Hands-On Classes

We bring science programs to you!

Our Outreach Programs bring the excitement of science learning to you! Whether you are educating a small class or an entire school, we offer a wide variety of programs that meet the needs of your students and your curriculum!  Some programs available in Spanish.

To begin the reservation process, complete the Outreach Request Form and someone will contact you.  For additional questions, contact us at outreach@discoverycentermuseum.org or phone 815-972-2844.

Don’t see quite what you are looking for? Contact us and our team of educators will work to meet your needs.

Hands-On Classes

Engage your brain and immerse your hands in STEM with our Hands-On Classes!  Whether introducing a topic, reviewing for a test, or investigating for fun, every student will be excited about learning science and begging for more!

Grades: vary by topic
Length: 60 minutes
30 participants maximum
Cost: $140 ($70 for each additional class; same topic, day, and location.) Travel fees may apply.

To begin the reservation process, complete the Outreach Request Form and someone will then contact you.  For additional questions, contact us at outreach@discoverycentermuseum.org or phone 815-972-2844.

 

Simple Machines

Grades: 2-8
Investigate mechanical advantage and get the scoop on force and motion with hands-on practice using a giant lever, pulleys, and LEGO gears!
Next Generation Science Standards: ETS1.ABC, PS2.AB, PS3.AC
** This program has special space requirements

 

Electric Circuits

Grades: 3-8
Demonstrate an understanding of circuits using our Snap-Circuit Kits that light bulbs, spin motors, and more!
Next Generation Science Standards: ETS1.ABC, PS2.B, PS3.AB

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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

 

Engineering Challenge

Grades: 3-8
Design and construct your own contraption to fly, spin, or stay put, then test it in our vertical wind column.
Next Generation Science Standards: ETS1.ABC, PS2.AB, PS3.AB

 

Sounds of Science

Grades: K-6
Get splashed by a sound, invent some wacky noise makers, and use a straw to discover the connection between size and pitch.
Next Generation Science Standards: PS2.AB, PS4.A  ETS1.ABC

 

Zombies!

Grades: 3-8
Find out how the brain works, build a giant neuron, find the origin of an infectious zombie virus and create a cure for the undead.
Next Generation Science Standards: LS1.AD, LS2.