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Dallas Arboretum

Texas Native Plant Lab - During School Day

From plains to the coast, and mountains and basins, Texas is home to a great diversity of flora. This program focuses on plants which are specially adapted to survive in diverse ecosystems. Through hands-on investigations utilizing digital equipment, students refine their scientific observation skil...

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Dallas Arboretum

Landform Formation (Field Trip)

Why does the surface of Earth look the way it does? First, students observe images of landforms from around the globe. Then they use stream tables to investigate and describe how wind, water and ice contribute to the formation of sand dunes, valleys, canyons and deltas....

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Chefsville Kids

Chefsville-Kids: Energy (Hybrid Learning) 2024

This program helps students discover the uses of energy in cooking with practical cooking experiments. In our program, students will explore the properties of matter and energy through exciting cooking demonstrations. Kids will discover how chefs harness the power of energy in baking and cooking wit...

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Chefsville Kids

Chefsville-Kids: Math Chefs (Assembly Program) On Campus 2024

Discover the delicious world of Math Chefs! In this innovative program, students will master the art of combining math and cooking. From identifying shapes and fractions to understanding units of measurement and patterns, they'll uncover a world of problem-solving opportunities in the culinary realm...

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Chefsville Kids

Chefsville-Kids: Cinco de Mayo (Hybrid Learning) 2024

Time for a celebration! Cinco de Mayo is a great celebration about overcoming obstacles even when the odds seem overwhelming, and students will learn to apply the story of Cinco de Mayo to their lives as they learn about the holiday's history in this program. Students will embark on a journe...

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Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth

Japan-in-a-Suitcase/Kamishibai: Traditional Japanese Storytelling - on Campus 2023-24

Japan-in-a-Suitcase is a hands-on, interactive program that introduces American school students to Japan - its people, cultural traditions, and contemporary life. A Japanese individual visits your classroom with a suitcase of Japanese objects and shares them with your students, engaging them in hand...

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MCP Shows - In school performing artists

Fiesta de Mexico with Señorita Margarita- A celebration of the Latino culture! On Campus Assembly

Celebrate Latin culture with Margaret Clauder, aka Señorita Margarita! Clad in a traditional Jalisco dress, her show features storytelling, arts and crafts used in many Latino celebrations, puppetry and ventriloquism. Piñatas will be displayed and the origin and making of cascarones (confetti eggs) ...

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Dallas Arboretum

Matter Over Time (Field Trip)

What happens to our trash over time? In this lab, students first measure and record physical properties of a “fresh” piece of trash. Then, they measure and record the physical properties of that same type of trash that has been buried in soil for multiple weeks. Students use this data to discuss wha...

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Dallas Arboretum

Pickle Powered (Field Trip)

Can a pickle light a lightbulb? First, students differentiate among forms of energy, including mechanical, electrical, light, thermal and sound. Then, they identify these various forms of energy in electrical circuits and experiment with building a pickle battery, creating a circuit which powers a l...

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