Distance Learning Opportunities
Distance Learning is coming to your school!
If you have videoconference capabilities, your class can participate in virtual field trips to the Buffalo Museum of Science. Students will be guided through 60 minutes of experiences taught by museum facilitators. Informational Activity Packets that incorporate important learning objectives of the NYS Standards are included. For a more hands-on encounter, Activity Boxes relating to the topic are available for an additional fee.
NOTE: Activity Boxes must be postmarked and returned one week after the scheduled program. The school will be provided with a pre-paid return postage label. Distance Learning courses are offered Monday through Friday and require 3 weeks advance notice for scheduling. Schools are required to pay all line fees for ISDN or fiber optic connections.
$150 per 1 hour session with Activity Box
$125 per 1 hour session without Activity Box
Limit: 30 students per program session
For more information or to make a reservation please call 716.896.5200 x338 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
FASCINATING FOSSILS: TRACING THE TRACKS OF THE PAST
GRADES K – 3
The world of the past may have been much different from the one we live in now, but traces of that world still remain in the earth below. Discover the Earth’s history through the organisms that once inhabited it. Students will use real fossils and scientific grade casts to investigate what our planet used to be like.
THE WORLD OF MINI-BEASTS: INVESTIGATING INSECTS
GRADES 1 – 4
Students will explore the world of the most commonly found organisms. Museum mounts will help them consider the differences in the arthropods and investigate the characteristics of insects. The concepts of growth and reproduction as well as the process of metamorphosis will be introduced.
GROWING UP IN ANCIENT EGYPT
GRADES 3 – 6
Children in ancient Egypt did not have the internet, video games, or even television. What did they do for fun? How did they live? Students will discover what everyday life was like for the ancient Egyptians and compare it to life in the 21st century.
ROCK RIDDLES AND MINERAL MYSTERIES
GRADES 4 – 6
You can find minerals everywhere: in vitamins, jewelry, your salt shaker, and even in your breakfast cereal! But did you know that you can also find minerals in the ground right under your feet? Students will examine minerals and rocks of everyday life and the dynamic Earth processes that formed them.