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The Nutrition Mission

At Your School
Type & Format
1 hr
Grade Level

Two hours minimum booking
Travel fees may apply*

Join the OMSI nutrition mission as we help students understand what kind of nutrients their bodies need and what they actually get from the different types of foods they eat. Topics include nutrition, biology and health.

Note: This class may include a healthy snack. Please contact us with allergies or concerns at least one week prior to your class.

Experience an adventure in science without leaving the classroom. These programs include a general introduction to a science topic and hands-on, interactive activities.

A minimum of 2 weeks' advance notice is required for all registration requests. If you have questions, please contact us at 503.797.4661 or



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Travel Fees

If you are located less than 40 miles from OMSI, there are no travel fees.
If you are located more than 40 miles from OMSI, travel fees are charged as follows:
• By scheduling a program when we’re in your area (per map), each school pays $105 per instructor per day, in addition to the program cost. No mileage is charged.
• If we make a special trip to your school (when we’re not scheduled to be in your area per map), each school is charged 55¢ per round-trip mile (subject to federal rate changes) and $105 per instructor per day, in addition to the program cost.
• Visits to areas beyond the boundaries of the map are available by request and travel fees are negotiated on a case-by-case basis.


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Standards Addressed

Structure and Function:
4.1P.1 - Describe the properties of forms of energy and how objects vary in the extent to which they absorb, reflect, and conduct energy.
5.1L.1 - Explain that organisms are composed of parts that function together to form a living system.

Interaction and Change:
1.2L.1 - Describe the basic needs of living things.

Scientific Inquiry:
2.3S.1 - Observe, measure, and record properties of objects and substances using simple tools to gather data and extend the senses.
3.3S.1 - Plan a simple investigation based on a testable question, match measuring tools to their uses, and collect and record data from a scientific investigation.
4.3S.2 - Summarize the results from a scientific investigation and use the results to respond to the question being tested.