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Education and Outreach Programs

Learning Labs

Explore cutting edge science and engineering

NOTE: Learning Labs are currently suspended due to the COVID-19/coronavirus outbreak.

Argonne National Laboratory offers classrooms the opportunity to explore cutting-edge science and engineering while visiting a national laboratory. Experienced instructors guide students through hands-on experiments designed to educate participants on the major challenges that Argonne scientists and engineers are currently researching, as well as the innovative science they use to solve these challenges.

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    Learning Labs at a Glance

    • Field trips are free to all STEM Ed organizations/schools.
    • Content is geared towards 5th12th grade students.
    • Field trips are available Monday – Thursday.
    • Field trips begin at 9:30 a.m. and end at 1:00 p.m.
    • Learning Labs are offered during the following times of year:

      • Sept 30, 2019 – Dec 12, 2019
      • Jan 29, 2020 – April 2, 2020
      • April 14, 2020 – May 28, 2020
    • Group size – minimum of 10 students up to 75, depending on which lab is selected.
    • Group may bring a sack lunch; space will be provided.
    • Groups are responsible for their own transportation.
    • All participants MUST wear long pants and closed-toe shoes.

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    A Note to Teachers

    Get involved with the experience. Each Learning Lab has many opportunities for teachers to work alongside the Argonne facilitators in creating a student-centered environment. Click on the link under each Learning Lab to find out more about the experience, as well as specific ways you can enhance your students’ experience during your visit to Argonne and continue that momentum back in your classroom.