School Programs

A linkage created in the Linkage Lab workshop

Linkage Lab

Grades 3-5 & 6-8 Overview Students are introduced to engineering as they explore the role of force and motion in…

A student builds a mechanical linkage during the Linkages and Moving Toys workshop

Linkages and Moving Toys

Grades 1-2 Overview Students engage in problem-solving as they explore linkages in this hands-on engineering design activity. They design and…

Students participate in the Engineering with Hydraulics workshop and build a hydraulic contraption

Engineering w/Hydraulics

Grades 3-5 & 6-8 Overview Students are introduced to engineering and properties of fluids as they envision and build a…

A student constructs an invention during the Make It Move workshop

Make it Move

Grades 1-2 Overview Students engage in problem solving as they make inventions using simple hydraulic systems. They think like engineers…

A student places a ball on a ramp

Motion Commotion

Grades TK/K Overview Students explore the ups and downs of force and motion through playful investigations with balls and creative…

Close up of gloved hands dissecting squid

Squid: The Inside Story

Grades 3-5 & 6-8 Overview How do squid swim? Catch prey? Eat? Reproduce? Is ink a means to escape predators?…

A child wearing safety goggles is conducting a science experiment using dry ice.

Dry Ice Investigations

Grades 3-5 & 6-8 Overview “Why does it do that? What would happen if…?” Dry ice inspires students to create…

A circuit science activity

Circuit Solutions

Grades 3-5 & 6-8 Overview There’s a heat wave, and the cooling fans of Hot Town Elementary School aren’t working…

A student holds up her slime during a slime engineering activity


Grades 1-2 Overview Is slime a solid, a liquid, or something in between? Students consider the differences between these states…

Two children exploring a science exhibit

Phenomenal Physics

Welcome to the world of phenomenal physics! In this lab, you will be introduced to the forces of physics – the basic principles that govern our physical world. As a physicist, you will observe, ask, and experiment on topics ranging from electricity and magnetism to sound and fluid dynamics. What will you discover about these forces?

Science Show

Shocking Nature of Wildfires

Have you ever experienced a thunderstorm? Do you know how fires burn? Join us to learn more about how charges can impact the world around us through several bright and explosive demonstrations. Spark an interest in electricity and fire safety in this spectacular show!

A young person holding up a science beaker and examining the red liquid

Environmental Detectives: A Murky Mystery

The Mystery: Fish and other wildlife are dying. The Investigation: Perform chemical and biological tests to determine what could be causing the situation. Intriguing hands-on test stations await as you gather clues, analyze data, and research the history of the area to become an environmental detective. The mystery continues back in the classroom, as teachers choose a follow-up activity from the packet provided, and as students pool their results and attempt to solve the mystery.

A student holding up his invention

Build, Engineer, Invent!

Step into the shoes of an engineer as you Build, Engineer, and Invent! This hands-on design challenge experience brings out the engineer in everyone. Explore building in two and three dimensions while discovering the design properties involved in constructing sturdy structures, bridges, roller coasters, and more! We bring the building materials; you supply the creativity!

A young person performing a science experiment using dry ice.

Solids, Liquids, and Gases

What happens when you mix baking soda and vinegar in a gigantic test tube…and then try to contain it? What sub-zero substance has the ability to shrink an inflated balloon down to nothing, or even make a plant as delicate as glass? What is dry-ice and what does it do?! Discover the answer to these questions, and more, through the phase-changing, mind-bending world of solids, liquids, and gases!

A young child setting a ball at the top of a ramp

Build, Engineer, Invent “Junior”

Through playful investigations of physical science and engineering, junior engineers will Build, Engineer, and Invent! Explore motion and force as you create pathways complete with ramps, drops, twists, and turns. Explore which shapes are the strongest by erecting giant structures and testing them for stability. We bring the building materials; you supply the creativity!