Swinging Girl

Workshop on Wheels

It’s learning made easy. Imagination Station comes to your classroom with all the materials needed for one hour of exciting hands-on learning. We know you’re busy, so we’ll provide all the pre- and post-activities to make a larger impact and reduce your time planning lessons. Chemistry, physics, health, earth and space science… you name it – we have a program!

Workshop on Wheels

Book your Workshop

Cost: $375 for 2 of the same workshops, plus $.60/mile outside Lucas County.

To schedule a Workshop, call 419.244.2674 ext. 134.

We provide:

  • Teacher curriculum guide

  • Pre-visit activity

  • Hands-on materials for 30 students

  • Post-visit extension activity

  • Content standards alignment for Ohio and Michigan

Choose from these great topics:

Grades 3 – 8

Chemistry has never been so interesting! Students will discover substances with strange and surprising properties. They will explore the differences between chemical and physical changes while experimenting with film canister rockets, and at the end of the workshop they will create endothermic and exothermic reactions.

Energy Explorations*
Grades 3 – 7

Increase your students’ awareness of environmental sustainability through hands-on explorations with thermal houses and windmills. Discover more about energy consumption and conservation to prepare your students to be stewards of a more sustainable future.

*Developed with a grant from the Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF).

Engineering Design Process
Grades 2 – 8

During this workshop, students will confront challenges as they design and build. Utilizing the engineering design process (Think It. Build It. Test It … Do It Again!), your class will think like engineers and see the creative and dynamic sides of this important field.

Fossils Rock!
Grades K – 5

Let your students travel back in time using scientific inquiry to discover the world of dinosaurs. During this workshop, students will become paleontologists and dig for artifacts to learn how scientists study creatures that disappeared 65 million years ago.

Rocks, Minerals and Soil
Grades 6-8

During this workshop, we will discuss the composition and properties of the earth’s interior. Students will experiment and determine the properties of various rocks and minerals and identify their common and practical uses. 

Matter Series

Making Matter
Grades K – 2

Students will explore solids and liquids first hand by melting ice, freezing water and observing phase changes in front of their eyes. They will even end the workshop with a sweet treat using liquid nitrogen! 

Matter of Fact 
Grades 3 – 5

Students learn about the different states of matter while they watch experiments with liquid nitrogen. This workshop creates a lasting memory as students compete to melt ice then burst to an unforgettable conclusion.

Material Matter
Grades 6 – 8

Investigate the properties of matter. During this workshop, students will experiment with substances like gold, wood, air and polystyrene and compare their mass to their given volume. 


Motion Series

Marble Machines
Grades K – 2

Innovate and explore the creative, fun side of motion. Turn funnels, tubes, clothespins and dowel rods into a creative marble run as students change the motion of a marble through zig zags, twists, turns and loops. 


Newton's Roller Coasters
Grades 3 – 5

Explore the physics behind these exciting thrill rides by experimenting with velocity, momentum, acceleration and speed. Students will learn about Newton's Three Laws of Motion and end the workshop by building their very own roller coasters. 


Tricky Trajectory 
Grades 6 – 8

Discover the forces of flight: lift, drag, thrust and weight. Students will design flying machines and explore direction, magnitude and different types of potential energy.  


Sound & Light Series

Sounds of Science
Grades K – 2

Experiment and investigate with vibrations and sound. Students will see and feel sound vibrations, hear loud versus soft volumes and pitch changes by creating some unconventional noisemakers. 


Alarming Circuits
Grades 3 – 5

Explore conductors and insulators by testing common materials and discover which materials allow electricity to flow easily. Students will learn that electrical energy can be transformed to sound energy by creating an alarming trip line. 


Grades 6 – 8

Explore the flow of current by testing simple, parallel and series circuits. With a few simple parts, students will make their own electronic greeting cards that light up.