Create. Communicate. Collaborate. Think critically. Take learning to the third dimension with an IMAX Educational Movie paired with a Marbles IMAX Learning Lab. Movies on NC's biggest screen educate and entertain. Learning Labs give students challenge, choice and unique activities connected to NC Standards. Learning Labs fall into five content areas that build on concepts introduced by our exclusive movies.
Movies are approximately 40 minutes and labs are 45 minutes. Learning Labs are optional, although encouraged to build on movie content.
Travel across the country and through time to explore democracy, U.S. history, culture and geography. Investigate our founding documents and the people who make up our nation. Dive into civil rights, cultural influences and the responsibilities of citizenship.
Movies Paired with This Lab
America's Musical Journey 3D - Social Studies Curriculum Match: 5.H.1, 5.H.2, 5.G.1, 5.C.1 & Art Curriculum Match: 4.CR.1, 5.CR.1, 4.MR.1, 5.MR.1
Lewis & Clark - Social Studies Curriculum Match: 5.H.1, 5.H.2
We The People - Social Studies Curriculum Match: 5.H.1, 5.H.2, 5.G.1, 5.CG.1, 5.CG.2
Conduct research across the world's oceans, and travel to the Arctic, Africa and China. Investigate animal behavior, ecosystems, conservation efforts and the impact of humans on the environment.
Born to Be Wild 3D - Science Curriculum Match: 4.L.1, 5.L.2
Deep Sea 3D - Science Curriculum Match: 4.L.1, 5.L.2
Pandas 3D - Science Curriculum Match: 4.L.1, 5.L.2 & English Language Arts Curriculum Match: L.4.6, L.5.6
Train to be an astronaut and build knowledge about astronomy, space exploration and the electromagnetic spectrum. Investigate stars, planets, moon phases and the tools and technology that makes space research possible.
Journey to Space 3D - Science Curriculum Match: 4.E.1
Hidden Universe 3D - Science Curriculum Match: 4.E.1, 4.P.3
Hubble 3D - Science Curriculum Match: 4.E.1, 4.P.3
Explore STEM careers and cutting-edge science and technology. See what it's like to work in engineering, aerospace, biosciences or environmental science. Learn how new discoveries enable scientists and innovators to solve problems.
Backyard Wilderness 3D - Science Curriculum Match: 4.L.1, 5.E.1, 5.L.2
Mysteries of the Unseen World 3D - Science Curriculum Match: 4.P.3
Dream Big 3D: Engineering Our World
Become a first responder and build knowledge about the atmosphere, weather patterns, climates, severe weather and natural disasters. Use scientific tools to gather data, make weather predictions and learn about emergency preparedness. Sponsored by ABC11.
Extreme Weather 3D - Science Curriculum Match: 5.E.1
Forces of Nature - Science Curriculum Match: 4.E.2, 5.E.1
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The 2nd floor exhibits at Marbles give students hands-on, minds-on opportunities for communicating, collaborating, creating and critical thinking. Your group is welcome to visit the 1st floor exhibits. The strongest 4-5 curriculum matches are upstairs.
Students explore how people earn and use money for goods and services in the pizzeria and pet shop. Money flows through the bank as students aim to save, make deposits and withdrawals. Presented by North Carolina banks.
Create, innovate, design and construct! Students experiment with design as they build cars, use a variety of scrap materials to invent and build super structures with giant Legos.
Students put their skeletal and muscular systems to the test! Shoot, skate, climb, dribble and balance. Pretending to cook from the My Plate table reinforces healthy nutrition. Presented by Carolina Hurricanes.
Using cranks, levers and pulleys, students work together to keep the electricity flowing through a pretend power grid. Students learn where energy comes from and how to use it wisely. Presented by ABB.
Charge up hands-on play at STEM challenge stations! Make and test flyers that soar up wind towers, build and rebuild circuits, and engineer solutions to a variety of brain teasers. Presented by Duke Energy.
Artists at work! Imagination and self-expression unfold as students use high-quality materials to create artistic masterpieces. It’s all about the process!
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Delve deeper into biology, money, meteorology or world cultures with a 20-minute Museum MasterMind, an interactive presentation that builds on grade-level content aligned with NC Standards.
The human body is built to move. Explore how bones, muscles, hear, lungs and brain all work together. Learn how being active and eating smart fuels healthy play. Sponsored by Chiesi.
Dollars & Sense
Making smart money choices isn't magic, it's dollars and sense. Students learn how to earn, save and spend responsibly.
Meteorologists in the making whip up a storm and experiment with the key ingredients of weather - air, temperature and moisture.