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Field Trip Visit Resources | At-School Resources | In-Your-Community Resources 

Looking for downloadable lesson plans, science demonstration videos or activities for your classroom? Ready to register for a professional development workshop? Here’s your one-stop destination!

Field Trip Visit Resources

Planetarium Show Resources

Below are links to our Planetarium Show pages, plus NC Essential Standards Correlations, teacher resources, key vocabulary and lesson plan links when available.

Astronaut - NC Essential Standards Correlation
Back to the Moon - NC Essential Standards Correlation
Black Holes - NC Essential Standards Correlation
Carolina Skies - NC Essential Standards Correlation; Teacher ResourcesLesson Links
Dynamic Earth - NC Essential Standards Correlation
Earth, Moon and Sun - NC Essential Standards Correlation; Teacher Resources
From Earth to the Universe - NC Essential Standards Correlation
Galileo - NC Essential Standards Correlation
Grossology & You - NC Essential Standards Correlation; Activity Guide
The Longest Night
Magic Tree House® Space Mission - NC Essential Standards Correlation; Teacher Resources
The Little Star That Could (NEW)
Solar System Odyssey - NC Essential Standards Correlation; MPSC Astronaut Curriculum Guide (English and Spanish)
Cosmic Colors (NEW) - NC Essential Standards Correlation
Take Flight (NEW) - NC Essential Standards Correlation

Science Stage Resources

Become part of the show at Science LIVE!, Morehead's one-of-a-kind science demonstration shows at the Science Stage. Watch as your show presenter makes science come alive through exciting experiments. Audience participation is encouraged!

Science LIVE! Science Showtime
Science LIVE! All Systems Go - NC Essential Standards Correlation
Science LIVE! Magnificent Matter - NC Essential Standards Correlation; Teacher Resources
Science LIVE! Phenomenal Physics - NC Essential Standards Correlation

Discovery Class Resources

Discovery classes are available to field trip groups. Below are class descriptions and NC Essential Standards Correlations, if available.

Round and Round We Go - NC Essential Standards Correlation
Solar Systematics - NC Essential Standards Correlation
Winging It


At-School Resources

Morehead Mobile Labs Curriculum Modules

Click on the link to download a PDF version of the curriculum module. Modules marked (Middle) are for middle school. All other modules are for high school.

Biological Bodyguards
Code Red (MIDDLE)
Genes in a Bottle (MIDDLE)
Exploring New Environments
Get A Clue
So Fresh, So Clean (MIDDLE)
Mystery of the Crooked Cell
What's Snot to Like (MIDDLE)

Enrichment Visits Curriculum Guides

Click on the link to download a PDF version of the curriculum guide with activities designed to support your enrichment visit.

Astronaut Curriculum Guide
Earth Moon & Sun Curriculum Guide
Magic Tree House Curriculum Guide
Moving All Around Curriculum Guide
Solar System Odyssey Curriculum Guide (English and Spanish)

Video Demonstrations

Morehead educators demonstrate lab techniques used in Morehead's mobile labs curriculum modules.

Using a Digital Pipette
Loading a Polyacrylamide Gel (vertical gel electrophoresis experiment)
Loading a Practice Agarose Gel (horizontal gel electrophoresis experiment) (common use: “DNA fingerprinting”)

In-Your-Community Resources

Click on the link to download a PDF version of the activities designed to support your “In Your Community” visit. 

OCEANOGRAPHY Socktopus Activity
OCEANOGRAPHY Seaweed Activity