Discovery Place Science

Discovery Place Science

One of the top hands-on science museums in the nation, Discovery Place Science provides ever-changing, entertaining facilities that engage people in the active exploration of science, technology and nature. The Museum brings relevant, contemporary science to life through groundbreaking exhibitions, interactive educational programming and hands-on activities. Discovery Place Science is located in uptown Charlotte.

EDUCATOR CONTACT INFO

groupsales@discoveryplace.org

http://www.discoveryplacescience.org

  301 N Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202

Mecklenberg

(704)372-6261x300

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Program description

Uncover the real-life benefits of 3D printing within the context of assistive devices like prosthetics. Make an exoskeleton and assemble a basic 3D-printed finger.

Booking / scheduling contact

Lydia Evans

   704.348.1974

 lydiae@discoveryplace.org

Program detail
Artistic discipline: Multi-discipline
Cultural Origin: Other
Program type: Day Trip
Population served: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7
Subject: Engineering, Math, Other, Science, Visual Arts
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

Monday – Friday

Available times:

Times are customizable.

Location(s):

Discovery Place Science
301 N. Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28202

Fees / Ticketing:

$14.50 per student (includes museum admission) plus any applicable sales and use taxes. 1 chaperone per 10 students required and admitted free. Additional chaperones, booked in advance, are admitted at the $8.50 school rate.)

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:

5.P.1.1 Explain how factors such as gravity, friction, and change in mass affect the motion of objects.

6.P.2.2 Explain the effect of heat on the motion of atoms through a description of what happens to particles during a change in phase.

6.RP.1 Ratios & Proportional Relationships.  Understand ratio concepts and use ratio reasoning to solve problems.

7.P.2.1 Explain how kinetic and potential energy contribute to the mechanical energy of an object.

7.P.2.2 Explain how energy can be transformed from one form to another (specifically potential energy and kinetic energy) using a model or diagram of a moving object (roller coaster, pendulum, or cars on ramps as examples).

 

 

Qualifications

Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance (Individuals and organizations listed in this Directory can provide proof of insurance upon request. ASC does not hold copies of current documentation for providers): 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
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.