who arrive late. *Cancellation of the program after confirmation is subject to full payment.
After School Policy: After School Policy: An on site teacher or after school staff person must be present for the duration of the workshop. All student participants must adhere to the policies and procedures of the provider program as well as the rules and regulations of the school/ site itself. School/site must provide a clear, clean space or classroom for each session.

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