Tuesday through Saturday
10am to 6pm
spectrUM is committed to supporting the next generation of scientists and innovators by engaging students in hands-on science. The exhibits and activities featured in our field trips are curated to inspire a culture of learning and discovery and are facilitated by trained educators who serve as role models by demonstrating a passion for science and pathways to higher education.
Field trips are designed to give students the opportunity to explore our museum independently to make their own discoveries, as well as work with our educators to learn science concepts through guided experiments and activities. While each field trip topic explores different themes, students and educators will model the scientific method and are encouraged to be curious learners. Field trip curricula are designed to meet NGSS, but may be adapted to all ages and abilities.
Students will identify different wildfires.
Students will understand the causes and effects of wildfires.
Students will learn the chemistry of fire using the Fire Triangle.
Measuring Flame Plumes
Crafting and testing the fire triangle
Designing and testing wildfire prototypes
Identifying the impacts of wildfires on trees
Formative: Educators and students will refer to terms and concepts involving the science of wildfires, natural hazards, weather, and climate.
Summative: Students will lead discussion using terms and science concepts to demonstrate understanding throughout activities.