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Chabot to Go




Can't bring your class to Chabot? We'll come to you!
Our mobile science program, Chabot-to-Go, is available to come to you! Create memorable experiences in your classroom, library, or any other location with one of our enriching science programs!


In-Class Workshops

Our school classes are now mobile! We offer interesting, hands-on science classes that are relevant and engaging for every grade level. Whether your students are in preschool or high school and interested in astronomy or something entirely different, we have a class that will fit your needs. All lessons have been carefully designed and aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards, California Science Content Standards, or the California Preschool Learning Foundations. Take a moment to browse our course offerings below to choose the right program for your group.


Class Catalog

Atmosphere in Balance
5th - 12th

What is an atmosphere? How does Earth's atmosphere compare with those of our nearby planetary neighbors – like the dense atmosphere of Venus or the thin atmosphere of Mars? What happens in the vacuum of space? What role does Carbon dioxide play in Earth’s atmosphere? Students build molecular models of atmospheric gases and learn about the impact of greenhouse gases. Climate change solutions are explored.

Supports the following state and national standards:
State Science Content Standards
Grade 5: 1b, 1d, 1g, 2f, 2g, 3b, 4e, 5a, 5b
Grade 6: 4a, 4b, 4e, 6b, 7a
Grade 7: 6a, 6f
Grade 8: 3d, 3e, 5a, 7a

NGSS
Earth and Space Sciences: 4-ESS3-1, 4-ESS3-2, 5-ESS2-1, 5-ESS3-1

Bee Blast
K - 1

Buzz in to the life of the honey bee! Learn about their important jobs inside and outside the hive, and how critical these insects are to humans. Students will engage in hands-on activities to reinforce their understanding of this special creature!

Supports the following state and national standards:
State Science Content Standards
Grade K: 2b, 2c, 4a, 4e
Grade 1: 2a, 4a, 4b
Grade 2: 2a, 2c, 2d, 2f, 4a, 4f
Grade 3: 1g, 3a

NGSS
Life Science: K - LS1-1
Early and Space Science: KESS2-2, K-ESS-3

California Preschool Learning Foundations
Scientific Inquiry: 1.0
Life Sciences: 1.0, 2.0

The Five Senses
Preschool - Kindergarten

Join us for a hands-on sensory voyage! Young scientists learn how we experience the world through our five senses as we hear, smell, taste, see, and touch our way through this station-based class. This is an excellent introduction to how scientists use their senses to observe the world.

Supports the following state and national standards:
California Preschool Learning Foundations
Scientific Inquiry: 1.0, 2.0
Life Science: 1.0

Garden Planet
K - 2nd

Earth is the only "green” planet that we know about. Why? What are the unique conditions on Earth that make it suitable for life? Depending on the time of year, students look for compost critters, explore different types of soil, examine worm bins, dissect seeds, and learn how gardens feed healthy bodies. Discover ways that personal, community, and school gardens conserve Earth's energy and resources.

Supports the following state and national standards:
State Science Content Standards
Grade K: 2a, 2c, 3c, 4c, 4d, 4e
Grade 1: 2a, 2b, 2e, 3c, 4a, 4b
Grade 2: 1a, 2f, 3c, 3e, 4b, 4c, 4f, 4g

NGSS
Life Sciences: K-LS1-1, K-ESS3-1, K-ESS2-2, K-ESS3-3, 2-LS4-1

Moonstruck
3rd - 4th

Why does the Moon change its appearance every night? What have we learned about the moon? What formed those craters? Using hands-on activities and modeling, students figure out why the Moon changes shape. Students explore the craters on the Moon through a simulation of crater impacts. Students take a "trip" with the Apollo astronauts and take home a Moon activity book.

Supports the following state and national standards:
State Science Content Standards
Grade 3: 1d, 1e, 2d, 3d, 4d, 5c, 5d, 5e
Grade 4: 3b, 5a, 5c, 6b, 6c

Planet Party
Preschool - Kindergarten

Blast off into space and take a tour of the planets in our solar system! Young astronomers will explore the order, size, and appearance of the 8 planets in our solar system through kinesthetic activities and observations. Students will then make their own planet to take home.

Supports the following state and national standards:
California Preschool Learning Foundations
Scientific Inquiry: 1.0

Planet Trek
4th - 8th

Using planetarium software and other engaging media, students learn how to identify planets in the current night sky and learn how our Solar System and other solar systems formed. Through building a scale size model, students learn the sizes of our planets and dwarf planets. They investigate impact craters on earth and elsewhere in the Solar System and experiment with the variables that affect crater size. Students perform simulations of radar mapping of Venus and plot the results.

Supports the following state and national standards:
State Science Content Standards
Grade 4: 3b, 5a, 5b, 5c, 6b, 6c
Grade 5: 1b, 1g, 5a, 5b, 5c, 6b, 6f, 6g
Grade 6: 2a, 2c, 2d, 4a, 4b, 4c, 4d, 4e, 5e, 7a, 7b, 7c

Shooting Stars and Space Rocks
3rd - 8th

Ever make a wish on a shooting star? Join us to learn where meteors come from and when (and why) we have meteor showers. Examine comets inside and out as we mix up a comet in the classroom. Hear about famous and infamous comets and try your hand at simulating a comet orbit. Analyze earth and space rocks to tell meteorites from meteor "wrongs." Find out what happens when meteorites impact earth.

Supports the following state and national standards:
State Science Content Standards
Grade 3: 1d, 1e, 2d, 3d, 3e. 4a, 4d, 5c, 5d, 5e
Grade 4: 3b, 5a, 5b, 5c, 6b, 6c

NGSS
Earth and Space Sciences: 5-ESS1-1

Surviving in Space
3rd - 5th

What is it like to train for a space mission or to actually be in space? How do your body systems adjust to this new microgravity experience? During this class students tour the International Space Station and explore the effects of microgravity on several human body systems through hands-on stations. Students feel what it might be like to travel into space and lose their sense of balance, test their fine motor skills while wearing a simulated spacesuit, collect their own physiological data including heart rate and lung capacity, and find out how astronauts can work in a spacesuit for ten hours…without access to a restroom.

Supports the following state and national standards:
State Science Content Standards
Grade 3: 3a, 3b
Grade 4: 3b

NGSS
Physical Science: 3-PS2-2, 4-PS3-4, 5-PS1-4, 5-PS2-1, 5-PS1-4, 5-PS2-1
Life Science: 4-LS1-1, 4-LS1-2

Tapping the Wind
4th 8th

Calling all engineers! We need your help to design more efficient wind turbines to help meet the global demand for clean, renewable energy. Tied closely to both the NGSS Engineering and Energy standards, this class allows students to work in engineering teams to design, construct, test, and optimize their own wind turbine blades. The future of renewable energy is in their hands!

Supports the following state and national standards:
NGSS
Physical Science: 4-PS3-4
Earth and Space Sciences: 4-ESS3-1
Engineering: 3-5-ETS1-1, 3-5-ETS1-2, 3-5-ETS1-3, MS-ETS1-2, MS-ETS1-3, MS-ETS1-4

Wacky Weather
Pre-K - 3rd

Cloudy with a chance of snow at Chabot? Learn about the three elements that make up our ever changing weather and the tools meteorologist use to record weather. Students engage in hands-on activities at a variety of stations to reinforce their understanding of this fascinating and ever changing topic.

Supports the following state and national standards:
State Science Content Standards
Grade K: 1b, 1c, 3b, 4b, 4c, 4e
Grade 1: 1a, 1b, 3a, 3b, 3c, 4a
Grade 2: 1e, 4a, 4b, 4g
Grade 3: 1a, 1e, 1f, 2a, 5c, 5d

NGSS
Physical Science: K-PS3-1, K-PS3.B
Earth and Space Science: K-ESS2.1, K-ESS2D, K-ESS3.B, K-ESS3.C
California Preschool Learning Foundations
Scientific Inquiry: 1.0
Earth Sciences: 1.0, 2.0


Catalog Pricing
2 In-class workshop package: $550
3 In-class workshop package: $750
For schools or centers outside a 20 mile radius from Chabot we will charge an additional fee of $0.75 per mile each way.
Each class can accommodate up to 30 students. Each workshop is 60 minutes long, and are available Monday through Friday during school hours. Our instructors require at least 1 hour in between each workshop.


Portable Planetariums
Enjoy a live stargazing session or go on a journey though the cosmos in one of our portable planetariums! Our shows are live and are presented by one of our dynamic science instructors.

See Portable Planetarium images and video here

Cosmic Ray Planetary Theater

The Cosmic Ray planetarium allows its audience to explore any part of the known universe. The Cosmic Ray runs on the same software that we use for our live planetarium shows here at Chabot Space & Science Center. Our presenter will provide an overview of our Solar System and beyond. Live show sare approximately 15 minutes long. Prerecorded shows are 40 minutes long.

​Space Requirements:​
​​Area: 6 x 7 meters
​​Height: 3.5 meters

StarLab

The StarLab is a portable planetarium that allows its viewers to explore the night sky. One of Chabot’s knowledgeable instructors will help the audience identify major constellations and guiding stars. The show may also include ancient myths from different cultures! The StarLab consists of a single light bulb, and cylinders depicting different star fields. Show are approximately 15 minutes long.

Measurements:​
​​Area: 6 x 7 meters
​​Height: 3.5 meters

Portable Planetarium Pricing
StarLab, 2 hours: $300
Cosmic Ray Planetary Theater, 2 hours: $500
Additional hour: $100
Additional travel fees may apply if you are located outside Chabot’s 20mi. radius.
Planetariums cannot be used outdoors. They can accommodate 30 people comfortably.


Science Shows
Be dazzled with exciting demonstrations led by one of Chabot’s dynamic science educators. Sudden appearances? Booms and bangs? Miraculous transformations? Enjoy a live and immersive presentation experience as you gain a deeper understanding for the way our world works. No, it's not a magic show - it's science!

ExploSCIve Science

Fire can be fun and educational! Explore the science behind this everyday occurrence that allows us to cook, drive cars, fly jets, and power cities.

Comets and Shooting Stars

There are hundreds of thousands of comets out in the Kuiper Belt, but now you can make one in your school! This presentation explores what comets are made out of, and how they’re related to meteor showers.


Science Show Pricing
2 presentations: $600
Presentations: $800
Additional travel fees may apply if you are located outside Chabot’s 20mi. radius.
Shows are approximately 50 minutes long. Shows require a minumum of 30 students. Can accommodate up to 200 students.


Special Packages

Claymation!

Bring clay to life using advanced, yet easy to use software! The filmmaking process is complemented by activities that provide students with more content for their plots and stories. Chabot will provide the materials; all you will need is your creativity!

Themes include Climate Change and Space Exploration! Customize your package! The Stopmotion Claymation package comes in a 3 or 5 day package. Each session lasts for 90 minutes. We can accommodate 30 students. Students will receive their films at the end of the session.

Special Package Pricing
Fill out reservation form below for more details.

Tabletop Packages

Our traveling science fair is available to come to you! Chabot-to-Go features 4-6 tabletop demos and activities for all ages.


Tabletop Package Pricing
4 tables, 2 hours: $450.00
6 tables, 2 Hours: $600.00
Additional hours: $100.00

 

Chabot-to-Go Reservation Request Form

you would like to reserve a Chabot-to-Go program, please fill out the form in the link below. We will respond to your reservation form within 5-7 business days.

 

Chabot-to-Go Reservation Request Form


Direct any questions regarding Chabot-to-Go to outreach@chabotspace.org.