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Did you know we also offer Pre-K and middle school classes as well?  
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Fall 2015 Science & Engineering Class Descriptions

Science
Grades K-1: Optrix
Can you bend a pencil without touching it? Find out what a mole or bee sees through their eyes. Make your pupils change size with the blink of an eye. Come discover the world of color and light with playful experiments and a couple of tricks along the way!

Grades 2-3: Illusions
Step right up and join us as we discover the world of optics! Is seeing really believing? Can your eyes be fooled? Bounce light off of water, break light into pieces and learn how to make straight lines curve without bending them. Come see what your eyes can see in this light adventurous class!

Grades 4-5: Kaleidoscope
Beam into the future and experiment with fiber optics! See how the eye looks up close by dissecting a real cow’s eye! Come explore the optical world and learn how scientists use the properties of light and color to create 3D movies, microscopes, and sunglasses!

Engineering
Grades 2-4: Building Big and Small

Build miniature greenhouses and life-size tipis! In this hands-on series, children will stretch their understanding of what makes structures strong, apply geometry and measurement concepts, and learn history, vocabulary, and craft skills.

 

Winter 2016 Science & Engineering Class Descriptions

Science
Grades K-1:
Dive Into Dimensions
Buildings, and towers, and bridges- oh my! Dive into the world of engineering where we will land in a sea of shapes. Use building materials to make the strongest bridge and a tall tower! Work with simple machines, balance on a zip line and discover cone shaped homes.

Grades 2-3: Scaling Great Heights
Grab your passport and hang on tight! We will be traveling the world learning about architectural marvels in this adventurous class.  From the leaning tower of Pisa to the tallest tower in Dubai, you will explore a different bridge, tower, or unique structure and discover the engineering behind it!

Grades 4-5: Rockin’ Engineers
Construct, build, and propel yourself through this exciting hands-on STEM adventure! Explore roller coaster design and bridge construction while learning about Newton’s laws of motion, forces, and energy! Test a launching catapult and air powered rocket!

Engineering
Grades 2-4: Building Big and Small

Build miniature greenhouses and life-size tipis! In this hands-on series, children will stretch their understanding of what makes structures strong, apply geometry and measurement concepts, and learn history, vocabulary, and craft skills.

 

Spring 2016 Science & Engineering Class Descriptions

Science
Grades K-1:
Hums, Buzzers and Whirligigs
Shake, rattle and go! Toot tunes on test tubes and buzz on kazoos to explore how sounds are made and how we hear them. Create rhythms and waves to explore the concept of vibration. Build fliers that soar and compare them to parachutes that create drag.

Grades 2-3: Air-O-Dynamics
Crash, boom, bang! What was that noise? Investigate how sound travels and how your ear receives it. Construct a model of your vocal chords that vibrate and make noise similar to your own. Continue learning about air by constructing, flying, and testing helicopters, parachutes and planes.

Grades 4-5: Good Vibrations
Strum, buzz, and pop! Investigate the complex system of the auditory system and how we make sounds. Learn how to build a guitar and simulate sound waves while exploring pitch, tones, and frequencies. Discover science behind flight and launch a model rocket!

Engineering
Grades 2-4
: Eco-Kid
Calling all future ecologists! Explore Earth’s natural mechanisms for continuity, balance, and survival. Design amazing habitats and explore plant and animal life cycles!

 

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