Adventures in Air
Children will learn that even though air is invisible it is all around them all the time. They will also learn that air has the power to both move items and to slow them down. They will also experiment with a variety of items that rely on the air to help them move.
Preschoolers discover all about butterflies –where they come from, stages of their growth, how they eat and even make some of their own to take home during this workshop.
This workshop will introduce children to the exciting world of color. They will make a new friend while learning about the colors of the rainbow and will experiment with their creative side during an activity on color mixing. Demonstrations will be conducted to introduce students to the primary colors as well as color mixing.
Digging for Dinosaurs
Dinosaurs are always a huge hit with children. They will be introduced to the differences between meat eating and plant eating animals and will have the opportunity to look at some dinosaur teeth up close. They will also work as paleontologists by participating in a mini dinosaur dig that will engage their attention as well as their scientific skills.
Energy & Motion
Children explore the concept of energy and how energy gets things moving in this workshop that uses toys to help explain simple energy ideas. They will take home toys called “Boinks” that will help them remember how energy and motion are related.
Eye to Eye
This workshop will introduce students to their sense of sight. They will experiment with magnifying glasses, kaleidoscopes and binoculars. The preschoolers will also interact with a variety of optical illusions to illustrate that your eyes can sometimes play tricks on you.
Children will be excited to learn all about their fine feathered friends when they take an up close look at birds. They will discover how to match bird mates, see what eggs are produced by which species; learn how a bird’s beak is a tool and how to identify different bird’s songs. Preschoolers will take home bird warblers to practice their bird songs at home.
Young scientists will meet Mr. Bones and learn about muscles and body systems.
Keep in Touch
Children will learn how they understand the world with their sense of touch and will also emphasize that some objects are safe to touch while others are not. They will be presented with the challenge of identifying a variety of objects using only their sense of touch. They will also experiment with an interesting and innovative material to model their very own creation.
What is light? Young scientists mix colors of light and explore the rainbow of light.
This class has volcanoes and more simple chemistry fun. Children make your own modeling dough to take home.
Experience the poles and power of magnets in this hands on workshop that even provides children with the opportunity to make their own magnet to take home.
Science of Music
Boom, tap, smack, cha-cha-cha, listen to the sounds and rhythm of the science of music. Children will feel, hear and see the vibrations that help create music in this hands-on exploration.
Sea, Sand & Surf
Children will explore the science of the sea when they learn about what sand is made from, how shells are used by animals for protection and what animals live in the ocean. They will make their own ocean bottle to take home.
Shapes and Structures
Children will discover different shapes and structures by using different kinds of equipment like Geoboards and Magnatiles. They will create their own structure to take home using cornstarch based “noodles.”
Take your class on a trip through the solar system and sign them up for the Mad Science Astronaut in training program where they will learn all about the elements of space. Students will even get to take their very own mini rocket home.
Through this interactive class preschoolers will help create a cloud in a bottle and will make in rain inside. They will also learn all about the water cycle and weather patterns and will make their own "Pet Tornado" to take home.
Wiggly World of Worms
This workshop will provide young scientists with an opportunity to get their hands dirty while learning all about worms. They will work with magnifying glasses to get an up close look at the lives and habits of worms.