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Investigating Chemistry

At Your School
Type & Format
1 hr
Grade Level
2 Sessions

$165.00 per each additional session

*Travel fees may apply 

Program Capacity: 34 students per session 

Chemicals are like people—no two are exactly alike! In this class, students become chemical detectives, investigating "mystery chemicals" and identifying them based on their unique properties, ranging from solubility to flammability. This chemical exploration emphasizes problem-solving techniques and laboratory safety skills. Topics include chemical reactions, changes in state, chemical safety and properties of compounds. Note: This class includes use of small open flames.

Experience an adventure in science without leaving the classroom. These programs include a general introduction to a science topic and hands-on, interactive activities.

A minimum of 2 weeks' advance notice is required for all registration requests. If you have questions, please contact us at 503.797.4661 or



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Travel Fees

If you are located less than 40 miles from OMSI, there are no travel fees.
If you are located more than 40 miles from OMSI, travel fees are charged as follows:
• By scheduling a program when we’re in your area (per map), each school pays $125 per instructor per day, in addition to the program cost. No mileage is charged.
• If we make a special trip to your school (when we’re not scheduled to be in your area per map), each school is charged 55¢ per round-trip mile (subject to federal rate changes) and $125 per instructor per day, in addition to the program cost.
• Visits to areas beyond the boundaries of the map are available by request and travel fees are negotiated on a case-by-case basis.


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OMSI supports educators with NGSS requirements by providing corresponding programming, opportunities, and resources for them and their students. To learn more about specific ways in which OMSI programs align with and support science standards reach out to the Sales team at 503-797-4661.