Each curriculum module is designed to enrich existing classroom education, provide students with highly-relevant experiential learning opportunities, and help develop the scientific and critical thinking skills needed for today’s careers. To achieve this, the modules incorporate the principles of inquiry-based learning, components of the scientific method, and science process skills such as observation, measurement, prediction and experimentation. All of the modules were developed using the 5E Instructional Model and support the relevant Washington state science, health and fitness, and math standards.
There are three components to each module:
- A pre-visit activity taught by the classroom teacher
- Hands-on experiments and activities conducted aboard the Science Adventure Lab during a visit to the school
- A post-visit activity taught by the classroom teacher
Seattle Children’s Science Adventure Lab is the nation’s only mobile health and science lab program directly connected to a children’s hospital. This special link gives us the ability to draw from the expertise of some of the world’s leading pediatric experts in developing our curriculum.
All curriculum topics are carefully chosen based on the potential to teach key science skills and health information, the relevance to child health and the opportunity to expose students to careers in science and healthcare.
The modules currently available are (all files are PDFs):
"The students were so jazzed … intrigued by lab science, and more. They were so appreciative of the experience! Nice scenario to give the experiment real-life context."