The Jess & Mildred Fisher College of Science & Mathematics


Towson University Center for STEM Excellence

Bioscience Education and Outreach Program

SciTech Student Learning Laboratory

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SciTech is the Center for STEM Excellence's dedicated student learning lab. Located in the Inner Harbor of Baltimore, SciTech engages middle and high school students in intensive hands-on, laboratory-based activities that stimulate thought and excite participants.

With ten different activities to choose from, educators are able to complement and enhance scientific concepts that are already being taught in the classroom. Each of our laboratory activities are based on real-world problems and issues, allowing students to apply the content knowledge they already possess in new and challenging ways.



SciTech Activities

Help us pilot our new activity, CO2 and Climate Change, – for FREE!

SciTech has recently developed a new activity experience and we are seeking classes to pilot this new activity. As part of the pilot process, we will waive the $10/student SciTech fee (you will be responsible for providing your own transportation). If you are interested in this opportunity, please email scitech@towson.edu and let us know the number of students and grade levels you would like to bring and we will contact you to discuss. Please note that this activity is for middle school students (grades 6-8) and the maximum number of students per class is 24 for the pilot.

CO2 and Climate Change: Grades 6-8, Maximum number of students = 24.
In this lab activity, students will discover what role carbon dioxide plays in climate change and how climate change is affecting, and will affect, the oceans and the Chesapeake Bay. Students will take part in one of two different student-centered, inquiry-based challenges in which, given a set of materials, they will have to determine how to answer the research question posed by the instructor. Students will also take readings from an instructor-led demonstration which will require the students to determine what the demonstration is showing them. Students will also develop possible solutions for how to mitigate and/or adjust to the outcomes of climate change in the area.

General SciTech Visit Information

Lab Picture of test tubes filled with different colored liquids Each laboratory activity takes approximately 3 hours to complete and is offered every week day throughout the year. To schedule a visit for your middle or high school class, please review the lab activities listed above and then complete the reservation form. If you have any questions about the visit or would like to talk with one of the education and outreach staff to help in selecting an activity for your class, please call 410-385-6361 or e-mail scitech@towson.edu.

The cost is $10/student; chaperones and teachers attend free of charge.

To make a reservation:

  1. Review and choose from among the lab activities above.

  2. Click here for reservation form.

  3. Fill in the form, including all information and dates (we will do our best to accommodate your first choice of dates) and save to your desktop.

  4. E-mail the completed form to scitech@towson.edu or mail to:
  5. SciTech
    701 E. Pratt St., Suite 200
    Baltimore, Maryland 21202

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