Science Carts

Roll science right into your classroom to maximize student participation and discussion!

Grades: 1 – 8
Length: 45 minutes
30 participants maximum
Cost: $140 ($60 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 contact you.  For additional questions, contact us at or phone 815-972-2844. Our calendar fills well in advance. For the best choice of dates, please book 2 - 12 months before your planned event. 


Weather Cart

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


Electricity Cart

Explore where our electricity comes from. Generate and transmit energy, and de”light” in static electricity.
Next Generation Science Standards: ETS1.ABC, PS2.B, PS3.AB
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Sounds of Science

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


Simple Machines 

Discover how simple machines give you a mechanical advantage and get the scoop on force and motion by learning about simple machines hidden in the items around you.
Next Generation Science Standards: ETS1.ABC, PS2.AB, PS3.AC