Science On a Sphere Demonstrations

Science Central is excited to announce the opening of our new exhibit, Science On a Sphere! This dynamic new exhibit was developed for weather and science research by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA).  Using cutting-edge computer technology and projectors, Science On a Sphere creates a fun and engaging learning experience for all grade levels. Your students will take a trip through space and explore the different worlds of our solar system; discover how scientists use satellites in different fields of study; travel with a great white shark on its 6,897 mile journey across the ocean. These experiences and so much more await you at Science Central’s Science On a Sphere.

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Science On a Sphere Demonstrations

Science Adventure: The Solar System
Grades 2, 5, 6

What makes up a solar system? What does it take to be classified as a planet? Is the sun a star? Students will find the answers to these questions and more as they become honorary space explorers and travel through our solar system.

Science Standards: 2nd -2; 5th -2; 6th -2


Telemetry: Tracking the Ocean's Animals
Grades 1, 2, 4

How do biologists track animals as they travel? Watch a great white shark make a 6,897 mile migration across the ocean and watch the movements of other ocean predators in this unique view of marine animals on Science On a Sphere.

Science Standards:  2nd -2, 4; 3rd-1; 4th -2; 5th -1, 2


Water Falls: The Water Cycle
Grades 8

Water! It’s one of the things that makes our planet so unique. Students will explore how evaporation, transpiration, condensation, precipitation, and runoff play a part in moving water around our planet in the water cycle. This program is built around NASA’s Water Falls program.

Science Standards:  8th -2


Moon Phases Lab
Grades 2, 5

Ever wonder what a “Blue Moon” or “First Quarter Moon” means? Students will discover the answers as they become part of a solar system, learning about the moon and its phases using Science On a Sphere.

Science Standards: 2nd-2; 5th-5

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