Discovery Place Kids-Huntersville

Discovery Place Kids-Huntersville

Discovery Place Kids is an innovative model in regional children’s museums developed by Discovery Place. Discovery Place Kids is built on the theme of “I CAN” and offers unique opportunities for learning through play for young children and their parents or caregivers. Discovery Place Kids has

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FORECASTING THE WEATHER

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Program description

Students will learn about the tools meteorologist use to gather information and analyze data. We’ll compare weather patterns and try to predict what weather will be like from season to season.

Program Detail

Program type: Day Trip
Artistic Discipline: Multi-discipline
Cultural Origin: Other
Subject: Other, Science
Population served: Grade 1, Grade 2, Kindergarten
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

Tuesday – Friday

Available times:

Times are customizable.

Location(s):

Discovery Place Kids – Huntersville

105 Gilead Road
Huntersville, NC 28078

Fees / Ticketing:

School group field trips are $6 per student and include full-day Museum admission. Add a class for $6 more. 1 chaperone per 5 students is required and admitted free.

 

EDUCATION STANDARDS

NC Standard Course of Study:

R1- Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text (in our case follow written instructions to complete activities and experiments and make conclusions).

R7 -Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words (in our case participate in hands-on activities and experiments that result in observations and conclusions).

R10 -Read and understand complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently, connecting prior knowledge and experiences to text (in our case science and technical writing).

SL1 – Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively (in our case working in groups, sharing ideas and communicating ideas and findings with others).

SL2 – Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally (in our case participation in labs and programs where ideas and questions are presented using various media).

SL4 – Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience (in our case working in groups, sharing ideas and communicating ideas and findings with others).

NC Essential Standards:

K.E.1.2: Summarize daily weather conditions, noting changes that occur from day to day and throughout the year.
K.E.1.3: Compare weather patterns that occur from season to season.
K.G.2.1: Explain how people adapt to weather conditions.
1.C&G.1.1: Explain why rules are needed in the home, school, and community.
2.E.1.2: Summarize weather conditions using qualitative and quantitative measures to describe temperature, wind direction, wind speed, and precipitation.
2.E.1.4: Recognize tools that scientist use for observing, recording, and predicting weather changes from day to day and during the season.

Qualifications

Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes

References

Available upon request

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation notice of three weeks is required for a full refund. Cancellations with less than three weeks’ notice are non-refundable but may be rescheduled for a visit within a 12-month period. There is no fee for rescheduling as long as the class or visit is rescheduled within one week of the cancellation date and the visit is completed within the 12 months of the originally scheduled date. Changes to the number of attendees must be made three days prior to the program or visit to receive a refund. No refunds will be issued the day of the visit, and no refunds will be issued for amounts of $10.00 or less.