School Visits

Our team loves any opportunity to share the wonder and excitement of STEM with K-5 students and 6th-12th grade students. We participate in STEM-themed outreach events, Career Days, STEM/STEAM Days and more. Click on our calendar to reserve your spot today!

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School Visit Experiences

Career Day

Career Day
(30-minute/session)

Do you have a classroom full of students dreaming of a career in science? Invite a scientist from Southern Research to come be a part of your Career Day! We would love to share what inspired us to become scientists and the path we took to get there.

In-Class Demonstrations

Engage your students in exciting, hands-on STEM activities and small-scale demonstrations. We can do multiple sessions of any of the choices below in a single school day.
Acids, Bases, and Ocean Acidification
(1 hour/session)

Small-scale demonstration. Using a homemade pH indicator, students generate hypotheses and examine the acidic and basic properties of a variety of household items. This provides the conceptual framework for students to then participate in an inquiry-driven activity exploring ocean acidification.

Class size: 10-50 students.
The Magic of Static Electricity
(30-minute/session)

Hands-on activity & small-scale demonstration. Through a series of hands-on experiments, students investigate the characteristics of static electricity. We then discuss how static electricity is generated through the use of a Van de Graaff generator.

Class size: 10-25 students.
DNA Extraction
(45-minute/session)

Hands-on activity. Join us as we search for the buried treasure: DNA! Students will learn about properties of DNA and how we can use household items to extract DNA from fruit.

Class size: 10-25 students.
Wacky Waving Wands
(1 hour/session)

Hands-on activity. Students learn the concept of open and closed circuits through the design of a magical LED wand. We explore insulators, conductors, and the flow of electricity in this hands-on activity.

Class size: 10-25 students.

Demo Show

Science Demo Show
(1 hour/session)

We heat things up in the first half of our science show with the basics of chemical reactions. We explore exothermic and combustion reactions, and we discuss energy transformation with fire experiments and elephant toothpaste. Students discover the science behind the “BOOM” as we walk them through the main ingredients of combustion—energy, fuel and oxygen. In the second half of our science show, we investigate the properties of liquid nitrogen and its effect on phases of matter. We end the show with a big bang, and our love of science will surely rain down on all your students!

This is a large-scale show designed for audiences of 100+ students per show. We can perform this show in gymnasiums or cafeterias. We are limited to 2 shows/day.

STEM Calendar