Traveling Labs: Hands-on Science
This interactive program is designed to give your students hands-on experience with science content in their own classroom. We offer labs geared to grades K-8, and incorporate Science Inquiry and Engineering Design Standards from the newly adopted ODE Science Standards when possible.
Labs are approximately 1 hour and serve a class of up to 30 students. We can accommodate up to 4 classes per day.
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||Students meet ScienceWorks’ favorite pollinators in this one of a kind lab. Check out the demonstration hive, use hand lenses to see bees up close, and work with your colony to pollinate flowers in our “Life of a Bee” game.
|Light it Up
||K - 3
||Let’s shine some light on what happens when you shine light on different kinds of materials and use your knowledge to send a secret message to another group.
|Ready, Set, Roll!
||K - 8
||In this wild ride, students will be challenged to apply concepts of energy, force, and motion to design a unique roller coaster. Working in teams, students will follow the engineering design cycle of brainstorming, planning, building, testing, and evaluating their solutions.
||1 - 3
||May the force be with you as you discover the push and pull of magnets and work with your team to design an experiment to test the magnetic force.
|Work It With Circuits
||3 - 8
||Let the electrons flow in this hands-on lab all about circuits. Students work in groups to get light to shine, a buzzer to sound, a motor to turn and more! Through inquiry students create series and parallel circuits and use their knowledge to engineer solutions to real electrical problems.
||4 - 8
||Grab your goggles for this chemistry based exploration. Students investigate states of matter,
physical and chemical change, and rates of reaction to solve a real-world problem using chemistry.
|Light and Matter
||4 - 8
||What does light do when it runs into matter? Find out in this unique engineering challenge in which students explore reflection, refraction, diffusion, transmission, and absorption as they move light from one place to another. Using their knowledge, the team will engineer a way to communicate with another group using light.