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Elementary Workshops Topics & Descriptions

The following workshops are great for children in Kindergarten - 5th Grade.  

*Our most popular workshops are:  Dry Ice, Slime, Detective Science and Bugs!*

 

Acids & Bases - Uncover the secrets of chemistry and effects acids and bases have on our daily lives.  Learn to test for acid rain and make your own CO2 fire extinguisher.  A great introduction to chemical reactions!

All about Animals - Lean about how animals adapt to their climate and condition.  Children will find out why animals have bones, fur, claws and teeth 

Bugs - Students will explore the world's most abundant animal as they investigate how bugs grow and change through their life cycles.

Black & Blue Oceans - This workshop introduces students to environmental issues relating to our water system, and the difficulties in cleaning up oil spills.  

***Suggested grade range is Gardes 3 to 6***  for this workshop.  This makes for an excellent Earth Day workshop!

Che-Mystery - Eliminate the mystery in chemistry! Experiment with mixtures and solutions and grow a crystal garden!

Detective Science - Discover how science is used to solve crimes! Watch as the classroom is transformed into a crime lab for this exciting exploration of the fundamentals of forensics.

Dirt on Garbage - Discover which resources can be used and reused in this introduction to improving the environment around us. Children will make a great eco-art project out of biodegradable materials.

Dry Ice - Explore the 3 states of matter with our amazing bubbling potions! Investigate melting, evaporation, and sublimation as you learn how objects can change state before your very eyes.

Earthworks - Journey through the Earth and explore the various rocks, soils, and landforms that are found on our unique planet.

Electricity - Take a tour on the electron freeway! Design simple electrical circuits and learn about conductors, insulators, transistors, and other elements in the world of electricity!  

Fundamental Forces - Gravity... Inertia... Centripetal force... Explore the forces that effect the movement of objects.

Get Connected – Children check out telecommunication technology and assemble sound wave-making devices.  They set up telephone networks and learn about frequencies on walkie-talkies and cell phones.

Glow Show -  Find out about everything that glows and discover the reason behind what makes it glow.

Great Gravity - Learn more about one of the most powerful forces in the universe. Explore the force of gravity, the center of gravity and even to defy gravity. The force is always with you in this amazing class!

Harnessing Heat - Discover how heat can be used to change the state of an object in this red-hot class!

Kitchen Chemistry - Cooking is all about chemistry! Students will be introduced to the laboratory that we call a kitchen for a look at some novel and practical applications of science. Dinnertime will never be the same!

Labworks- Explore the different equipment used in a laboratory along with how and why they are used.

Lights, color, action – Learn about the difference between color and light.  Discover how white light is broken down using diffraction. 

Life in the Sea – Children explore different ecosystems and learn about the plants and animals that live there.  Hands-on activities teach the interconnectedness of an ocean food web, and the consequences of overfishing. 

Magnetic Magic - Investigate the powers and daily uses of magnets. Test for magnetic fields and observe how magnets can be used to make objects move without being touched!

Matter of Fact - Discover the building blocks of our universe as you explore solids, liquids, and gasses.

Mix it Up - Children will learn about Mixtures and Solutions and why some can and cannot be separated while learning about everyday examples.

Mission Nutrition - Where else can you learn while watching a marshmallow be set on fire?  Children will learn all about calories and the food pyramid.

Movie Effects - Explore the different visual, sound, scenes and color effects used in movies while wearing 3-D glasses!   

Moving Motion – Children are introduced to Sir Isaac Newton's three laws of motion.  Hands-on experiments brings these laws to life!

Optical IllusionsBuild your own mini-magnifier while learning about optics, reflection and sight.  Watch celebrity images change before your very eyes!  Seeing is not always believing.

Radical Robots - We introduce children to how robots work and how they are even similar to humans!  

Science of Magic –Magic is science that hasn’t been explained.  Explore the science behind the tricks that magicians use. 

Science of Toys – Students will explore the science behind the toys they play with all the time.  This is an introduction to both the scientific method as well as to highlight to children that science is around them all the time.

Slippery Slime! - Explore the exciting world of polymers, the chemical reactions we use to make them, and the inner workings of silly putty. Transform two regular liquids into an oozing batch of your very own slime!

Snap Circuits -Learn how electricity and magnetism can be used to make each other.  Learn how switches control the electricity to the lights in your home, and how series and parallel circuits affect electricity.

Sonic Sound - Discover sound, sound waves, and the way household items can be used to create amazing effects.

Space . . . The Final Frontier - Take an exciting look at the sun, moon, planets, and stars and describe the movement of objects in the sky. 

Stunt Planes - Children will make their own airplanes while learning about, and testing out, the forces of flight.  We make the history of flight fun!

Super Structures - Discover the strengths of triangles, cylinders and arches. Construct models as you build, take apart, and reassemble constructions using a variety of materials.

Tantalizing Taste Experiment with your sense of taste! Use Lifesaver testing to discover the connections between smell and taste. Carbonate and taste your very own soda pop!

Under Pressure - We take an exciting look at the science behind aerodynamics and the properties of air.  Children will create their very own Vortex Generator!

Wacky Waves - Create your own density stacker while learning about water, waves, and the environment.  Simulate the effects of an ocean oil spill and develop creative techniques to clean it up.

Walloping Weather - Discover how hurricanes, tornadoes, and thunderstorms develop, and how powerful they can be!  Observe patterns in nature and learn how to record weather from day to day. 

Watts-up - What a hair-raising experience!  Children will learn about static electricity while exploring a real life Van de Graaff Generator!

 

 


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