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Can’t make it to the Science Mill for a field trip? Is it too far for your school bus to travel? Are there other barriers to attending a field trip? Our signature Learning Lab experiences are now on the go! These immersive, hands-on, minds-on, inquiry-driven labs will be delivered and facilitated to schools across Central and South Texas within a 100 mile radius of the Science Mill. Labs on the Go! will provide schools an opportunity to bring innovative, TEKS aligned, career focused, STEAM labs directly to their classrooms!

$8 per student
Up to 30 students per lab.
Minimum of 2 identical labs.

Travel fees will apply for schools more than 75 miles from Johnson City, TX.
Additional fees may apply if your reservation requires more than 1 museum educator to attend.


Learning Labs


TEKS-aligned, career-focused, STEM Labs on the Go! Menu:

> Life Science

Grade K-2 Learning Lab

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Gettin' Buggy With It - Students will learn how scientists classify living things in different ways. After observing and classifying a set of specimen blocks, students will use their knowledge and critical thinking skills to make their own classification criteria, sort their specimens, and graph their data. 45 Minutes

K-2 TEKS - K.1A, K.2A, K.2B, K.2C, K.2D, K.2E, K.3C, K.4B, K.5A, K.10A, K.10B, 1.1A, 1.2A, 1.2B, 1.2C, 1.2D, 1.2E, 1.3C, 1.4B, 1.5A, 1.10A, 2.1A, 2.2A, 2.2B, 2.2C, 2.2D, 2.2E, 2.2F, 2.3C, 2.4B, 2.10A

Grade 3-5 Learning Lab

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Under the Lens - Students will explore bug anatomy through microscopic investigation. They will compare insects and bugs, detailing the similarities and differences. 45 Minutes

3-5 TEKS - 3.1A, 3.2A, 3.2B, 3.2D, 3.2F, 3.3C,3.10A, 3.4, 4.1A, 4.2B, 4.2C, 4.2D, 4.3A, 4.4,4.10A, 5.1A, 5.2A, 5.2B, 5.2D, 5.2F, 5.3A, 5.4, 5.9A

Grade 6-8 Learning Lab

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Bug Inspired Biomimicry - Students will learn about biomimicry and observe living specimens for inspiration. Teams will use this knowledge and a nanotech materials reference guide to sketch a prototype that could be the next nanotech gadget that solves a real world problem by mimicking a process in nature. 60 Minutes

6-8 TEKS - Science: 6.1A, 6.4B, 6.1B, 6.2A, 6.2C, 6.2E, 6.3D, 6.4A, 7.1A, 7.4B, 7.1B, 7.2A, 7.2C, 7.2E, 7.3D, 7.4A, 7.11A, 8.1A, 8.4B, 8.1B, 8.2A, 8.2C, 8.2E, 8.3D, 8.4A Technology: 1B, 1C, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 4E, 4F, 6A,

> Forensics & Chemistry

Grade K-2 Learning Lab

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Forensics Fun - Students will learn to identify, compare, and contrast fingerprints and teeth marks. Using a collection of photographic evidence, students will apply critical thinking and basic observational skills to find the “fruit eating culprit." 45 Minutes

K-2 TEKS - K.1A, K.2B, K.2C, K.2D, K.2E, K.3C, K.4A, K.4B, K.5A, 1.1A, 1.2B, 1.2C, 1.2D, 1.2E, 1.3C, 1.4A, 1.4B, 1.5A, 2.1A, 2.2B, 2.2C, 2.2D, 2.2E, 2.2F, 2.3C, 2.4A, 2.4B

Grade 3-5 Learning Lab

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Chemical Concoctions - Students will make observations as they mix selected substances together. They will investigate the differences between physical and chemical reactions, as well as endothermic and exothermic reactions. 45 Minutes

3-5 TEKS - 3.1A,3.1B, 3.2A, 3.2B, 3.2C, 3.2D, 3.2F, 3.3A, 3.3C, 3.4, 4.1A, 4.1B, 4.2A, 4.2B, 4.2C, 4.2D, 4.2F,4.3A, 4.3C, 4.5B, 5.1A, 5.1B, 5.2B, 5.2C, 5.2G, 5.2D, 5.2F, 5.3A, 5.3C, 5.5C

Grade 6-8 Learning Lab

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Rainbow Chemistry - Students will witness the color change of a solution containing an acid-base indicator due to changes in pH, and observe the reversibility of indicator color changes. Using their knowledge, students will predict the pH level of common household items and use an indicator to test their hypothesis. 45 Minutes

6-8 TEKS - 6.1A, 6.4B, 6.1B, 6.2A, 6.2B, 6.2C, 6.2E, 6.3A, 6.3D, 6.4A, 7.1A, 7.4B, 7.1B, 7.2A, 7.2B, 7.2C, 7.2E, 7.3A, 7.3D, 7.4A, 8.1A, 8.4B, 8.1B, 8.2A, 8.2B, 8.2C, 8.2E, 8.3A, 8.3D, 8.4A,

> Engineering

Grade K-2 Learning Lab

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Zippity Doo Da - Students will work through the engineering design process to create a zipline car to safely, but quickly, move a Lego passenger down three ziplines of varying slope. 45 Minutes
K-2 TEKS - K.1A, K.2B, K.2C, K.2D, K.2E, K.3A, K.3C, K.4A, K.5A, K.6D, 1.1A, 1.1B, 1.2C, 1.2D, 1.3A, 1.3C, 1.4A, 1.5A, 1.6C, 2.1A, 2.1B, 2.2C, 2.2D, 2.2E, 2.2F, 2.3A, 2.3C, 2.4A

Grade 3-5 Learning Lab

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Conductive Creatures - Students will explore how LEDs and Play Doh can make a series and parallel circuit. Once successful with a basic circuit, they will be challenged to add switches and buzzers. 45 Minutes
3-5 TEKS - 3.1A, 3.1B, 3.2A, 3.2F, 3.3C, 3.6A, 4.1A, 4.1B, 4.2A, 4.2F, 4.3C, 4.6A, 4.6B, 4.6C, 5.1A, 5.1B, 5.2B, 5.2F, 5.3C, 5.5A, 5.6A, 5.6B

Grade 6-8 Learning Lab

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Makey Your Own World - In this lab, students will begin to explore the concept of invention literacy, programming, and conductivity while being introduced to basic usage of a Makey Makey board. They will design and create an interactive soundboard by engaging with Scratch 3.0, conductive materials and the Makey in their own creative way. 60 Minutes
6-8 TEKS - 6.1A, 6.1B, 6.2A, 6.2B, 6.2E, 6.3D, 6.9C, 7.1A, 7.1B, 7.2A, 7.2B, 7.2E, 7.3D, 8.1A, 8.1B, 8.2A, 8.2B, 8.2E, 8.3D Technology: 1B, 4A, 4B, 4C 4D, 4E, 4F, 5C, 6A, 6D

> Math & Physics

Grade K-2 Learning Lab

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Pattern Palooza - Students will explore pattern blocks to understand how different shapes fit together to create patterns. They will create their own picture, then use critical thinking to create a tessellation. 45 Minutes
K-2 TEKS - Math: K.1C, K.2C, K.2E, K.2G, K.2B, K.6A, K.6E, K.6F, K.8B, 1.1C, 1.2C, 1.6C, 1.6D, 1.6F, 1.8B, 1.8C, 2.1C, 2.3C, 2.8C, 2.8E, 2.10B, 2.10A, 2.10D Science: K.1A, K.2B, K.2D, K.2E, K.3B, K.4B, K.5A, 1.1A, 1.2B, 1.2D, 1.2E, 1.3B, 1.4B, 1.5A, 2.1A, 2.2B, 2.2D, 2.2E, 2.3B, 2.4B

Grade 3-5 Learning Lab

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Shape Shifter City - Students will be engineers and architects, using magformers as they investigate how to transform 2D nets into 3D figures. They will then use that knowledge to design and build a prototype of a building. 45 Minutes
3-5 TEKS - Science: 3.1A, 3.2B, 3.2F, 3.3A, 3.3C, 3.6C,4.1A, 4.1B, 4.2F, 4.3A, 4.3C, 4.6D, 5.1A, 5.2B, 5.2F, 5.3A, 5.3C, 5.6D Math: 3.1A, 3.1B, 4.1A, 4.1B, 5.1A, 5.1B, 3.5B, 3.6A, 4.6C, 4.6D

Grade 6-8 Learning Lab

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Dive In - Students will create a Bungee Jumping Company. They will collect data, interpret variables, represent data in various ways (graphs, tables, equations), and make predictions based on data to come up with the most thrilling and safe bungee jump. 60 Minutes
6-8 TEKS - Science: 6.1A, 6.2A, 6.2B, 6.2C, 6.2D, 6.2E, 6.3A, 6.3D, 6.4A, 6.8A, 6.8B, 6.8D, 7.1A, 7.2A, 7.2B, 7.2C, 7.2D, 7.2E, 7.3A, 7.3D, 7.4A, 8.1A, 8.2A, 8.2B, 8.2C, 8.2D, 8.2E, 8.3A, 8.3D, 8.4A, 8.6A, 8.6C, Math: 6.1A, 6.1B, 6.1C, 6.1D, 6.1E, 6.1F, 6.1G, 6.4B, 6.6C, 6.6A, 6.6B, 7.1A, 7.1B, 7.1C, 7.1D, 7.1E, 7.1F, 7.1G, 7.7A, 7.10A, 8.1A, 8.1B, 8.1C, 8.1D, 8.1E, 8.1F, 8.1G, 8.4B, 8.4C, 8.5I, 8.5B

> Force & Motion

Grade K-2 Learning Lab

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Zippity Doo Da - Students will work through the engineering design process to create a zipline car to safely, but quickly, move their Lego passenger down three ziplines of varying slope. 45 Minutes
K-2 TEKS - K.1A, K.2B, K.2C, K.2D, K.2E, K.3A, K.3C, K.4A, K.5A, K.6D, 1.1A, 1.1B, 1.2C, 1.2D, 1.3A, 1.3C, 1.4A, 1.5A, 1.6C, 2.1A, 2.1B, 2.2C, 2.2D, 2.2E, 2.2F, 2.3A, 2.3C, 2.4A

Grade 3-5 Learning Lab

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Zip Away - Students will work in teams through the engineering design process. They will craft a carrier for their zipline, make improvements to their design, and complete challenges at varying slopes to investigate forces, movement, and speed. Students will actively apply the Engineering Design Process to a fun engineering design challenge. 45 Minutes

Marble Roller Coaster - Students work in small groups to build a roller coaster with at least one loop and one jump, demonstrating how potential energy transforms into kinetic energy. Students observe the relationship of height to potential energy, and the resulting gravitational kinetic energy. 60 Minutes
3-5 TEKS - 3.1A, 3.1B, 3.2A, 3.2C, 3.2D, 3.2E, 3.2F, 3.3C, 3.6B, 3.6C, 4.1A, 4.1B, 4.2A, 4.2C, 4.2D, 4.2F, 4.2E, 4.3C, 4.6D, 5.1A, 5.1B, 5.2A, 5.2B, 5.2C, 5.2D, 5.4F, 5.2E, 5.3C, 5.6D

3.1A, 3.1B, 3.2A, 3.2B, 3.2D, 3.2F, 3.2E, 3.3A, 3.3C, 3.6B, 3.6C, 4.1A, 4.1B, 4.2A, 4.2B, 4.2D, 4.2F, 4.2E, 4.3A, 4.3C. 4.6D, 5.1A, 5.1B, 5.2A, 5.2B, 5.2C, 5.2D, 5.2F, 5.2E, 5.3A, 5.3C, 5.6D

Grade 6-8 Learning Lab

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Roller Coaster Tycoon - Students will work in small groups to build a roller coaster with at least two loops and one jump, demonstrating how potential energy transforms into kinetic energy. Students will be able to observe the relationship of height to gravitational potential energy, and the resulting kinetic energy. They will explore friction and gravitational effect on mass as they test 3 types of “riders” for their coaster. 60 Minutes
6-8 TEKS - 6.1A, 6.1B, 6.2A, 6.2B, 6.2C, 6.2D, 6.2E, 6.3D, 6.8A, 6.8B, 6.8C, 7.1A, 7.1B, 7.2A, 7.2B, 7.2C, 7.2D, 7.2E, 7.3D, 8.1A, 8.1B, 8.2A, 8.2B, 8.2C, 8.2D, 8.2E, 8.3D, 8.6A,8.6B

> Coding & Programming

Grade K-2 Learning Lab

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Hot Wheels Coding - Students will learn the basic concepts of coding through a grid-based coding game using hotwheels. This course includes an introduction to programming terminology, like algorithm, sequence and debugging. 45 Minutes
K-2 TEKS - Science: K.1A, K.2B, K.2E, K.3B, K.3C, K.6C, K.6D, 1.1A, 1.2B, 1.2E, 1.3B, 1.3C, 1.6C, 2.1A, 2.2B, 2.2E, 2.2F, 2.3A, 2.3B, 2.3C, 2.6C Technology: 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 1E, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 6A

Grade 3-5 Learning Lab

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mBot Course - Using Arduino-based mBots and iPads, students will code their robot to complete an obstacle course. They will use logic and critical thinking to create a program that completes a course. 45 Minutes
3-5 TEKS - Science: 3.1A, 3.2A, 3.2F, 3.3A, 3.3C, 3.6A, 4.1A, 4.2A, 4.2F, 4.3A, 4.3C, 4.6A, 5.1A, 5.2A, 5.2B, 5.2F, 5.3A, 5.3C, 5.6A Technology: 1A, 1B, 1C, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 5E, 5F, 5G

Grade 6-8 Learning Lab

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MicroPet - Using an open source hardware ARM-based embedded system called a Micro Bit, students will learn how to code their Micro Bit to light up with different shapes or faces, and play music in response to different actions. 60 Minutes
6-8 TEKS - Science: 6.1A, 6.2A, 6.2E, 6.3D, 6.9C, 7.1A, 7.2A, 7.2E, 7.3D, 8.1A, 8.2A, 8.2E, 8.3D Technology: 1B, 4A, 4B, 4C 4D, 4E, 4F, 5C, 6A, 6D

> Tech, Innovation & Robotics

Grade K-2 Learning Lab

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Botley Coding - Use critical thinking and problem solving skills to make your Botley follow your commands. Have Botley complete a series of maneuvers before designing your own obstacle course and program. 45 Minutes
K-2 TEKS - Science: K.1A, K.2B, K.2E,K.3B, K.3C, K.6C, K.6D, 1.1A, 1.2B , 1.2E, 1.3B, 1.3C, 1.6C, 2.1A, 2.2B, 2.2E, 2.2F, 2.3B, 2.3C, 2.6C Technology: 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 1E, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 6A

Grade 3-5 Learning Lab

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Strawbee Coding - Students will learn basic components of quirkbot, servo motors and a light sensor, including how to connect the quirkbot to the straw frame of their robot. Students will use collaboration and problem-solving skills to test and modify their robot’s structural design, and code their robot to perform purposeful tasks. 45 Minutes
3-5 TEKS - Science: 3.1A, 3.1B, 3.2A, 3.3C, 3.2F, 4.1A, 4.1B, 4.2F, 4.3C, 5.1A, 5.1B, 5.3C 5.2F, Technology: 1A, 1B, 4A, 4B, 4C,4D, 5E, 5F, 5G

Grade 6-8 Learning Lab

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Arduino Coding - Students will learn how to code servos, lights and buttons on an arduino. 75 Minutes
6-8 TEKS - Science: 6.1A, 6.1B, 6.2A, 6.2E, 6.3A, 6.3D, 6.9C, 7.1A, 7.1B, 7.2A, 7.2E, 7.3A, 7.3D, 8.1A, 8.1B, 8.2A, 8.2E, 8.3A, 8.3D, Technology: 1B, 4A, 4B, 4E, 4F, 6A,

> Earth Science & Energy

Grade K-2 Learning Lab

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Planets in Motion - Students will learn about the order of the planets in our solar system, basic characteristics, and movements in space. Students will get hands-on when they create a model of the solar system. 45 Minutes
K-2 TEKS - K.1A, K.2A, K.2B, K.2D, K.2E, K.3B, K.3C, K.4B, K.5A, K.6C, K.6D, K.8B, K.8C, 1.1A, 1.2A, 1.2B, 1.2D, 1.2E, 1.3B, 1.3C, 1.5A, 1.5C, 1.6C, 1.8B, 1.8C, 2.1A, 2.2A, 2.2B, 2.2D, 2.2E, 2.2F, 2.3B, 2.3C, 2.6C, 2.8C,

Grade 3-5 Learning Lab

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Soil Particles - Size Matters - Students will determine how the texture of different soil samples depicts particle size, and investigate how different soil particle sizes interact with water through a dirt shake. Students will then use this knowledge to make conclusions about different types of soil interacting with water in nature, and how particle size affects plants, percolation, saturation, and run-off. 45 Minutes
3-5 TEKS - 3.1A, 3.1B, 3.2A, 3.2B, 3.2D, 3.2F, 3.3A, 3.3C, 3.7A, 3.7B, 4.1A, 4.1B, 4.2A, 4.2B, 4.2D, 4.2F, 4.3A, 4.3C, 4.7A, 4.7B, 4.7C, 5.1A, 5.1B, 5.2A, 5.2B, 5.2D, 5.2F, 5.3A, 5.3C

Grade 6-8 Learning Lab

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Topographic Tattoos - Students will explore topographic mapping by creating a 2D topographic map "tattooed" on their hand. Then they will determine their contour interval and convert their 2D map into a 3D model. 45 Minutes
6-8 TEKS - 6.1A, 6.1B, 6.2A, 6.2C, 6.2E, 6.3A, 6.3B, 6.3C, 6.3D, 6.4A, 6.10D, 7.1A, 7.1B, 7.2A, 7.2C, 7.2E, 7.3A, 7.3C, 7.3D, 7.4A, 7.8B, 8.1A, 8.1B, 8.2A, 8.2C, 8.2E, 8.3A, 8.3B, 8.3C, 8.3D, 8.4A, 8.9C, 8.9B,

> Environmental Science

Grade K-2 Learning Lab

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What Eats What - Students will learn about ecosystems through hands-on activities, like arranging organisms into a food chain. They will also investigate how multiple food chains link into a food web 45 Minutes.
K-2 TEKS - K.1A, K.2A, K.2B, K.2D, K.2E, K.3B, K.3C, K.4B, K.5A, K.9A, K.9B, 1.1A, 1.2A, 1.2B, 1.2D, 1.2E, 1.3B, 1.3C, 1.5A, 1.6A, 1.9A, 1.9C2.1A, 2.2A, 2.2B, 2.2D, 2.2E, 2.2F, 2.3B, 2.3C, 2.9A, 2.9C

Grade 3-5 Learning Lab

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The World Wide Web - Students will learn about ecosystems by creating an interactive food web. They will gain understanding of the important role biodiversity plays in ecosystem health through experiencing a catastrophic food web event. 45 Minutes
3-5 TEKS - 3.1A, 3.1B, 3.2A, 3.2B, 3.2D, 3.2F, 3.3C, 3.9A, 3.9B, 3.9C, 4.1A, 4.1B, 4.2A, 4.2B, 4.2D, 4.2F, 4.3A, 4.3C, 4.9A, 4.9B, 5.1A, 5.1B, 5.2A, 5.2B, 5.2D, 5.2F, 5.3A, 5.3C, 5.9A, 5.9B, 5.9C,

Grade 6-8 Learning Lab

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Got Water? - SStudents will investigate the importance of water quality through a series of water chemistry explorations. Students will learn proper procedures for data collection, water chemistry testing and make observations including weather data. 75 Minutes
6-8 TEKS - 5.1A, 5.1B, 5.2A, 5.2B, 5.2C, 5.2G, 5.2D, 5.2F, 5.3C, 5.4, 6.1A, 6.4B, 6.1B, 6.2A,6.2B, 6.2C, 6.2D, 6.2E, 6.3D, 6.4A, 7.1A, 7.4B, 7.1B, 7.2A, 7.2B, 7.2C, 7.2D, 7.2E, 7.3D, 7.4A, 7.8B, 7.8C, 8.1A, 8.4B, 8.1B, 8.2A, 8.2B, 8.2C, 8.2D, 8.2E, 8.3D, 8.4A

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