Earth Science Discovery

Earth Science Discovery

About

Students will participate in a series of hands-on activities exploring various earth science concepts such as the rock cycle, water cycle and carbon cycle. Workshop activities are led by UA students and align with AZ State and Next Generation Science Standards.

Workshop Stations:

  • Rock Cycle Station: Students will explore the rock cycle as they use Starburst candy to model the processes involved in creating different types of rocks.
  • Soil Station: Students will texture different soil types and identify soils by different characteristics.
  • Microbes Station: Students will learn about the diverse lives of microbes found below earth’s surface.
  • Water Station: Students will learn about the water cycle and how water erodes land overtime.
  • Critical Zone Station: Students will explore the layers of the earth that support life and create their own critical zone in a cup.

Program Details


Audience/Age Group:
3rd - 6th Grades

Group Size:
10 - 35 students
(over 35 students will require two registrations)

Timeline:
Spring Semester
Tuesdays and Thursdays

Arrival Time:
9:15 a.m.

Program Time:
9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Duration:
2 hours

Pricing


Standard K-12 School/Youth Organization

Base Rate: $140 for up to 10 participants
+ $14 for each additional participant

  • Optional Exhibits and Show Add-on
    • Separate registration required (click Science Center Exhibit or Planetarium Show Visit)
    • +$7 per participant to add on exhibits (adds one hour)
    • +$7 per participant to add on a planetarium show (adds one hour)

Total participant count should include chaperones (limited to 5). Teachers/staff are free.


Title I K-12 Schools*

Base Rate: $120 for up to 10 participants
+ $12 for each additional participant

  • Optional Exhibits and Show Add-on
    • Separate registration required (click Science Center Exhibit or Planetarium Show Visit)
    • +$6 per participant to add on exhibits (adds one hour)
    • +$6 per participant to add on a planetarium show (adds one hour)

Total participant count should include chaperones (limited to 5). Teachers/staff are free.

*Title I Grant Funding


These field trips are free for the students and teachers from K-12 Title I schools, while funding lasts, thanks to the NSF. Just let us know you're a Title I school under the "Group Type" tab during the booking process. Transportation funding is also available, contact us for more information. Parent chaperones are not covered under the funding.

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For information about scheduling programs or grant funding, please contact:

Heather Parra
heatherparra@arizona.edu
520-626-1032