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 Hayley Budd or call her at 417-862-9910 ext. 726.

Science Sprouts Outreach Programs for Early Learners (Ages 4-6)

  • Storybook Science: Bats  
    • Combines hands-on activities with the book Stellauna by Janell Cannon.
  • Storybook Science:  Dinosaurs 
    • Combines hands-on activities with the book Dinosaurumpus by Tony Mitton 
  • Storybook Science:  Insects 
    • Combines hands-on activities with the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
  • Storybook Science: Mars 
    • Combines hands-on activities with the book Mars Needs Moms by Berkley Breathed
  • Storybook Science: Plants 
    • Combines hands-on activities with the book One Bean by Ann Rockwell
  • My Amazing Body 
    • Introduces bones, muscles, heart, lungs and healthy habits
  • It's Raining! It's Pouring! 
    • Travel the life of a water droplet on its adventure through the water cycle
  • Lights Out! 
    • Learn about the crazy properties of light while experimenting with mirrors and making rainbows
  • Goopy, Slimy, Bubbly Stuff!  
    • Perfect for beginning chemists

Programs  for Kindergarten- High School

  • Magnet Mania 
    • Uncover the attractive properties of magnets. (Gr. K-3)
  • Matter Matters 
    • Explore fun experiments with the various states of matter. (Gr. PreK-12)
  • Sense-sational 
    • Sniff out information about our 5 senses. (Gr. 1-2)
  • Germs and More 
    • Discover the world of microorganisms and learn tips for healthy hygiene. (Gr. 1-2)
  • Ecology Explorations 
    • Look into life cycles, food chains, food webs, physical characteristics of animals, and adaptations.(Gr. 1-6)
  • Astronomy Abounds 
    • Investigate the planets and solar system. (Gr. 3-6)
  • Move It! 
    • March through a muscular and skeletal systems lesson. (Gr. 3-4)
  • Power Me 
    • Explore the cardiovascular and respiratory systems. (Gr. 3-4)
  • Simple Machines 
    • Examine the properties and principles of levers and inclined planes. (Gr. 3-5)
  • Geology Rocks 
    • Investigate where rocks and minerals come from and explore their thousands of uses. (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 Capers 
    • Create a polymer, demonstrate the “Law of Conservation of Mass”, and identify physical and chemical reactions. Using the scientific method, design your own experiment, test the causes of chemical changes in “Chemistry in a Baggie”, and explore 4 different ways to change the rate of a chemical reaction! (Gr. 3-8)
  • Batteries Not Included 
    • Traces digestion and the importance of nutrition. (Gr. 5-6)
  • Blood & Guts 
    • Examines our "insides!" You choose the theme: heart & lungs, bones & muscles, brain & nervous system, or eyes. Additional fees apply. (Gr. 4-8)
  • The Gene Scene 
    • Students investigate cell processes and genetics using innovative DNA activities developed by the National Human Genome Research Institute. DNA: see it, build it, and touch it! (Gr. 6-12)
  • 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)
  • Tiny Technology 
    • What is one billionth of a meter? Possibly a cure for cancer! Explore amazing new discoveries being found at the nano level! (Gr. 4-8)
  • Technology & the Scientific Method 
    • Follow the steps to complete a true science experiment and discover how technology has helped scientific advances along the way. (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)