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Science on Wheels’ educators bring interactive classroom programs to your school.

August 18, 2014
science on wheels van

Science on Wheels: we drive our van to your school.

During the school year, the Bradbury Science Museum Educators drive our van to schools in our region on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We visit with at least two classes in one location at the school for 1-hour sessions. These programs are provided free of charge to your site.

Our programs are participatory and highly engaging. We schedule trips as we receive requests, on a first-come first-served basis.

This year's programs address some of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Three Dimensions of Science Learning.

We begin Science on Wheels on Thursday, September 15, and will be visiting schools on most Tuesdays and Thursdays through January. We are planning about one hour per class, but please create a schedule that works best for you.  So, basically, just choose some possible dates and let us know which program you would like. To register, send an email to  edu-bsm@lanl.gov

2016-2017 programs

It's Not Magic, It's Science Show! (all year)

In response to school requests, this program is a one-hour show that can accommodate several classes at once. It is an entertaining demonstration of the differences between magic and science, and it reinforces scientific practices to explore things that appear mysterious. It also covers science core ideas such as solids, liquids, and gases, polymers, optical illusions, etc. We bear down on observation, questioning, evidence, hypothesis, and experimentation.

Let's Rock! (September-October)

Earth science comes alive with activities and rock stories that focus on the interactions of Earth systems and the history of our planet. Our rock collection features fascinating rocks from around New Mexico and other, more unusual places.

Starlab (November-January--Requires a 12 foot high ceiling, ask for details.)

Explore the universe in our inflatable planetarium. Starlab returns this year with new up-to-date information about recent discoveries. We observe the night sky, planetary behavior, the phases of the moon, and take a trip through our solar system and beyond.

These programs are subject to change, and are rapidly booked on a first-come, first-served basis.

Winter weather

The Science on Wheels van does not travel during weather events when there is a delay or cancellation either at your school or involving Los Alamos National Laboratory. We often can’t contact a school in these events. We will make every effort to reschedule, if possible, close to the cancellation date.

The Lab’s closure information number is (505) 667-6622.