Get the most out of your field trip experience with a Science Exploration Class designed just for students. Classes are available by grade level and provide a hands on, interactive experience for students to put science to the test. Science Exploration Classes are 45 minutes and cost an additional $3/person (includes students, teachers and adult chaperones). Classes are offered September - May. A minimum of 20 students is required for each class.
Sound Exploration Lab
The Sound Exploration Lab is where students grades K-2 can explore sound through engaging hands-on activities. Our Sound Lab is designed to provide exploration of the sound around us. This class is a combination of age appropriate instruction and hands on exploration. Led by our highly-qualified educational staff, students will have the opportunity to experience the world of sound. Students will leave the class with a better understanding of the science of sound.
Sound is available at 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m.
Class Minimum: 20 students
Think, Plan, Build: Engineering 101
The Engineering Exploration Lab is where students grades 3-5 can explore aspects of engineering through hands-on activities designed to engage participants in the Engineering Design Process: Ask, Imagine, Plan, Create, and Improve. Our Exploration Lab theme is "Think, Plan, Build: Engineering 101" which consists of 30 minutes for students to actively experience engineering first hand and 15 minutes of instruction from one of our highly-qualified educational staff. During this class, students will solve a structural engineering problem while experiencing real world challenges to complete their project. Students will work in teams, learn that engineering is all around them and that they are closer to being an engineer than they think!
Engineering 101 is available at 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Class must have at least 20 participants.
The ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) Exploration Lab offers students grades 6-12 the ability to design, build and test a small-scale ROV of their own design. This Lab will consist of 30 minutes for students to actively experience robotics first hand combined with 15 minutes of instruction from one of our highly-qualified educational staff. Students will work in teams to gain a better understanding of robotics and how the Navy and other organizations use ROVs to explore places humans cannot go. This class is limited to 50 participants. Due to the nature of this class, 1 actively participating chaperone per 10 students is required.
ROV is available at 9:45, 10:45 and 11:45 a.m.
Physics of Sound
The Physics of Sound in this Science Exploration Lab is designed specifically for homeschoolers. The 45 minute Lab explores the physics behind sound & how the US Navy utilizes sound in their daily operations. Class time is split between instruction and hands-on activity stations for self-guided exploration. Led by our highly-qualified educational staff, students will leave with a better understanding of the physics behind sound. This Exploration Lab is a great introduction to sound for homeschool educators and their children.
Physics of Sound is available at 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m.
Class Minimum: 20 students