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Mayborn Connect is an EXCELLENT way to link your learners with a unique, engaging education that happens within the safety of your own school, or home!
MaybornConnect delivers specialized labs filled with REAL specimens, artifacts, and real-world connections that help kids (and adults) to explore their environment in ways that motivate them long after the session ends!
Mayborn presenters understand the value of offering every learner access to authentic, appealing, memorable content, and we recognize the importance of educators who are targeting specific themes, standards, and learning goals. With these things in mind, the Mayborn strives to blend both into every presentation!
These presentations are a great way to amp up learning for schools, camps, scout groups, and birthday celebrations, and the unique use of virtual learning coupled with the Mayborn’s one of a kind collection, offers you a safe, cost effective way to connect with invaluable learning opportunities!
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What is Mayborn Connect?
Mayborn Connect is real-time, bi-directional, video programming, streamed to your learners via the Internet using the video conferencing platform of your choice.

What is a Mayborn Connect program like?
Mayborn Connect programs give you direct access to museum educators like never before. Four themed, interactive, participation-ecouraged presentations will educate, invoke curiosity, and entertain learners.

How much does a Mayborn Connect program cost?
Each session is 50 minutes, including time for live Q&A with a Mayborn Educator. The cost for one class (up to 35 students) is $95 per class. Summer 2020 Mayborn Connect programs will be available on Tuesday afternoons and Fridays.

To participate, registrants will be expected to
  • Have the equipment and authorization to host their own virtual meetings with students on Zoom, Google Meet, Go To Meeting, or similar.
  • Actively manage the meeting room by muting and un-muting students and removing any participant who disturbs the learning environment.
  • Invite the Mayborn speaker and evaluator as guests to the meeting.
  • Meet virtually with Mayborn staff prior to the program to coordinate logistics, details, and tips.

Available Programs
Animal Adaptations: Bones and Teeth
Animal Adaptations: Bones and Teeth
Ready to figure out fangs, talk about teeth, and check out some chompers? We will study skulls and tour tusks as we explore which teeth are grinders, who has the snippers, and how the grabbers help an alligator catch her food. Beavers, bears, humans, and hares all use teeth to enjoy dinner, and this event will show you how!
Suggested Ages:
Pre-K through 5th grade. (Do you have older learners? Ask us how we can adjust this program to fit!)

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Dinosaurs and Fossils
Dinosaurs and Fossils
You are invited to travel back to Texas of the past when dinosaurs roamed, mammoth’s marched, and plesiosaurs paddled across the Lone Star State (not at the same time of course!). Join us to learn all about paleontology tools, look through some cool specimens, and explore what a dinosaur was -and what it wasn’t!
Suggested Ages:
Pre-K through 5th grade. (Do you have older learners? Ask us how we can adjust this program to fit!)

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Rocks and Minerals
Rocks and Minerals
Calling all rock hounds! Brave explorers wanted! Are you ready to dig in to ancient beaches? Do you enjoy amazing crystals? Are you curious why doctors use volcanos in surgery? Maybe you just want to know why there are rocks in your food! We will cycle through all of these rock facets as we explore nature’s treasures in a totally rocking geology lab!
Suggested Ages:
Pre-K through 5th grade. (Do you have older learners? Ask us how we can adjust this program to fit!)

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Wild About Bugs
Wild About Bugs
Why does a mealworm live in her lunch? Do butterflies have bones? Why was the caterpillar so hungry? Join Bug University and find out! The Mayborn will pull the lid off of entomology with an exciting introduction into creepy crawlies! Come explore dozens of REAL bugs, investigate why an insect might eat its own house, and we will talk about the future of bug eating!
Suggested Ages:
Pre-K through 5th grade. (Do you have older learners? Ask us how we can adjust this program to fit!)

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Good Vibrations: Sound Lab
Good Vibrations: Sound Lab
Can you listen to music through your teeth? What’s the loudest sound ever recorded? Could a weird noise make you barf? Come ride the sound waves as we play with roaring balloons, clucking cups, and screaming tennis balls! This lab is sure to resonate with students as they discover the sound energy found in everyday life! This popular program explores sound’s impact on our environment, our health, and even on our relationships!
Suggested Ages:
K through 5th grade. (Do you have older learners? Ask us how we can adjust this program to fit!)

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Think Like a Scientist
Think Like a Scientist
Do you know how to think like a scientist? Are you ready to put on your science thinking cap? Get ready to polish your investigation skills as you chase mysterious behaviors in a Fortune Telling Fish. You will hunt for evidence, build experiments, and test data to unlock the science secrets! To wrap up the science fun, join us on a behind-the-scenes-tour of the Mayborn’s preserved wet collection! Each student will go home with their own fish to impress their families and friends!
Suggested Ages:
2nd through 5th grade. (Do you have older learners? Ask us how we can adjust this program to fit!)

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Chemistry Lab: Magic Potions
Chemistry Lab: Magic Potions
It’s all about that base (and acids) in this magical investigation as Mayborn Connect explores the PH scale, and the wild illusions under your command once you learn to harness a magical cabbage, the acid in your own breath, and a keen understanding of disappearing Tic Tac Toe!
Suggested Ages:
2nd through 5th grade. (Do you have older learners? Ask us how we can adjust this program to fit!)

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Space Exponential
Space Exponential
How loud is an astronaut burp? Which is faster, rocket ships, or bullets? Where is Pluto, and why is Grampa mad about it? In Space Exponential, you’ll discover the challenges of space exploration in the past, present, and future, decide if YOU might want to travel to the moon, and learn how the planets (and lots of other stuff) fly through our solar system!
Suggested Ages:
K through 5th grade. (Do you have older learners? Ask us how we can adjust this program to fit!)

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Backyard Bingo
Backyard Bingo
Calling all science lovers! Come play Backyard Bingo to discover the plants and animals that thrive and survive right outside your door! Mayborn Connect will show you how to explore your own neighborhood ecosystems, how to find the critters that hide so well, and we’ll even delve into some of the cool things you might find!
Suggested Ages:
K through 5th grade. (Do you have older learners? Ask us how we can adjust this program to fit!)

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Junior Historians
Junior Historians
Calling all Junior Historians! If you yearn to learn about life long ago, then you might be a Junior Historian! As a Junior Historian you will explore the cultures of those who lived and settled in the central Texas area in the late 1800s, including the Hueco Indians and pioneers. What did it mean to live off the land? How did pioneers travel to settle here? Learn how it took brains, brawn, and bravery to call Central Texas Home!
Suggested Ages:
K through 2nd grade.

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Cultural Crossroads of Central Texas
Cultural Crossroads of Central Texas
Meet us at the Cultural Crossroads of Central Texas along the mighty Brazos River. Explore different types of homes built by native peoples and settlers, including Norwegian rock houses, Hueco grass houses, log cabins and tipis. We’ll learn about tools, dabble in the day to day lives of Central Texans, and see how a Suspension Bridge changed a sleepy town into a major city! Come along as we compare 19th Century life in Central Texas to our lives today!
Suggested Ages:
3rd through 8th grade.

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A Day in the Village
A Day in the Village
Buckle your boots, step back in time, and discover what life was like in an 1890s Central Texas riverfront cotton community at the Mayborn’s Bill and Vara Daniel Historic Village! As we take a look at each building in the community, we’ll learn about skills and crafts that were essential for daily living over 125 years ago and how they compare to our lives today. We’ll consider cash crops like cotton and corn as we pick, grind, pump, scrub and cipher our way through the last decade of the 19th century. Are you ready to explore, ask questions and experience history for yourself? If the answer is yes, then we’ll be waiting on the porch for you!
Suggested Ages:
Pre-K through 8th grade.

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TEKS GUIDE FOR MAYBORN CONNECT

Dinosaurs and Fossils

  • KINDERGARTEN 1A,B; 2A,E; 3C; 4B; 5A; 9A
  • FIRST 1A,B; 2A,E; 3C; 5A; 9A,C; 10A
  • SECOND 1A,B; 2A,E,F; 3C; 5A; 9C; 10A
  • THIRD 1A,B; 3C; 4; 7A,C; 9A,B,C; 10A
  • FOURTH 1A,B; 3B,C; 4; 7B,C; 9A,B; 10A,B,C
  • FIFTH 1A,B; 2A,B,C,D,F; 3A,B,C; 4; 7A,B; 9A,B,C,D; 10A,B

TEKS GUIDE FOR MAYBORN CONNECT

Rocks and Minerals

  • KINDERGARTEN 1B; 2AC,E; 3A,B; 4B; 7B,C
  • FIRST 1B; 2A; 3B; 3C; 5A,B,C; 7A,B,C;
  • SECOND 1B; 2A,D,E; 3B,C; 4A,B; 5A,B,C; 7A,B,C;
  • THIRD 1A,B; 2C,F; 3C; 5A,B,C,D; 6A; 7A,B,C;
  • FOURTH 1A,B; 2A,F; 3A,B,C; 4; 5A,B; 6A; 7B,C
  • FIFTH 1A,B; 2A,D,F,G; 3A,B,C; 4; 5A,B,C; 6A; 7A,B; 8D; 9D;

TEKS GUIDE FOR MAYBORN CONNECT

Animal Adaptations: Bones and Teeth

  • KINDERGARTEN 1A; 2A,E; 4B; 9A,B; 10A,B
  • FIRST 2A,B,C; 3B,C; 4B, 9A,C; 10A,C,D
  • SECOND 2A,B,C,E,F; 3B,C; 4B; 9A,B,C; 10A,C
  • THIRD 1A,B; 2C,D,F; 9A,B,C; 10A,B
  • FOURTH 2A,F; 3A,B,C; 4; 9A,B; 10A,B
  • FIFTH 1A; 2A,B,D,F; 3A,C; 4; 9A,B,C,D; 10A,B

TEKS GUIDE FOR MAYBORN CONNECT

Wild about Bugs

  • KINDERGARTEN 1A,B; 2A,E; 4B; 9A,B; 10A,B
  • FIRST 2A,B,C,D,E; 3B,C; 4A,B; 9A,B,C; 10A,C,D
  • SECOND 2A,B,C,D,E; 3A,B,C; 4A,B; 9A,B,C; 10A,C
  • THIRD 2A,C,F; 3A,C; 4; 9A,B,C; 10A,B,
  • FOURTH 1A,B; 2A,B,C,F; 3A,C; 4; 7C; 9A,B; 10A,B,C
  • FIFTH 1A,B; 2A,B,C,D,E,F,G; 3A,B,C; 4; 9A,B,C,D; 10A,B

TEKS GUIDE FOR MAYBORN CONNECT

Good Vibrations: Sound Lab

  • KINDERGARTEN 2A,B,E; 3B; 4A,B; 6A,C,D; 8A
  • FIRST 2A,B,C,E; 3B,C; 6A,C
  • SECOND 2A,B,C,E,F; 3B,C; 4A, 5D, 6A,C
  • THIRD 2A,D,E,F; 3A,B; 6A,B
  • FOURTH 2A,E,F; 3A,B,C; 6A
  • FIFTH 2A,B,D,E,F; 3A,B,C; 6A,C

TEKS GUIDE FOR MAYBORN CONNECT

Think Like a Scientist

  • KINDERGARTEN 1A; 2A,B,C,D,E; 3A,B,C; 4; 5A,B; 6A,C,D;
  • FIRST 1A; 2A,B,C,D,E; 3A,B,C; 4; 5B,C; 6A,C; 8D
  • SECOND 1A; 2A,B,C,D,E,F; 3A,B,C; 4; 5B,C,D; 6A; 8B
  • THIRD 1A; 2A,B,C,D,E,F; 3A,C; 4; 5A; 6A
  • FOURTH 1A; 2A,B,C,D,E,F; 3A,C; 4; 5A; 6A
  • FIFTH 1A; 2A,B,C,D,E,F,G; 3A,C; 4; 5A; 6A;

TEKS GUIDE FOR MAYBORN CONNECT

Chemistry Lab: Magic Potions

  • KINDERGARTEN 1A; 2A,B,C,D,E; 3B,C; 4A,B,C; 5A;
  • FIRST 1A; 2A,B,C,D,E; 3B,C; 4A; 5A,C;
  • SECOND 1A; 2A,B,C,D,E,F; 3B,C; 4A,B; 5A,C,D;
  • THIRD 1A; 2A,B,C,D,E,F; 3A; 4; 5A,D;
  • FOURTH 1A; 2A,B,C,D,E,F; 3A,C; 4; 5A,B;
  • FIFTH 1A; 2A,B,C,D,E,F,G; 3A,C; 4; 5A,B,C;

TEKS GUIDE FOR MAYBORN CONNECT

Space Exponential

  • KINDERGARTEN 1A,B; 2A,B,C,D,E; 3A,B,C; 4A,B,C; 5A; 6A,C,D; 8B,C; 9B;
  • FIRST 1A,B; 2A,B,C,D,E; 3A,B,C; 4A,B; 5A,C; 6A,C; 8B,C,D;
  • SECOND 1A,B; 2A,B,C,D,E,F; 3A,B,C; 4A,B; 5A,C,D; 6C; 8C; 9A,B,C; 10A;
  • THIRD 1A,B; 2A,B,C,D,E,F; 3A,B,C; 4; 5B; 6B; 7C; 8B,C,D; 9A; 10A;
  • FOURTH 1A,B; 2A,B,C,D,E,F; 3A,C; 4; 6A,B,D; 8C; 10A;
  • FIFTH 1A,B; 2A,B,C,D,E,F,G; 3A, C; 4; 5A; 6A,C,D; 8B,C,D; 9A; 10A;

TEKS GUIDE FOR MAYBORN CONNECT

Space Exponential

  • KINDERGARTEN 1A,B; 2A,B,C,D,E; 3A,B,C; 4A,B; 5A; 6C; 7A,B,C; 8A,BC; 9A,B; 10A,B,C,D;
  • FIRST 1A,B; 2A,B,C,D,E; 3B,C; 4A,B; 5A,C; 6C; 7A,B,C; 8C,D; 9A,B,C; 10A,B,C,D;
  • SECOND 1A,B; 2A,B,C,D,E,F; 3B,C; 4A,B; 5A,D; 6C; 7A,B; 8B; 9A,B,C; 10A,B,C;
  • THIRD 1A,B; 2A,B,C,D,E,F; 3C; 4; 7A; 8B; 9A,B; 10A;
  • FOURTH 1A,B; 2A,B,C,D,E,F; 3C; 4; 7A,C; 8B; 9A,B; 10A,B,C;
  • FIFTH 1A,B; 2A,B,C,D,E,F,G; 3C; 4; 9A,B,C; 10A,B;

TEKS GUIDE FOR MAYBORN CONNECT

Junior Historians

  • KINDERGARTEN K.3 B; K.5 A, B; K. 6 A, B; K.11 B
  • FIRST 1.1B; 1.3A; 1.5B; 1.6 A, B, C; 1.7 A, B; 1.15A; 1.16A
  • SECOND 2.2 A, B; 2.4 C; 2.5 A; 2.6 A; 2.7 A, B, C, D; 2.8 A, B, C; 2.10 C; 2.15 A, B

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Cultural Crossroads of Central Texas

  • THIRD 3.1A; 3.2 A;3.3 A;3.4 A, B ;3.7A
  • FOURTH 4.2A; 4.4 B, D; 4.8 A, C;4.9B; 4.10 A, B
  • FIFTH 5.11A;5.23A, D;5.27
  • SIXTH 6.2A, B; 6.3A, C; 6.5B; 13A
  • SEVENTH 7.1A;7.6A, B, C; 7.8B;7.10A
  • EIGHTH 8.1A; 8.10 A, B, C;8.11

TEKS GUIDE FOR MAYBORN CONNECT

A Day in the Village

  • KINDERGARTEN K.3 B; K.5 B; K.6 A, B, C; K.13 A, B, C
  • FIRST 1.3 A; 1.6 A, B, C; 1.7 A, B; 1.15 A; 1.16 A, B, C
  • SECOND 2.2. A; 2.7 A, B, C, D; 2.8A; 2.10C; 2.17A, B
  • THIRD 3.1A; 3.2A, B, C; 3.3A; 3.4 A, B
  • FOURTH 4.8A, B, C; 4.9 A, B; 4.10B; 4.12A
  • FIFTH 5.4C, F; 5.8 A, B; 5.9 A, B; 5.13A, B, C
  • SIXTH 6.3A, B, C; 6.4A; 6.5A, B, C
  • SEVENTH 7.5 A, C; 7.19A
  • EIGHTH 8.7C;8.9C;8.10B, C; 8.27A; 8.28A, B