Group Visit Activities

2018-2019 Group Visit Activities

SPARK! Signature Activities

Ellie the SPARK! Dragon: An Adventure in Creative Writing – $12.00 per person

TEKS alignment: Reading/Writing & Art

Create, illustrate, paint, and share a short story of Ellie’s journey to, and adventures while at, SPARK!

Building Big D’s Skyline – $12.00 per person

TEKS alignment: Math, Social Studies & Art

Dallas’ skyline is voted one of the top ten in the world.  Join us at SPARK! where we explore Big D’s and use team building skills to create an amazing city silhouette of the future. 

Castles and Catapults – $10.00 per person

TEKS alignment: Science & Art

Students work in groups to design and build castles and catapults using simple materials. Using their creations, they test for distance and accuracy reconfiguring their designs for optimal results while learning about the physics of stored energy and fulcrum points. 

Life Cycle Butterflies – $10.00 per person

TEKS alignment: Science & Art

Using multimedia art, create a project that illustrates the metamorphosis of a monarch butterfly including egg, larva (caterpillar), pupa (chrysalis), and adult butterfly stages.

Texas History: Reviewing Iconic and Historic Symbols and Landmarks – $10.00 per person

TEKS alignment: Social Studies & Art

Participants review the symbols and landmarks that are special to Texas and create a painted art piece incorporating these icons of the “Lone Star State”.

The Adaptable Snake – $10.00 per person

TEKS alignment: Science & Art

Participants learn how a snake’s adaptive color and markings help with survival in its habitat and then illustrate.

Roller Coaster Design Challenge – $10.00 per person

TEKS alignment: Science & Art

Participants learn about force, motion and energy while working on teams to design and build a marble roller coaster.

3-Layer Water Cycle Murals – $9.00 per person

TEKS alignment: Science & Art

Participants collaborate with others to create a panoramic art paint project that illustrates the steps of the water cycle.

Design Your Own Planet – $9.00 per person

TEKS alignment: Science & Art

Participants learn facts about planets in our solar system, create a painting of one of the planets, and design their own.

Geometric Shape Monsters & Character Development – $9.00 per person

TEKS alignment: Reading/Writing & Art

Participants use geometric shapes to create imaginary monsters. They collaborate with peers and discuss their creations’ personalities and other characteristics. The activity is extended by writing a story about the monsters as a take home project.

Insect Creations – $9.00 per person

TEKS alignment: Science & Art

Participants learn the three body parts of insects and use various materials to build their own insect.

Picasso-Inspired Animals Created with Mathematical Angles – $9.00 per person

TEKS alignment: Math & Art

Participants learn how Pablo Picasso used geometric shapes to create works of art; how to identify obtuse, right and acute angles and then use them to draw and paint cubist-inspired illustrations of animals.

SPARK! Zoo: Animal Classification – $9.00 per person

TEKS alignment: Science & Art

As a team, participants learn about animal classifications while creating a zoo that includes a mammal, bird, fish, and reptile or amphibian. Within their individual artworks are included facts about their animal classifications as well as any unique adaptations their animal may have.