El Rincon is the only elementary school in the Culver City School District to have wet & dry science labs equipped for hands-on discovery and ready for the Next Generation Science Standards. Young scientists visit the lab on a two-week rotation for guided instruction. In the lab, students engage in a variety of activities, learning what it is like to be a scientist, botanist, engineer, and they even get to dissect living specimens. The lab supplements classroom instruction in a space where our young scientists create models of structures that can withstand hurricanes, tsunamis, and earthquakes. Students learn about weather and currents, monitor climate change, and see into the tiny world of microscopes.