Outreach (Science4U)

The Outreach (Science4U) program provides hands-on programming in an exciting mix of traveling labs, demonstrations, assemblies and festivals delivered directly to your location! You choose the program, time and place that fits your needs.

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Exploration Stations

This staff-guided program makes an excellent day time activity for an entire grade, school or group. You provide the volunteers and the students, and Science Central provides the rest. The exploration includes stations with fun educational hands-on tabletop activities. In a structured format, groups of no more than 80 students rotate through the stations per hour. Call for more details and specific pricing.


Exploration Stations Time Group Size First Consecutive
Basic 50-60 Min. 1 to 80 $325 $150



Body Matters

Grades K-6
Get the inside story at this Exploration Station. Explore the world of the human body, and find out what your bones look like, make an edible model of DNA, and test your lung capacity. It’s all about you - inside and out.

Science Standards:  Covers: 1.PS.3, 3.PS.3, 3.LS.3, 5.LS.3  Touches On: K.PS.1, K.LS.3, 1.LS.2, 3.PS.4, 4.LS.3

Space Quest (formerly Engineering In Space)

Grades K-6
Take a trip through the solar system and see how “central” our sun is!  Observe the orbits of our earth, and the moon, and how that moon’s orbit causes its phases.  Learn about which planets orbit the sun, and order them correctly to take home.  It will be an out-of-this-world experience.

Discussed Standards: K.PS.3, K.ESS.2, 1.ESS.1, 4.ESS.1, 5.ESS.1, 6.ESS.1, 6.ESS.2, 6.ESS.3, SEPS.1, SEPS.2, SEPS.3, SEPS.4

Go Figure!

Grades K-6
What do you get when you cross science AND math? Fun...go figure! Blow giant table bubbles that you can measure. Make an endless circle with just 6 inches of paper. Try your hand at the estimation table; give it your best guess.

Science In Motion

Grades K-6
Have a great time creating motion with chemistry and physics. Blow up a balloon with the power of chemistry; balance a paper clown on one finger, or even your nose. Create two color polymers, and watch as the colors collide and combine. Levitate magnets, move cars mysteriously and manipulate magnetic motion.

Science Rocks!

Grades K-6
You will “dig” this Exploration Station as you delve into Indiana’s geology. Why is Indiana so flat? We will recreate in one evening what happened over a very long period of time. Dig into Indiana’s past and discover the sea animals that used to live here. Heat, pressure, and time are the primary ingredients for metamorphic rock, and you will make a rock model of your own.

Wild Weather

Grades K-6
Rain or shine, families will have fun exploring wild changing weather. Make an edible model of three types of clouds. Learn about measuring the weather when you make a paper thermometer, weather vane and wind meter. Make a water cycle bracelet, with each bead representing a different process in the water cycle.

Science Standards:  K.ESS.3, 2.ESS.2, 2.ESS.3, 3.ESS.1, 4.ESS.3, and we also introduce (rather than cover) 2.ESS.1.

For more information or to register, contact 260-424-2400, Ext. 417.