McWane on the Move

McWane Science Center

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McWane on the Move provides hands-on, interactive programs that meet or supplement curriculum objectives and spark students’ scientific curiosity. Our programs are perfect for classrooms, assembly programs, libraries and community events.

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Programming

Sun Blocks

DISCIPLINE: Physical Science
GRADES: Pre-K–K
PROGRAM: Classroom
Students will learn about white and UV light as they build structures to block the negative effects of our sun.
APKS: S.P.1.2, 4.5
SCIENCE: K:7, 8; Grade 1:3

Matter Mysteries

DISCIPLINE: Physical Science
GRADES: Pre K-2
PROGRAM: Classroom
Can you identify and classify the three states of matter? Working in teams, students will make observations and create hypotheses to solve our matter mystery.
APKS: S.P: 1.2, 2.2
SCIENCE: Grade 2: 1, 2, 4

Mad Scientist

DISCIPLINE: Physical Science
GRADES: Pre-K-2
PROGRAM: Classroom
Meet McWane’s mad scientist and explore the bubbling world of chemistry. From silly experiments to amazing tricks of science, students will observe the scientific method up-close and in action.
APKS: S.P. 1.1, 1.2, 2.2
SCIENCE: Grade 2:1

Fossil Finders

DISCIPLINE: Earth Science
GRADES: PreK-3
PROGRAM: Classroom
Grab your magnifying glass as we travel back in time to the prehistoric period and uncover the footprints of ancient plants and animals.
APKS: S.P.1.4
SCIENCE: K:3, Grade 2:8; Grade 3:9

Hungry, Hungry Codapillar

DISCIPLINE: Technology
GRADES: K-2
PROGRAM: Classroom
Ready, set, CODE! Students will create command patterns to help our robotic caterpillars eat their way through several technological challenges, Large open area (10 ft. x 12 ft.) required.
APKS: T.P. 1.1, 1.2
DIGITAL LITERACY STANDARDS: Grade K: 2, 12; Grade 1: 3, 19; Grade 2: 2, 3

Amazing Animals

DISCIPLINE: Life Sciences
GRADES: K-12
PROGRAM: Classroom
Bring animals right into your classroom! Students will learn about each animal’s natural habitat, diet, adaptations and what makes them different from other living things.
SCIENCE: K: 3,4; Grade 1: 6, 7; Grade 2: 6, 7; Grade 3: 5, 7, 10, 11; Grade 4: 9, 11; Grade 7:6, 8, 10
BIOLOGY: 9-12

Enlightening Electricity

DISCIPLINE: Physical Science
GRADES: 2–6
PROGRAM: Classroom
It’s electric! Students will explore circuits and how they work in order to create a functioning electrical system.
SCIENCE: Grade 4: 2,4

STEM Expeditions

DISCIPLINE: Earth and Space Science
GRADES: 2-6
PROGRAM: Classroom
Move your students beyond the limitations of the classroom! The new STEM Expeditions program combines virtual reality technology and hands-on experiences to explore Earth and beyond! Choose between a tour of the Solar System or exploring Earth’s features.
SCIENCE: Grade 2:8; Grade 3:14; Grade 4: 12 & 16; Grade 5: 12 &14; Grade 6: 2, 3, 4,5,7, 13 & 14
DIGITAL LITERACY STANDARDS: Grade 3:12 & 21; Grade 4: 20 &19

Reactions in Action

DISCIPLINE: Physical Science
GRADES: 3–8
PROGRAM: Classroom
Students will get fired up about science as we explore combustion and dazzle them with color-changing liquids. These fascinating experiments teach students all about chemical changes in matter!
SCIENCE: Grade 2: 1, 2, 3, 4; Grade 4: 4; Grade 5: 1, 3, 4; Grade 8: 2, 3a, 4, 5

A-MAZE-ing Robots

DISCIPLINE: Physical Science
GRADES: 3rd and up
Experience the world of computer coding using Ozobots, one of the world’s smallest programmable robots.
TECHNOLOGY: Grade 3rd- 5th 3, 7
DIGITAL LITERACY: Grade 3: 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 18, 19; Grade 4: 2, 3, 4 & 7; Grade 5: 2, 4, 5, 6; Grade 6: 6, 15, 21, 30; Grade 7: 5; Grade 8: 5

Sun Blocks

DISCIPLINE: Physical Science
GRADES: Pre-K–K
PROGRAM: Classroom
Students will learn about white and UV light as they build structures to block the negative effects of our sun.
APKS: S.P.1.2, 4.5
SCIENCE: K:7, 8; Grade 1:3

Matter Mysteries

DISCIPLINE: Physical Science
GRADES: Pre K-2
PROGRAM: Classroom
Can you identify and classify the three states of matter? Working in teams, students will make observations and create hypotheses to solve our matter mystery.
APKS: S.P: 1.2, 2.2
SCIENCE: Grade 2: 1, 2, 4

Mad Scientist

DISCIPLINE: Physical Science
GRADES: Pre-K-2
PROGRAM: Classroom
Meet McWane’s mad scientist and explore the bubbling world of chemistry. From silly experiments to amazing tricks of science, students will observe the scientific method up-close and in action.
APKS: S.P. 1.1, 1.2, 2.2
SCIENCE: Grade 2:1

Fossil Finders

DISCIPLINE: Earth Science
GRADES: PreK-3
PROGRAM: Classroom
Grab your magnifying glass as we travel back in time to the prehistoric period and uncover the footprints of ancient plants and animals.
APKS: S.P.1.4
SCIENCE: K:3, Grade 2:8; Grade 3:9

Hungry, Hungry Codapillar

DISCIPLINE: Technology
GRADES: K-2
PROGRAM: Classroom
Ready, set, CODE! Students will create command patterns to help our robotic caterpillars eat their way through several technological challenges, Large open area (10 ft. x 12 ft.) required.
APKS: T.P. 1.1, 1.2
DIGITAL LITERACY STANDARDS: Grade K: 2, 12; Grade 1: 3, 19; Grade 2: 2, 3

Amazing Animals

DISCIPLINE: Life Sciences
GRADES: K-12
PROGRAM: Classroom
Bring animals right into your classroom! Students will learn about each animal’s natural habitat, diet, adaptations and what makes them different from other living things.
SCIENCE: K: 3,4; Grade 1: 6, 7; Grade 2: 6, 7; Grade 3: 5, 7, 10, 11; Grade 4: 9, 11; Grade 7:6, 8, 10
BIOLOGY: 9-12

Enlightening Electricity

DISCIPLINE: Physical Science
GRADES: 2–6
PROGRAM: Classroom
It’s electric! Students will explore circuits and how they work in order to create a functioning electrical system.
SCIENCE: Grade 4: 2,4

STEM Expeditions

DISCIPLINE: Earth and Space Science
GRADES: 2-6
PROGRAM: Classroom
Move your students beyond the limitations of the classroom! The new STEM Expeditions program combines virtual reality technology and hands-on experiences to explore Earth and beyond! Choose between a tour of the Solar System or exploring Earth’s features.
SCIENCE: Grade 2:8; Grade 3:14; Grade 4: 12 & 16; Grade 5: 12 &14; Grade 6: 2, 3, 4,5,7, 13 & 14
DIGITAL LITERACY STANDARDS: Grade 3:12 & 21; Grade 4: 20 &19

Design and Construct

DISCIPLINE: Physical Science
GRADES: 3-6
PROGRAM: Classroom
Students become design and construction crews as they build tornado-proof structures. We will explore how people use science to deal with the powerful forces of nature.
SCIENCE: Grade 3:15, Grade 4:17

Reactions in Action

DISCIPLINE: Physical Science
GRADES: 3–8
PROGRAM: Classroom
Students will get fired up about science as we explore combustion and dazzle them with color-changing liquids. These fascinating experiments teach students all about chemical changes in matter!
SCIENCE: Grade 2: 1, 2, 3, 4; Grade 4: 4; Grade 5: 1, 3, 4; Grade 8: 2, 3a, 4, 5

A-MAZE-ing Robots

DISCIPLINE: Physical Science
GRADES: 3rd and up
Experience the world of computer coding using Ozobots, one of the world’s smallest programmable robots.
TECHNOLOGY: Grade 3rd- 5th 3, 7
DIGITAL LITERACY: Grade 3: 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 18, 19; Grade 4: 2, 3, 4 & 7; Grade 5: 2, 4, 5, 6; Grade 6: 6, 15, 21, 30; Grade 7: 5; Grade 8: 5

Pricing Plans

Schools

Classroom Program

30 Student Maximum
$ 150
  • In-person, on-location live science programming
  • Interactive experiences with hands-on learning
  • Choose from a variety of programs to suit your students' needs
  • $25 add-on program discount*

Assembly Program

150 Student Maximum
$ 300
  • In-person, on-location live science programming
  • Interactive experiences with hands-on learning
  • Choose from a variety of programs to suit your students' needs
  • $75 add-on program discount*

Libraries / Communities

Small Group Program

< 30 Participants
$ 125
  • In-person, on-location live science programming
  • Interactive and engaging science learning for all ages
  • Choose from a variety of programs to suit your community's needs

Large Group Program

≥ 30 Participants
$ 175
  • In-person, on-location live science programming
  • Interactive and engaging science learning for all ages
  • Choose from a variety of programs to suit your community's needs

Educational Scholarship Fund

Financial assistance for qualifying groups

 McWane Science Center’s Education Scholarship Fund can be utilized to assist with the cost of field trips and outreach programs. Funds are limited and will be offered on a first come first served basis for Title I and other qualifying schools and organizations in Alabama. To see if your school or organization is eligible, please fill out the application and our scholarship administrator or reservation specialist will contact you.

Mileage charge of 51 cents/mile applies to ALL Alabama counties except Jefferson or Shelby.

*Add-on programs must be same as original program, scheduled for same day and location. Student maximum of original program applies to all discounted add-on programs.