• The railroad will be closed for renovations Oct. 6 through Nov. 27.

Inquiry Adventure: Biology!

Available only October 2014

Bolster your biology curriculum with this standards-aligned package combining an immersive on-site experience plus a full week of lesson plans.

All students will see microscopic biological phenomena up-close with the film Mysteries of the Unseen World in our Rangos Omnimax Theater. A range of interactive experiences will deepen their understanding of biological principles and structures. You'll get pre-visit and post-visit classroom resources, a printed guide to follow step-by-step through your day, and personalized attention at every station.

And it's all geared according to the standards for your grade level!

Inquiry Adventure: Biology, Level 1 – Grades 4-6

  • Learn how anatomical knowledge guides the design of robots in roboworld.
  • Compare and contrast plant and animal cells in a hands-on microscope investigation.
  • See the show It's Alimentary, an interactive live demonstration show about the digestive process.
  • Robust teacher resources including a full week of lesson plans.

Inquiry Adventure: Biology, Level 2 – Grades 7-10

  • See a live demonstration show Scanning, Scopes, and Surgery featuring a real frog dissection.
  • Explore the organization of life from cells to organisms through hands-on microscope investigations.
  • Isolate and collect DNA samples from plants while learning how adaptive traits are passed on to the next generation.
  • Robust teacher resources including a full week of lesson plans.

PLUS, both levels will have opportunities to explore heart rate and lung capacity in special Highmark SportsWorks® exhibits.

We'll provide pre-visit and post-visit resources to ensure you and your students are prepared for the visit and to ensure that their new learning sticks.

Before your visit, we'll provide these materials:

  • Teacher Guide
  • Chaperone Guide
  • Daily lesson plans for a week, including classroom activities, demonstrations, and homework
  • Supplemental questions

During your visit, we'll provide these materials:

  • A "triptik" to guide you through your day
  • Data cards on which your students will collect data
  • Pencils
  • Posters for use in the classroom

Introductory rate: Just $10 per student (an $18/student value!)