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Experience extreme temperatures in SCI's popular live program Fire and Ice

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Black Holes

Grades 5 – 12

Experience one of the most mysterious – and misunderstood – wonders of the Universe. Sponsored by NASA. Reinforces Next Generation Science Standards: Physical Sciences and Earth and Space Sciences.

Cold-Blooded Critters

Grades Pre-K – 6

Discover fascinating facts about some of our resident reptiles and amphibians and get up-close to touch these cold-blooded creatures! Reinforces Next Generation Science Standards: Life Sciences and Earth and Space Sciences. For PreK: GOLD and Iowa Early Learning Standards.

Fire and Ice

Grades 3 – 12

What's hot? What's not? Explore the science of thermodynamics as you discover what happens to ordinary things at extreme hot and cold temperatures during this dynamic show.Reinforces Next Generation Science Standards: Physical Sciences.

Flight Adventures

Grades 2  6

Dreams of flying, model aircraft and a young girl and her grandfather come together in this multimedia planetarium show about the science of aeronautics! Physical Sciences and Engineering, Technology and Application of Science.

Iowa Skies Tonight

Grades 3 – 12

Introduce your students to the wonders of the night sky in this live Star Theater program. Explore constellations, learn how the ancient Greeks imagined characters from their mythologies in the stars and discover some of our neighbors in the Solar System. Reinforces Next Generation Science Standards: Physical Sciences and Earth and Space Sciences.

Meet Stuffee

Grades Pre-K – 2

Our large, soft sculpture doll makes health and nutrition come to life. From the stomach and esophagus to the heart and lungs, you can see, touch and feel the fascinating fabric of the human anatomy. Reinforces Next Generation Science Standards: Life Sciences and Earth and Space Sciences. For PreK: GOLD and Iowa Early Learning Standards.

Meet Stuffee: Germs Edition

Grades Pre-K – 4

Diagnose why our large, soft sculpture doll isn’t feeling well by investigating the world of germs. Reinforces Next Generation Science Standards: Life Sciences and Earth and Space Sciences. For PreK: GOLD and Iowa Early Learning Standards.

Seven Wonders

Grades 5 – 12

Tour the Seven Wonders of the World as well as some of the greatest wonders of our universe and beyond! Reinforces Next Generation Science Standards: Physical Sciences and Earth and Space Sciences. Iowa CORE Social Studies Standards.

Two Small Pieces of Glass

Grades 2 – 6

Go on an adventure though history to learn about the creation of the telescope and the discoveries this invention has helped humanity make! Reinforces Next Generation Science Standards: Physical Sciences,  Earth and Space Sciences and Engineering, Technology and Application of Science.

Zap

Grades 3 – 12

Explore the world of electrons and electricity with demonstrations using a Van de Graaff generator and Tesla Coil. This hair-raising experience will really give you a charge! Reinforces Next Generation Science Standards: Physical Sciences.

The Zula Patrol®: Under The Weather

Grades Pre-K – 3

When weather is stolen from the Solar System planets, the alien members of The Zula Patrol come to the rescue in this colorful planetarium show in SCI's Star Theater! Sponsored by NASA and Variety Club. Reinforces Next Generation Science Standards: Earth and Space Sciences. For PreK: GOLD and Iowa Early Learning Standards.