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Science To Go Programs

School Programs bookings for the 2014-15 school year begin on July 25, 2014.

Let Us Come To You

Have our education outreach staff deliver science programs directly to your school, library, community center, or other educational venue.  These programs are also available as after-school programs.

Science To Go Programs

outreach programsIn addition to the programs listed below, some of our workshops can also be delivered to your school as Science To Go programs.

Schedule

Monday – Friday
All Science To Go programs are 1 hour in length.

Programs must be scheduled two weeks in advance and are based on availability.

Weekend programs available with advance notice. Daytime outreach programs are scheduled in 90-minute blocks to allow for set-up and breakdown times.

Reservations

Making Reservations: We offer 2 ways to place your reservation request:

Price

$225.00 for single program
$325.00 for double program of the same title in the same room.

Prices subject to change without notice.
Maximum of 34 students. Payment must be received two weeks in advance.

A mileage fee will be applied for schools located more than 30 miles round-trip from the Fleet Science Center.
Teacher or adult staff member from the school site must be present at all times.


Available Programs

Click on the titles below for details.

Choosing your Outreach Program

  • These programs must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance of the date you are requesting.
  • A mileage fee will be applied for schools located more than 30 miles round-trip from the Fleet Science Center.

Adventurous Architects

Grades K-4

Explore the science of physics, engineering and architecture. Participate in a variety of engineering challenges, using Keva planks and other materials.

Body Works

Grades 4-6

Explore the “ins and outs” of the digestive and circulatory systems. Students discover exactly what happens to the hamburgers they had for lunch and how hard their hearts must work to keep them moving.

Chemistry Concepts

Grades 4-6

Take an intimate look at the indicators of a chemical change in this inquiry-based investigation of the properties of matter.

Discovering DNA

Grades 6-8

What do broccoli, bacteria, and humans have in common? Learn all about the “blueprint” for life in this interactive workshop. Extract DNA from plant material and take home a sample!

Electric Avenue

Grades 3-4

Use an inquiry-based approach to understand the relationship between electricity and magnetism. Shocking experiments illuminate this challenging subject.

Energy Explorers

Grades 3-7

What is energy? Students investigate several different forms of energy, including light, sound, electrical, chemical, and thermal energy.

Fantastic Forces

Grades 2–5

This hands-on program introduces students to friction, forces, and the laws of motion. After experimenting with parachutes, students design and build roller coasters to investigate the fundamental laws of physics.

Float or Sink

Pre-K-K (Ages 4-6)

Does a bowling ball float? Students make predictions, test ideas, and observe outcomes as they explore the world of floating and sinking objects.

Food Webs

Grades 4–5

Take a closer look at ecosystems and determine the roles of different plants and animals. Find out how organisms interact and discover what happens when there is a break in the food chain.

Forces in Action

Grades 6-8

Have fun with physics in this fast-paced workshop. Using roller coasters, parachutes, and pendulums, students explore motion, unbalanced forces, friction, velocity, and more.

Forensic Detectives

Grades 4-7

In this “mysterious” program, students use chemistry, geology, and physics to piece together evidence and crack the case. They learn how to classify mysterious powders, identify minerals, calculate the pH of soils, and perform chromatography to separate pigments.

Geology Rocks!

Grades 4-7

Junior rock hounds hone their observation and interpretation skills while exploring the rock cycle and its relationship to the formation and classification of rocks.

Habitats

Grades K-3

Students sharpen their observation skills while exploring why animals live in different habitats. Students will investigate a terrarium, learn about adaptations and mimic the eating habits of different species of birds.

Insect Inspectors

Grades K–4

Why do some insects hop and others buzz? Explore amazing adaptations and learn about food chains in this program devoted to the incredible world of insects. A visit from a live insect ambassador is included!

Making Sense of It All

Grades Pre-K-2

Ugh! What’s that smell? Students will hear, see, smell, taste, and touch their way through this multi-sensory workshop.

Sensational Solar System

Grades 3–5

Learn fascinating information about our neighboring planets and discover why our solar system is so special with these out-of-this-world activities.

Solar Science

Grade 4-7

Explore the fundamentals of radiant energy. Students learn how the sun heats the Earth and then compete in a solar design challenge. A great complement to our exhibition “So WATT! An Illuminating Look at Energy.”

Sound Science

Grades K-3

Investigate the many ways of making sound and discover how it travels through different substances. Experiment with waves, explore vibrations, and make an imaginative musical instrument. *1 hour program for Kindergarten

States of Matter

Grades K

Explore the wonderful states of matter as students discover how liquids turn into solids, solids into liquids, liquids into gas and even solids into gas! After the students explore the relationships between the states of matter, our educator will present an out-of-this-world demonstration!

Superhero Genetics

Grades 6–8

Genes play an important role in the makeup of all living things. In this humorous approach to genetics, students will use superheroes to discover the fundamental aspects of heredity, including alleles, dominance, phenotypes, genotypes, and mutations.

Water Works

Grades 4-6

Students explore how water shapes the land, learn about the water cycle, investigate local watersheds, and devise ways to assist with water conservation.

Weather Watchers

Grade K-3

Students take on the role of meteorologists to discover what makes the weather. They’ll explore why weather changes and then create instruments to measure it.