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,
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ROCKS AND FOSSILS
Uncover the differences between rocks and minerals while learning about the rock cycle.
Classify rocks based on their composition and investigate the processes that create them.
Test different mineral properties, uncover how they are formed, and learn about mold, cast and trace fossils.
Monday – Friday
Times are customizable
Discovery Place Science
301 N. Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
$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.)
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).
4.E.2.1: Compare fossils (including molds, casts, and preserved parts of plants and animals) to one another and to living organisms
4.E.2.2: Infer ideas about Earth’s early environments from fossils of plants and animals that lived long ago
4.P.2.2: Explain how minerals are identified using tests for the physical properties of hardness, color, luster, cleavage and streak
4.P.2.3: Classify rocks as metamorphic, sedimentary or igneous based on their composition, how they are formed and the processes that create them.
Available upon request.
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.