Tue, Wed, Thu: 10am-5pm
Friday: 10am-7pm
Saturday 10am-5pm

SciTech scientists will deliver STEAM experiences right to your door. From Hands On labs and class demonstrations to activity tables, you can enjoy all that a SciTech program has to offer in the comfort of your own venue. 

We can bring out marketing materials and provide short, Hands On science activities of our choice at your event. Bring your event into focus by requesting a specific Activity²Go, Demo²Go, or Lab²Go.

Activities²Go

Activities²Go will bring out specialized SciTech equipment, such as the NASA-inspired wind tunnel or Harmonograph. Our educators will lead your guests through the activities as well as provide smaller STEAM-based challenges. Choose one or more topics to bring to your event.

This activity will introduce concepts about probability, quantum physics, and logic. Hands On activities emphasis problem-solving through puzzles. Giant soma cubes provide a life-size puzzle with 240 independent solutions as well as thousands of geometric shapes that can be created from the seven simple Soma pieces.

The average human, at rest, produces around 100 watts of power. Through a variety of Hands On experiments, participants can discover how our own bodies can transmit energy to light up LEDs, why magnets produce electricity, and what it takes to fry a pickle.

How does a bird’s wing compare to a bat’s wing? Why can airplanes fly? What does aerodynamics have to do with lift and velocity? SciTech will bring out the NASA-inspired vertical wind tunnel and participants can experiment with creating their own flying machine.

  • Have you ever seen rain with a chance of sunshine? What causes colorful sunsets? Explore the science that drives the weather and learn how you, too, can predict the weather.
  • Art in Motion – Kinetics and movement are used in many ways to create works of art. The SciTech Harmonograph highlights this Activity²Go table through mesmerizing motion and the laws of physics.

Learn about primary and secondary colors and how color can be used to trick your brain. Try out the SciTech SpinArt Box and take home a centrifugal masterpiece. 

Demos²Go

Demos²Go provide a 30-minute presentation on a topic. A SciTech teacher will lead an interactive science show with demonstrations that are sure to impress your participants. There is a maximum of 30 participants per demo. Additional demo sessions can be scheduled for larger groups.

Topics

Kindergarten, First grade, Second grade

What does decomposition mean? What causes rot and decay in nature? Why are six legged creatures like cockroaches important? These questions and more are explored in our Decomposers demo! Students will learn about different insects and organisms associated with a very important part of the food chain, decomposers! These are more than just creepy crawlers.

 

Standards:

Kindergarten

  • LS1-1. Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive
  • ESS3-1: Use a model to represent the relationship between the needs of different plants and animals (insects) and the places they live.

Second Grade

  • LS4-1: make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats. 

Third grade

  • LS2-1: construct an argument that some animals form groups to help members survive. 

First grade, Second Grade, Third Grade

What is the difference between a paleontologist and an archaeologist? Are all old animals dinosaurs? These questions and more are explored in our Prehistoric Ecology demo! Students learn the diets, habitats, and time periods about popular dinosaurs. Test your skills at the end to see if you can guess that dinosaur based on the skeleton or the teeth! If you were not a dinosaur fan before this class, you will be after!

 

Standards

Kindergarten

  • LS1-1: Use Observations to describe what plants and animals need to survive
  • ESS3-1: use a model to represent the relationship between the needs of different plants or animals

Third grade

  • LS2-1: Construct an argument that some animals form groups that help members survive
  • LS3-2 Use evidence to support the explanation that traits can be influenced by the environment
  • LS4-1: Analyze and interpret data from fossils to provide evidence of the organisms and the environments in which they lived long ago
  • LS4-3: Construct an argument with evidence that in a particular habitat some organisms can survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all.

First grade, Second grade, Third grade

What are the four states of matter? Can matter change states? Solids into liquids, liquids into gases, and wait…what is plasma? These questions and more are explored in our Chemistry demo! Students will be amazed by the power of chemical reactions and yes, there will be fire. One of our most popular classes, new and improved!

Standards: 

Second grade

  • PS1-1:Plan and conduct an investigation to describe and classify different kinds of materials by their observables
  • PS1-4: Construct an argument with evidence that some changes caused by heating or cooling can be reversed and some cannot.

First grade, Second grade, Third grade

What is pollination? Do all insects pollinate? Why is pollination important? These questions and more are explored in the Plant Pollination demo! We will talk about pollination by exploring the big pollinators of the world: butterflies, moths, and bees! Students will see how the life cycles of the insects and plants work together in a symbiosis relationship that is necessary for the ecosystem and the whole world! Not to mention we bring out real beekeeper equipment. 

Standards:

Third grade

  • LS2- construct an argument that some organisms form groups that help members survive 
  • LS4-3: construct an argument with evidence that in a particular habitat some organisms can survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all.
  • LS4-4: Make a claim about the merits of a solution to a problem caused when the environment changes and the type of plants and animals that live there may change

Third grade, Fourth grade, Fifth grade

How are magnets connected to electricity? What are conductors and insulators? What is the difference between an open and a closed circuit? These questions and more are explored in our Electricity and Magnets demo! Students will see a variety of machines generate electricity while gaining knowledge of the scientists who invented them. Get ready for an electrifying experience! 

Standards

Third grade

  • PS2-3. Ask questions to determine cause and effect relationships of electric or magnetic interactions between two objects not in contact with each other.
  • PS2-4: Define a simple design problem that can be solved by applying scientific ideas about magnets

Fourth Grade

  • PS3-2: make observations to provide evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place by electricity

Third grade, Fourth grade, Fifth grade

What is the difference between evaporation and condensation? What is plasma and how is it related to lightning? How does air pressure affect movement? These questions and more are explored in our Weather demo! And weather would never be complete if we didn’t show the kids some lightening. Join us for awesome weather! Perfect for any time of year.

Fourth grade, Fifth grade, Sixth grade, Seventh grade, Eight grade

What are the signs of a chemical reaction?  This is more than taking batter and making a cake. Watch amazing chemical experiments that break the 7 signs of a chemical reaction down to a science! From color changes to exothermic reactions, this demonstration is sure to excite students chemistry!

Standards

Fourth Grade

  • PS3-2: make observations to provide evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light, or heat.

Labs²Go

Labs²Go are a 60-minute presentation on a topic. A SciTech teacher will introduce a topic and then guide your group through a lab activity. There is a maximum of 30 participants per lab. Additional lab sessions can be scheduled for larger groups.

Kindergarten, First grade, Second grade

 What is a simple machine? How are they useful? Where do we use simple machines in everyday life? These questions and more are explored in our Simple machines lab. Simple Machines are best experienced in person, so we have a variety of simple machines for kids to try. Pull it, twist it, push it, launch it! So many inventions that make life easier and more fun. Get ready for marshmallows to go flying!

Standards

Kindergarten

  • K-PS2-1. Plan and conduct an investigation to compare the effects of different strengths or different directions of pushes and pulls on the motion of an object.
  • K-PS2-2. Analyze data to determine if a design solution works as intended to change the speed or direction of an object with a push or a pull.

First grade, Second grade, Third grade 

What are the four states of matter? Can matter change the state it is in? With the demonstration portion of the class giving the information about matter, students will end the class trying 2 experiments for themselves. 

Standards:

Second grade

  • PS1-1:Plan and conduct an investigation to describe and classify different kinds of materials by their observables
  • PS1-2: Analyze data obtained from testing different materials to determine which materials have the properties that are best suited for the intended purpose. 
  • PS1-4: Construct an argument with evidence that some changes caused by heating or cooling can be reversed and some cannot.

First grade, Second grade, Third grade

What is pollination? Do all insects pollinate? Why is pollination important? These questions and more are explored in an interactive demonstration as well as hands on activities. Student will do 2 activities which explore the concept of plants needing pollination and the insects who help them do it!  

Standards:

Second grade

  • LS1-2: Develop a simple model that mimics the function of an animal pollinating plants

Third grade

  • LS1-1: Develop models to describe that organisms have unique and diverse life cycles but all have in common birth, growth, reproduction, and death.

Third grade, fourth grade, fifth grade

How are magnets connected to electricity? What are conductors and insulators? What is the difference between an open and a closed circuit? These questions and more are explored in our Electricity and Magnets lab! Start with a demonstration about electricity and magnets, and end with hands on activities where students get to try what they have just learned. 

Standards

Third grade

  • PS2-3. Ask questions to determine cause and effect relationships of electric or magnetic interactions between two objects not in contact with each other.
  • PS2-4: Define a simple design problem that can be solved by applying scientific ideas about magnets

Fourth Grade

  • PS3-2: make observations to provide evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place by electricity
  • PS3-4: apply scientific ideas to design, test, and refine a device that converts energy from one form to another

Fourth grade, Fifth grade, Sixth grade, Seventh grade, Eighth grade

Who killed the big bad wolf? Using deductive reasoning and a variety of science experiments figure out who the guilty party is. Filled with full fledged crime scene, testing mystery substances, using blacklights, and more! Learn what it’s like to be a forensic scientist

Standards

Fourth Grade

  • LS1-1. Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.

Fifth Grade

  • PS1-3. Make observations and measurements to identify materials based on their properties.
  • PS1-4. Conduct an investigation to determine whether the mixing of two or more substances results in new substances
  • ETS1-2. Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
  • ETS1-3. Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved

MS Grades

  • PS1-2. Analyze and interpret data on the properties of substances before and after the substances interact to determine if a chemical reaction has occurred.
  • PS4-2. Develop and use a model to describe that waves are reflected, absorbed, or transmitted through various materials

Fourth grade, Fifth grade, Sixth grade, Seventh grade, Eighth grade

What are the signs of different chemical reactions? What can a change in the Ph do? How can you take 2 liquids and make a solid? These questions and more are explored in our Radical reactions in chemistry lab. Start the class with a demonstration of chemical reactions and get to do 2 experiments at the end. No science fair will be the same after students do these experiments!

Standards

Fourth Grade

  • PS3-2: make observations to provide evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light, or heat.

Fifth grade

  • PS1-1: develop a model to describe that matter is made of particles too small to be seen
  • PS1-3: Make observations and measurements to identify materials based on their properties
  • PS1-4. Conduct an investigation to determine whether the mixing of two or more substances results in new substances.

Fourth grade, Fifth grade, Sixth grade, Seventh grade, Eighth grade

Can you recycle everything? Why is recycling important? These questions and more are explored in our recycling demo! Learn the various ways we reuse metals. Discover what it means to repurpose something. Walk away understanding the idea that recycling is a team effort, everyone needs to participate in order to make an impact. Labs stations explore topics about upcycling, environmental impacts, and what it means to be green. 

STARLAB®

STARLAB® is a portable planetarium and an inspiring addition to any space-themed presentation. With more than 30 different lessons, STARLAB® can be set up at the museum or brought to you through Science²Go outreach. Learn about rocket science, constellations, and explore the moon. Give them the gift of seeing the night sky as it was meant to be seen! There are some limitations for setting up the STARLAB®.
  • Ceiling heights are a minimum of 25′.
  • There must be a 30′ square of floor space.
  • The planetarium must be set up INDOORS only.
  • Program capacity will vary, depending on the size of participants. A maximum of 45 people per session, please. Additional sessions may be booked.
  • STARLAB® is handicapped accessible. Please let the SciTech instructor know of any special needs.

Science Shows with the SciTech Imaginators!


Have the Imaginators come to your school for a high-energy science-fueled show all about the science of flight. Students can see air with our huge vortex cannons, watch as we use the power of combustion to launch a rocket, marvel as we shoot toilet paper clear across the room, and so much more!
You have never seen kids so excited for toilet paper in your life.

This 45 minute presentation is suited for a large assembly of 100 or more people. With plenty of opportunities for volunteers to help perform experiments, this is sure to be a great experience for all grades! And one lucky student will even get a chance to ride our hovercraft during the show finale.*

* Schools must provide an entrance that is at least 50 inches wide for the hovercraft to fit through. This can be accommodated by a double door entrance or garage door.

  • Science²Go programs are subject to availability. Please fill out the registration form on our website and contact to inquire about availability. Two-month (8 weeks) advanced booking is recommended.
  • Demos²Go and Labs²Go have a maximum of 30 participants (adults and children). Larger groups may need to schedule multiple sessions.
  • Travel fees are included in the booking prices for venues within 30 miles. Please contact a SciTech Outreach Coordinator if you are more than 30 miles from the museum.
  • Invoicing may take up to 2 weeks to process. At least two-month (8 weeks) advanced booking is recommended. A booking fee may apply for last minute reservations.
  • Online reservations do not guarantee the requested date or program. If we can accommodate your reservation request, an invoice will be sent to the email provided on the registration form. If we cannot accommodate your date request, we will contact you via phone and or email to select an alternative date.
  • Once you receive your invoice via email your reservation will be held for 30 days. Your reservation is not guaranteed until your deposit is paid.
  • All payments are final. No refunds will be issued.
  • Deposits are non-refundable and due 14 days after the receipt of invoice. Deposits may be paid by check through the mail OR by credit card over the phone (630.859.3434×210).
  • The full balance for your program is due 30 days before your program date. If you need to change your date a rebooking fee may be applied.
  • All payments are final. SciTech does not offer refunds on field trips, programs, or purchased lunches. 
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