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ScienceCast Distance Learning

ScienceCast Distance Learning

Does your school have distance-learning/videoconferencing capabilities? Then tapping into the world of expertise that the Perot Museum of Nature and Science has to offer has never been easier! Our engaging ScienceCast programs give you and your class the opportunity to interact with our knowledgeable instructors in real time as our TEKS-aligned programs capture the interest and imagination of your students.

Registration

All ScienceCast programs must be registered through Connect2Texas. Programs offered are scheduled on the Connect2Texas calendar, or we can schedule a specific session to fit your needs. When we create a session for you through Connect2Texas, you will receive an email that will guide you through the registration process.

If you have any questions about registration, you can contact the Perot Museum Reservations Department at 214.428.5555 x8 (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm) or email reserve@perotmuseum.org.

Once your class is registered for a program session, technicians from Region 11 Educational Service Center will perform a connection test of your school’s system to assure the systems will perform properly. Should any unforeseen technical issues arise, they will work to provide a solution to the problem.

Adapt to Survive: Animals

Ever wonder how snakes swallow their prey whole or how beavers cut down trees? In this instructor-led program, students observe taxidermy specimens, skulls, pelts and other natural items to uncover the ways in which animals are both physically and behaviorally adapted to survive, and thrive, in their habitats.

Grade and TEKS Objectives:
1st – 2abce, 3bc, 9ac, 10a
2nd – 2abf, 3bc, 9ac, 10a
3rd – 2af, 3ad, 9ab, 10ab
4th – 2af, 3ad, 9b, 10ab
5th – 3ad, 9abc, 10ab
6th – 2a, 3ad, 12ef
7th – 2a, 3ad, 10b, 11abc
8th – 2a, 3ad, 10abcd
High School Biology – 2e, 3adf, 7e, 12abc
High School Environmental Systems – 2e, 3aef, 4b

Arctic Dinosaurs

How did dinosaurs survive the long, harsh winters of Alaska and Canada? Did they migrate? Did they hibernate? How did they find their food in winter’s long night? Join Perot Museum educators as we explore evidence discovered by our Museum’s paleontology team. Students will learn about an expedition to Alaska to look for clues about the animals that lived there millions of years ago and the adaptations they had that allowed them to survive and thrive in the Arctic environment.

Grade and TEKS Objectives:
2nd – 2abf, 3bc, 9abc, 10a
3rd – 2ad, 3ad, 9abc, 10ab
4th – 2ad, 3ad, 7b, 9b, 10a
5th – 2d, 3ad, 7d, 9a, 10a
6th – 2a, 3ad, 10cd, 12e
7th – 2a, 3ad, 10a, 11b
8th – 2a, 3ad, 9a, 10abc
High School Biology – 2ce, 3af, 7abe, 8b, 12ab
High School Earth & Space Science – 2c, 3af, 8abc

Fire & Ice

This explosively entertaining program teaches about matter in a unique way. In this educator-led program, students will learn how matter changes when it is heated up using extreme heat or cooled down using liquid nitrogen. Students will explore matter, states of matter, physical and chemical change, the difference between heat and temperature, and the properties of mass, weight and pressure.

Grade and TEKS Objectives:
2nd – 1ab, 2aef, 3b, 4ab, 5abc, 6a
3rd – 1a, 2af, 3a, 4ab, 5abc, 6a
4th – 1a, 2a, 3a, 4ab, 5ab, 6a
5th – 1a, 2abcdf, 3ad, 4ab, 5abd, 6a
6th – 1a, 2ab, 3ad, 4ab, 5acd, 6a, 9ab
7th – 1a, 2abe, 3ad, 4ab, 5a
8th – 1a, 2abe, 3ad, 4ab
High School Chemistry – 1ab, 3ef, 4ac, 11ab
High School Physics – 1a, 2ef, 3ade, 6efg
High School IPC – 1a, 4be, 3aef, 5ade, 6ac, 7ab

Forecast: Stormy Weather – Seasonal

Seasonal Program

March-June 2014
Thunderstorms, high pressure, low pressure, tornadoes and more — it’s all par for the course when it’s springtime in Texas! We’ll provide scientific insights that explain why this time of the year is so stormy for our region. Students will also have a chance to be weather forecasters for their classroom in this interactive meteorological program.

Grade and TEKS Objectives:
2nd – 2a, 3bc, 8bcd
3rd – 2ad, 3ad
4th – 2ad, 3ad, 8a
5th – 2d, 3ad, 8ab
6th – 2a, 3ad
7th – 2a, 3ad, 8a
8th – 2a, 3ad, 10abc
High School Earth & Space Science – 3abdef, 14bc, 15a

Live Surgery Sessions

Ever wonder what you might learn watching a real surgery? Find out with the Perot Museum! More details coming soon.

Grade and TEKS Objectives:
High School

Masters of Migration – Seasonal

Seasonal Program

September-November 2013
Birds, butterflies and bats, oh my! Many animals survive cold winters by migrating to warmer climates, and this program reveals which southbound travelers fly through Texas every fall. Your students will learn some tips on where and when to spot some of our seasonal visitors in the North Texas region, as well as some of the secrets to their navigational know-how.

Grade and TEKS Objectives:
2nd – 2abf, 3bc, 9bac, 10a
3rd – 2af, 3ad, 9abc, 10ab
4th – 2af, 3ad, 9b, 10ab
5th – 3ad, 9abc, 10ab
6th – 2a, 3ad, 12ef
7th – 2a, 3ad, 11b, 13a
8th – 2a, 3ad, 7a, 10bc
High School Biology – 2e, 3adf, 7e, 12abc

ScienceCast Career Café

Local area guests from a variety of STEM and museum professions will share what they do in their jobs and talk about their personal career paths. Guests will include professors from universities, leaders in industry and innovation, museum professionals, artists, scientists and community leaders.

ScienceCast Career Café programs happen the second Friday of every month, except January. Cost is $25 for each session, per site.

Grade and TEKS Objectives:
6th - 3ad
7th - 3ad
8th - 3ad
High School – 3ad

Winter Skies – Seasonal

Seasonal Program

December 2013-February 2014
Our night skies look different depending on the season. This interactive astronomy-based program focuses on the reasons why we have seasons in the first place, and reveals which constellations are visible to North Texans in the wintertime.

Grade and TEKS Objectives:
3rd – 8d
5th – 8cd
6th – 11b
High school – 8abcd 

ScienceCast Custom Program

Don’t see a program that covers a topic you would like? Let us know!

Custom programming may be available in a content area you are interested in. Email sciencecast@perotmuseum.org with your request.

Grade and TEKS Objectives:
All grades
K
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th
High School

ScienceCast Distance Learning
Program Events

Adapt to Survive: Animals
Arctic Dinosaurs
Fire & Ice
Forecast: Stormy Weather – Seasonal
Live Surgery Sessions
Masters of Migration – Seasonal
ScienceCast Career Café
Winter Skies – Seasonal
ScienceCast Custom Program