Field Trip Think Tank Workshops
Take Learning to Another Level!
Imagination Station Think Tank workshops give students a way to explore specific content that may be difficult to teach in the classroom. Our 45-minute sessions offer a structured, hands-on curriculum that will open minds and encourage learning during your field trip. And best of all, they're FUN!
Dissect a cow's eye, create a light-up badge and get hands-on with the food web. There's a science-stuffed topic for everyone!
Think Tank topics:
Soldering is one of the most fundamental skills needed to dabble in the world of electronics. Your students will create their own light up badge with real soldering equipment in a safe, supervised and fun environment. With this simple skill, a whole new world of electronic tinkering is opened.
*$2 extra (every student takes home their Blinky Badge)
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 endothermic and exothermic reactions.
Cow Eye Dissection
Take your students’ understanding of biology to a new level by exploring the eye of a cow! Through the technique of dissection, they’ll examine the wonders of the cow’s interior eye. Walk away with an understanding of the difference between the vitreous humor and aqueous humor…and a new perspective on how we see the world around us.
During this workshop, students will work together as they confront an engineering challenge as they design and build, and where collaboration and communication is key! Using the engineering design process, your class will think like engineers and see the creative and dynamic side of this important field.
Explore the exciting world of energy as students discover what conducts and what insulates, how sounds are created, the difference between kinetic and potential energy and so much more!
Let your students travel back in time using scientific inquiry to discover the prehistoric world. During this workshop, students will become paleontologists and dig for fossils to learn how scientists study creatures that disappeared 65 million years ago.
Design a creature, then learn how to use a motor to get your creation moving. Your students will teach their critter to dance and doodle, slide and shake in a way that’s all their own as they learn about electronics, engineering and design.
Can you speed it up? Can you slow it down? Can you change its direction? Using everyday materials, students will engineer their own pathways for marbles and try to successfully meet our design parameters as they get hands-on with the engineering design process.
Owl Pellet Dissection
Be a part of science research and have a hoot as your students learn about owls and their environments. This workshop gets hands-on with the food web. Identify bones and collect data to learn more about owls, their diet and their digestive system.
Young meteorologists will learn about different types of weather through experimentation and demonstration–including seeing a cloud form in front of their eyes!
Your Five Senses
The youngest scientists will discover how their senses can help them make observations and gather information about the world around them.