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Riding on a Carousel

<p>OBJECTIVES</p><ul><li>Look carefully at a variety of carousel animals </li><li>Identify the animals </li><li>Compare and contrast the animals </li><li>Talk about which animals people typically ride</li><li>Talk about real vs pretend</li><li>Create a model carousel</li></ul>
Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center
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Sink Float

<p>OBJECTIVES:</p> <ul><li>Experiment with objects to see if they sink or float</li><li>Learn that boats float</li><li>Discuss how sometimes boats sink and learn the word shipwreck </li><li>Look closely at the 3D model of the Philadelphia Gunboat (a boat which sunk and was then later brought to the surface and into the Natural History Museum)</li><li>Make ships out of aluminum foil and experiment to see how many pennies can go on the boat before it sinks</li></ul>
Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center
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Hot Air Balloons

<p>OBJECTIVES:<br /></p> <ul><li>Explore the differences between the positions up and down</li><li>Imagine what it would look like to float high in the sky</li><li>Identify the parts of a hot air balloon—basket and envelope </li><li>Experiment with hot air balloon design</li><li>Be inspired to create own fabric design</li><li>Discover that the flame heats the air causing the balloon to float up</li></ul><p></p>
Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center
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Stanley - The Driverless Car

<p>Objectives </p> <ul><li>Learn that robots need special sensors to help them understand the world around them</li><li>Discover that we use our senses to help learn more about the world around us</li><li>Explore our senses</li><li>Compare our senses to the senses of Stanley the driverless car </li></ul>
Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center
14
 

Robots that Help

<p>OBJECTIVES:<br /></p> <ul><li>Learn that people make robots to do things to help people </li><li>Look closely at a robot that some people have in their house</li><li>Learn about other types of helping robots </li><li>Talk about why robots are made</li><li>Learn that robots are designed with a purpose </li><li>Think about times when it might be helpful to have a robot </li><li>Use creativity to design robots </li></ul>
Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center
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Fire Engine vs Fire Pumper

<p>Objectives: </p> <ul><li> Learn that firefighters are people who help keep you safe</li><li> Discover that firefighters use fire trucks to help them get to the fire quickly</li><li> Compare familiar firetrucks to the less familiar hand pump fire truck in the museum</li></ul><p></p>
Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center
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Emotion Eruptions

<p>Objectives </p><ul><li>Build an emotional literacy </li><li>Discuss ways to calm down body instead of erupting </li><li>Use bells to practice breathing and mindfulness</li><li>Explore ancient bells of China</li></ul>
Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center
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Volcano Eruptions

<p>Objectives - </p><p><br /></p><ul><li>Learn that active volcanoes erupt </li><li>Discover that volcanoes erupt when pressure builds up </li><li>Experiment with eruptions </li><li>Learn that some mountains are volcanoes </li></ul><p><br /></p>
Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center
22
 

Lava & Volcanic Rock

Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center
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Car Design

<p>Objectives: </p><ul><li>Discover that cars come in many different shapes, sizes, and colors  </li><li>Learn that some design elements improve functions of cars and some are purely aesthetic  </li><li>Have the opportunity to design own car  </li></ul><p><br /></p>
Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center
13
 

Monkeys Grasp

<p>Objectives</p> <ul><li>Compare movements of the flying trapeze artist to the movements of monkeys swinging from the trees  </li><li>Imagine what it would feel like to swing (like a trapeze artist and like a monkey)</li><li>Learn about how monkeys move  </li></ul>
Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center
12
 

Flying Trapeze

<p>Objectives</p> <ul><li>Learn that trapeze artists had to be very precise with their timing</li><li>Experiment with motion and pendulums </li></ul>
Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center
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