Before going to the Discovery Science Center, there are a few things that need to be considered and reviewed with the students.
1. Safety- Discuss with the students the importance of safety for all while visiting the science center. The students will be grouped in pairs while visiting the science center. The students need to know that they must wait their turn at each of the stations. It is also important to let the students know the locations of the restrooms.
2. There is a gift shop next to the exit. A list should be sent home to the parents to inform them of items carried in the gift shop and the prices for each item. The parents could check off the items they wanted for their child and send the money to the teacher. By doing the list, it leaves out the temptation from the students to spend their money on candy and junk food, but rather on science gadgets and science toys.
3.The students need to understand that the imporatnce of going to the science center is to have the students experience science hands on and letting their imagination run free.