Explore, Investigate and Grow: BCA Second Graders Explore the Science Mill Museum

Posted on May 17, 2016 in Second Grade, STEM.

BCA second graders spent the day exploring and investigating at the Science Mill Museum in Johnson City. They were able to participate in the learning lab entitled: Young Explorers: Forensics Fun. The class investigated how forensic scientists solve mysteries using various different types of evidence! Through hands-on activities, they discovered information about their fingerprints, teeth impressions, and hidden evidence in order to further understand scientific inquiry.

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The museum offered exploration of STEM careers, hands on discovery and creative fun. We saw a 3D Movie: Bugs! A Rainforest Adventure that was filmed in the jungles of Borneo which featured over 40 insects. The students created an avatar to be scanned at each exhibit giving more information, interesting facts, and possible STEM careers.

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In the days after our trip, the students may log in to use their avatar again at the Explorer Zone at Sciencemill.org. The Explorer Zone offers fun games, science videos, and your favorite exhibits.

Bannockburn Christian Academy play Tug-of-War on the Giant Lever at the Science Mill Museum in Johnson City

Overall, a very successful trip which hopefully inspired some future scientists!

~ Mary Ellen Erwin, 2nd Grade Teacher

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