Our School-Age Workshop Themes
Take some worms, add some food scraps, and what do you get; fertilized soil and a whole lot of fun! This workshop breaks down the science of decomposition and reveals the work of worms and other decomposers.
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.
This class demystifies one of the most beneficial molecules known to humankind…polymers!
Kids discover the invisible fields surrounding magnets with our iron filings. They devise and perform experiments to test magnetic strength.
Students 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 students 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
Students 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 investigate the science of sound in this hands-on introduction to the basics of vibration, frequency, and pitch. They discover how instruments use vibration to make music and are amazed as they hear bells ring through their fingers.
Students 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.
Students 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
Students 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.
Manipulate matter in all of its 3 states! Melt metal in boiling water, and freeze boiling water with some dry ice. Experience the exciting reaction between hot water and frozen carbon dioxide. Use your thermocolor cup to test the temperature of liquid matter in your home.
Discover your planet! Learn about geodes, the chemistry of crystal formation, and metamorphic geology. Unlock the mysteries of earth's composition and specific geologic processes. Explore tectonic plates and make your own sedimentary stacker
The challenging topics of kinetic and potential energy will be explored in a very entertaining way as we explore the principles behind the energy of motion using some common and beloved toys