Power Science Lab

Power Science Lab

Investigate the science behind the body and health in this hands-on chemical wet lab. What new experiments will you do today?

Ages
8+
Admission
Included with General Admission
Perfect For
Puzzle Solvers
Scientists
Location
First Floor, inside Power Play
Accessibility
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Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) are the state standards for Texas public schools from kindergarten to year 12.
TEKS
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About the Exhibit

Welcome to the Texas Children's Hospital Power Science Lab, our chemical laboratory with featured experiments that focus on biology, biochemistry, the human body and nutrition! As you enter the lab, pick up a lab coat, goggles and nitrile gloves. Then use a computer interface to step through experiments (usually about 15 minutes in length) using real lab equipment!

The maximum capacity in the Lab is 12 children.

Educators

The Texas Children's Power Science Lab focuses on the roles biology and chemistry play in our own anatomy and physiology. These 15-minute experiments follow the 5E model allowing children hands-on experience in a lab. They form hypotheses, complete experiments and develop conclusions. Allowing children to play the role of a scientist not only gives them the ability to see themselves in that role professionally, but also engages their curiosity and lets them observe the science within their world every day.

More for Educators
Ages
8+
Admission
Included with General Admission
Perfect For
Puzzle Solvers
Scientists
Location
First Floor, inside Power Play
Accessibility
See Accessibility
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) are the state standards for Texas public schools from kindergarten to year 12.
TEKS
Science
English and Reading
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What Parents Are Saying

“We love to come here to do the experiments together. I feel like I am learning along with my eight and ten year old. My kids won’t leave until they have done all four and experiments.”

Danielle M.

Parent

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Exhibit Features

There’s a lot to see and do in this exhibit—check out some of these unique activities!

Work Like a Scientist

Grab your safety gear and enter the lab.

Not only will you wear the safety gear that scientists use including gloves, goggles and a lab coat, you will conduct experiments using techniques similar to those used in real labs!

Work with Real Lab Equipment

Beakers, flasks, and test tubes!

In order to use real techniques to do the experiments, you will need to use real lab equipment, from beakers, flasks, and test tubes to microscopes, petri dishes, and more!

Keep Experimenting

New Experiments Every Month!

Every month features a new theme in the Power Science Lab, so make sure to come back often to try out our new experiments.

Check out this month’s experiments.


What Can My Family Do?

Here are activity suggestions for specific age groups in this exhibit.

Toddler Activities

  • Not appropriate for kids under 8.

Preschooler Activities

  • Not appropriate for kids under 8.

Lower Elementary Activities

  • Not appropriate for kids under 8.

Upper Elementary Activities

Exhibit Guidelines and Rules

We want you to have fun and be safe. Remember - scientists experiment safely!

1. Wear Protective clothing at all times including:

  • Safety goggles
  • Gloves
  • Lab coat

2. An adult must be present at the lab station where their child is experimenting.

3. Before you start, review the chemicals and materials you will be using at your lab station.

4. Follow the experiment’s instructions.

5. Use equipment and materials only for their intended purpose.

6. Laboratory materials should NEVER be tasted or eaten.

7. No eating or drinking in the lab area.

Accidents sometimes happen. Please immediately alert a staff member if you spill something. 

Maximum Capacity 12 children

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