Our Grades K-2 Workshop Themes

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All About Animals

Discover the unique features of animals by examining teeth, claws and fur. Students will explore ways in which animals adapt to the challenging elements of their environment. Make your own animal tracks to take home!


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Body Basics

Kids study the science of their insides by learning about the major systems of the human body. They learn about how their food is digested, how their blood flows through their bodies, and how their brain controls all of these parts.


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Bugs!

Discover what makes our creepy crawly friends unique; their fabulous flying abilities, their special eyesight, and the way that they defend themselves against predators. Explore how bugs can see by taking home your own Insect-a-vision!


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Detective Science

Discover how science is used to solve real crimes! Watch as the classroom is transformed into a crime lab for this exciting exploration of the fundamentals of forensics including analyzing fingerprints, teeth impressions. It's so much fun, its criminal!


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Dinosaurs

Kids examine fossil casts and explore the differences in the teeth of herbivorous and carnivorous dinosaurs. Students participate in a mini dinosaur excavation and make a cast of a dinosaur tooth to take home.


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Fantastic Fliers

The Wright Brothers would be proud as we follow in their footsteps and learn the principles of flight. Build a “football” glider, experiment with control surfaces, and make your very own loop-flying stunt plane. You’ll be a Top Gun after this class!


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Life in the Sea

What is life like under the ocean's surface? Examine and investigate various sea creatures, explore the deep, dark depths of our oceans and learn about buoyancy and adaptation. Make your own Cartesian Diver to take home!


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Lights, Color, Action!

Uncover the hidden components in ordinary light and build your own Newton's color wheel to prove it. Create a glowing display under a UV light. Take home a pair of your very own diffraction glasses!


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Magnificent Magnets

Kids discover the invisible fields surrounding magnets with our iron filings. They devise and perform experiments to test magnetic strength.


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Mineral Mania

Students recreate the process of rock formation and devise ways to identify and classify rocks and minerals. They experience the thrill of panning for gems; the gems they find, they can take home for further study and investigation.


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Movie Effects

Grab your popcorn! We're going to learn first-hand how and why science is the real star on the big screen! We will create our favorite special effects and see if you have what it takes to help make a movie. Investigate 3-D images and create your very own animation to take home. Science in Action!


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pH pHactor

Slide down the colorful pH scale and dip into the world of acids and bases! Explore the extremes of pH with your Reaction Tube™ in what is sure to be a stopper-popping experience! Discover whether liquids found in your home are acids or bases Reaction Tubes™!


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Planets & Moons

Explore the farthest reaches of our solar system and create a lunar eclipse in this “mad” planetary tour! Learn how the planets stack up. Build and take home the Gravity Launcher™, a fun and educational 3-D magnetic satellite launch game!


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Space Travel

Learn what it takes to be a true globetrotter! Race a balloon rocket and design your own car engine as you learn about thrust. See the principles of propulsion at work in a real rocket launch, and build your very own Shuttle Copter™ to fly to the skies!


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Science of Magic

Is it magic? No…It’s science! You’ll discover the secrets behind famous magic tricks that you can recreate for yourself! Make things disappear, escape chains, read minds, and more! Build your own production box to take home!


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Science of Toys

Children will discover the science behind some of their favorite toys in this fun-packed program! Unravel the mystery behind motorized toys, magnetic toys, balancing toys and spinning tops. A cool motorized toy take home .


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Seeking our Senses

Kids explore all five senses. They test their vision with optical illusions, experiment with their hearing, and try their hand at reading braille.


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Slime Time

Ooze into a gooey hour of sliming around! Create slime using the Mad Science recipe, and then enter your creation in the Slime Olympics! Take home your own concoction of Mad Science Slime!


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Sonic Sounds

Kids surf sound waves in this “offbeat” class. They will explore how sounds are created and transmitted.


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Super Sticky Stuff

Stick to the walls, and push the power of tape to the limits in this adhesive hour on things that cling! Build a bond with glue and get attached to your very own suction ball.


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Super Structures

Discover the strengths of triangles, cylinders and arches. Learn how combinations of these shapes make for sturdy homes, bridges, and skyscrapers. Use teamwork to build your own super structures as well as an earthquake-proof building!


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Tantalizing Taste

Kids put on their lab coats and stick out their tongues, as they discover the delicious biology behind their taste buds.


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Under Pressure

Join Bernoulli and Newton as we take this exciting look at the science behind aerodynamics and the properties of air... under pressure. Use a vortex generator to create air pockets with a punch, and levitate ping-pong balls in defiance of gravity!


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Watts-Up

Explore electricity, its properties and its role in natural phenomena. Make indoor lightning while conducting hair-raising experiments with our electro-static generator.


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