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Traveling Scientist- Middle School

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We work with your school schedule!
Each program is 60 minutes in length or one class session, depending on what works best with your schedule. 

View the current program fees.​

View the Resources pages for pre/post information. 

Wonders of H2O - Middle School

NGSS Standards Supported: NGSS MS-ESS3-3 Health: 7–8.6.2.P, 7–8.1.10.P
Students will think critically about connections between human land uses and water quality through exploration of a fictional watershed. Students analyze water samples to identify sources of potential pollution and brainstorm strategies to monitor or minimize pollution.​

Next Generation Water Leaders - Middle School

​​NGSS Standards Supported​: MS-ESS2-4, MS-ESS3-4
Do you know what it takes to get the water you depend on from its source to your tap? Through experimentation with a groundwater model, students will learn about Orange County's water sources and how our water is managed for sustainability. ​​

Scientist of the Sewers​ - Middle School

​​NGSS Standards Supported:​ MS-ESS3-3 or MS-LS2-4
​Students will learn about the fragile ecosystem of the microorganisms which play a critical role in Orange County sanitation system. Students will collaborate and investigate a mock problem which will take them up stream from OC SAN as they test the sewer line to discover where the contaminant is originating. Students will then design a method to safeguard the system or create an argument explaining how changing factors can affect populations within an ecosystem.​​


Amazing Animals - Middle School
NGSS Standards Supported:  ​​​MS-LS1-8
In this Traveling Scientist program, sixth-grade students meet several animal ambassadors to learn about and model how sensory structures help animals survive in terms of inputs and outputs. ​


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