Waukesha County

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Colors in Nature*


(Retzer Nature Center and Planetarium fees apply)

This field experience is designed to last a half day with students participating in two rotations. In one rotation, students will observe how light waves interact through natural materials including feathers, leaves, furs and flowers and conduct a scavenger hunt focusing on the function of colors in nature. The second rotation is a planetarium visit to see the show Cosmic Colors: An Adventure Along the Spectrum.

*This is a Community Connections, Impacts & Actions Collaborative Curriculum program hosted by Waukesha County. 

Standards: MS PS 4, ESS1.A, ESS1.B, PS1.A, PS3.D, PS4.A, PS4.B, PS4.C, LS1.A, LS1.D, LS4.A
Duration: 150 minutes
Fee: Yes
Offered: September-October, April-June
Location options: Retzer Nature Center, Horwitz-DeRemer Planetarium located at the Retzer Nature Center


Grade 6-8 program listing