Secrets of the Sun

Grades 1-8 20 minutes Secrets of the Sun provides an in-depth look at the Sun’s role in the life of our solar system. From nuclear forces churning at the heart of the Sun, to mass ejections of solar material into surrounding space, students will discover the power of the Sun and its impact on the planets—and… Read more about Secrets of the Sun

Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

Grades Pre-K-3 30 minutes Embark on an amazing expedition as students join two children who build a rocket out of a refrigerator box and take a fantastic journey through the Solar System alongside their ship’s navigator, a talking astronomy book. Viewers will explore the planets of the solar system in this animated feature. TEKS Correlation… Read more about Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

New Horizons

Grades 3-12 30 minutes From breathtaking landscapes to violent volcanic eruptions, New Horizonstransports viewers on a majestic journey through the planets and moons of our celestial neighborhood. Your interplanetary voyage begins as students follow a comet through space. At each stop along the way, real data and images from modern space probes are used to explore… Read more about New Horizons

Fantasy Light Show

Grades Pre-K-12 25 minutes Unleashing the imaginations of children of all ages, the Fantasy Light Show takes guests on the ride of a lifetime! Through computer-generated imagery, viewers will enjoy a roller coaster ride, travel on an infinity loop and journey through virtual worlds full of vibrant color and movement. Set to a fun, upbeat musical score,… Read more about Fantasy Light Show

Chaos and Order: A Mathematical Symphony

Grades 5-12 40 minutes Similar in format to the Fantasy Light Show but with a mathematical twist, Chaos and Order takes students on a spectacular journey through a world of computer generated mathematical imagery set to music. Structured into four movements — geometric forms, algorithms, simulations, and chaos theory — Chaos and Order combines science… Read more about Chaos and Order: A Mathematical Symphony

Black Holes

Grades 4-12 30 minutes Few objects in the universe hold the power and fascination of these astronomical marvels. What is a black hole? Where do they come from? How do we find them? Students will explore one of the most mystifying, awe-inspiring phenomena in the universe and discover their effects on space and time in… Read more about Black Holes

Astronomy Live!

Grades 3-12 30-45 minutes This live, interactive astronomy program uses images of the current nighttime sky to introduce students to the most popular and intriguing objects in the heavens. Students will discover how to locate major stars and constellations and examine the stories and mythologies surrounding their origin. TEKS Correlation Chart

Amusement Park Science

Grades 6-12 Concepts of force, motion, speed, velocity and energy loss are studied using working K’NEX® models of classic amusement park rides. Physical science has never been so much fun! TEKS Correlation Chart  

ICU: Cow Eye Dissection

Grades 5-12 Investigate the physiology of sight by dissecting a cow eyeball. Students deconstruct a cow eye, examine the individual components, and discover how each works together to collect and process images. TEKS Correlation Chart

DHDC Crime Lab: The Case of the Missing Mascot

Grades 5-12 HELP! Donnie, the DHDC Mascot, has been kidnapped! Students become crime fighters in this immersive lab experience. Once inside the DHDC Crime Lab, students must use forensic tools to identify the kidnapper and rescue Donnie – before it’s too late! Grades 5-8 conduct their investigation using fingerprint analysis to identify the dastardly kidnapper while… Read more about DHDC Crime Lab: The Case of the Missing Mascot

Investigating DNA

Grades 4-12 Isolate, extract and compare DNA samples in this highly engaging lab which introduces students to the basics of DNA analysis. Grades 4-8 extract and compare two plant-based DNA samples and discover their similarities and differences. Grades 9-12 extract and compare a plant-based DNA sample with students’ own DNA samples and identify the similarities between them.… Read more about Investigating DNA

Engineering 101: Machines at Work

Grades 4-12 In this inquiry-based introduction to machines and engineering, students build their own models using K’NEX® sets and discover how simple machines are combined to create the mechanical items we use in everyday life. Grades 4-5 construct working machines from blueprints, explore their properties and identify the basic machines used to construct them Grades 6-8 will… Read more about Engineering 101: Machines at Work