HIGH SCHOOL CLASSROOM PROGRAMS
The Asombro Institute can bring a bit of hands-on science and the desert to your classroom. All programs provide an opportunity for students to learn about science through hands-on activities. Each program is aligned with the New Mexico STEM Ready! science standards (including the Next Generation Science Standards) and Common Core mathematics and English Language Art standards, where appropriate. Please call the Asombro Institute office (575-524-3334) to schedule your classroom presentations.
- Where: In your classroom
- Cost*: $60 for first presentation; $30 for additional, same-day presentations (additional travel charges may apply for schools outside Las Cruces, NM – $25 + 45 cents per mile)
- Maximum Group Size: 1 class per presentation (exceptions on an individual basis)
- Length: Approximately one hour per presentation (some lessons are multi-day)
Asombro provides programming in all four science disciplines in the NGSS curriculum: life science; physical science; earth & space science; and engineering, technology, & applications of science. Please scroll down to see our specific program offerings. A brief description of the program and applicable science standards are listed for each lesson. Click the science standard to read more on the Next Generation Science Standards website.
*The regular cost of classroom programs is $100 per lesson. However, thanks to the generosity of our supporters, we are able to offer a reduced price of $60 for the first lesson and $30 for each additional, same-day program.
Matter and Energy CYCLING IN THE CHIHUAHUAN DESERT
Using scientific data, students examine the transfer of matter and energy in the Chihuahuan Desert trophic pyramid. Students explore energy and matter transfers in trophic pyramid processes, such photosynthesis and respiration, using models. Throughout the activity, students also calculate the energetics of the pyramid in a quantitative model.
SCIENCE STANDARDS ADDRESSED