Mobile Science Labs

About Our Mobile Science Labs

The Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation’s Mobile Science Lab Program teaches elementary students in Maryland the importance of agriculture in their everyday lives.


Consider us an in-school field trip for the whole school! Our lab will visit schools for an entire week and one of our qualified MAEF teachers will lead students in hands-on investigations.

Grants may be available to your school. They are typically first-come, first-served, so book now! Use the button below to apply for a grant. Please reach out to Diana Tyler ( with any questions.

How Does the Mobile Science Lab Work


Each of our three themed labs feature a wide variety of 50-minute experiments and investigations as well as 25-minute mini-lessons based in agriculture. These are all aligned with NGSS, Environmental Literacy Standards, Science & Engineering Practices, and CCSS.


Ag Products Lab

Students investigations feature the products and processes that come from agriculture

Food, Fiber and You Lab 

Students investigations feature the food we eat and what goes into growing it

Aquatic Lab

Students investigations feature the relationship between water and agriculture

Ahead of the visit, hands-on investigations are selected by the school’s teachers from one of our three themed labs above. Up to five classes in grades 3-5 can visit each day for a 50 minute hands-on investigation. Other classes (grades K-5) can visit for a 25 minute mini-lesson. Scheduling is flexible depending on the needs and size of the school

What does a lab visit look like?

What Teachers Are Saying About Our Labs…

·   “This is something that we would not have been able to do in the classroom. It’s relevant to their real-world experiences. Both enriching and interesting.”

·   “Students were interested and engaged.  Wish it could be here longer.”

·   “Students loved being scientists, offering higher-level thinking.”

·   “Encourages collaboration with peers and required close examination of a problem to find a solution.”

Contact Diana Tyler at or 410-939-9030 for more information or to reserve a lab for your school.