Can't make it to the Science Factory? Invite the Science Factory come to you instead! We are pleased to offer programs that bring our engaging, hands-on science lessons directly to your classroom.
We offer lessons on the following topics: (Additional topics, full descriptions and NGSS alignment will be available soon)
- The Science of Small (Nanotechnology) -- Grades 1-8
- Flying Machines (Building lightweight contraptions and testing flight patterns in a vertical wind tunnel) -- Grades 1-4
- Arcs and Sparks (Static vs current electricity) -- Grades 2-5
- Farming for Fuels (Alternative energy, transportation, and biofuels) -- Grades 3-8
- Building with Biology (Synthetic biology: creating and modifying organisms) -- Grades 5-8
Each lesson is designed for a single class of students and lasts between 45 and 60 minutes. A teacher must be present in the room Multiple classes in a school may be scheduled for the same lesson back-to-back.
The cost for these programs is $75 for a single class and $60 for each additional class scheduled on the same day.
To reserve your lesson, please fill out our online form. A member of our education staff will follow up with additional information and confirmation.
Other facilities/organizations (libraries, afterschool clubs, public fairs/festivals, etc.) may schedule a Science Factory appearance by e-mailing email@example.com with information about the event/program and intended audience.
Special Arts & Science Program: Take Flight
In this 3.5-hour program, teachers from the Science Factory and Young Writers Association visit your school to present a day of creative exploration of science and the arts. The day begins with a 30-minute introduction to the theme of the program: flying machines, both real and imaginary, as told through stories and demonstrations. Afterwards, students rotate through a series of activities around the theme, including poetry composition, drawing, and building 3D models to test in a wind tunnel.
Who is eligible?
The program is designed for students in grades 1 to 6. Up to three full classes (or 120 students) within the same school may sign up jointly for a day. Schools located within a 40-mile radius of Eugene are eligible.
Take Flight Teacher Information Sheet [pdf]