• Friday, January 18, 2019 — PGCPS — Code Orange: PGCPS schools and offices will open with a two-hour delay.

    EMERGENCY PERSONNEL must report to work on time and are not eligible for liberal leave.

    • There will be no work-study transportation. (Those students should not report to school.)
    • There will be no half-day Early Childhood Center (ECC), half-day Special Education Programs, or half-day PreK.
    • Any other school program requiring transportation prior to 12 noon will NOT have transportation, including Howard B. Owens Science Center, JA Finance Park, and William S. Schmidt Center (Camp Schmidt)
    • All field trips will be cancelled.
    • Food Services will offer breakfast.


    Viernes, el 18 de enero — PGCPS— Código naranja: Las escuelas comenzarán dos horas después del horario normal.

    El personal de emergencia no es eligible para tomar licencia liberal, y debe presentarse a trabajar puntualmente.

    • No habrá transporte para el programa Work-Study. (Esos estudiantes no deben reportarse a la escuela).
    • No habrán programas de medio día, ni en los Centros de Educación Temprana (ECC), o ni los Programas de Educación Especial. Programas del día completo empezaran dos horas demoradas.
    • Todo programa escolar que requiera transporte antes del mediodía NO lo tendrá, incluido el Centro de Ciencias Howard B. Owens, el JA Finance Park y el Centro William S. Schmidt (Campamento Schmidt)..
    • Todos los viajes fuera de las escuelas (field trips) serán cancelados.
    • Se ofrecerá el desayuno
  • Quarter 3

     

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    EARTH 2
    Image credit: NASA
    Grade 1
    Round & Round (Planetarium)
    Give me evidence the Earth is round! And let’s go stargazing to look for patterns!. Read more!

     

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    Tiny Trekkers 1
    Grade 1
    Tiny Trekkers
    3-2-1 Lift Off! Imagine being an astronaut and taking a trip to space! Tiny Trekkers put on their “uniforms”, then tour and launch inside our Challenger simulator. After, they experience hands-on NGSS based stations that are just like those of real astronauts! Come join our crew! Grade 1 Read More!  

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    Digging 1
    Grade 3
    Digging into the Past
    What can fossils tell us about the organisms from the past and those on Earth today? Come dig into the past and find out! Read more!

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    ozobots 1
    Grade 3
    Grade 4
    Ozobots Computer Science/Robotics 
    Visiting 3rd and 4th grade students participating in the Science Center’s “Ozobot Bit Computer Science Engineering Program” will learn about coding robotic platforms as they use both visual and coding editors to program a miniature Ozobot robot to implement a series of fun tasks meeting specified outcome criteria. Visiting students will also learn how to evaluate and if necessary, debug their program scripts. Read more!

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    sensational top
    Grade 4
    Sensational
    NEW!! Fourth graders are invited to become energy savvy investigators! Students and teachers see how the use of timed-stations are used to supplement science instruction. Read more!

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    Astro Blast Part 2 image 1
    Grade 5
    Astronomy Blast! Part 2 -Seasons and Spheres (Planetarium)
    Fifth grade and MISA are full of fun astronomy concepts! Come immerse yourself under the planetarium sky and engage in interactive activities to explore the position of the sun and shadows through the seasons, identifying atmospheric gases, and MORE! Read more!

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    Game of Codes 2
    Grades 5 & 6
    Game of Codes
    Interested in coding? Like games? Combine the two together in this four hour engineering and design program. Read more!

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    wind power
    Grade 6 & 7
    Wind Power
    Students get the power to use renewable energy to make electricity, look inside of a generator, and discuss why Prince George’s County doesn’t produce wind power. Read more!

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    CSI 1
    Grades 6-8
    Putting the Science in CSI: Intro to Forensics
    What does forensic science have to do with science and probability? How often does forensic science prove guilt? Learn some forensic science skills and simulate the first day of a forensic science internship
    Read more!

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    Expedition Mars1Mars 2
    Grades 6-8 & 9-12
    Expedition Mars
    Your student crew is searching for signs of life on Mars, when a rogue asteroid comes barreling out of the sky, headed right for Mars Base! Can the rovers carry the crew to safety? Can the crew build a remote rover in time to complete the mission? Read more!

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    Gel 1
    Grades 11-12

    AP Gel Electrophoresis
    “RFLPs show DNA broken down based on A-T-G-Cs!?” Let’s unpack all of that in this 4-hour AP Bio lab by performing gel electrophoresis and studying natural and engineered modification of DNA. Read more!