Skip to content

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

FAQs about the Learning Lab (Applies to both in-person and Virtual Experiences offered)

1) I am a teacher/school coordinator who is interested in bringing my class to the Learning Lab at UC Merced. How do I reserve a time?

STEP 1: Fill out the following form:

STEP 2: You will receive a follow-up email from our Special Programs Coordinator, Mariah Gonsalez at, or any other CalTeach staff with details/questions about your visit to the lab.

STEP 3:  You will receive a reservation confirmation and appropriate waivers/documents will be sent out to the main coordinator of the visiting K-12 student group to fill out.

2) How many students can the Learning Lab accommodate?

The capacity of our lab is 24 students.

3) What if I have a student group larger than 24 and I want them to participate in the Learning Lab experiences?

If you have a student group larger than 24 then we can work with you to reserve a time at the Learning Lab for longer than one hour.

For this timeframe, we would also split up the groups and rotate them through activities for the half-day.

Please contact our Special Programs Coordinator, Mariah Gonsalez at on how that process would work!

4) What kind of activities does the Learning Lab offer?

The Learning Lab offers hands-on STEM experiences for visiting K-12 students. 

  • STEAM activities
  • Having fun with Math (hands-on math learning concepts)
  • Let's Be Engineers!
  • Chemistry Experiments
  • CalTeach Outside! (environmental science activities)
  • Robotics: Using Microbits & Programming
  • Biotechnology Experiments

If your student group has specific requests for your activity, select your category and our staff will work to craft the 'experience' for your students.