Grow your love for Science!
In Science to Grow On, children in K-3rd grade make discoveries by questioning, experiencing, and investigating. Experienced educators engage children and their adults in age-appropriate activities that incorporate science, art, and fun! Participation of parents or adult caregivers is encouraged, but not required. Following the program, enjoy a snack.
Explora members $140 per child per semester
Non-members $160 per child per semester
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CHEMISTRY OF CLAY
Saturday, January 21
Use microscopes to examine and compare natural clay, polymer clay, and craft dough. Test each material's strength and stretchiness and invent your own playful putty to take home.
Saturday, February 4
Explore the amazing properties of mirrors and light. Discover the images and patterns you get when angles and symmetry come into play. Build your own colorful kaleidoscopes to take home.
BODIES IN MOTION
Saturday, February 18
Set your body in motion—physically and mentally—as we take an imaginary trip through the solar system. Investigate our sun, Earth, its moon, and other bodies in our sun’s family.
Saturday, March 4
Test different foods to find out which ones have carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. Investigate the difference between baking soda and baking powder, create your own snack, and more.
Saturday, March 18
Become a scientific illustrator as you use grids, stencils, symmetry, and more to draw your favorite animals and plants. Investigate how science and art work together as you use magnifying glasses to examine insects and plants, and illustrate them.
Saturday, April 1
Experiment with the powers of magnets as you try to repel and attract different materials. Explore magnetic pendulums, use a magnet to race a car, and draw with iron filings.
CATCH A WAVE
Saturday, April 15
Catch...a sound wave! Students experiment with vibrations to learn how sound is produced and how it travels. Make your own musical instrument to take home.
UNDER THE SUN
Saturday, April 29
Test different sunscreens to find out which one is the best for blocking the sun’s effects. Test the sun’s effect on UV beads and create your own photographic image using sunlight.
WHAT’S IN A FINGERPRINT
Saturday, May 13
Explore your fingerprints and look at your hair under microscopes to find out what makes you unique. Be a forensic scientist as you investigate “who did it” by comparing pieces of evidence!
Class topics change each semester.
Reservations office: 505-22-8341
Para información en español, llame al 505-224-8323
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