May 1 – May 12 ZOOM INTO NANO traveling exhibition offers a hands-on, interactive experience on how scientists study and make things that are too small to see. Nanoscale science and engineering is the process through which materials are manipulated on the molecular scale to generate very, very small structures and devices. AMSE Second Level.
May 1 – June 1 REGISTRATION OPEN FOR AMSE’s SCIENCE EXPLORER CAMP for rising 5th (10 years old), 6th and 7th graders. The week long sessions are June 10 – 14 and June 17 – 21 from 8:00 am – 3:30 pm at Freels Bend Cabin in Oak Ridge. Students will focus on a variety of science topics approached with field explorations and hands-on activities. Located at the historic Freels Bend Cabin site, campers cover topics such as insects, habitats, water, life sciences, weather, geology, fossils, flight, electricity, and robots. The week includes a tour of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, as well as special presentations by ORNL researchers. For more information and registration forms, click www.amse.org or get a flyer at AMSE.
May 1 – July 28 JAPAN 1945: IMAGES BY U.S. MARINE PHOTOGRAPHER JOE O’DONNELL is a traveling exhibition organized by the Tennessee State Museum that showcases 22 of the most compelling images to document the aftermath of U.S. bombing raids on the Japanese cities struck by the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Artifacts and explanatory panels complete the exhibition. Books are available about this exhibition in the museum’s Discovery Shop. AMSE Lobby.
May 10 HOMESCHOOL FRIDAY PROGRAM features “Geology” for Grades K-2 at 10:30 am for one hour with cost of $7 for non-members and $5 for AMSE members. Grades 3-6 at 12:30 pm for two hours with the cost of $12 non-members and $9 for AMSE members. Students will learn about the layers of the earth, their composition, depth, temperatures, and their relation to minerals. Activities include testing 9 kinds of minerals and observing 15 kinds of rocks. For more information and registration forms, click www.amse.org or get a flyer at AMSE.
May 24 HOMESCHOOL FRIDAY PROGRAM features “Trees” at Freels Bend Cabin in Oak Ridge for Grades K-2 at 10:30 am for one hour with cost of $7 for non-members and $5 for AMSE members. Grades 3-6 at 12:30 pm for two hours with the cost of $12 for non-members and $9 for AMSE members. Which trees are used to make baseball bats, pencils and Popsicle sticks? Learn about the trees of East Tennessee and how they are used in our lives. Students will learn how to measure a tree’s height and diameter in this outdoor class. For more information and registration forms, click www.amse.org or get a flyer at AMSE.
Note: The American Museum of Science and Energy, located at 300 South Tulane Avenue in Oak Ridge, is open Monday – Saturday from 9 am – 5 pm and Sunday 1 – 5 pm. Admission is Adults $5, Seniors (65+) $4, Students (6-17) $3 and Children (5 and under) no charge. AMSE members are no charge. Group rates are available with advance reservations. AMSE memberships are Family $40, Grandparents $35, Individuals $25 and Family & Friends $75. AMSE members receive unlimited museum visits and free admission to 250 museums that participate in the ASTC Passport Program. AMSE members get discounts in the Discovery Shop, discounts on classes, workshops, camps and birthday parties. For more information on AMSE memberships, exhibits, programs and events, click on www.amse.org To schedule a group visit, call AMSE at (865) 576-3200.
Contact: Lissa Clarke
Public Information Officer
American Museum of Science and Energy
Tel. (865) 576-3218
April 22, 2013