Hands-On Science Lab Descriptions

Magnetism (Designed for 4th Grade)

The Magnetism lab will help your class discover the exciting properties and uses of magnets! At the Hands-on Science Lab for Magnetism, your class will experience rich curriculum that is based on the 4th grade California Science Standards. Each of the six stations offers your student the opportunity to manipulate magnets in a guided lesson in a small group situation. To view available times and to register, click here.

Rocks & Minerals (Designed for 4th Grade)

The Rocks and Minerals lab will help your class discover the dynamic cycle of rocks and investigate minerals up close. This Hands-on Science Lab about Rocks and Minerals, is based on the 4th grade California Science Standards. Each of the six stations offers your students the opportunity to explore the rock cycle, and get an in-depth look at minerals in a guided lesson in a small group situation. To view available times and to register, click here.

Electricity (Designed for 4th Grade)

Static electricity is an electrical charge on the surface of an object. Current electricity is a flow of negative charges through a conductor in a closed circuit. Some materials make good conductors and others make good insulators. Come to the Hands-on Science Lab for six exciting lab stations based on the 4th grade California Science Standards. To view available times and to register, click here.

Matter (Designed for 5th Grade)

Come and explore how matter is 'anything that takes up space and has mass,' in our six stations of matter activities. We have created six exciting stations that are based on the 5th gradeCalifornia Science Standards that will intrigue your students as well as help them understand some important points about matter. To view available times and to register, click here.

Water (Designed for 5th Grade)

The Water Lab will help your class discover the exciting properties of water. Water can exist in all three states of matter: solid, liquid, and gas. The lab moves through the water cycle between evaporation, condensation, and precipitation. Water is a polar molecule that sticks to itself (cohesion) and sticks to other substances (adhesion). Experience all of these important properties of water at the exciting Hands-on Science Lab based on 5th grade California Science Standards. To view available times and to register, click here.

Digestion (Designed for 5th Grade)

These six stations deal with life science activities that reinforce the 5th gradeCalifornia Science Standards. Students get to analyze and see not only the human digestion system, but also those of herbivores, carnivores, and other omnivores. They also get to see a digestion system of a living organism through microscopes! These fun stations will surely make your stomach rumble. To view available times and to register, click here.

Plate Tectonics (Designed for 6th Grade)

Want to shake up your students? Using the 6th grade California Science Standards as our base, we have created six exciting lab stations filled with earth-shaking science activities to reinforce the science behind plate tectonics. Join us for some science activities that will be sure to measure a 9.0 on the excitement scale To view available times and to register, click here.

Photosynthesis (Designed for 6th Grade)

The 6th grade California Science Standards for Photosynthesis come alive at the Hands-on Science Lab! Six exciting stations all about how plants use carbon dioxide and energy from the sunlight to build molecules of sugar and to release oxygen will keep your students engaged. Close up views of the structure of a leaf is aided by the use of microscopes in this enlightening lab. To view available times and to register, click here.

Seasons (6th Grade ONLY)

The seasons lab will help your class to overcome two of the most common and persistent scientific misconceptions (1) that our seasons are caused by Earth’s distance from the sun and (2) that the equator is warmer than the poles because it is closer to the sun. These misconceptions can block students from understanding the 6th grade California Science Standards on energy transfer and Earth’s surface phenomena. In this guided-discovery hands-on lab, we confront these misconceptions head-on and help your students discover for themselves the true causes of Earth’s seasonal and latitudinal temperature variations. To view available times and to register, click here.