Learning Labs that are available for traveling science outreach programs are indicated with an asterisk (*). 

 

Slimeology*

Ready to make a mess? Join us in discovering the magic of non-Newtonian fluids and physical changes! We’ll explore different states of matter, make observations of each state at work, and make oobleck!

 

Weather Watchers

Bring the outdoors in with this engaging lab designed to inspire your students to think about and observe weather. We’ll learn about different kinds of weather, climates, and how we measure weather. We’ll observe an air pressure demo, learn how to use a barometer, and even see how to make fog indoors!

 

Sink and Float!*

How did people learn how to travel over water? Your students will find out as they test different materials to see what sinks and what floats. Students will build and test their own boats to apply their understandings of why certain materials and shapes float, then see what happens when they add cargo to their creations. Students will refine their designs and figure out how to make improved boats after testing.

 

Motion Commotion*

Students will learn about forces and practice using different forces to change the motion of various objects. Students will use pushes and pulls as well as tools to create changes in the motion of the cars and then use ramps to study the force of gravity acting on the cars.

 

Amazing Adaptations*

We’ll learn what adaptations are and that plants and animals have different adaptations to help them survive, including a discussion of different senses and life cycles. We’ll do some sensory explorations to explore our own five senses and we’ll compare the life cycles of different organisms. What adaptations do people have? We’ll find out in this engaging exploration!

 

Over the Moon*

Does the Moon shine, or is it simply reflective? Does it change shape, or is it in shadow? Your students will be over the moon as they learn all about our Moon and study its phases. Learn how big the Moon is, how far away the Moon is, and what the Moon is made of, as well as why its appearance changes through the month. Students will make their own “Moonscope” to take home.

thumb_K-2 Learning Labs