Add a Workshop to Your Field Trip!

Hands-on STEM workshops are a great way to increase the educational impact of your field trip to the Lancaster Science Factory. Each program is instructed by one of our professional STEM Educators and can be customized based on grade level and class size. Your students will love engaging topics like engineering, chemistry, robotics, and more!

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Wind Power

Students will use an assortment of tools and materials to fulfill a specific design challenge. Students will examine how energy is transformed to generate electricity or explore real-world ways engineering can combat climate change. Activities based on grade level may include building a sailcar, and generating power with windmills.

Structural Engineering

Students will be presented with a design challenge where they must think like an engineer to solve it. Challenges based on grade level may include keva plank blueprints, catapults, bridges, towers, or balancing nails.

Electric Motors

Students will explore the properties of electromagnetism and energy flow while building circuits that can power electric motors and generators.

Circuit Lab

Students will learn about electricity and how energy flows while building and experimenting with a variety of circuits from simple to complex. Activities based on grade level may include circuit boards, snap circuits, or paper circuits.


Students will learn the basics of robotics and programming while interacting with Edison Robots. Robotics programs can be tiered for any grade level.

Newton’s Laws of Motion

Students will learn about Newton’s Laws of Motion and use them to perform dazzling feats! Activities based on grade level may include the tablecloth trick, removing the platform, egg drop devices, balloon races, and many more.

Rainforest Biomes

Students will learn about the parts of a rainforest ecosystem and why they are so important to the earth as they make a 3D model to take home. 

Kitchen Chemistry

Students will explore the concepts of surface tension and displacement by completing experiments using common
household ingredients like dish soap and pepper. Experiments will vary based on grade level or workshop length.

Create Art with Science

Students will create a watercolor project using household items like salt, baking soda, and vinegar. Activities based on grade level and time may be free-form or use stencils. Watch the watercolor react with the items to create a unique piece of art. Students take home what they make.

Our Solar System

Students will learn the order and characteristics of the planets in our solar system as they design and create a model individually or in small groups. Activities will vary based on allotted time and grade level.

The Our Solar System workshop will provide students with science-based content that is  provided by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).  If the information provided on their website  does not align with what your students are currently learning about space, you should choose a different workshop.

Create a Constellation

Students will choose a constellation and use skills like measurement, cutting, and design to recreate it on paper.

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