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Educator Guides & Standards

With the assistance of area K – 12 educators, Imagination Station has created learning guides to help structure a field trip that aligns directly to the concepts you are teaching in the classroom. These guides include student data recording pages, chaperone tips & instructions and a post-visit activity to complete back in the classroom.

Dinosaurs Around the WorldDinosaur Ed Guide

Before your field trip to Imagination Station, download the Dinosaurs Around the World Educator Guide and choose what level of engagement fits best with your students' needs and interests. 

The guide contains:

  • A brief overview of each continent gallery.
  • Essential questions to ask students while touring the exhibition.
  • Eleven lesson plans with hands-on activities, many of which can be completed at school or while visiting the exhibition.

Grow U

Grow U is a celebration of the worlds of agriculture and farming! Take your farm know-how to a whole new level, and be the next contestant on FARM 101: Know It to Grow It! Grow U also includes a group of interactive exhibits that offer an insightful look into the world of agriculture from both a local and global perspective.

Grow U Exhibit Guide (Grades 3-5)

Grow U Exhibit Guide (Grades 6-8)

Eat It Up!

Get your heart pumping as you take on the Wheel of Fire and the Heart Rate Rally, Smash Your Food to smithereens and literally Get in the Action. Eat It Up!, a highly interactive exhibition focused on nutrition and exercise, tells the story of how the choices you make today affect your body. Eat Smart. Play Hard. Have Fun. The choice is yours!

Eat It Up! Exhibit Guide (Grades 3-5)

Eat It Up! Exhibit Guide (Grades 6-8)

Energy Factory

Send your class on an energy exploration as they learn about energy production and conservation. Through a partnership with BP and First Solar, students will see energy come to life.

Energy Factory Exhibit Guide (Grades 2-4)

Energy Factory Exhibit Guide (Grade 5-8)

Energy Factory Extension Activities


Exploring some of our most exciting exhibits – the High Wire Cycle, the Giant Lever* and Tennis Ball Launcher – students will discover how simple machines make work easier and better understand the unseen forces that affect us all.

Forces Exhibit Guide (Grades 3-5)

Forces Exhibit Guide (Grades 6-8)

Early Childhood

Kids under five years of age learn about forces, motion, math and life science in this guide designed around our safe and friendly Little KIDSPACE.

Little KIDSPACE Exhibit Guide (Pre-K)

Water Works

Explore the slippery science of water with an entire learning world dedicated to one of nature’s most powerful resource: water.

Weather Exhibit Guide (Grades K-3)

Weather Exhibit Guide (Grades 4-8)


Program Standards Alignment

All Imagination Station curriculum is aligned to the new Ohio Standards, making a visit to or from Imagination Station an extension of your classroom learning experience.

Curriculum Aligned to Ohio Revised Science Content Standards

DemonstrationsProgram Standards

Combustion Demonstration

Method to the Maddness Demonstration

Motion Demonstration

Sounds of Science Demonstration

Exhibit Guides

Exhibit Guide Part 1

Exhibit Guide Part 2

Michigan Academic Content Standards are contained within individual Exhibit Guides.

Resource Links

Ohio Department of Education

Michigan Department of Education

National Science Teachers Association

How Stuff Works