University of Wisconsin–Madison

K-12 Educators


Welcome K-12 educators! On this page you can find links to many of our activities that can be adapted for multiple grade levels. Enjoy!


Helpful Links:

Topics for Classroom Activities are listed alphabetically here.

Research Experience for Teachers (RET) Program: The Research Experience for Teachers (RET) program puts teachers from around the state into materials research facilities at the University in order to 1) get teachers more comfortable with the tools, language, and processes of science and 2) have teachers create learning modules based on their research for use in their classroom. More information can be found here.

RET-Created Modules: To see a library of activities created by teachers for teachers as part of our Research Experience for Teachers program, click here.

To order Hands-On Science Kits and Demos, please visit

Outreach Beyond MRSEC: Additional Resources




Conducting Experiment
LED Outreach