Outreach Programs

5th Grade Chemistry

Our Fifth Grade Chemistry Outreach Program is a partnership between local elementary students and teachers and UCSB students and faculty. To improve educational opportunities for K-12 students, we have developed a program that brings fifth grade students to the chemistry lab at UCSB every Thursday morning to participate in hands-on standards-based physical science activities. The program is designed to nourish their natural curiosity in science and to stimulate an interest in pursuing a higher education in science. In addition, UCSB students are given the opportunity to share their love of science with elementary students and to consider a career path as a science educator. For more information on the program including a schedule and how to get on the mailing list go to:

http://www.chem.ucsb.edu/~outreach/

Highly amplified magnetic resonance instrument to probe molecular interfaces and local structures around defects.

Local 5th grade students experiment with liquid nitrogen

 

K-12 Scitrek

SciTrek is an outreach program run out of the chemistry department that focuses on allowing 2nd-5th grade students to experience science first hand by designing, carrying out, and presenting scientific experiments. SciTrek allows UCSB undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to volunteer within the program. For more information on the program, how to get involved, and to get on the mailing list go to: 

http://www.chem.ucsb.edu/~scitrek/

Highly amplified magnetic resonance instrument to probe molecular interfaces and local structures around defects.

Scitrek volunteers performing chemistry outreach

 

K-12 Lesson Plans

A database is available to provide teachers a resource to efficiently locate effective science activities that suits their needs.  Science lesion plans instill an appreciation for the excitement and creativity of science in K-12 students.  Teachers can download  lesson plans and share plans that they have developed. To login and access lesson plans go to:

http://outreach.chem.ucsb.edu/

Highly amplified magnetic resonance instrument to probe molecular interfaces and local structures around defects.

Local elementary school students work on a chemistry exercise