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Hands-on lab experiences for middle and high school classes

Looking for an on-campus lab experience for Middle School and High School non-AP classes? You have arrived at the right place! 

Purdue University College of Science K-12 Outreach is excited to offer two programs that allow teachers to bring classes to the Purdue University, West Lafayette campus for labs led by K-12 Outreach Coordinators. 

AP Fridays 
Hands on Purdue 

Hands on Purdue

The Hands on Purdue program is for middle school and high school classes. These labs provide students with hands-on science labs in the K-12 Outreach Lab in the Brown building on the West Lafayette Campus. 

COST:

The Hands on Purdue Lab sessions are FREE to any participating high school that registers to attend. Space is limited. Teachers will be able to register their classes on a first-come, first-served basis.

TIME and PLACE:

 8:30am Arrive to campus.
 9:00am to 12:30pm Teachers and students will complete the scheduled lab. 
12:30pm Lunch (on your own) and depart campus.

SCHEDULE and TOPICS*

Spring 2022 Dates

Lab

Wednesdays and Fridays in January 2022

Radioactivity and half-life

Wednesdays: February 2 through March 9

Investigations through the Electromagnetic Spectrum Using Spectroscopy

Wednesdays in April

Atmospheric Chemistry

Wednesdays in May

Investigating Water Quality

*There is some flexibility with the schedule.  

AP Fridays

The AP Fridays program is for high school AP classes. The purpose of these lab sessions is to provide schools with the time and support needed to conduct suggested AP Labs in a guided-inquiry format on a college campus. Participation in one of the scheduled labs would help to ensure AP students have access to necessary resources outlined in both the AP Environmental Science and AP Chemistry curriculum frameworks that are requirements of the AP Course Audit.

COST:

The AP Lab sessions are FREE to any participating high school that registers to attend. Space is limited. Teachers will be able to register their classes on a first-come, first-served basis.

TIME and PLACE:

 8:30am Arrive to campus.
 9:00am to 12:30pm Teachers and students will complete the scheduled lab. 
12:30pm Lunch (on your own) and depart campus.

SCHEDULE and TOPICS*

2022 Dates

Lab

 (Tentatively) February 18 or March 11, 2022

How Much Metal Do You Drink? (Determination of Iron in Freshwater by Spectrophotometry)

 (Tentatively) February 25, 2022

Infrared Spectroscopy and Protein Structure

 March 4, 2022

Electrochemistry

 April 8, 2022

Atmospheric Chemistry

 April 15, 2022

Buffers

 May 13, 2022

Hydrology

*There is some flexibility with the schedule.  

Please email Sarah Nern (snern @ purdue . edu) or Steven Smith (mrsmith @ purdue . edu) with any questions.

Reserve your class now! Click here to register.

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