Field Trips are going to be organized for the last Friday of each month. For our Fall 2015 session, field trips will be held on these days:
Sept 30, Oct 28 and Nov 18
Sept 30 - California Science Center!
We will have THREE field trips in the Big Lab going on! With 32,000 square feet of WIDE-OPEN space and GIANT customized activities, students will conduct ENORMOUS investigations, make HUGE discoveries, and have MASSIVE amounts of FUN through inquiry and exploration!
Beginning Chemistry - SLIME Lab! (ages 5-8) Everyone is a scientist in the Ooey Gooey Slime Lab! Students will explore chemical reactions and learn about laboratory safety before mixing up their very own take-home batch of glow-in-the-dark slime! We'll discuss the five senses and observation, explore laboratory safety with the help of student volunteers, and have Hands-on experimentation with reactants, products and chemical reactions. Come join the fun!
Erosion Lab (ages 9+)
Explore land and water formations at the Big Lab’s 12-foot long stream table in Exploration Grove! After working together as a large group, students will break into small teams to design experiments to test the impacts of erosion. We'll learn what erosion is and how land erodes. Which landforms can erosion help create? This lad will include hands-on experiments to test ideas about how to prevent erosion and take care on our land!
Roller Coaster Engineering Lab! (ages 9+)
What goes up, must come down! Explore gravity and energy by engineering a roller coaster on the Big Lab’s Giant Wall. Through experimentation, students will find that keeping some variables constant while changing others will be the key to keeping their material from flying off the track!
We will also have an opportunity to see the IMAX movie A Beautiful Planet
A Beautiful Planet 3D is a breathtaking portrait of Earth from space, providing a unique perspective and increased understanding of our planet and galaxy as never seen before. Made in cooperation with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the film features stunning footage of our magnificent blue planet captured by the astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Narrated by Jennifer Lawrence and from IMAX Entertainment and Toni Myers — the acclaimed filmmaker behind celebrated IMAX® documentaries Blue Planet, Hubble 3D, and Space Station 3D — A Beautiful Planet 3D presents an awe-inspiring glimpse of Earth and a hopeful look into the future of humanity.