Field Trip - Group Visit

Grades:
age 2
-
grade 12
Exhibit/Field Trip

Students gain an entirely new perspective on the world, by experimenting with the amazingly small view of the nanoscale, by seeing the whole Earth rotating in front of their eyes, and by viewing our California watershed condensed into a fascinating outdoor exhibit. New experiences engage students in both learning and collaborating, and get them to wonder "How can I figure that out?" Detailed exhibit information on all our exhibit experiences and featured exhibits is available at lawrencehallofscience.org/visit

2014-2015 Featured Experiences

Summer 2014: Xtreme Bugs
Sep 1 is your last chance to see the Giant Bugs!

Design Quest
Sep 20–Jan 19

Be an Engineer
Define problems, develop and build solutions, then optimize designs in this top-notch exhibit that puts students into the shoes of engineers. Exhibits encourage students to use the same design process practiced by structural engineers, animators, and mechanical engineers.
Sponsored by ScholarShare
This exhibit was designed and built by the Lawrence Hall of Science.

Speed: Science of Motion
Feb 7–May 3, 2015

Be a Race Car Scientist

Discover how race cars go so incredibly fast. Observe a full-scale replica Formula One Car to learn how these speedy machines are designed to be aerodynamic — as well as what "aerodynamic" really means. Change a tire or put together an engine to get up close with the complex machinery and technology needed to build and maintain a race car.

Science Fiction: Science Future
Opens May 23, 2015

Rethink Possible
Just as in science fiction stories, curiosity, innovation, and imagination underpin many scientific discoveries. Science Fiction: Science Future brings to life innovations and inventions that were once considered only possible in film and literature.

Speed: Science of Motion and Science Fiction: Science Future were created by Scitech Discovery Centre, Perth, Australia, and produced by Imagine Exhibitions Inc.

Topics:
Featured and Ongoing Exhibits.
This year our exhibit experiences connect with disciplinary core ideas around forces and energy, engineering, and earth science, allowing students to explore crosscutting concepts of cause and effect, patterns, and systems and system models. Additionally, our exhibits focus students on science and engineering practices such as planning and carrying out investigations, analyzing and interpreting data, and constructing explanations and designing solutions.
At The Hall
Enrollment12 minimum
Time
Cost$8.00 for ages 3-17, 62 plus, and adults with disabilities. $10.00 for ages 18-61; Free for children under 3 & adult chaperones. 3-D Film tickets available for $2 per person when purchased with a group visit.

Math Around the World

Grades:
age 2
-
grade 8
Mathematics
,
Festival

Take a mathematical trip around the world! Timeless games from many areas of the globe are offered to challenge students' skills in using probability, logic, and strategy. From Native American Game Sticks to Lo-Shu Puzzles of China, students exercise their ability to focus and problem-solve: traits necessary for succeeding in math. Maps as well as historical information blend social studies and geography with mathematics. Station instructions are also available in Spanish.

Topics:
Geometry, Logic and Strategy, Mental Math, Networks, Probability.
Common core mathematical practice: Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them, construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others, attend to precision.
At Your Site
Enrollment150 per session maximum
Time50 minutes
Cost$905 for two sessions
$1,100 for three sessions
Adult volunteers required: Adult volunteers required: 12

Engineer and Invent

Grades:
grade K
-
grade 8
Engineering
,
Festival

Step into the shoes of an engineer as you investigate, experiment, and develop solutions to real-world problems. Tweak the blades on a wind turbine to efficiently harness the power of the wind. Construct a working hydraulic arm to explore the strength of water-powered machines. Flip the switch on the world of electricity, as you explore circuits and bring your motorized creations to life. Build bridges, towers, or whatever you can imagine with metal, paper, or wood. Stations include: hydraulics, wind turbines, circuitry, wobble bots, bridges, Keva planks, and bionix blocks.

Topics:
Hydraulics, Wind Turbines, Circuitry, Structures.
Science and engineering practices: Defining problems, designing and evaluating solutions. Crosscutting Concepts: Structure and function.
At Your Site
Enrollment150 per session maximum
Time50 minutes
Cost$905 for two sessions
$1,100 for three sessions
Adult volunteers required: Adult volunteers required: 12-16

Build It!

Grades:
grade K
-
grade 6
Mathematics
,
Festival

One of our most popular festivals, Build It! brings out the engineer and architect in everyone, with math at the core. Participants exercise their design, problem-solving, and spatial skills by constructing, in both two and three dimensions, everything from tessellations to bridges. We bring the building materials; you bring the creativity!

Topics:
Two- and Three-Dimensional Geometry, Tessellations, Proportion, Symmetry and Asymmetry, Spatial Visualization, Balance, Creative Problem Solving.
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts: Patterns, structure, and function. Common core mathematical practice: Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them, construct viable arguments, and critique the reasoning of others.
At Your Site
Enrollment150 per session maximum
Time50 minutes
Cost$905 for two sessions
$1,100 for three sessions
Adult volunteers required: Adult volunteers required: 12-16

Wizard's Lab

Grades:
grade K
-
grade 12
Physical Science
,
Festival

A ball floats and spins in midair, fingers pass through a seemingly solid object, words whispered into a metal can are heard over 10 feet away — these are just a few of the weird, wondrous, hands-on exhibits found in the Wizard's Lab! As "science wizards," students explore the almost magical properties of matter and energy, participate in high-voltage and subzero experiments, and figure out how things really work in the fun-, fact-, and phenomenon-filled world of physics.

Topics:
Electricity, Magnetism, Light, Sound, Mechanics. FOSS Connection: Grades 2, 3, 4.
Science and Engineering Practices: Asking questions, developing models, analyzing and interpreting data, constructing explanations. DCIs: Forces and motion, types of interactions, conservation of energy and energy transfer, wave properties, electromagnetic radiation.
At Your Site
Enrollment150 per session maximum
Time50 minutes
Cost$905 for two sessions
$1,100 for three sessions
Adult volunteers required: Adult volunteers required: Minimum of 14 for daytime, 8 for even

Solids, Liquids, and Gases

Grades:
grade K
-
grade 6
Physical Science
,
Science Show

Can you shrink a balloon down to nearly nothing and then instantly restore it to its full size? Make fog billow out of a beaker, or turn a flask purple with a fleck of iodine? How about crushing a green plant to powder, or shattering an onion as you would a drinking glass? All this, and more, is possible when matter, energy, and students interact in the phase-changing, mind-bending world of solids, liquids, and gases!

For an additional $125, 25-minute sessions for grades K-1 may be added to programs at your site.

Topics:
States of Matter, Atoms, Energy, Temperature, Models. FOSS Connection: Grades 1, 3, 5.
DCIs: Structure of matter, chemical reactions, energy transfer.
At Your Site
Enrollment300 per session maximum
Timenot available on Mondays
50 minutes
Cost$820 for two sessions
$995 for three sessions
$125 for adding special 25-minute assembly for grades K-1

Flames, Flares, and Explosions: The Science of Fire

Grades:
grade K
-
grade 8
Physical Science
,
Science Show

This program will set your students' scientific curiosity ablaze. From the beginning of time, humans have marveled at fire. But how is it made? What is a fuel, and how does it burn? Learn about early fire-making tools and the three basic elements needed for fire. See how various fuels ignite and behave; and find out if different gases, such as hydrogen, oxygen, and helium, will combust. Students also gain an understanding of how to prevent and control fires. With action-packed experiments, this show ends with a bang! Fire safety is emphasized throughout the program.

For an additional $125, one 25-minute session for grades K-1 may be added to programs at your site.

Topics:
Fire Chemistry, Types of Fire, Types of Fuel and Uses, Combustion, The Fire Triangle, Safety, Fire Prevention.
DCIs: Structure of matter, chemical reactions, energy transfer.
At Your Site
Enrollment300 per session maximum
Time50 minutes
Cost$820 for two sessions
$995 for three sessions
$125 for adding special 25-minute assembly for grades K-1

Electrifying Science: The Magic of Electricity

Grades:
grade K
-
grade 8
Physical Science
,
Science Show

Experience a science so electrifying that it literally makes students' hair stand on end! Marvel and join in as electricity levitates objects in midair, sets them ablaze, or lights them up from across the room. And look out when the lightning flies in our spectacular, high-voltage finale!

For an additional $125, more lighthearted 25-minute sessions for grades K-1 may be added to programs at your site.

Topics:
Static Electricity, Atoms and Electrons, Electric Current, Energy Sources, Safety, High Voltage.
DCIs: Types of interactions, conservation of energy, energy transfer.
At Your Site
Enrollment300 per session maximum
Time50 minutes
Cost$820 for two sessions
$995 for three sessions
$125 for adding special 25-minute assembly for grades K-1

Squid: The Inside Story

Grades:
grade 3
-
grade 6
Life Science
,
Workshop

Students discover unique structures and adaptations as they examine and dissect fresh squid. They identify the parts of the digestive and respiratory systems and see the difference between male and female squid. Using the natural "pen" found inside the squid, students even try writing with ink from its ink sac.

Topics:
Internal and External Anatomy, Adaptations. FOSS Connection: Grade 3.
DCI: Functions of internal and external structures of animals-Grade 6.
At The HallAt Your Site
Enrollment16 minimum
32 maximum
32 per session maximum
Time10:00 a.m., 11:10 a.m., 12:30 p.m., or 1:40 p.m.
1 hour
50 minutes
Cost$290 for Preschool $360 for K–2 $460 for Grade 3 and up Add the 3-D movie for $50 per classroom$550 for two sessions
$720 for three sessions
Additional travel fees apply to outreach programs outside of Berkeley.

Fantastic Gas Class

Grades:
grade 7
-
grade 12
Physical Science
,
Workshop

"Why does it do that? What is it made of? What would happen if...?" Dry ice inspires students to create their own questions and investigations in this frosty, foggy, and bubbly workshop. The session ends with a bang as the instructor conducts tests, including flammability, on a variety of gases to reveal the chemical composition of dry ice.

Topics:
Phase Change, Experiment Design, Chemical Tests.
Science and Engineering Practices: Plan and carry out investigations, argue from evidence.
At The HallAt Your Site
Enrollment16 minimum
32 maximum
32 per session maximum
TimeTuesday-Friday
10:00 a.m., 11:10 a.m., 12:30 p.m., or 1:40 p.m.
1 hour
Tuesday-Friday
50 minutes
Cost$290 for Preschool $360 for K–2 $460 for Grade 3 and up Add the 3-D movie for $50 per classroom$550 for two sessions
$720 for three sessions
Additional travel fees apply to outreach programs outside of Berkeley.

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