Helping Hands Science
These classes can be used to provide not only a science lesson to students, but to also show teachers different techniques in teaching science.  Materials are available for students to work in partners or individually depending on the subject and grade level.   In most classes students create and keep a hands-on activity. Each one hour program uses electronic storybooks or slideshows, 1-2 hands on activities and a fun presentation to supplement classroom learning. One class at a time.

Currently serving Fremont, Newark, Union City, Pleasanton

Schools outside this area please contact us for price quote. Please note for Hayward and Milpitas a minimum of 3 classes per day per school is required for these rates.   We also have other labs available that are part of our Integrating Science, Math, and Technology Program.  We can customize a program for your school.  Contact us for more information (510)790-6284 or

Cost per Classroom
$100.00  one class
$190.00  two classes
$275.00   three classes
$350.00   four classes

Subjects at a Glance and Standard Correlation download lesson plan download workbook
Magnetism (2nd grade)  Physical Science 2 (1f) pdf pdf
Minerals and Rocks (2nd grade) Earth Science (3a, b) pdf pdf
Light (3rd Grade) Physical Science:  (2a,b,c,d) pdf pdf
Patterns in the Sky (3rd Grade) Earth Science (4a,b,c,d) pdf pdf
Electricity and Magnetism (4th Grade) Physical Science (1a,e,f) pdf pdf
Owl Pellet Party (4th Grade) Life Sciences (2a,b,c) pdf pdf
Elements and Compounds (5th Grade)Physical Science (1a-d) pdf pdf
Sun and Planets (5th Grade) Earth Science (5a,b,c) pdf pdf
California Volcanoes(6th Grade)  Earth Science 1a,e,f, 2d pdf pdf
Local Topographic and Geological Maps(6th Grade) Earth Science 1g, 2d, 7f pdf pdf

Second Grade 

Students learn about magnetism by exploring repel and attraction to objects.   They will compare different magnets to find north and south
.  Physical Science 2 (1f)

Minerals and Rocks
Students learn about the rock cycle  and environments of formation of igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic.  Students describe and compare minerals. They will classify and sort different rocks.  Earth Science (3a, b)


Third Grade

Learn the ways light moves using mirrors, prisms and minerals. Students will observe reflection and refraction and how their eye uses light. Physical Science:  (2 a,b,c,d)

Patterns in the Sky
Stars move to an Earth observer in patterns.  Students will learn how to recognize several of the constellations and how that signals the different seasons.  The moon’s movement will help illustrate our changing perspectives on Earth. 
Earth Science (4a,b,c,d)

Fourth Grade

Electricity and Magnetism
Students will learn about  static and current electricity through simple experiments. They will  compare how electricity and magnetism are related through hands on activities. Physical Science (1a,e,f)

Owl Pellet Party
Students learn about what an owl eats by dissecting their pellets. They will learn how to identify different bones found in the pellets. Compare different producers and consumers to understand the food chain. Life Sciences (2a,b,c)

Fifth Grade

Elements and Compounds   
Students will compare different elements and use the periodic table to look at properties.  Students will look at different types of salt, as they explore the make-up of the compound NaCl.  Physical Science (1a-d)

Sun and Planets 
Learn about the revolution and rotation of our Solar System, and explore the differences and similarities of the inner and outer planet.   Compare Earth rocks with tektites. Earth Science (5a,b,c)

Sixth Grade

California Volcanoes
Subduction in the northern part of the California produces the volcanoes of the Cascade Range.  Old subduction causes the volcanoes in the  south east part of the state.  Compare different rocks and learn about which volcanoes are sleeping, ready to erupt when conditions are  right. 
Earth Science 1a,e,f, 2d

Local Topographic and Geological Maps
Students look at local topographic and geological maps and look at the rocks and landforms of the area.  They learn how maps are important in understanding how the Earth formed.
Earth Science 1g, 2d, 7f

Why choose Helping Hand Science?

Convenience We come to you. No missed hours for transportation, not having enough chaperones and other issues involved with traditional field trips
Hassle free 
You provide the classroom,  students, screen or wall and electricity.  We provide materials, activities, electronic equipment and everything else needed.
Experience Our instructors bring with them over 25  years of experience and training in hands-on curriculum based on science content.
Fun Each presentation has been developed to make science fun and engaging for your students so that they can remember the information for years to come.
Standards Based Presentations are aligned with CA state science standards and designed to help improve student achievement on the California Standards Test.

Please Note: These lessons are not the same as Field Trips to the Math Science Nucleus. 

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