Learn about animal behavior and adaptations by examining a model of an ocelot, birds, armadillo and many others.
Explore magnetic force by experimenting with a variety of magnets, making predictions, recording observations and data, and drawing conclusions.
Learn about the basic use of microscopes, including parts, slide preparation and slide observation. Put your skills to the test to examine different specimens, from fibers to microscopic organisms.
November 13 & 26
Uncover the different types 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. Learn about renewable energy sources while using scientific tools and problem-solving skills to collect data and compare results.
Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) Techniques
Examine evidence and solve different mysteries through the process of chromatography. Identify mystery ink, estimate height by looking at a footprint, analyze mystery powders, test for DNA and more!
Coming in 2015...
January 15 & 28
Craft simple circuits that light up a bulb, spin a motor and make a flying saucer. Observe the electric flow in circuits and work together to build both parallel and series circuits.
February 11 & 25
Build and program LEGO® Mindstorms® robots capable of meeting challenges designed to promote 21st century team building skills. Discover important STEM relationships to gain a deeper understanding of the design and invention process.
March 12 & 26
Examine fossils and draw conclusions about the structure and behavior of giant reptiles (dinosaurs) by comparing their fossilized remains to animals living today. Using realistic dinosaur fossil replicas and real animal artifacts, learn how to think like the paleontologists.
April 8 & 23
Why do we have bones? What are they made of and how do they fit together? Explore how the physical characteristics of the human skeletal system reveal gender, height, age and much more by working together in an engaging exploration of the human skeletal system.