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509-332-6869

950 NE Nelson Ct. 

Pullman, WA 99163

6th-8th Lessons

Planetarium Show

PreK - 12th

Your class will be treated to a one-of-a-kind astronomical adventure in our inflatable planetarium. Learn about the outer space topic of your choosing: planets in our solar system and galaxy, constellations, the universe, new astronomical discoveries, and more! Our shows will leave your students with a greater understanding and appreciation for our solar system and the universe.

Sensational Sound

3rd - 8th

Although we can’t see sound, there are lots of ways to demonstrate sound energy visually. This program is loaded with hands-on activities designed to help students learn how sound is created, how it travels, and how we hear.

Know the Glow

5th - 8th

Students explore diffraction of white light into colors and learn about phosphors which are revealed by ultraviolet light.

Superhero Science

1st - 6th

How can the Invisible Woman be invisible? How would a superhero safely throw a ball of flames? This lesson focuses on the science of superhero powers through a series of demonstrations and hands-on activities. Students will learn how light can be bent, what it takes to make something burn, and how the human body collects electricity in this lesson!

Charge it up!

4th - 6th

Using a variety of materials, students will investigate the amazing effects of the static electricity all around them. A brief introduction to atoms, atom structure, and electrons, will help them make sense of what they observe. Demonstrations with the Van de Graff Generator promise to make this lab a hair-raising experience!

Optical Illusions

2nd - 8th

Enjoy tricking your brain? Students will have the opportunity to learn more about the interaction between their eyes, brain, and light (optics) in this tricky lesson. How does light behave? How do we see? What are illusions? These are just a few questions answered in this lesson as students view demonstrations and participate in hands-on activities.

Electrical Energy

6th - 8th

Students will be learning about electrical circuits and how the energy from these circuits can be changed into other forms of energy as they view demonstrations and build their own circuits.

Rockin' Rockets

6th - 8th

Blastoff with this fun fueled field trip all about rockets and Newton’s 3 Laws of Motion! Students will be learning how air pressure and Newton’s 3 Laws of Motion are involved in rocketry. This lesson will consist of hands-on activities, demonstrations with a vacuum pump, and the opportunity to launch an Alka-Seltzer rocket.

The Sounds of Light

7th - 12th

If your students think that Alexander Graham Bell’s best invention was the telephone, wait until they see this! Using simple materials, students will demonstrate how Mr. Bell showed, in 1881, that the sound of his voice could be transmitted by light using his photo-phone. This lab is a great way to learn about multiple energy transformations. The development of fiber optic cables and their use in present day technology will also be investigated.

Ready to schedule your trip? 

Check the calendar below for date and time availability. 

PLEASE NOTE: 

CHILD/GUEST PASSES WILL NOT BE HONORED FOR GROUPS OF TEN CHILDREN OR MORE, NOR WILL THEY BE APPLICABLE TO FIELD TRIP PAYMENT. MEMBERSHIP CARDS ARE ALSO NOT AN APPLICABLE FIELD TRIP PAYMENT.

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