Science in Motion

Taking hands-on laboratory experiences to middle and high schools throughout northeastern Pennsylvania.

Science in Motion provides middle and high school students with access to advanced science experiments, equipment, and instruction for enhanced STEM learning – all at no cost to the school. Mobile educators visit schools with all supplies needed for a variety of science experiments. Science in Motion also offers professional development for teachers through workshops and interaction with other secondary teachers and university faculty.

Science in Motion Works

Secondary teachers contact the Wilkes SIM mobile educator to schedule a visit. Our mobile educator will bring prepared laboratory kits and equipment right to the school, providing access to equipment not typically available in secondary schools. Mobile educators train teachers on the use of labs and equipment and, if requested, they can team-teach or lead classes through the activity.

Why Science in Motion?

With the need for STEM-based education increasing rapidly, Science in Motion provides students with hands-on experience without straining budgets. SIM helps students advance their educations and compete for positions in a workforce where knowledge and use of current technology is imperative.

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Background

Map of Science in Motion host institutions

There are 10 Science in Motion host instituions throughout Pennsylvania.

Founded in 1987 at Juniata College, 10 colleges and universities currently serve more than 200 school districts in Pennsylvania. Wilkes University joined the consortium in 2002 to serve northeastern Pennsylvania. This statewide resource-sharing program is funded by the Pennsylvania legislature and the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Wilkes University Science in Motion serves middle and high schools of school districts within a 60 mile radius of the Wilkes campus. During the 2019-2020 school year, 23 regional school districts used the Wilkes SIM resource.

  • Blue Ridge
  • Central Columbia
  • Crestwood
  • Dallas
  • Danville Area
  • Diocese of Scranton
  • Dunmore
  • Forest City Regional
  • Hamburg Area
  • Hanover Area
  • Hazleton
  • Lake-Lehman
  • Lakeland
  • Mid Valley
  • Northwest Area
  • Old Forge
  • Pittston Area
  • Pocono Mountain
  • Riverside
  • Towanda Area
  • Tri-Valley
  • Tunkhannock Area
  • Wallenpaupack Area
  • Wayne Highlands
  • Weatherly Area
  • Western Wayne
  • Wilkes-Barre Area
  • Wyoming Area
  • Wyoming Valley West
  • Bloomsburg University
  • Clarion University
  • Drexel University
  • Elizabethtown College
  • Gettysburg College
  • Juniata College
  • Lehigh Carbon Community College
  • Ursinus College
  • Westminster College
  • Wilkes University
  • Berks
  • Bradford
  • Carbon
  • Lackawanna
  • Luzerne
  • Monroe
  • Northampton
  • Pike
  • Schuylkill
  • Susquehanna
  • Wayne
  • Wyoming

Labs & Equipment Offered

Science in Motion offers a variety of labs, equipment, models and more to help engage students. Get more information on what SIM offers, or submit a visit request via our online form.

Available Labs            Request a SIM Visit

Chemistry

Your students will become detectives as they use forensic evidence to solve a mystery. They’ll take science poolside as they analyze the SPF of sunscreen. These are just two of the ways Science in Motion brings real-world chemistry applications into your classroom. Check out the full list of available chemistry labs to see what else students can do.

Biology

Your students will become detectives as they use forensic evidence to solve a mystery. They’ll take science poolside as they analyze the SPF of sunscreen. These are just two of the ways Science in Motion brings real-world chemistry applications into your classroom. Check out the full list of available chemistry labs to see what else students can do.

Physics

Using the Vernier software, student will learn topics such as air resistance, impulse and momentum and Newtons law.

Middle School

Find labs in biology, chemistry and physics tailored for middle school students.

Equipment

Science in Motion labs often use equipment not typically found in middle and high school science departments. We can bring the equipment to you at no cost to your district.

Questions? Contact:

Shealyn Marino

Science in Motion Director
570-573-4581
shealyn.marino@wilkes.edu