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Alternative Energy

Grades 4-12 Students will explore alternative energy sources and evaluate their effectiveness by testing the amount of power generated by each source. Grades 4-6 explore wind as an energy source by evaluating the effectiveness of wind turbines and examining the relationship between turbine design and amount of power generated. Grades 7-9 evaluate hydrogen as an energy source… Read more about Alternative Energy

Illumination: Light and Optics

Grades 3-8 What is light? How does it travel? Does light have color? Using prisms, mirrors and spectroscopes, students will analyze the amazing properties of light. Grades 3-4 explore properties of light including white light, the light spectrum and how light affects vision and perception of color. Grades 5-8 analyze properties of light, compare refraction and reflection… Read more about Illumination: Light and Optics

Electricity & Circuits

Grades 3-8 Using special conductive dough, students will explore properties of electrical energy including basic circuitry, conductors and insulators. Grades 3-5 construct and evaluate different types of electrical circuits while examining how electricity flows through a conductor. Grades 6-8 experiment with circuitry and resistance and create their own working battery! TEKS Correlation Chart

Grossology

Grades 2-5 Just as the name implies, Grossology examines the science at work behind the most impolite bodily biology. Where does poop come from? Why do we burp? Your students will never forget this hands-on, interactive tour of the digestive system! TEKS Correlation Chart

Fossil Hunters

Grades 1-5 Calling all paleontologists! Students dig for genuine fossils using the techniques practiced by professional paleontologists; determine whether or not their find is a true fossil; and then examine, identify and date their discoveries using the Fossil Hunters charts. TEKS Correlation Chart

What Makes Weather?

Grades K-5 Air pressure, cloud formation and the science of thunderstorms are investigated in this interactive lab.  Students will examine the atmospheric conditions that combine to create our ever-changing Panhandle weather and learn important thunderstorm safety rules. Grades K-2 are introduced to air pressure, cloud formation and the science of lightning as students discover how these… Read more about What Makes Weather?

The Mysteries of Matter

Grades K-5 From basic properties of matter to a study of polymers and non-Newtonian fluids, The Mysteries of Matter examines solids, liquids and gases DHDC style – entertaining, slightly messy and oh so fun! Grades K-2 examine properties of solids, liquids and gases and experiment with physical changes to matter. Grades 3-5 assess physical and chemical changes to matter… Read more about The Mysteries of Matter

Ooey Gooey Science

Grades Pre-K-5 The name says it all. Shapes, states of matter, solutions, and physical and chemical changes are just a few of scientific principles examined in this highly entertaining lab. Grades PK-2 investigate solutions and variables in experiments as they create two different oozes and compare their characteristics. Grades 3-5 explore solutions, chemical reactions and properties of… Read more about Ooey Gooey Science

Magnet Mayhem

Grades Pre-K-5 Magnetic forces are at work all around us. Magnet Mayhem investigates properties of magnetism and the relationship between magnetism and electricity. Grades PK-2 investigate properties of magnetism including polarity, magnetic vs. non-magnetic items and explore where magnets are used in our daily lives. Grades 3-5 explore the relationship between magnetism and electricity and discover how properties of… Read more about Magnet Mayhem

Color-rific

Grades Pre-K-5 One of our most popular labs with both students and teachers, Color-rific explores concepts of mixtures, physical changes and chromatography in a uniquely colorful way! Students will love this creative approach to science and enjoy creating their own artistic science project to take home. Grades PK-2 explore physical changes in matter and are introduced to mixtures… Read more about Color-rific

BubbleMania

Grades Pre-K-2 Critical thinking, making predictions exploring shapes and motor skill development are all part of the fun in BubbleMania as students explore the science of bubbles and bubble engineering! Grades PK and Kinder explore and compare 2D and 3D shapes in this introduction to the scientific method. Grades 1-2 investigate bubble strength and integrity as students discover variables… Read more about BubbleMania

So Much Soil

NEW! Grades 3-6 It’s time to do some digging. Join the DHDC team as we use clues to figure out how to find the soil samples and then investigate various rocks and soil samples in this escape room style lab!