Field Trip Think Tank Workshops
Take Learning to Another Level
Imagination Station's 45-minute Think Tank workshops address specific content that can be difficult to teach in a classroom. From dissecting a cow’s eye to engineering to creating chemical reactions, these hands-on workshops offer structured curriculum and skill building during your field trip.
Reach out to our Reservation Specialists today to learn how our engaging programs can help you fulfill your students’ learning goals. We guarantee it will be the highlight of the visit!
Think Tank Topics
Chemistry - 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 endothermic and exothermic reactions.
Cow Eye Dissection - Grades 6-8
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.
Engineering Together - Grades 2-8
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.
Exciting Energy - Grades K-4
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!
Fossils Rock! - Grades Pre-K-5
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. Preschool and Kindergarten students will explore the same content with an added literacy component in a special workshop just for them–Little Big Dig!
Marble Machines - Grades K-12
Can you speed it up? Can you slow it down? What about 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 - Grades Pre-K-8
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.
New This Year
NEW– Protecting Our Waterways - Grades Pre-K-3
Travel with Wally the Walleye on his journey down the Maumee River into Lake Erie. Explore why water is such a valuable resource and learn about ways we can reduce the impacts of water pollution.
NEW– The Science of the Solar Eclipse - Grades K-8
This workshop is designed to provide students with an in-depth understanding of the ways the sun, Earth, and moon interact. From the phases of the moon to total solar eclipses, your amateur astronomers will discover how these interactions can be seen both daily and through once-in-a-lifetime experiences. It will build excitement and provide a learning opportunity for this fascinating event.
NEW– Science, Engineering, and Social Emotional Learning - Grades 9-Adult
This workshop is designed for current or future teachers and showcases how science and engineering are excellent ways to integrate social emotional learning (SEL) into your classroom. You will leave with ideas for how to implement two different engineering challenges, tips to integrate SEL, and a greater knowledge of how the science center can be a resource for you.
NOTE: This is a two-hour workshop and has an additional cost of $4 per participant, for a total cost of $10 per participant.