The University of Findlay’s College of Education is offering a free mobile interactive science lab for schools in Hancock county called Derrick’s Oiler Learning Express, providing an option for teachers interested in getting their students out of the traditional classroom for outdoor learning. The lab will travel to schools or other approved locations in Hancock County – such as a park – with equipment needed for interactive science experiments. All experiments are aligned with the Ohio Academic Content Standards with the goal of keeping students engaged by asking questions. The exercises, designed for grades 4-6, can be adapted for kindergarten through 12th grade in the categories of soil, skeletons, water, atmosphere and space, and biodiversity, with more added throughout the school year. Students will have the chance to check out fossils, rock collections, skulls, soil samples, squirrel pelts and more. Also available are microscopes, and equipment to test water turbidity and quality with PH sensors.
To learn more or to sign up visit findlay.edu/education/Derrick’s-Learning-Express
The University of Findlay also offers teacher training in association with the program.