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

February 7 through April 27, 2023

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: $80 for up to 10 participants

+ $8 for each additional participant

  • Optional Exhibits and Show Add-on
    • Separate registration required (click Science Center Exhibit or Planetarium Show Visit)
    • +$4 per participant to add on exhibits (adds one hour)
    • +$4 per participant to add on a planetarium show (adds one hour)

Title I K-12 Schools

Base Rate: $60 for up to 10 participants

+ $6 for each additional participant

  • Optional Exhibits and Show Add-on
    • Separate registration required (click Science Center Exhibit or Planetarium Show Visit)
    • +$3 per participant to add on exhibits (adds one hour)
    • +$3 per participant to add on a planetarium show (adds one hour)

Grant Funding

Limited grant funding is available for Title I schools for Discovery Workshops and transportation. Contact us for details.
(NOTE: Grant funding covers the cost of the discovery workshop only. It does not cover the optional add-on experiences.)

Teachers and Chaperones

Teachers are free.

Chaperones are the same price as a participant listed above ($6 to $8 each). 

Due to room capacity in the Discovery Labs, the number of adults accompanying your group is limited to 5.

 

Scheduling

  • Select Earth Science Discovery

For information about scheduling programs or grant funding, please contact:
Heather Parra
heatherparra@arizona.edu
520-626-1032