From the inner workings of our bodies to the edge of space, our Science on Wheels in-class lessons are developed to educate, inspire and engage your students.  Our in-depth, hands-on, in-your-classroom programs consist of grade-specific content catered to meet Arizona State Education Standards and the Common Core.

60 minutes per session

Up to 30 participants per session

STANDARD PRICING (unless otherwise stated. Some classes may have additional cost, which will be stated in program description):

  • $225 1st session
  • $175 2nd session
  • $150 3rd session
  • $150 4th session (A $200 savings by booking four programs! In order to receive the discount pricing for sessions 2-4, must be same lesson, same date)


For more information or to schedule a program, please fill out a “Reservations Request Form”

Office Hours: 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Monday–Friday
Phone: 602.716.2028
Email: outreach@azscience.org


Students will discover the differences between rocks and minerals, learn the types of rocks, and identify and test a variety of Arizona minerals.
Grades: 3–6

Bring hands on anatomy to your school by scheduling various dissections with Arizona Science Center. Our specialists will bring everything needed to deliver a dissection lesson to your students, all you need to do is pick a specimen and we'll take care of the rest!

Specimen Options: Additional Price - Suggested Grade Levels:
  • Turtle: Additional $175/class – Grades 4–8
  • Dogfish Shark: Additional $175/class – Grades 4–8
  • Sheep Brain: Additional $175/class – Grades 3–6
  • Sheep Heart: Additional $150/class – Grades 3–6
  • Frog: Additional $125/class – Grades 3–8
  • Sea Star: Additional $75/class – Grades 2–5
  • Squid: Additional $125/class – Grades 2–6
  • Skate: Additional $150/class – Grades 5–8
  • Cow Femur: Additional $75/class – Grades 2–5
  • Cow Eye: Additional $75/class – Grades 3–8

Special Requirements: Sessions must be scheduled at least two months in advance to ensure timely delivery of specimens. Requires a room with a sink and a large trashcan. A whiteboard is preferred.

Discover the structure and function of animal biology, as well as advanced dissection techniques in our Comparative Anatomy class! Each student will be able to participate in two separate dissections by taking this class. Instructors will focus on highlighting the differences and some surprising similarities between the two specimens.

Option A: Frog vs. Squid

Option B: Dogfish Shark vs. Skate

Grades: 5–8
Extended Session: 120 minutes per session
Pricing: $550 per session

Special Requirements: Special Requirements: Sessions must be scheduled at least 2 months in advance to ensure timely delivery of specimens. Requires a room with a sink and access to a large trash can. A white board is preferred.

Art, social studies and science join forces as students explore the connection between natural dyes and the chemistry of pH. Using what they learn about pH, students will participate in guided inquiry to create their own natural dyes and try to recreate specific colors through experimentation and combination of commonly used natural pigments.

Grades: 5–8 
Special requirements: Access to a sink.

Learn about the greatest machine in the world: the human body! Through hands-on experimentation, students will take a trip through the digestive system and learn about all the different stops along the way.

Grades: K-3

Special Requirements: A room with a sink. 

Participants discover the basic principals of electricity through the use of the Van de Graaff generator and hands-on challenges with insulators, conductors and circuits.


Grades: 3-8


Special RequirementsAccess to a grounded outlet

Students encounter fundamental chemical principles, explore states of matter and investigate the mysterious changes that occur during a chemical reaction.


Grades: 2-5


Special Requirements: Requires a room with a sink

Lab coats will double as chef’s aprons as students examine the chemical principles of food creation and transformation. Students will explore the growing fields of food science and molecular gastronomy by changing the appearance, state of matter and density of common foods. Students will leave this program with a deeper understanding of the chemical processes behind cooking and even some techniques to try out in the kitchen!

Grades: 5-8
Special requirements: Access to a sink.

Students will explore a new form of nano-medicine called "lab-on-a-chip" that could be used in the near future to diagnose and detect illnesses in patients before symptoms ever appear. Students will get the chance to use their very own "lab-on-a-chip" to test and diagnose a patient and experience how useful this tiny technology will be in the future.


Grades: 68


Special Requirements: Requires access to a sink.

Invention, design and exploration adventure! Students will work together to design a ramp that will slow down a bouncy ball as it rolls to the end. They will use the Engineering Design Process to understand concepts such as simple machines, energy transfer, conservation and forces.

Grades: 1–8

What is coding? Learn the basics of coding by learning to code with color. Students will work together to program an Ozobot to complete various challenges.

Grades: K–4 

Special requirements: Access to electrical outlets.

Why do our bodies look the way that they do and how are our bodies able to function? Learn how DNA serves as an instruction manual for our bodies by decoding the DNA of a "monster". Students will then be able to see what DNA looks like by completing a Strawberry DNA extraction.

Grades: K–4 

Special requirements: Access to a sink.

Why should Arizonans be concerned about the ocean? Learn about the impacts humans have on the world's oceans and how the ocean's chemistry is changing. Artistic techniques will be incorporated in this lesson as students explore concepts in acid-base chemistry.

Grades: 2–5

Special Requirements: Access to a sink in the same room.

Dive in as we explore the science behind one of the most plentiful natural resources on the planet: WATER! Students will learn about the distribution of water while designing solutions to improve drinking water quality.

Grades: 4–6

Special Requirements: Requires a room with a sink.

Students will explore the concepts of gravity, motion, and energy while experimenting with marbles and tubes to design and test their own rollercoasters.

Grades: K–8

Using plastic bottles, water, and compressed air, students learn about aerodynamics as they design, test, modify and launch rockets.

Grades: K–8

Special Requirements: A room with a sink, an indoor location and a 50 x 100 foot outdoor location. Only available September through May.

How can we harness the power of the sun to improve the lives of Arizonans? Students will explore the possibility solar energy holds for our future while learning how solar cells work through the exploration of a solar house.

Grades: 4–8 

Special requirements: Access to multiple electrical outlets.

Using the Engineering Design Process, participants will learn about the laws of physics as they design a rocket that soars through the air!




Special Requirements:Large indoor space, such as a gym or cafeteria. 

In order to survive, our bodies need specific chemicals- chemicals which give us energy to think, move, grow and live! Students will explore the essential macro-molecules our body needs while solving the problem of what type of food to deliver to a group of "stranded" citizens.

Grades: 6–8

Special Requirements: Requires a sink. 

Learn how scientists and epidemiologists track the spread of disease through populations and how vaccines are created. Can you create a vaccine before the "infection" spreads?

Grades: 5–8
Special Requirements: Access to a sink.