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Class A: Strange New Planet
Students work in teams to explore a newly discovered planet via roles as: an astronomer, a satellite, a flyby space craft, and an orbiter. Experience the process NASA goes through in mission design while observing and recording data. (This class is limited to a capacity of 30 students per session, per presenter request.) 18
Class B: See Tracks? Think Train!
Class C: STAR WARS: A Coding Challenge
Star Wars themed game that will give kids hands on interaction with coding strategies. (This class is limited to a capacity of 24 students per session, per presenter request.) 18
Class D: Making Light
Class E: Power Plant Puzzle
Can your two-person team build the puzzle with nuts, bolts, linkage and PVC? Bring your mechanical skills and teammate to the challenge. (This class is limited to a capacity of 32 students per session, per presenter request.) 18
Class F: Bridge Building 101
Bridge Building 101 explores how engineering has impacted the development of bridges over time, including innovative designs and the challenge of creating bridges that become landmarks for a city. Students will work in teams of “engineers” to design and build their own bridge out of toothpicks and gumdrops. They test their bridges using weights, evaluate their results, and present their findings to the class. (This class is limited to a capacity of 32 students per session, per presenter request.) 18
Class G: Using Fossils to Tell Time
A brief and generalized over view of how paleontologists use the fossil record to tell time, primarily small fossil mammals. A discussion of techniques used to collect and discover these micro fossils will also be included. 18
Class H: Exploring North Dakota with University of Mary Marauders
Ahoy Mateys! University of Mary student Marauders invite you to embark on a pirate adventure as you search for North Dakota treasures in the interactive and exciting Inspiration Gallery. You will be guided through the rich and varied history of North Dakota that has been shaped by its people across time and place. Spun from common threads, the stories of the past and the present combined with our hopes for the future unite us across time. So, claim your treasure map and let the journey begin! Arrr! Your Marauder guides will take you through four thematic areas: Agricultural Innovation, Conflict and War, Our Lives and Our Communities, and Cultural Expressions. So all hands on deck as you explore, interact, play games, and have fun searching for North Dakota treasures! (This class is limited to a capacity of 64 students per session, per presenter request.) 18
Class I: Gallery of Innovation & Engagement
Join University of Mary students and staff as we embark on an exciting and engaging scavenger hunt learning about Early Peoples! This gallery is devoted to the Native peoples of North Dakota, which began more the 13,000 years ago when people first began to migrate into North Dakota! Have fun learning and interacting with hallmarks of human innovation during this time, including the invention of the bow and arrow and creation of clay pottery! Look inside a tipi and imagine it as your home. (This class is limited to a capacity of 80 students per session, per presenter request.) 18
Class J: Walking Through Prehistory
Take a guided tour through North Dakota’s prehistory in the Adaptation Gallery. Discover life that lived long ago, where we find it now, and what could be lurking in your own backyard. Starting with the oldest surface rocks in ND, dive into our Underwater World, and make your way to the Frigid Ice age, stopping in between to admire dinosaurs, avoid crocodiles, and bask in a savanna. (This class is limited to a capacity of 32 students per session, per presenter request.) 18
Review the registration section which provides the Education Day schedule, class descriptions and forms needed to register.
Download the forms in the section titled "Registration Forms". Both Microsoft Word and Adobe Reader (PDF) formats have been provided.
Fill out the forms. When finished, submit your registration via email, fax, or mail.
Get prepared and excited for the big day! We’ll process your registration and mail a registration packet several days after we receive your completed registration.
Dr. Michael Taylor