1st-6th Grade Workshop Themes
Kids examine fossil casts and explore the differences in the teeth of herbivorous and carnivorous dinosaurs. Students participate in a mini dinosaur excavation and make a cast of a dinosaur tooth to take home.
Playing with Polymers
Kids discover the chemical and physical properties of plastics. They explore the plethora of physics principles that play a role in our daily lives.
Kids investigate the interconnections present in nature. They build ecosystem models, explore the elements of energy webs, reflect on how humans impact ecosystems, and use field journals for everyday explorations, and more.
This workshop provides kids with an introduction to photosynthesis, including an understanding of the chemical processes at work in plants, plant respiration, and the role of plants in food webs.
Matter of Fact
Kids explore molecules and the forces that hold atoms together. They see the dramatic differences between physical and chemical changes, as they mix up a batch of their very own Mad Science Putty to take home.
Kids excite electrons as they construct some serious circuits during this program all about electricity. They test various materials for conductivity with space-age plasma balls. Finally, they create and play a buzz-making electric game.
Kids recreate the process of rock formation and devise ways to identify and classify rocks and minerals. They experience the thrill of panning for gems; the gems they find, they can take home for further study and investigation.
Black and Blue Oceans
Kids devise and test techniques to handle the aftermath of an oil spill, in an oil spill simulation, and discuss how to clean up and prevent the pollution that plagues our oceans.
Children get engrossed in entomology! They sort through creepy-crawly arthropods and inspect real insect specimens, then dig deeper into the life of a bug with habitat puzzles, bug-eyed goggles, and insect defense demonstrations.
Find out about forces that make us move by experimenting with gravity, centripetal force, and inertia. Kids spin, balance, push and pull to see how physics affects everything they do.
Students learn about cells from the inside out by looking at onion cells under a microscope, putting together organelle puzzles, and working as a team in a protein-building competition.
This workshop studies the common methodology used by scientists to formulate questions, make predictions, develop and perform experiments, collect and analyze data and draw conclusion. Students will also discuss the implications of science in society and investigate how their conclusions could impact the world around them.