Riverside is the 12th largest city in California and home to more than 300,000 people with diverse cultures and traditions. Our city is home to several prestigious universities and is made up of more than two dozen unique neighborhoods. More than 100 years after its founding, Riverside still honors its strong heritage and takes great care to preserve its natural resources.
Teachers can request a free classroom presentation in their 4th or 5th grade classroom.
Let Riverside Public Utilities support your science curriculum!
Fourth and Fifth grade teachers, if your classroom is in our utilities service area we would love to bring our standards-based, free mobile science lab to your students. Check our calendar below for availability and click on the blue dates to reserve your visit. If you have an older web browser the calendar may have trouble responding to you. You can also e-mail us for your appointment any time.
We tailor each visit to the individual needs of each classroom but our usual program involves an introductory 30-minute presentation that covers basic concepts of electricity (4th grade) or water: source to tap (5th grade). Then with the assistance of the classroom teacher students participate in an engaging 60-minute, hands on science lab, pre-selected by the teacher. All science labs are designed to reinforce concepts of the lesson, encourage science and engineering literacy, and develop student’s observation experimentation skills. At the end of our presentation we will leave our science loan kit for your students to use and explore for two weeks.
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Riverside Public Utilities offers school programs for 4th and 5th graders.