National Science Education Standards

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National Science Education Standards

Stem Cells Demystified

The content of "Stem Cells Demystified" is appropriate for students in grades seven through twelve. There are specific National Science Education Standards that are discussed in "Stem Cells Demystified." They include the following content standards:

Grades 7-8:

  • Life Science: Structure and function in living systems
  • Life Science: Reproduction and heredity
  • Science in Personal and Social Perspectives: Science and technology in society
  • History and Nature of Science: Science as a human endeavor

Grades 9-12:

  • Life Science: The cell (NC SCoS Biology - Goal 2)
  • Life Science: Molecular basis of heredity (NC SCoS Biology - Goal 3)
  • Science in Personal and Social Perspectives: Science and technology in local, national, and global challenges
  • History and Nature of Science: Science as a human endeavor
  • History and Nature of Science: Nature of scientific knowledge
  • History and Nature of Science: Historical perspectives

Genetic Engineering

The content of "Genetic Engineering" is appropriate for students in grades seven through twelve. There are specific National Science Education Standards that are discussed in "Genetic Engineering."They include the following content standards:

Grades 7-8:

  • Life Science: Structure and function in living systems
  • Life Science: Reproduction and heredity
  • Science and Technology: Understandings about science and technology
  • Science in Personal and Social Perspectives: Science and technology in society

Grades 9-12:
  • Life Science: The cell (NC SCoS Biology - Goal 2)
  • Life Science: Molecular basis of heredity (NC SCoS Biology - Goal 3)
  • Science and Technology: Understandings about science and technology (NC SCoS Biology - Goal 3)
  • Science in Personal and Social Perspectives: Science and technology in local, national, and global challenges
  • Science in Personal and Social Perspectives: Historical perspectives

Designer Foods

The content of "Designer Foods" is appropriate for students in grades seven through twelve. There are specific National Science Education Standards that are discussed in "Designer Foods."They include the following content standards:

Grades 7-8:

  • Life Science: Structure and function in living systems
  • Life Science: Reproduction and heredity
  • Life Science: Diversity and adaptation of organisms
  • Science and Technology: Understandings about science and technology
  • Science in Personal and Social Perspectives: Science and technology in society

Grades 9-12:
  • Life Science: The cell (NC SCoS Biology - Goal 2)
  • Life Science: Molecular basis of heredity (NC SCoS Biology - Goal 3)
  • Life Science: Biological evolution (NC SCoS Biology - Goal 3)
  • Life Science: The interdependence of organisms (NC SCoS Biology - Goal 5)
  • Science and Technology: Understandings about science and technology (NC SCoS Biology - Goal 3)
  • Science in Personal and Social Perspectives: Science and technology in local, national, and global challenges(NC SCoS Biology - Goal 5)
  • Science in Personal and Social Perspectives: Historical perspectives

Seasonal schedules

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

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, MPSC 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 MPSC'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 MPSC cannot guarantee that public seats will be available for school shows.