Discovery Labs

Let the SCI team lead your students through labs to get their hands on science

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Available only during the school year, these private 45 – 60 minute lab sessions give groups of up to 30 students the chance to get their hands on science with an SCI Programs Team member! Larger groups can be split into multiple sessions.

Chemistry Creations

Grades 3-6

Explore the exciting world of chemistry as SCI mixes up some creative concoctions. You won’t want to miss these ooey-gooey experiments and amazing demonstrations that will make your mind "explode!" Reinforces Next Generation Science Standards: Physical Sciences.

Chemistry Kids

Grades K-2

Become a junior chemist as you explore the exciting world of chemistry in SCI’s Chemistry Kids lab! Watch amazing demonstrations and test your own skills in hands-on, ooey-gooey experiments designed for our K-2 scientists! Reinforces Next Generation Science Standards: Physical Sciences

Crime Scene Science

Grades 6-12

A burglary has been committed, and SCI is putting your class on the case! Investigate six suspects and six types of simulated evidence to solve the crime. Work with a team of student investigators to complete an evidence report and present results. Reinforces Next Generation Science Standards: Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Earth and Space Sciences

Global Soundscapes

Grades 3-12

Explore the emerging field of sound ecology in this interactive planetarium program. Embark on a mission to investigate the dramatic sounds of Costa Rica's rainforests, Hawaii's coral reefs and Mongolia's vast grasslands. Learn about the tools that scientists to record and analyze sounds. Explore basic acoustics through interactive activities and incredible slow-motion footage. Discover what soundscapes tell us about the health of our planet. View trailer Reinforces Next Generation Science Standards: Physical Sciences, Life Sciences and Earth and Space Sciences

Our Changing Earth

Grades K-6

Become an amateur geologist! Explore everyday uses for rocks and minerals and uncover the processes that shape our ever-changing world. Work with a team to build a model structure, then see if it survives the earthquake table! Reinforces Next Generation Science Standards: Earth and Space Sciences

Three Little Engineers

PreK-Grade 2

We have all heard the story of the Three Little Pigs, but now it’s time to live it! Join us on an engineering adventure, and see if your constructions can stand up to the wolf’s huffing and puffing! Reinforces Next Generation Science Standards: Physical Sciences, Engineering, Technology and Application of Science. For PreK: GOLD and Iowa Early Learning