Our Grade-school Workshop Themes

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Seeking our Senses

Kids explore all five senses. They test their vision with optical illusions, experiment with their hearing, and try their hand at reading braille. Designed for kids in grades K-2.


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Dinosaurs

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. Designed for kids in grades K-2.


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Sound Basics

Kids surf sound waves in this “offbeat” class. They will explore how sounds are created and transmitted. Designed for kids in grades K-2.


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Magnificent Magnets

Kids discover the invisible fields surrounding magnets with our iron filings. They devise and perform experiments to test magnetic strength. Designed for kids in grades K-2.


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Where’s the Air?

This dynamic class explores the concepts of air pressure and buoyancy through hands-on experimentation and thought-provoking demonstrations. Designed for kids in grades K-2.


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Exploring Ecosystems

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. Designed for kids in grades 3-6.


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Photosynthesis

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. Designed for kids in grades 3-6.


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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. Designed for kids in grades 3-6.


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Electricity

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. Designed for kids in grades 3-6.


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Mischievous Magnets

What makes some metal magnetic? What shapes do magnetic fields invisibly form around different-shaped magnets? Can compasses really help you find your way? Kids discover the answers to these questions and many more. Designed for kids in grades 3-6.


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Mineral Mania

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. Designed for kids in grades 3-6.


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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. Designed for kids in grades 3-6.


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Turn Up the Volume

Kids are introduced to the scientific process involved in the measurement of volume, through a series of activities and experiments. They fill-up on the physics of liquids and practice techniques fit for a lab tech! Designed for kids in grades 3-6.


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MISSION: CODE

In this 10-part workshop series, kids develop computational thinking and problem-solving skills in an online game environment. They use programming concepts to help a robot get to the next level in the most efficient way; acquiring programming skills for life! Designed for kids in grades 3-6.


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