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(770) 606-5700

Museum Hours

Every day 10 AM – 5 PM
Closed Major Holidays


Admission

Members: FREE
Adults: $15.95 + tax
Children (3 – 17): $11.95 + tax
Student with ID: $11.95 + tax
Active Military w/ ID: Free
(1/2 price admission for active
duty dependents with ID)
Seniors (65+): $13.95 + tax

Location

100 Tellus Drive
Cartersville, GA 30120
(770) 606-5700
I-75 Exit 293
Cartersville, GA

“Digging in the Past” Adventure and STEM/Nova “Down and Dirty” Module

Saturday, March 14, 2020

10 AM to 12:30 PM
(check-in begins at 9:30)

Registration for this program closes at noon on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 or when the program reaches maximum capacity.

This program is perfect for any Wolf Scout who loves dinosaurs or volcanoes! Scouts will create and name their own dinosaur, learn about real paleontological digs, and make a mold and cast – from real fossils! Also included will be a trip to the Planetarium where Scouts will learn all about supervolcanos, and a visit to the lab where they will experience three different types of volcanos and an actual eruption!

An optional extension will be provided for all participating Scouts: at the completion of the program, Wolves may create an edible fossil dig. This is not included in the 2.5 hour program, but is required to complete your pack’s adventure or module; supplies will be provided so it may be done in the outdoor pavilion following the program or on your own time at a later date.

This 2.5 hour program will consist of 5 rotations 30 minutes each.

Planetarium: “Supervolcanos” and discussion.

Fossil Gallery: play a gallery game, learn about dinosaurs.

Fossiliferous lab: learn how fossils form, make a mold and a cast of a real fossil to take home. Discuss how volcanos form, the difference between lava and magma, and how volcanos can both build and destroy land.

Dinosaur creation lab: create your own personal dinosaur, name it and discuss its biome; and construct an individual working volcano to take home along with the dinosaur and diorama.

Fossil Dig.

All groups end at the Store where Tellus patches and rocks and minerals are available for purchase.

Optional extension: create an edible fossil dig in the pavilion during your lunch with den leader (supplies provided by Tellus).

 

"DIGGING IN THE PAST" ADVENTURE

Play a game that demonstrates your knowledge of dinosaurs, such as a dinosaur match game.

ACTIVITY: Game in Fossil Gallery.

Create an imaginary dinosaur. Share with your den its name, what it eats and where it lives.

LAB ACTIVITY: Sculpt your own dinosaur and volcano, create diorama including dinosaur’s biome.

Make a fossil mold and cast.

LAB ACTIVITY: Learn how fossils are formed, make a fossil mold and cast.

Make a dinosaur dig.

ACTIVITY: Visit Tellus’s Fossil Dig.

Make edible fossil layers. Explain how this snack is a good model for the formation of fossils.

ACTIVITY: Take provided supplies out to pavilion or on your own time and build an edible fossil dig after lunch with den leader. (Optional extension, on your own time.)

Be a paleontologist, and dig through the dinosaur digs made by your den. Show and explain the ways a paleontologist works carefully during a dig.

ACTIVITY: Visit Tellus’s Fossil Dig. and learn how to dig like a paleontologist.

STEM / NOVA - DOWN AND DIRTY MODULE

A. Watch an episode of a show about Earth, the weather, geology, volcanoes or oceanography. Then do the following:

1. Make a list of two questions or ideas from what you watched.

2. Discuss two questions or ideas with your counselor.

ACTIVITY 1A: Planetarium show Supervolcanos

1. Make a list of questions.

2. Discussion with Tellus educator.

Complete one adventure from the list. Discuss with your counselor what kind of science, technology or math was used in the adventure.

ACTIVITY: Complete the Digging in the Past Adventure (see requirements above).

Investigate

A. Volcanoes erupt

1. How are volcanoes formed?

2. What is the difference between lava and magma?

3. How does a volcano both build and destroy land?

4. Build or draw a volcano model. If you build a working model, make sure you follow all safety precautions including wearing protective glasses for your volcano’s eruption.

5. Share your model and what you have learned with your counselor.

ACTIVITY A. 1-3: Discuss how volcanoes are formed, the difference between magma and lava, and the three different types of volcanoes. Using a volcano model, learn about the interior of a volcano and make it erupt in lab.

ACTIVITY A. 4: Scouts will build their own working clay volcano model to take home.

Visit

A. Visit a place where earth science is being done, used, explained or investigated, such as one of the following: cave, quarry or mine, geology museum or the gem or geology section of a museum, gem and mineral show, university geology department, TV or radio station meteorology department, weather station, volcano or volcano research station, or any other location where earth science is being done, used, explained or investigated.

1. During your visit, talk to someone in charge about how people at the site use or investigate a particular area of science. How could this investigation make the world better?

2. Discuss with your counselor the science being done, used, explained or investigated at the place your visited.

ACTIVITY A: Career boards, lesson on correct procedures for discovery in Fossil Dig and discussion to meet requirements listed.

Make edible fossil layers. Explain how this snack is a good model for the formation of fossils.

ACTIVITY: Take provided supplies out to pavilion or on your own time and build an edible fossil dig after lunch with den leader. (Optional extension, on your own time.)

Be a paleontologist, and dig through the dinosaur digs made by your den. Show and explain the ways a paleontologist works carefully during a dig.

ACTIVITY: Visit Tellus’s Fossil Dig. and learn how to dig like a paleontologist.

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Scout Saturday: Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts

Saturday 9:45 AM – 12:30 PM
10/19/2019

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20
Oct

Quiet Mornings at Tellus: Sensory Friendly Weekend

SAT and SUN, 8:45 AM
10/20/2019

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23
Oct

Lunch + Learn: Did Dinos Roar?

Wednesday, 12:15 PM
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MUSEUM HOURS

Every day 10 AM – 5 PM
Closed Major Holidays


ADMISSION

Members: FREE
Adults: $15.95 + tax
Children (3 – 17): $11.95 + tax
Student with ID: $11.95 + tax
Active Military w/ ID: Free
(1/2 price admission for active
duty dependents with ID)
Seniors (65+): $13.95 + tax

LOCATION

100 Tellus Drive
Cartersville, GA 30120
(770) 606-5700
I-75 Exit 293
Cartersville, GA

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