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We strive to foster a lifelong interest in learning science, technology, engineering and math. We accomplish this goal by providing parents, educators and members of the community a number of ways to access the programs and information we offer. Resources include everything from planning a visit to the Discovery Science Place and delving into engaging activities, to getting step-by-step science lessons to do yourself.
What better way to investigate how and why things work the way they do than to roll up your sleeves and explore for yourself? Imagine the look on the faces of your students as they discover how electric currents travel through different materials, or how air pressure helps keep objects afloat. These discoveries and more are waiting to be revealed at DSP. We offer field trips for school and community groups year round. Find out all the details on our Field Trips page.
Unable to take a field trip to the DSP? Let us come to you! The Discovery Science Place has three outreach programs capable of serving the educational needs of students in grades kindergarten through adult! (Click on the name of the program to learn more…)
♦ For elementary students ask about our SCIENCE SAFARI program that brings a mobile version of the DSP right to your school gymnasium or auditorium! We bring 12-14 hands-on exhibits very much like you would find right here at the DSP itself.
♦ For middle school and high school ask about our MOBILE STEM LAB– a science classroom on wheels filled with technology and hands-on science: drones, virtual reality, rockets, and more.
♦ For all grades and ages ask about our new portable planetarium called DISCOVERY DOME. Discovery Dome can be inflated inside your gymnasium or other suitable location and 25-30 students at a time can explore the night sky and the wonders of the universe!
Resources (School and Home)
Here’s a collection of engaging science demonstrations, experiments, mini-lessons, and more to do in your classroom or home. We will add to this list on a regular basis!
03/28/20: So, your kiddo loves story-time, but perhaps would like to hear from someone new? How about an astronaut on the International Space Station?!? ISS astronauts have been reading storybooks for kids for years now! Check it out! Click HERE.
03/25/20: Join 2021 Tyler Maker Faire featured performer Mario the Magician as he leads “Family Maker Camp 2020”- projects and weekly livestreams w/Mario! Click HERE.
03/24/2020: A great YouTube Channel for at-home experiments (with adult supervision of course). Brought to you by Sick Science. Click Here.
3/23/2020: A TON of fun, at-home experiments you can do with your kiddos from science presenter Steve Spangler. Click HERE.
03/20/2020: Need a list of 77 STEM-related activities for your kiddos? Click HERE.
Here is our DSP exhibits and elementary-level science TEKS alignment document. We have matched each exhibit with the standards it most applies to. Exhibits are divided by major science field of study and then by grade level. It will be updated as we continue to add exhibits and new information.