7th Graders go to the California Science Center

Event Date and Time: 
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 (All day)

California Science Center
Field Trip
Seventh Graders
October 7, 2014

The Amgen Science Center for Science Learning is the educational arm of the California Science Center. The Amgen Science Center is dedicated to promoting lifelong science learning for all and seeks to improve science education by providing science experiences and resources to parents, teachers, children, and scientists.

Cow-Eye Dissection
This 60-minute program includes all required materials, including the cow eye, dissecting tray and gloves. Students will work in pairs to dissect a cow eye. They will see the major structures of the eye and explore how those structures work together to produce images.

Explore a paradise unlike any other, with the breathtaking film Galapagos 3D: Nature's Wonderland. Located close to the equator in the Pacific Ocean, these remarkable volcanic islands are home to some of nature's most incredible living creatures.

Giant half-ton long-necked tortoises lumber among dancing blue-footed boobies and flightless cormorants. Small penguins living thousands of miles from their natural habitats share the seas with unique marine iguanas that spit sea-salt. Developed over millions of years in relative isolation, the Galapagos archipelago is a living museum of nature, with an abundance of species of plants and animals that have adapted to thrive in this challenging environment. Come experience this incredible story of discovery, of survival against the odds, and of nature’s ingenuity.

On Tuesday, October 7, 2014, seventh graders will travel to the California Science Center for an eye-opening experience. They will see eye-to-eye with a cow’s eye and have the opportunity to eye the new IMAX movie, Galapagos 3D. Students will depart The Learning Castle at 8:00 a.m. and return to campus around 2:30 p.m.

Students will need to bring a sack lunch, including snack and drinks, in a clearly labeled disposable bag. Please make sure that you do not order Freshlunches on a field trip day.

If you would like your child to attend this trip, please complete and return the attached Field Trip Permission form by Monday, September 30, 2014.