Magic Planet Field Trip Presentation Choices

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  • Earth Science
    • Weather Ingredients
      Weather affects everyone every day! Through our Magic Planet and hands-on activities, students will explore four ingredients of weather: temperature, wind, clouds, and precipitation. The presentation content can be customized in a variety of ways to give more emphasis to any of the above ingredients, to explore specific weather events or phenomena, or to more fully explore the water cycle.
      TEKS alignments:   K.8.A;  1.8.A,D;   2.8.A,B;   3.8.A;   4.8.A,B;   5.8.A,B  

    • WED by WWWI 
      Constructive and destructive forces are always at work on our Earth’s surface. Hands-on activities and our Magic Planet will allow students to explore the processes and impact of weathering, erosion, and deposition in soil and landform creation.
      TEKS alignments: 3.7.A;   4.7.B;   5.7.A,B

    • Whose Fault Is It? 
      Most of the changes to our Earth’s surface happen gradually through weathering and erosion or tectonic plate movement.  But some changes are instantaneous! This presentation will use our Magic Planet, along with hands-on activities, to dig into the mechanisms by which earthquakes and volcanoes can cause blink-of-an-eye changes in the surface around us. Presentation content can also be tailored to explore middle school TEKS.
      TEKS alignments: 3.7.B;  6.10.C,D;   8.9.A,B,C

  • Space Science
    • Star Light, Star Bright  
      Our night sky is brilliantly perplexing as its objects never seem to stay put. In this Magic Planet presentation, students will learn about the characteristics and movement patterns of stars and other objects in our night sky, including the moon. The presentation can be customized to cover a variety of space science learning objectives.
      TEKS alignments:   K.8.C,   1.8.B,   2.8.C

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