In Class Programs

Each 1-hour hands-on science presentation:

  • Designed in partnership with local museums
  • Aligned with CA State Standards
  • Led by an enthusiastic Edventure More guest scientist
  • Includes extension activities for teachers, kids & parents
  • Elicits looks of awe & wonder so kids WANT to learn more
  • Is easy; we bring materials, do prep, lead the project & clean up

 

Edventure More’s In Class Program (ICP) has helped thousands of elementary teachers bring hands-on science into their classrooms since 2004. Modeled after our experiential camp learning environments, our ICP’s feature spirited science presenters leading K-5th grade activities designed by California Academy of Sciences, NASA or Edventure More.

More Kindergarten

Super Sleuth

Students put their spy skills to the test in a variety of experiments designed to hone their five senses of sight, sound, smell, touch and taste.

CA State Standards: Kindergarten – Science Investigation and Experimentation (4.a, 4.b, 4.c,4.d, 4.e)

Animals and Habitats

Students are introduced to habitats, what types of animals live in each, and the characteristics that enable them to survive in their respective homes. Activities feature interactive games, movement, and “touch stations”.

CA State Standards: Kindergarten – Physical Sciences (1.a, 2.a, 2.c, 3.a, 3.c)

Watershed World

What in the world is a watershed? Our ‘Watershed World’ presentation challenges student assumptions about the abundance of water on Earth by examining the water cycle and how water moves around our planet. Using a watershed model to examine the human impacts on the water we use, students are challenged to think critically to create solutions that will help us preserve our most vital resource.

This presentation is suitable for grades K-5. Specifically, it aligns with the following grades and standards.

CA State Standards:

  • Kindergarten Physical Science (1.c) Earth Sciences (3.a, 3.b, 3.c)
  • Grade 5 Earth Sciences (3.a, 3.b, 3.c, 3.d, 3.e)
More First Grade

Oobleck

The properties of liquids, solids and gasses are discussed before creating a “goo” that simultaneously exhibits qualities of all three.

CA State Standards: Grade 1 – Physical Sciences (1.a, 1.b)

Ice Cream Tumblers

Students understand how matter transforms from a liquid to a solid in this “yummy for your tummy” experiment.  For students with allergies we can use: soy milk, almond milk, rice milk, or Splenda.  This is a “nut free” treat.

 CA State Standards: Grade 1 – Physical Sciences (1.a, 1.b)

Wacky Weather

Students take a look at how and why the weather of the Bay Area is created.  Students will be making their own fog and experiment with the power of wind gusts.

CA State Standards: Grade 1 – Earth Sciences (3.a, 3.c)

Watershed World

What in the world is a watershed? Our ‘Watershed World’ presentation challenges student assumptions about the abundance of water on Earth by examining the water cycle and how water moves around our planet. Using a watershed model to examine the human impacts on the water we use, students are challenged to think critically to create solutions that will help us preserve our most vital resource.

This presentation is suitable for grades K-5. Specifically, it aligns with the following grades and standards.

CA State Standards:

  • Kindergarten Physical Science (1.c) Earth Sciences (3.a, 3.b, 3.c)
  • Grade 5 Earth Sciences (3.a, 3.b, 3.c, 3.d, 3.e)
More Second Grade

Stomp Rockets

3-2-1-Blast Off!!! Students learn about the forces of “push” and “pull” and simple machines as they launch air propelled rockets.

CA State Standards: Grade 2 – Physical Sciences (1.a, 1.b, 1.c, 1.d)

Magnificent Magnets

Explore the magic of magnets by creating projects that help students understand why and how magnets work.

CA State Standards: Grade 2 – Physical Sciences (1.c, 1.f)

Space Adventure

Prepare to blast off into outer space! Our ‘Space Explorer’ presentation takes students on a journey through our solar system to discover what life is like beyond Earth. We’ll learn about our neighboring planets, how we orbit, and what causes the seasons!

This presentation is suitable for grades 2-5. Specifically, it aligns with the following grades and standards.

CA State Standards:

  • 3rd Grade Earth Sciences (4.a, 4.b, 4.d, 4.e)
  • 5th Grade Earth Sciences (5.a, 5.b, 5.c)

Watershed World

What in the world is a watershed? Our ‘Watershed World’ presentation challenges student assumptions about the abundance of water on Earth by examining the water cycle and how water moves around our planet. Using a watershed model to examine the human impacts on the water we use, students are challenged to think critically to create solutions that will help us preserve our most vital resource.

This presentation is suitable for grades K-5. Specifically, it aligns with the following grades and standards.

CA State Standards:

  • Kindergarten Physical Science (1.c)
  • Earth Sciences (3.a, 3.b, 3.c)
  • Grade 5 Earth Sciences (3.a, 3.b, 3.c, 3.d, 3.e)
More Third Grade

Oobleck

The properties of liquids, solids and gasses are discussed before creating a “goo” that simultaneously exhibits qualities of all three.

CA State Standards: Grade 3 – Physical Sciences (1.e, 1.g)

Pop Rockets

Students learn the fundamentals of a chemical reaction when we create a gas by mixing an acid and a base to launch a mini rocket high into the air.

CA State Standards: Grade 3 – Physical Sciences (1.e, 1.g)

Watershed World

What in the world is a watershed? Our ‘Watershed World’ presentation challenges student assumptions about the abundance of water on Earth by examining the water cycle and how water moves around our planet. Using a watershed model to examine the human impacts on the water we use, students are challenged to think critically to create solutions that will help us preserve our most vital resource.

This presentation is suitable for any grade, K-5. Specifically, it aligns with the following grades and standards.

CA State Standards:

  • Kindergarten Physical Science (1.c)
  • Earth Sciences (3.a, 3.b, 3.c)
  • Grade 5 Earth Sciences (3.a, 3.b, 3.c, 3.d, 3.e)

Space Adventure

Prepare to blast off into outer space! Our ‘Space Explorer’ presentation takes students on a journey through our solar system to discover what life is like beyond Earth. We’ll learn about our neighboring planets, how we orbit, and what causes the seasons!

This presentation is suitable for grades 2-5. Specifically, it aligns with the following grades and standards.

CA State Standards:

  • Grade 3 Earth Sciences (4.a, 4.b, 4.d, 4.e)
  • Grade 5 Earth Sciences (5.a, 5.b, 5.c)
More Fourth Grade

Pickle Power

Students learn the basics of creating a circuit; then sound a buzzer using a pickle, wires, and two different types of metals.

CA State Standards: Grade 4 – Physical Sciences (1.a, 1.g)

Exploding Volcanoes

Students learn about the different types of volcanic eruptions and the forces that cause them before creating one that erupts 3-4 ft in the air!

CA State Standards: Grade 4 – Earth Sciences (4.a, 5.a)

Watershed World

What in the world is a watershed? Our ‘Watershed World’ presentation challenges student assumptions about the abundance of water on Earth by examining the water cycle and how water moves around our planet. Using a watershed model to examine the human impacts on the water we use, students are challenged to think critically to create solutions that will help us preserve our most vital resource.

This presentation is suitable for any grade, K-5. Specifically, it aligns with the following grades and standards.

CA State Standards:

  • Kindergarten Physical Science (1.c)
  • Earth Sciences (3.a, 3.b, 3.c)
  • Grade 5 Earth Sciences (3.a, 3.b, 3.c, 3.d, 3.e)

Space Adventure

Prepare to blast off into outer space!  Our ‘Space Explorer’ presentation takes students on a journey through our solar system to discover what life is like beyond Earth.  We’ll learn about our neighboring planets, how we orbit, and what causes the seasons!

This presentation would be suitable for grades 2-5. Specifically, it aligns with the following grades and standards.

CA State Standards:

  • Grade 3 Earth Sciences (4.a, 4.b, 4.d, 4.e)
  • Grade 5 Earth Sciences (5.a, 5.b, 5.c)
More Fifth Grade

Air Pressure

Students see the invisible properties of turbulence when we mix hand soap, water and coloring in a bottle. Students learn about forces that can affect weather and air patterns. Students gasp as we apply principals of air pressure to “suck” an egg into a bottle. We discuss how the heating and cooling air relates to weather patterns.

CA State Standards: Grade 5 – Earth Sciences (4.a, 4.b, 4.c, 4.e)

Slime

Students learn the difference between a “mixture” and a “chemical reaction” as they mix glue, water and detergent to create a fun and slimy Non- Newtonian fluid!

CA State Standards: Grade 5 – Physical Sciences (1.a, 1.b)

Watershed World

What in the world is a watershed? Our ‘Watershed World’ presentation challenges student assumptions about the abundance of water on Earth by examining the water cycle and how water moves around our planet. Using a watershed model to examine the human impacts on the water we use, students are challenged to think critically to create solutions that will help us preserve our most vital resource.

This presentation is suitable for any grade, K-5. Specifically, it aligns with the following grades and standards.

CA State Standards:

  • Kindergarten Physical Science (1.c)
  • Earth Sciences (3.a, 3.b, 3.c)
  • Grade 5 Earth Sciences (3.a, 3.b, 3.c, 3.d, 3.e)

2013-14 Sponsored ICP Pricing for First ICP Scheduled*:
$50/class: First 100 Teachers
$75/class:Next 200 Teachers
$100/class: Third 200 Teachers

*Teachers can reserve their first ICP now for the subsidized rate of $100/class. Each additional ICP will be a subsidized rate of $150/class.  The at-cost price for an ICP is $175/class. This price covers the presenter salary, training, supplies, mileage, prep time, program manager salary and administrative support. For the 2013-14 school year Edventure More will continue to subsidize this cost with proceeds raised from our summer camp programs, Camp Edmo and Camp EdTech. Now, when families choose our camps, they are also choosing to support their schools’ teachers as well.

Important 2014 In Class Program Updates:

  • Presentations can be reserved now for dates through mid-May 2014
  • Two week minimum lead time required
  • Minimum of 2 classes per day required; Maximum of 5
  • 2 visits available per year, per class
  • Ask us about tailoring an ICP to your classroom’s learning needs

Cancellation or Rescheduling Policy:

We must receive rescheduling or cancellation requests in writing at least 2 weeks before the date of presentation. The reason for this is that there are a limited number of spots available and schedule changes can be very disruptive to other teachers.

  1. If cancellations are made after this time, Edventure More is unable to provide a refund and an additional fee of $20/class will be charged.
  2. Should a schedule change be requested, please note that we cannot guarantee adjustments and a $20/class fee will be incurred.

Science Projects, Videos, and MORE!

Click the Mo’s Treehouse icon and discover Mo’s playful world of science. Explore grade appropriate science activities, fun facts, silly jokes, fascinating trivia and watch incredible hands-on science videos come alive before your very eyes!

In a Survey of Teachers who have participated in our School Year Programs:

  • 88.4% strongly agree that their Edventure More program was a valuable addition to the curriculum
  • 96.8% thought their students were excited and had fun learning during the In Class Program
  • 90.5% strongly agree the Edventure More staff exhibited good classroom management
  • 96.8% strongly agree that the Edventure More staff was enthusiastic, upbeat and passionate about the materials
  • 96.8% said they would invite Edventure More back to their classroom
  • 95.8% would recommend an Edventure More program to other teachers!
More See what Teachers said about our School Year Programs

Thank you. The oobleck activity has always been a big hit, very engaging, and reinforces our students learning.”
-Claire Lilienthal Elementary

Great job. Interesting and informative. Kids and teachers loved it.”
-Garfield Elementary

Absolutely incredible! Kids loved it- they were learning & having fun at the same time.”
-St. Raphael School

Presenter was really good working with the students. She was able to control the behavior of the students and kept them engaged through the whole lesson. She is the best presenter I had in my past few years.”
-Lincoln Elementary

Amazing. Wish we could have an Edmo presentation once-a-week.”
-Sun Valley School

Fabulous lesson, great presenters! Thanks so much.”
-Oak Avenue Elementary

The presentation was interactive and the students enjoyed making fog and wind. The students would recommend it to others!”
–Coleman Elementary School Teacher

Great work. The kids have a SOLID understanding of the three states of matter!”
–Amelia Earhart Elementary School

Excellent Science Experience – great use of science vocabulary.”
–Franklin Elementary School Teacher

We had a fabulous time today! You classroom management ideas were creative and effective. Thank you for ‘rocking the vibe’ in room 16!”
–Reed Elementary School Teacher

What a great and fun way for the kids to learn about science. I was particularly impressed with the way the presenter made the children participate with physical activities.”
-French American International School Teacher

Great fun, correlated with learning, and so much enthusiasm!”
-Tam Valley Teacher

It is always a pleasure having your presenters come to our school. Their enthusiasm is ‘catchy’. The children are always excited when they hear you are coming.”
-St. Cecilia Teacher

Presenter was awesome! Snap Snap Snaperoos to Stephan!”
-Ulloa Elementary Teacher

Wonderful Hands on activities. Kids were really excited; a great way to get them interested in the weather unit. Thank you.”
-Manor Teacher

Great lesson! Great science concepts, loads of fun. I’ll do my best to reinforce what they learned today. Thank you! Call you next year! ”
-Lafayette Teacher

I love your presentation and especially the energy and enthusiasm of your presenters. Thank you as always for an excellent experience!”
-Camino Pablo Teacher

Thank you! You have a wonderful energy and really engaged and captivated the students!”
-Strawberry Point Teacher

We were delighted with Edventure More’s School Year Programs that we purchased during the 2010-11 school year. Their museum-designed In Class Program (ICP) sessions were both academically challenging and fun — a great fit for our 4th and 5th grade Alameda Students, as well as for academically advanced 2nd grade students. The instructors were not only highly skilled educators, but also were enthusiastic and easily established a rapport with kids at different grade levels. Needless to say, we are hiring Edmo again to deliver their in-depth, multi-session After School Program (ASP) lessons during the 2011-12 school year.”
–Ethan O’Rafferty (Alameda)

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Ready to GET MORE?

Contact us at 415.282.MORE (6673) or outreach@edventuremore.org to create a custom enrichment service.  We look forward to making this year one full of curiosity, kindness and confidence!