Heat Wave

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The Earth’s average surface temperature has risen about 1.3 degrees Fahrenheit in the past 100 years. That may not sound like a lot, but it usually takes thousands of years for Earth’s climate to change that drastically. Is it just a coincidence that Earth’s population and human-made carbon dioxide emissions have also exploded in the past 100 years? If we are causing this warming, should we do anything about it? What effects will we see if Earth continues to warm over the next few hundred years?

Science 360: Heat Wave explores global warming science and policy with graphics, animations, and audience response devices. Heat Wave also helps audience members learn about what they can do to cut back their carbon dioxide emissions while saving money at the same time.

Recommended for ages 8 and older. This Science 360 is supported by the National Science Foundation.

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Science 360

Seasonal schedules

Morehead offers seasonal schedules of Science 360 shows to the public. Follow this link to see the current schedule of public shows at Morehead.

Please note that seasonal schedules change four times each year (spring, summer, fall and holiday), and some shows are not offered during every schedule.

School shows

In addition to its public shows, Morehead offers shows during the week especially for school classes and other field trip groups. These school shows do not appear on the seasonal schedule but do appear on Morehead's daily calendar.

If seats are available, the public may purchase tickets to school shows.

However, school groups with reserved seating have first priority on any remaining seats (for example, if extra chaperons attend), so Morehead cannot guarantee that public seats will be available for school shows.