Elementary Inquiries

Join us for Elementary Inquiries, a visit to Sanford Research where first through sixth grade students will experience science in action and learn about the practices of scientists through hands-on activities. Visits include a tour of ourstate-of-the-art biomedical research facility. Each session is approximately two hours long and can accommodate up to 100 students. Sessions for the 2017/2018 school year are included in the program brochure.
Please note each class is required to bring at least one chaperone per eight students and please make sure chaperones are aware they will be asked to assist with the activity. Please keep all information in the before and after your visit the same.

Before your visit

To help your students maximize their visit, your class is required to complete an activity prior to your visit. The activity is desiged to create a clear connection between their in and out of class practices.

After your visit

After your visit to Sanford Research you will be provided with follow up activities and discussions. All adult participants will be asked to complete a post-visit survey to offer feedback on the program. Each session is aligned with South Dakota Science Standards at various grade levels.

These sessions are scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Opportunities fill up quickly, so please register early.