Active Learning in Science
TEST FOR THE BEST
When companies claim their products are better than their competition, how can you tell they are telling the truth? Get a foot into chemistry and nutrition. Solve mysteries using scientific reasoning and analysis!
Did you know that scientists have found geological evidence of water on Mars? Follow the adventures of the Mars Exploration Rovers on the red planet. Investigate rocketry and the effects of payload. Construct your very own terrain rover and interplanetary lander. Why is Mars red, anyway?
Do machines create energy to get work done? Find out how they alter the factors of work. Construct slot cars with different size drive wheels. Design your own launcher that fires a projectile the farthest. Delve into the “reel” changes and find out about the stress in the string. The secret with machines is really in the tradeoff!
Life Science, Physics and Chemistry
Did you know that 25% of all western prescription medicines are derived from plants? Join our team of Science Workshop detectives to investigate plants. Build a plant “lighthouse” to minimize the cost for plant growing. How do we plant plants if the plants don’t have seeds? That’s one of the secrets we will be sharing with you.
Chemistry, Physics and Human Biology
Do you know whether a lemon or an onion has more sugar? Test for different materials to identify the mysterious mixture. Find out which plastic is most fantastic and create your own “Incrediblob”. Reveal the secrets of chemists. It’s not magic. It’s Science Workshop.
Did you know that an area of the Sun’s surface the size of a postage stamp shines with the power of a million and a half candles? Investigate the greenhouse effect and learn to conserve. Find out that all the coal, oil, gas, and wood on Earth would only keep the Sun burning for a few days.
Is it mold or mildew in the basement corner? How do you figure out the difference between a mushroom and a toadstool? Find out that the largest organism on the planet is a fungus. Explore the effects of fungi in the ecosystem. Where would we be without them?
TINKERING WITH TOYS
Join the Science Workshop tour guides on an adventure with science toys. Construct pinhole cameras and discover how film is developed. Design an electrically-operated Ferris wheel to promote your engineering skill. Let the entertainment begin!
What do a floating helium balloon, a diving submarine and floating icebergs have in common? Investigate liquids of different densities at a molecular level. Explore the concepts of density with liquids in a straw. Which is heavier, a ton of bricks or a ton of feathers?
PONDERING ABOUT PONDS
Splish Splash, who lives in the pond? Take a closer look at life in a Hay Infusion. Delve into the structures and adaptations of macroscopic and microscopic plants and animals. More than meets the eye: a pond is teeming with life! Look out, pond!
Space Science and Physics
Three, two, one…Blast Off! It’s a blast-off for the maiden flight of SW1! Learn the principles of flight. What is thrust and propulsion dynamics? Design, construct and launch your own hydro rockets with objects from home to enter the “Height of Flight” competition. Come join the crew of Science Workshop.
Did you know that air flows from one place to another, and that it is considered a fluid? Find out how the Bernoulli principle creates lift in aircrafts. Delve into aerodynamics and construct a model helicopter. What makes wind, anyway?