1-Time Visit Outreach Program

Choose one or more of these one-hour programs for up to 30 students. The same program can be repeated consecutively up to three times in one day. The first program is $150.00. The same program can be repeated for an additional $100.00 each, with a maximum of 3 consecutive programs at one location during the same morning or afternoon. Additional supply and mileage fees may apply. To schedule a program contact The Education Department at 417-862-9910 ext. 726.

Science Sprouts Outreach Programs for Early Learners (Ages 3-5)

We are updating and improving our outreach programs for early learners. We appreciate your patience as we overhaul these programs. Check back in September for our new and improved pre-k programs designed specifically for young scientists ages 3-5.

Programs  for Kindergarten- High School

  • Magnet 
    • Uncover the attractive properties of magnets. (Gr. K-3)
  • Matter
    • Explore fun experiments with solids, liquids and gasses. (Gr. PreK-12)
  • Sense-sational 
    • Sniff out information about our 5 senses. (Note-this program uses food items.)(Gr. 1-2)
  • Ecology Explorations 
    • Look into food chains, physical characteristics of animals, and adaptations.(Gr. 1-6)
  • Astronomy Abounds 
    • Investigate the planets and solar system. (Gr. 3-6)
  • Simple Machines 
    • Examine how the 7 types of simple machines help us to do the work.(Gr. 3-5)
  • Geology Rocks 
    • Investigate where rocks come from and how they change over time. (Note-this program uses food items.) (Gr. 3-8)
  • Chopstick China 
    • Observe how geography influences population distribution and cultural activities in the world's most populated country. (Gr. 3-8)
  • Magnifico Mexico 
    • Even though Mexico is located just south ofthe United States, the two countries couldn't be further apart in geography, history, and culture. Learn how these elements influence traditions and unearth some common misconceptions about Mexican holidays. (Gr. 1-5)
  • Peruse Peru 
    • Take a peek into the fascinating (& shocking!) world of the ancient Incas. (Gr 3-8)
  • Jump Into Japan
    Learn how geography influences population distribution, economics, and the culture of this island nation. Examine how history and natural resources influence holidays and festivals throughout Japan. (Gr. 3-8)
  • Chemistry
    • Learn to identify physical and chemical reactions as you experiment with chemicals. (Gr. 3-8)
  • Digestion 
    • Traces digestion and the importance of nutrition. (Gr. 5-6)
  • Dissections
    • Examines our "insides!" You choose your specimen: heart & lungs, brain & nervous system, or eyes. Additional fees apply. (Gr. 5-8)
  • Inventor's Workshop 
    • Inventing: what a process! Learn some of the steps inventors use to plan, develop, and create something new! Inquiry strategies are at the heart of this program! (Gr. 2-8) 
  • Electricity Exploration 
    • Build simple circuits and explore the properties of insulators and conductors as we discover what causes our very favorite form of energy! (Gr. 3-6)
  • Experimenting with Energy 
    • What makes your car drive? Move your muscles? Turn your TV turn on? Energy! Explore the 7 main types of energy and how they work together to make things happen! (Gr. 1-6)
  • Weather Watchers 
    • Investigate where weather comes from and how important weather is to our planet! (Gr. 1-6)
  • Technology & the Scientific Method 
    • Follow the steps to complete a true science experiment and discover how technology has helped scientific advances along the way. (Note-theis program uses food items.)(Gr. 4-8)
  • Digging Into Fossils 
    • Become a paleontologist as you discover the amazing world of fossils, including how to find them, where to look, and what we can learn about ancient plant and animal life. (Gr. 3-8)