Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center of Mobile,AL

Classroom Activities

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After walking with giant insects, visiting the live insect zoo and admiring many beautiful specimens, give your students the opportunity to explore insects with an in-depth insect lab! Classroom Activities are approximately 45 minutes and can be reserved for an additional cost of $2 per student during your already scheduled field lesson. Maximum 30 children per Classroom.



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Grasshopper Dissection

Students will discover the grasshopper up close as they dissect this interesting insect.
ACOS Objectives – 3:8 / 4:5 / 5:5


Anatomy of an Athlete

Do any of your students want to become the next great athlete? Students will take a closer look at muscles, bones and even a real pig’s heart to understand what goes into the making of a great athlete.
ACOS: Health K:9; Grade 1:8; Grade 2:7; Grade 3:6; Grade 4:8; Grade 5:7


Heart Dissection

Want to know what the inside of a heart looks like? Students will take an adventure through the valves and chambers of the heart as they dissect a real pig’s heart.
ACOS: Grades 9-12: Human Anatomy and Physiology Elective 1,7,9


Food Rainbow

Taste the rainbow at the Exploreum! Preschoolers will learn about the importance of nutrition as they sample a colorful snack.
ACOS: K4:8. ADSPC: HDL.P.2.5


Reptile Rumble

Preschoolers will get up close and personal with one of the Exploreum’s very own reptiles! This activity will teach about the importance of the earth’s amazing biodiversity
ACOS: K4:7. ADSPC: S.P.3.5


Rainbow Wonders

Discover light and color by examining a rainbow! Preschoolers will make their own rainbow streamer as they explore the wonders of this phenomenon.
ACOS: K4:9. ADSPC: S.P.4.5



The Exploreum now offers education-packed, 120-minute Exploration Workshops! For an additional charge, these topic-specific programs will provide a more in-depth exploration for your students and offer a focus on workforce development.


Principles of Flight, Presented by Airbus

Aeronautics is the focus of this Exploration Workshop presented by Airbus. Your students will learn all about the key principles of flight and the impact they had on humans throughout history. Just like budding scientist from days long before the Wright Brothers, students will use science, everyday items and their hands to create their own flying machine!
ACOS: Grade 8 Scientific Knowledge ( Force and Motion) 35; Grade 8 Scientific Application (Science, Technology and Society) 58, 60
ACOS: Grades 9-12: Physics Core 4


Reinventing the Wheel

Middle and high school students will design a 3D model by reverse engineering a product to understand how mechanical parts are created with SolidWorks 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) software in the Exploreum’s state-of-the-art ExploreTEC lab.
ACOS: Grade 6 Math 1, 2, 4, 6, 9; Grade 7 Math 1, 3, 5, 7, 8
ACOS: Grade 9-12: Geometry 5, 8, 10, 14


3, 2, 1… Launch! GEAR Up with Pneumatics

This popular program is also ExploreTEC’s flagship field lesson! Middle and high school students will learn about pneumatics and physics before working in teams to take on the engineering design challenge of constructing catapults.
ACOS: Grade 8 Physical Science 1.0, 1.1, 8.0, 9.0, 9.1, 10.0
ACOS: Grades 9-12: Physical Science 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.5, 12.0; Physics 1, 4


Work Out with Simple Machines

This program will excite students about physics in a hands-on way as they compete to build the most successful simple machine to solve a problem. This gallery and ExploreTEC lab-based field lesson will challenge 8th and 9th graders to view the world around them in a new and exciting way! ACOS: Grade 8 Physical Science; Grade 8 Pre-Algebra 1, 3