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COURSE DESCRIPTION

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3-1 STAR POWER
Supergiants and red dwarfs sound like characters in fantasy, but students will learn star lingo in this "out of the world" class. The life cycle of stars and many other important facts will be explored, in addition to a journey through space in our Digital Planetarium.

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3-2 FLORIDA'S DIVERSE ORGANISMS
This class explores the differences between the many wondrous animals in our world. Students will identify the many different characteristics of the critters in our Animal Kingdom based on their physical traits and behaviors. Get up close to our Florida snake and owls, handle sea life in our marine touch tank, and tour our wetlands in hopes of spotting a furry (or not so furry) Florida friend.

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INSTRUCTOR
Students will visit the lab to research an assigned Florida animal. Facts will be recorded on a fact web sheet. Animals to research include: alligator, box turtle, gopher tortoise, salamander, rat snake, screech owl, crab, stingray, sea star, whelk, urchin, and anenome.

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3-3 DEFINING A DROP
Explore the wonderful wet world of water. Say that three times fast! Students will measure, compare, and investigate the various properties and states of water through the use of thermometers, pipettes, beakers, flasks, and more. Enjoy a highly hands-on session about this everyday liquid we so much take for granted.

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3-4 THE ENERGY OF LIGHT
Students will explore this important form of energy through a variety of hands-on activities, demonstrations, and experiments. Investigate how light travels, how light energy can often produce heat energy, and have fun with mirrors and prisms in this exciting physical science class. We'll head outdoors before you go to explore the world with a set of binoculars.

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INSTRUCTOR
Students will rotate for approximately 20-minutes through a "computer center". Working with a partner, they will view several BrainPop videos on different energy and light concepts and complete the review quizzes to assess their knowledge. The videos can be access from this link on the wiki
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