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Don Harrington Discovery Center Amarillo

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Explosions, melting metal and fire eating?
It's all in a day's work at the Don Harrington Discovery Center!

Serving our five-state region since 1976, DHDC is an interactive, hands-on science learning center which hosts tens of thousands of participants through our Education Program each year.

Our distance learning sessions feature our Science Live! shows and guest lectures from Executive Director and paleontologist Dr. Aaron D. Pan,  Science Live! shows are 45 to 60 minute long "edu-tainment" events bursting with hair-raising demonstrations and explosive results live-streamed into your classrooms and auditoriums live-streamed into your classrooms and auditoriums in spectacular high definition.  Funny, engaging and jam-packed with learning, Science Live! will leave your students cheering for more!

All of our education programs align with both the TEKS (Texas) and the NGSS and a cross-curricular Correlation Chart is available to view with each program we offer.

 

Programs by Don Harrington Discovery Center Amarillo

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Science Live! - Chemical Reactions

Explore the how, why and WOW! of chemical reactions in this amazing program! Audiences will discover how chemical reactions create giant pools of...

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Science Live! - Critters Live!

Meet the DHDC's smallest residents in the interactive program. Students will have the opportunity to get up-close with the DHDC critters which...

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Science Live! - KABOOM!

Oxygen, fuel and an ignition source.  That's all you need for this spine-tingling Science Live! From coffee creamer fireballs to barking dog rocket...

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Science Live! - The Science of Magic

Magicians' secrets revealed! For years magicians have relied on scientific principles for their most amazing illusions.  Students will witness...

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Science Live! - Sciencepalooza

Sciencepalooza features the zaniest experiments in the Science Live! collection and explores a variety of science concepts. With a brand new series...

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Science Live! - Weather Wonders

The atmospheric elements that combine to create weather work largely unseen. Weather Wonders uncovers these elements through dynamic demonstrations...

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Science Live! - Unseen Forces: Physics at Work

Everything in our Universe moves and interacts, and forces play a major role in that movement. With giant cannons, a hovercraft and other crazy...

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Science Live! - Science Below Zero

Science Below Zero examines some of the chilliest science on the planet.  Students will discover the physical changes which occur when solids...

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Lecture Series - Fossil Finders

Learn about paleontology and the study of prehistoric life including: what a fossil is and how they are made, different types of fossils, what the...

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Lecture Series - Dino Disaster! Where Did the Dinosaurs Go?

Sixty-six million years ago, one of the most important groups of animals on Earth went extinct or did they? Learn about the Cretaceous - Paleocene...

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Lecture Series - Grasslands of the World

Temperate Grasslands are one of the major biomes on Earth, covering vast areas on nearly every continet. Learn about this amazing biome including...

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Lecture Series - Biomes & Biodiversity

Our Earth showcases an amazing array of biomes and organisms that occupy them. Learn about these major environments including their climatic...

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Lecture Series - Careers in Science: Paleontology

Learn about the paleontology, the study of extinct life, and the scientists that practice it. Also, learn about the different career paths that...

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Science Live! - St. Nick's Science Show

Ever wonder how Santa fits down the chimney? Or how his sleigh flies? Well, a little bit of Christmas Spirit, joyful cheer, and Santa's magic is...

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Lecture Series - Christmas Tree Science

Why are Christmas trees  shaped the way they are? Why are Christmas trees mainly found in cold places? How is a pine tree different from a fir or...

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Lecture Series - Christmas Trees: Conifer Biology and Ecology

Conifers are amazing trees that have been around for nearly 300 million years. Found in both the northern and southern hemisphere, these trees...

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More About This Provider

Type of Organization

Science Center/Zoo

Contact

Jennifer Noble   samm@norsoft.net
1200 Streit Drive
Amarillo TX 79106
806-355-9547
United States

http://www.discoverycenteramarillo.org/educators

Primary Disciplines

The programs of Don Harrington Discovery Center Amarillo cover:

Creating a School/Community Partnership (Vista)
Problem Based Learning
Program Development
Community Interests
Health/Physical Education
Career Education
Mathematics
Professional Development/Continuing Education
Sciences
Special Education
Technology/Information Science
Professional Learning Community
Instructional Strategies
Problem Solving
Title I
Gifted & Talented
Special Needs
Curriculum
Standards
Instructional Programs
Best Practice
Brain Research
Collaboration

Awards, Quotes, Testimonials

"My students are in AP Chemistry so I was really worried about the content not being on a high enough level to entertain my students, but you guys did an amazing job! My students were thoroughly entertained and the level of explanation was right on par."

"The students learned a lot of scientific vocabulary about the concepts that they were able to take back to the classroom and share again. This is one experience they will remember for a long time! Thank you!"

"Science Live! was so engaging! The kids were so entranced with the experiments. Thanks so much!"

"We can always count on you making it engaging and fun for the students."

"Many of [our students] do not have the opportunity to go to the Discovery Center and it is thrilling for them to see a bit of The Discovery Center come to them! Thanks again for this program!!!"