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EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH PROGRAMS

FREE Sponsored Environmental Programs – Virtual

Treat your class to a Discovery Cube virtual educator to present NGSS-based environmental issues so vital to our life in Southern California – Water Science/Conservation and Trash Management/Recycling. These sponsored programs are free to your school and consist of highly engaging interactive assemblies for groups from 10-120 students, for grades K – 8. These programs are energetic, fun, and engaging and bring to life the environmental responsibilities of all Southern California residents.

Email us Groups@Discoverycube.org or call 714-913-5030 to learn more or book a program today. Click here to fill out the inquiry form today!

Science to Go Programs – Virtual

Have our engaging and knowledgeable instructors come to your school virtually to conduct a variety of grade-specific NGSS-based assemblies to excite and educate your students in a variety of scientific specialties.

Targeting subjects as varied as Zoology, Dissections, Electricity, Engineering, Physics, Paleontology, Astronomy, Geology, and Chemistry, these programs will motivate your students and increase their interest and curiosity in the study of science and learning in general. Click here for more.

Email us Groups@Discoverycube.org or call 714-913-5030 to learn more or book a program today.

After School – Virtual

Discovery Science Foundation works with independent schools or school districts to organize after school programming that suit a school’s or district’s needs. Whether it be once a week instruction or daily interaction with students, the Foundation’s after school programs will enhance your school’s current offerings. We also collaborate with you to deliver the daily or weekly science component within an already existing program such as GATE, Think Together, YMCA, or Boys and Girls Club.

Our Next Generation Science Standard aligned curriculum can be adapted to target multi-age groups of students from kindergarten through eighth grades. Many lessons incorporate teacher-prompted project ideas and problems for students to solve in a self-directed way. Our approach to learning stimulates the creative and artistic side of students while also integrating language learning skills.

Call 714-913-5030 to learn more or book a program today.

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Field trips are temporarily unavailable and will resume after we re-open.

Early Learners - Fun with Colors

Fun with Colors

Students will learn about colors and color mixing by reading Mouse Paint and creating their own color wheel using balls of dough.

Kindergarten - A Perfect Fit

A Perfect Fit

Students will explore the basic necessities required for both plant and animal life, looking especially at survival in Southern California and contrasting that with extreme environments. Plants and animals have specific physical adaptations that allow them to survive, and thrive, in specific environments. Using a “bed of nails”, students will learn about features or shapes of feet (or hooves) that help an animal to walk on snow, sand, mud, clay, or hard-packed dirt.

First Grade - Call of the Wild

Call of the Wild

Students will play a matching game while learning about physical features that animal parents share with their babies, all leading to a discussion about what the babies need to survive. Students will also learn about sound, as they compare the call and response of the parent and baby, while learning how to mimic the animal sounds.

Second Grade - Our Changing Earth

Our Changing Earth

Students will use the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s Science on a Sphere to view world-wide images and animations created by scientists, which showcase earthquakes and tectonic plate movement. Students will also learn how one natural event (such as an earthquake) can trigger additional natural and unnatural events (such as a tsunami and a radiation leak) – while brainstorming solutions to protect the Earth and our homes.

Third Grade - Predicting Forces

Predicting Forces

To learn about Newton’s First Law of Motion, students will observe balanced and unbalanced forces. They will also observe and predict motion patterns caused by ramps and even a bowling ball pendulum!

Fourth Grade - Earthquake!

Earthquake!

Students will learn about earthquakes – from the shape of S-waves and P-waves, to how earthquakes can quickly damage buildings, to where on Earth earthquakes commonly occur. Utilizing world-maps created by scientists, students will also learn that over a long period of time and after many earthquakes happen near the same area, the shape of the land will change.

Fifth Grade - A Volcano's Global Impact

Sphere of Influence: A Volcano’s Global Impact

Students will use the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s Science on a Sphere to view world-wide images and animations created by scientists. By focusing on a volcanic eruption (an event in the geosphere), students will discover ways an eruption can impact the atmosphere, life (biosphere), and water (hydrosphere).

Middle & High School - Seismic Engineering

Surviving the Big One: Seismic Engineering

Students will work in groups to design and construct a model wall that will remain standing after an earthquake. Groups will compete to build the least expensive wall that will bring in the largest revenue (and be the most aesthetically pleasing).

Science on the Water – Temporarily Unavailable

This program will resume after we re-open.

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