Community Classes – December 2020
Tuesdays, December 1 & 15
10 – 11:30 am
Limited spots available. Adults who would like to participate in the class are able to register and pay the fee for their own slot (if available). Admission to the Exhibits is not included.
There are two ways to register: in person at the Guest Services desk in the Museum lobby or contact the Group Sales department during regular weekday business hours at firstname.lastname@example.org or (256) 898-6312.
Identical class topics offered on all December Community Class dates.
December Class Topics:
- K – 4th Grade Class: The Tundra
$12 (+ tax) per participant
Brrrr! It’s cold outside! Come explore life in the coldest biome, the tundra. Students learn what makes life in the tundra biome so unique with hands-on activities, interactive experiments, and games. Students leave class with knowledge about life in this harsh biome and a snow globe they made in class!
- 5th – 12th Grade Class: Dissection, It’s Vital! (Dissect a sheep brain & heart)
$25 (+tax) per participant
Beginning with the heart, students construct paper models of the heart and trace the path of blood through the heart and body. Students label a diagram of the heart, and then use that diagram as they dissect a sheep heart and identify each chamber, valve, and vessel. Moving to the brain, students identify key structures on a diagram, and find those structures in an actual specimen as they dissect the sheep brain. Students relate each major brain structure to a physiological function. Students finish the class with an activity on neurological control by demonstrating different gaits and hypothesizing how the brain might signal muscles to perform each gait.