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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.  

Hands on Purdue 

The Hands on Purdue program (formally AP Fridays) 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. 


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.


  • 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.


Spring 2023 Dates


18 April (Tuesday)

Microbes to Medicines Lab with Professor Betsy Parkinson

25 April (Tuesday) The Preparation and Testing of an Effective Buffer SESSION FULL 
27 April (Thursday) The Preparation and Testing of an Effective Buffer
02 May (Tuesday) Atmospheric Chemistry
11 May (Thursday) Atmospheric Chemistry
16 May (Tuesday) Atmospheric Chemistry SESSION FULL

*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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