Focused Field Trips

focused field trip freeportAdd on to your visit and focus your students on a STEM theme. Each engaging workshop features activities, investigations and demonstrations that match your curriculum goals and reinforce science concepts.

Length: 45 minutes
Cost: $50 per class up to 30 students

To begin the reservation process, complete the Group Visit Request Form and someone will contact you.  For additional questions, contact us at groupvisit@discoverycentermuseum.org or phone 815-963-6769.

The following are offered year-round

 

Simple Machines

Grades: 2-8
An engaging overview of simple machines takes off as students experiment with wheel and axle, gear assemblies, pulley contraptions, and more.
Next Generation Science Standards: PS2.AB, PS3.C

 

Color and Light

Grades: K-8
Explore the properties of light, fool your vision, dissect a rainbow, experiment with invisible light and create your own kaleidoscope.
Next Generation Science Standards: ETS1.ABC, PS1.A, PS4.AB

 

Physics of Fun

Grades: 1-8
Students make use of engineering skills as they design and test their own roller coasters in this exploration of kinetic and potential energy.
Next Generation Science Standards: ETS1.ABC PS2.AB, PS3.ABC

 

Microscopic Adventures

Grades: 3-8
Use real microscopes, prepare slides, and investigate the world of the very small. Examine cell structures and locate living organisms in unexpected places.
Next Generation Science Standards: ETS1.ABC, LS1.A, PS1.A, PS4.AB

 

Wild Weather

Grades: K-8
Witness the water cycle and see how this process leads to sun and storms! Instant clouds and touchable lightning unlock the complex phenomena of weather!
Next Generation Science Standards: ESS2.CD, ESS3.B, PS1.AB, PS3.AB

 

Slime & Chemistry

Grades: K-8
Measure, pour, and mix real chemicals to produce reactions, investigate solids, liquids, and gases, and concoct slime!
Next Generation Science Standards: ETS1.ABC, PS1.AB, PS3.B

 

Mindbenders

Grades: 1-6
Students get a brain-workout with this assortment of patterns, puzzles, shapes, and graphing designed to stimulate creative thinking. Kids won’t even realize they’re doing math!
Next Generation Science Standards: ETS1.AB

 

Focused Field Trips for Younger Learners

Add on to your visit and focus your students on a STEM theme. Each engaging workshop features activities, investigations and demonstrations that match your curriculum goals and reinforce science concepts.

Length: 45 minutes Cost: $50/class up to 20 students

To begin the reservation process, complete the Group Visit Request Form and someone will then contact you.  For additional questions, contact us at groupvisit@discoverycentermuseum.org or phone 815-972-2835.

 

Senses of Science

Grades: PreK-K
Use touch, sight, and hearing as exploration tools! This hands-on class is the perfect environment for kids to ask questions, discover answers, and experience science.
Next Generation Science Standards: LS1.AD

 

All Shapes and Sizes

Grades: PreK-K
Students get a brain-workout with this assortment of patterns, puzzles, shapes, and sorting designed to stimulate creative thinking. Kids won’t even realize they’re doing math!
Next Generation Science Standards: ETS1.ABC, PS1.A

 

Light and Sound

Grades: PreK-K
Make a color viewer, experiment with shapes and shadows, and invent a sound maker for loud and soft, high and low!
Next Generation Science Standards: ETS1.ABC, PS4.AB