Programs

Inspiring Future Scientists: K-12 Science Classroom Visits


This program arranges classroom visits by Chemistry graduate students to local high school and K-5 classrooms. The K-5 program offers hands-on demonstrations to build excitement and enthusiasm for science among students. Stanford undergraduate and graduate researchers give hour-long science lessons showcasing various scientific principles. The demonstrations will be hands-on, and the students will be actively engaged with questions posed throughout the lesson.

A similar program is also available for high school classrooms. Graduate students provide novel hands-on guided inquiry lab experiences in which students work together in small groups to carry out an exciting activity that would otherwise not be possible with the minimal equipment and supplies available to most high schools. During each visit, groups of approximately six graduate students from the Stanford Chemistry Department bring all equipment and supplies required for one of these labs into the high school classroom, and aid the teacher with set-up and facilitation of the lab during all chemistry sections taught during a regular school day. These labs cover topics that fit within the California Curriculum Standards, however they are presented with an emphasis on how these concepts apply in the real world.

There is no cost for these field trips.