Engaging & Unique

The goal for each Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL) Program is to provide a fun, engaging and unique learning environment for a class of students that :

  • Helps them build/re-build healthy relationships with their fellow students, while providing each student with a sense of belonging
  • Allows them to express their excitement to learn, and reinforces their sense of achievement and self-confidence
  • Triggers or re-ignites their interest in exploration, experimentation, and curiosity
  • Provides them with a chance to reflect on the past year

Programs

MOSAC has developed curriculum-linked 3-hour programs for Kindergarten through Grade 6.

Rocks Rock!

Your students work with MOSAC’s extensive rock and crystal specimens to learn about the three rock types and how to identify their specific features. Content presented will vary depending on the grade level.

  • Grades: K-2

Bring on your budding geologists! Your students will experience an exciting introduction to the three rock types that make up our entire planet. With hands-on exploration of our museum specimens, they will learn about rock formations and properties with the same tools geologists use. Students use this knowledge to identify rocks in their kits and record the data in lab journals.

Charge it Up

Students will receive a fun introduction to electricity as they work with devices that convert energy — Safely!

  • Grades: 3–5

What really happens when we flip on the light switch? Your students will receive a fun introduction to electricity as they work with devices that convert energy from one form to another. Students will participate in and complete a series of challenges using electrical circuits and equipment – safely.

Cellular Adventures

Students investigate plant cells and cell structure by extracting and preparing their own samples for microscope viewing.

  • Grades: 6–8

All living things are composed of cells. Students will investigate plant cells and cell structure by extracting and preparing their own samples for microscope viewing. Through observation, and by sketching and recording their findings, they’ll gain deeper appreciation for this building block of life. They’ll expand upon on this experience by comparing and contrasting between their plant slides and prepared animal cell slides (human cheek cells).