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Outreach

With over 20 programs for grades K – 5, AMSE Outreach has something for everyone. These exciting, educational enrichment opportunities can be used to reinforce classroom instruction or to introduce a new topic.

Availability

Programs are available Monday through Friday throughout the school year. Programs are scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis.

AMSE Outreach has three locations for scheduling classes (some classes are designated for the Freels Bend Cabin only):

  1. Your School
  2. American Museum of Science and Energy – Oak Ridge, TN
  3. Freels Bend Cabin – Oak Ridge, TN (Sept – Oct, March – May)

Due to the popularity of our program, the calendar fills quickly.

Rates

1 hour classes $75* 1st class**
$50 2nd hour of the same class***
2 hour classes $110* per class (no price breaks for additional classes)

 

*Additional charges apply for distances over 100 miles round trip ($10 per every 10 miles).
** A minimum of two hours are to be scheduled per visit.
***Time between classes should not exceed 45 minutes, for gaps more than 45 minutes, an additional $20 will be charged per hour.

Scheduling

To schedule a program please call 865.483.8347 or email at outreach@amse.org.

When scheduling, we ask that you have the following information readily available:

  1. Program(s) desired:
  2. Grade/age level:
  3. Number of Students:
  4. Contact Information:
  5. School:
  6. School address:
  7. Phone Number:
  8. Date and time of the program(s) desired:
  9. An alternate date and time of said program(s)

Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

Butterfly Bonanza! – 1 hr or 2 hrs
Students will learn about butterfly anatomy, life cycle, habitats, and monarch migration. Microscopic examination, migration plotting, and a butterfly survival game are among the activities features in this program.

Flight and Hovercraft – 1 hr or 2 hrs
Students make and experiment with a different kind of simple paper airplane, make their own simple model hovercraft and witness an air-jet rocket demonstration. Students also learn why real airplanes fly and observe other tricks with moving air.

Fun with Fossils – 1 hr or 2 hrs
Learn about fossils and historical geology, identifying fossils in limestone hand specimens, and making a fossil mold. In addition to these activities, the 2-hour program includes wet sifting of fossil-laden clay from a local site.

Insects: Friend or Foe – 1 hr or 2 hrs
An introduction to the common order of insects, their physical characteristics, and incredible adaptability. Field activities involve collecting insects for identification and observation.

Magnetism – 1 hr
Students do activities that teach concepts relating to magnetism.

My Body and Me – 1 hr
Students will learn about the different body systems and how to take care of them. Hands-on activities include a life-size intestine, X-Ray photos, listening to body sounds using a stethoscope, and an anatomy puzzle.

Sensible Science – 1 hr
Through activities relating to the five senses, students explore how they respond to their environment. They also investigate how wild animals depend on their senses for survival and how robots use sensors to “see” where they are going.

You Are What You Eat – 1 hr
Students will learn about the digestive system with a 26-foot long intestine! The Food and Exercise Pyramid, vitamins and minerals, and other nutrients will be discussed. Students will see how much fat and sugar is contained in many foods. Good food choices will be discussed and students will get to make their own choices with artificial foods.

3rd – 5th Grade

Butterfly Bonanza! – 1 hr or 2 hrs
Students will learn about butterfly anatomy, life cycle, habitats, and monarch migration. Microscopic examination, migration plotting, and a butterfly survival game are among the activities features in this program.

Chemistry: It’s Elemental – 1 hr or 2 hrs
Through hands-on modeling techniques, students will learn about matter, atoms, elements, mixtures, and compounds.

Electricity – 1 hr or 2 hrs
Students do activities that teach concepts relating to static electricity and direct current. The static electricity sections works best during cold months when heaters are running.

Flight and Hovercraft – 1 hr or 2 hrs
Students make and experiment with a different kind of simple paper airplane, make their own simple model hovercraft and witness an air-jet rocket demonstration. Students also learn why real airplanes fly and observe other tricks with moving air.

Forces and Motion – 1 hr or 2 hrs
Hands-on activities investigating Newton’s three Laws of Motion, different forms of energy, friction, and their applications to every-day life.

Fun with Fossils – 1 hr or 2 hrs
Learn about fossils and historical geology, identifying fossils in limestone hand specimens, and making a fossil mold. In addition to these activities, the 2-hour program includes wet sifting of fossil-laden clay from a local site.

Geology Rocks – 2 hrs
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 & observing 15 kinds of rocks.

Habitat Hunters – 2 hrs
Students will learn how to look for small animals, their signs, and their homes. Different habitats (fields, rock piles, trees, the ground, buildings, etc.) will be explored. Held at Freels Bend cabin during the spring, summer, and fall.

Insects: Friend or Foe – 1 hr or 2 hrs
An introduction to the common order of insects, their physical characteristics, and incredible adaptability. Field activities involve collecting insects for identification and observation.

Light and Sound – 1 hr or 2 hrs
Explore reflections, shadows, and how light travels. Observe a demonstration of a laser. Investigate vibrations and explore how sound waves travel. Demonstration of a sound-level meter. (1 hr program cover light but not sound)

Magnetism – 1 hr
Students do activities that teach concepts relating to magnetism.

My Body and Me – 1 hr or 2 hrs
Students will learn about the different body systems and how to take care of them. Hands-on activities include a life-size intestine, X-Ray photos, listening to body sounds using a stethoscope, and an anatomy puzzle.

Our Microscopic World – 2 hrs
An introduction to the importance of microorganisms. A projection microscope and a stereoscope are used, along with student microscopes to provide students with a close-up view of various microscopic organisms.

Plant Adaptations – 2 hrs
An introduction to plant physiology. Students examine the anatomy of plants and learn how they are adapted to specific habitats. Offered spring, summer, and fall and outside access is needed.

Plant, Pollinators, and Seeds – 2 hrs
An investigation of the plants in the area with an emphasis on how they are pollinated and how seeds are dispersed. Seeds will be collected, analyzed, and classified. Fall only and outside access is needed.

Polymers – 2 hrs
Students will learn about the properties of polymers and participate in hands-on activities with natural and synthetic polymers. Students will also have the opportunity to create a polymer or two.

Sensible Science – 1 hr or 2 hrs
Through activities relating to the five senses, students explore how they respond to their environment. They also investigate how wild animals depend on their senses for survival and how robots use sensors to “see” where they are going.

Simple Machines – 2 hrs
This presentation includes a discussion of energy and the types of energy and provides hands-on experimentation within inclined planes, levers, wheels, springs, and compound machines. Not available at Freels Bend Cabin.

Skins and Skulls – 1 hr or 2 hrs
Students will be making comparisons of animal skulls. In addition to creating a food web, they will be exploring different types of food eaters, including herbivores, carnivores, omnivores, and insectivores.

Spaced Out! – 2 hrs
Discover how the earth, sun, and moon cause day and night, years, tides, and eclipses. Also, prepare to be astounded by the relative sizes and distances of our planets!

What Weather! – 1 hr or 2 hrs
Study cloud types, temperature, air pressure, wind speed and direction, rainfall, humidity, and the meaning of highs, lows, and fronts. The relationship between health and weather is explored. 2 hr program include hurricaen tracking activitiy.

Where Am I? – 1 hr and 2 hrs
Make a compass, construct a simple map, and devise and follow a compass trail. A large, open area in needed outdoors or indoors during inclement weather.

You Are What You Eat – 1 hr or 2 hrs
Students will learn about the digestive system with a 26-foot long intestine! The Food and Exercise Pyramid, vitamins and minerals, and other nutrients will be discussed. Students will see how much fat and sugar is contained in many foods. Good food choices will be discussed and students will get to make their own choices with artificial foods.

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Address

300 S Tulane,
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Phone: (865) 576-3200
Website: http://amse.org
Email: info@amse.org

American Museum of Science & Energy

Hours

Monday-Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday: 1 - 5 pm

AMSE is open daily except, New Year's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, & Christmas.
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