Active Learning in Science
A TREE IS A HABITAT TOO!
Who lives in a tree? Every animal needs a home for warmth and shelter. Find out why some trees are great places for various animals to live. Investigate the basic needs of tree-residing animals and how these needs are provided for within their environment. Prepare for some tree-mendous stuff!
What contributes to air, water and land pollution? What is the best way to keep our environment clean? Find out the difference between materials that can or cannot be recycled. Let’s interact with our natural world and help preserve it. Is that eco-friendly?
WHAT’S THE MATTER WITH MATTER?
Physics and Chemistry
Did you know that matter is anything that has mass and occupies space? Experiment with different substances to test the properties of materials. Make “sandwich” wood, compare fiber and experiment with mass. It’s only a matter of science!
IN THE DEEP, DEEP DARK
Life Science and Earth Science
Did you know that the ocean covers seventy-five percent of Earth? Meet amazing creatures that have adapted to this giant saltwater habitat. Who are they and how do they survive in the dark? Get ready for shark attacks and have a lantern fish light your way. Take a dive into some real depths.
Physics and Technology
Did you know that a wedge can help you move mountains with ease? Construct vehicles in a construction yard. Find out how cranes are just a giant lever. Build your very own wrecking ball and see momentum at play. Can we build it? Yes We Can!
MYSTERIES OF THE DINOSAURS
Step into the age of dinosaurs. What would life on Earth be like if they didn’t die out? Find out what these extinct reptiles have in common with animals on Earth today. Try to unlock some of the mysteries of prehistory!
Did you know that not only your ears can “hear” sound? Catch sounds with your ears and your fingers. Create your own kazoo, super listener earphones and musical instruments. Figure out how to make strings sing. What would sound “look like” if you could see it?
Physics and Chemistry
How many scientists can blow into the same bubble? Can you make a bubble look like a cube or one with straight sides? How do you find the rainbow in a bubble? Predict when a bubble will pop. Investigate the appearance of things when looking through a bubble. Come join us in this bubble-licious festivity!
Did you know that some rocks can grow on mountains under the sea? Explore the variety of rocks and their purposes in our world. Experience how sandstone stands up through various weathering techniques. What’s the difference between sand, gravel, and pebbles? Let’s rock to the groove!
Have you ever petted a guinea pig, fed a bird, or seen a snake slither? Find out how animals move and what they like to eat. Discover why the kind of skin animals wear determines how they protect themselves and stay warm. Are you surprised to know that some furry animals can fly whereas some feathered ones cannot?
A HARD-HATTING WORLD
Do you know which is stronger: beam style or arch style bridges? Build the craziest designed bridge using only straws and paper clips. Make “cement” shakes and marshmallow buildings. Let’s put on our thinking hats and figure out how the design affects the strength of the bridge.
WONDERS OF CHEMISTRY
Sharpen your brains and put on your thinking hat. Explore mysterious mixtures, underwater explosions and appealing apples. Bake Apple Crumble and create a secret painting for your best friend. Discover, invent, experiment and begin a voyage of scientific fun.