Colorado Science Academic Standards
Our programs are designed to enhance your curriculum and go hand-in-hand with the Colorado Science Academic Standards.
During an in-school field trip, students are given the opportunity to use the same tools as a working scientist, including but not limited to: magnifying glasses, thermometers, graduated cylinders, scales and balances. Students use these tools when experimenting to classify, measure and compare their observations. Access to these tools takes students beyond gathering data and helps to extend their senses.
Encourage science discovery in children around the world!
Curriculum aligned programs
for grades K – 2nd
May the Force be with You©
Standard: K.1.1 Physical Science – Forces and Motion
Have FUN as we explore the fast paced world of forces and motion! Investigate the viscosity of liquids and discover how air pressure works using our exciting suction cups. Compete in a race like never before and take home a molecule race track to keep!
Standard: K.1.2 Physical Science - States of Matter
Have FUN as we watch material properties change right before our eyes! We will shake things up as we get hands-on with our matter mix-up and investigate what we find with REAL magnifying glasses! From floating rings to bubbling potions, we will uncover the mystery of why matter matters!
Zoom to the Moon©
Standard: K.3.1 Earth Systems – Science of the Sun and Earth
Discover the patterns of our living planet. Have FUN as we reach for the sky and get a feel for the clouds...literally! Make a real impact as we become Crater Makers and find out how delicious the phases of the moon can be. We will study the planets, the Moon, eclipses and more through hands-on investigations.
Survive and Thrive©
Standard: K.2.1 Life Science - Structures and Functions in Living Systems
Prepare to embark on a WILD scientific adventure as we investigate the traits and characteristics that make the animal kingdom so diverse! Discover various animal distinctions with our Fur or Feathers game, take part in our sniff-tastic Smelling Bee, make a bird nest to keep and much more!
What’s the Matter©
Standard: 1.1.1 Physical Science – States of Matter
Get ready to celebrate matter and how it changes. Have FUN with the properties of solids and liquids as we race 'em, spread 'em and mix 'em. Start your engines and join the molecule races, explore evaporation rates and create real chemical reactions that you get to take home! This program includes the fan-favorite, Space Mud!
Standard: 1.3.1 Earth Systems – Science Classification of Earth’s Materials
Prepare to be amazed as we dig deep to get the full scoop on soil! Get the "dirt" on Earth's underground layers and discover the only rainbow that can form without light! We go on a gem panning expedition and uncover Earth's hidden treasures of real gems, rocks and minerals. Transform into mini-geologists as you sort, test and investigate whatever is found. This is a finders keepers situation, so prepare to show off whatever you find at home!
CO & Me©
Standard: 1.2.1 & 1.2.2 Life Science - Ecosystems and Environments
Discover the incredible science of the state we call home. From food webs to habitats, learn about the native plants and animals that call Colorado their home. We will dissect the relationship between predators and prey with the help of some Colorado owls! From mountains to grasslands, get a close up look at timber lines and vegetative zones, dive into some cool ecology and more!
Standard: 1.2.2 Life Science – Structure and Function of Living Systems
This field trip is sure to turn students into a class of smarty plants! Find out what all plants need to survive and thrive on our planet. Explore the world's ecosystems, the five laws of nature, different types of seeds and how they all play their part in nature's delicate balance. Discover osmosis and diffusion and get a hands-on look while extracting real chlorophyll. Feed the need of seeds as you build your very own greenhouse to keep!
Standard: 2.1.1 Physical Science - Forces and Motion
Discover the invisible forces of air pressure and magnetism. Prepare to push the pedal to the metal as we hold our very own magnetic car race! Find out what tricks we have up our sleeve as we get the job done while learning about inertia, push and pull.
Weather or Not©
Standard: 2.3.1 Earth Systems - Weather
Calling all future meteorologists! Have FUN as we explore the many different types of weather that affect our planet. Brrr...it's time to bundle up as we make our own wind chill! Discover how weather conditions can change and what influences our local weather each day. Students will learn through hands-on investigation as they make their own bubble atmosphere, experiment with wind bags, and make anemometer pinwheels!
JoinStandard 2.2.1 & 2.2.2 Life Science – Living Systems us on an exciting adventure through the Rainforest. Visit the numerous stratifications and learn all about the animals that live in this ecosystem. Find your niche as we investigate herbivores, carnivores, omnivores, and more! Build your own rainforest to keep. Become a tribal shaman and make medicine.
Marvel at the accomplishments your students will achieve!
Curriculum aligned programs
for grades 3rd – 5th
Standard 3.1.1 Physical Science – States of Matter
Get ready to investigate the properties of matter including solids, liquids and gasses. Find out exactly why matter matters as we discover bubbling potions, watch air take up space, speed things up with our evaporation races and more! Chemical reactions have never tasted so good as we make science ice cream...YUM!
Standard 3.3.1 Earth Systems – Science Earth Materials
This field trip erupts with FUN as we investigate Earth's dramatic landforms first hand. Become a mini-geologist as you study the lands from around the globe, from the tops of majestic mountains to the depths of mysterious caves and everything in between. Set out to find the facts on acts of nature as we get a hands-on look at earthquakes, volcanoes and more! Finally, we will get the story on coral reefs as you make your own 3-D Living Reef to keep!
Standard 3.2.1 Life Science – Lifecycles of Organisms
When it comes to science, sometimes there is a change in plans. Have FUN as we investigate the life cycle and witness some of Mother Nature's coolest magic acts via metamorphosis. From birth to adulthood, these animals prove that growing up is FUN to do! Discover some cool characteristics that parents pass down to their offspring in our Here We Grow matching game. Build your own edible cocoon and watch DNA come to life in 3-D.
Standard 4.1.1 Physical Science - Energy
Find out all of the current science on electricity and magnetism as students become Newtonian mechanics! We will investigate how motion affects different types of energy in our series of FUN Flicks. Get hands-on with static and current electricity as well as discovering the shocking facts experimenting with the lightning globe!
DNA is Here to Stay©
Standard 4.2.1 Life Science – Classification, Genetics, Adaptation of Organisms
Dive into the gene pool and discover why DNA is here to stay! Learn about our unique fingertip patterns and how certain traits are passed down by our parents. Explore the fascinating world of dermatoglyphics and discover what makes you genetically unique. From ancient dinosaurs to newly discovered insects, we will investigate how organisms can be related but still completely different. Watch as your class bonds over genetics and even take a bite out of delicious DNA!
It Doesn't Phase Me©
Standard 4.3.1 Solar System and Earth’s Orbit
Calling all future astronomers! We are blasting off for an out-of-this-world odyssey to study the causes of day and night. Take a bite out of the 8 different phases of the moon and have FUN as we make a real impact by becoming crater makers. Get up close and hands-on with solar and lunar eclipses, the planets and our solar system!
Standard 4.2.2 Life Science – Fossils and Prehistoric Environments
A field trip of prehistoric proportions! The classroom transforms into an exciting dig site as we become mini-paleontologists and examine a variety of REAL fossils. Get hands-on with earthquakes, volcanoes and erosion to learn how Earth's landscape has changed since the dawn of the dinosaur. Make your very own fossil to take home as a super souvenir to your Jurassic journey!
Our Living Planet©
Standard 4.2.3 Life Science – Interactions within Ecosystems
Discover why Earth is our living planet. Catch some rays as we discover ultraviolet light, the atmosphere and more. Reach for the sky as we learn all about clouds, then touch an actual cloud! Get into the swing of things as we learn about the equinox and solstice.
Standard 5.3.2 Earth Systems – Earth as a Complex System
Journey through the Earth's extreme environments! From super cold to super deep, we will discover the amazing adaptations that help creatures survive and thrive in their ever-changing habitats. Have FUN as we shine some light on bioluminescence and build a biome.
Energy and Me©
Standard 5.3.1 Earth Systems – Sun, Renewable and Non-renewable Energy
Join us as we shed some light on what happens when energy and matter collide. Have FUN as we heat things up investigating the Sun's energy and learn the basics of solar power. Get a hands-on look at our planet's water cycle and erosion then reach for the sky as you touch a cloud! Get energized as we whip up a chemical concoction, explore the electromagnetic spectrum, and go on a search for ultraviolet light.
Standard 5.3.3 Earth Systems - Weather
The forecast for the day is FUN as students transform into mini-meteorologists. Map out the facts as we investigate our planet's unpredictable weather patterns. Prepare to feel the pressure...the air pressure that is! Experience the winds of change as we get an up-close look at the changing conditions experimenting with tornadoes, hurricanes, thunder and lightning!
All Systems Go©
Standard 5.2.2 Life Science – Human Body Systems
Investigate the wonders of the human body from the inside out! Have FUN studying the structures and systems of the human body and discover how they all come together to create one bodacious body machine. From brains to blood cells, gain a whole new "funderstanding" of your own body as you find out what makes you tick! Set out of a quest to digest, expand your knowledge of the respiratory system and make your very own spinal column to keep!
Standard 5.2.1 Life Science - Ecosystems
Are you ready to explore Earth's more incredible ecosystems? Set out on a scientific safari to discover the amazing habitats that can be found across our planet and the wild animals that call it home! Have FUN as you build your very own rainforest, dissect REAL owl pellets and make a spider web!
Join in experimentation that challenges student problem solving skills!