Aug. 20 & 28, 2013
Learn about animal behavior and adaptations through a hands-on approach. Families will look closely at models of ocelots, birds, armadillos and many others.
Sept. 12 & 25, 2013
Explore the concepts of magnetic force with a variety of magnets and experiments, making predictions, recording observations and data, and drawing conclusions.
Oct. 15 & 24, 2013
Learn about the basic use of microscopes, including parts, slide preparation, and slide observation. Families will use a microscope to examine different specimens, from fibers to microscopic organisms.
Nov. 14 & 27, 2013
Learn about the different forms of energy through hands-on lab activities like testing chemical energy in food, converting chemical energy to light energy, light to sound energy, and more. Families also learn about renewable energy sources while using scientific tools and problem-solving skills to collect data and compare results.
Dec. 12, 2013
Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) Techniques
Using math and science process skills, you’ll examine evidence and solve different mysteries. Families will use the process of chromatography to identify mystery ink, estimate height by looking at a footprint, analyze mystery powders, test for DNA, test real/fake currency, and more.
Jan. 16 & 28, 2014
Build simple circuits that light up a bulb, spin a motor, and make a flying saucer. Learn about the electrical flow in circuits and work together to build both parallel and series circuits.
Feb. 11 & 27, 2014
Work together as robotic engineers using Robotics kits and the engineering design process to build and operate robots while solving challenges presented during this technology and engineering lab.
March 12 & 27, 2014
Examine fossils and draw conclusions about the structure and behavior of giant reptiles (dinosaurs) by comparing their fossilized remain to animals living today. Using realistic dinosaur fossil replicas and real animal artifacts, families learn how to think like paleontologists.
April 10 & 29, 2014
May 14 & 29, 2014
June 11, 2014