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Science Labs

Science Labs provide an up-close look at a topic through experiments and activities that help to build students’ understanding. Labs take place inside, but teachers are provided with an optional self-guided outdoor exploration to reinforce the topic independently. All labs are offered for grades K-12; specific activities change to meet the unique needs of your learners.

When: 
10-10:50 a.m., 11-11:50 a.m. or 12-12:50 p.m. on select days throughout the school year. Each session is limited to 30 students.

Reservations:
To schedule a Science Lab, call 720-865-3580. Scheduling begins on Aug. 15 (or the following Monday if Aug. 15 falls on a weekend) for the entire school year. Shortly after you make your reservation, you will receive a confirmation email with activities and materials to help prepare your students for the program. Please make sure to read our general information before your field trip.

Cost:
Science Labs cost $5 per student for schools within the SCFD districts, $7 per student for schools outside of the SCFD districts. One adult chaperone (parent or teacher) for every five students is admitted free of charge. Extra adults must pay $6.50 each, no exceptions. 
Scholarship money is available to support schools with 60 percent or more participation in the Federal free- and reduced-lunch program. Find out more about our scholarship program.

Pollinator Partners  
Learn how the garden depends on pollinators to help it grow. Dissect a flower and take a close up look at the insects and organisms that help a garden grow. 

Soil Study
Is soil alive? Become a soil scientist and find out for yourself. Investigate what makes up soil and what kind of soil you need to grow healthy plants. 

Plants 101
Discover the life of a plant in this lab. Younger students will explore plant parts and plant life cycle, while older students will take a closer look at plant cells and photosynthesis. This lab is a great introduction to plants and will cover all your plant basics. 

Custom Labs
Don’t see what you’re looking for? Give us a call if you’d like to schedule a custom lab. Let us know what you are studying and we will develop a fun and engaging lab that meets your academic needs. Subject to expert availability. Custom Labs cost $8 per student for schools within the SCFD districts, $10 per student for schools outside of the SCFD districts.

Mordecai Children’s Garden
Please note that the Mordecai Children’s Garden is designed for families and therefore school groups have limited access. School groups wishing to visit the children’s garden will need to purchase a $2 timed ticket in addition to their regular fee. Please call 720-865-3580 for more information or to reserve your space.