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Mobile Labs


Can’t make it to DHDC for one of our fun-filled science labs? Then let us come to you! DHDC now has a select group of our Hands-On Science Labs available for ON-CAMPUS bookings!

This program will be available for the 2016-2017 school year, then evaluated for permanent placement as an outreach program.



  • Each lab is approximately 45 minutes long.
  • Maximum of 36 students per lab title. 
  • Instructor will need 30 minutes to set up lab prior to start time, and 30 minutes after conclusion of lab for cleanup. Please reserve your lab space accordingly. 

*Each grade group listed with the titles below is considered a separate lab title.*


Ooey Gooey Science

Grades PK-5

The name says it all. Shapes, states of matter, solutions and physical and chemical changes are just a few of the scientific principles examined in this highly entertaining lab. 

Grades PK-2 investigate solutions and variables in experiments as they create two different oozes and compare their characteristics.

Grades 3-5 explore solutions, chemical reactions and properties of polymers as they create and test oozes using different ingredients.

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The Mysteries of Matter

Grades K-5

From basic properties of matter to a study of polymers and non-Newtonian fluids, The Mysteries of Matter examines solids, liquids and gases DHDC style – entertaining, slightly messy and oh so fun! 

Grades K-2 examine properties of solids, liquids and gases and experiment with physical changes to matter.

Grades 3-5 assess physical and chemical changes to matter and explore special classes of matter such as polymers and non-Newtonian fluids.

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DHDC Crime Lab: The Case of the Missing Mascot

Grades 5-8

HELP! Donnie, the DHDC Mascot, has been kidnapped! Students become crime fighters in this lab experience. Once inside the DHDC Crime Lab, students must use forensic tools to identify the kidnapper – before it’s too late!

Grades 5-8 conduct their investigation using fingerprint analysis to identify the dastardly kidnapper while learning how to lift and analyze fingerprints using the same tools are forensic detectives.

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ICU: Cow Eye Dissection

Grades 5-12

Investigate the physiology of sight by dissecting a cow eyeball. Students deconstruct a cow eye, examine the individual components and discover how each works together to collect and process images.

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Alternative Energy

Grades 6-12

Students will explore alternative energy sources and evaluate their effectiveness by testing the amount of power generated by each source.

Grades 6-8 evaluate hydrogen as an energy source by attempting to create hydrogen fuel cells and determine their energy output.

Grades 9-12 explore real-world issues regarding alternative energy sources by engineering a working, small-scale solar farm to maximize energy output.

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