In Science to Grow On, kindergarteners to 3rd graders 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.
Each session meets every other week. Following the program, enjoy a snack.
Please choose one of the sessions offered this semester:
Saturday, January 16
Use microscopes to examine insects closely and investigate bug basics. Then, create your own mechanical jittery bugs to take home.
Saturday, January 30
Have you noticed that strange thing called "adhesion" that makes your fingers sticky after you eat candy? Discover what kinds of materials will make paper, plastic, fabric, and wood "stick together" and which ones will not.
Saturday, February 13
How many ways can you give energy to an object? Get on the move and explore the energy of motion using balls, tracks, and pendulums.
Saturday, Febuary 27
Discover what minerals are. Investigate fun and surprising properties, and do scientific tests on a variety of minerals.
middle with metal
Saturday, March 12
Are you wired by material science? Do all metals deserve a medal? Explore conduction and magnetism using different types of metal. Hammer and stretch your own creations!
Be a mad hatter
Saturday, March 26
Many people wear hats, but have you ever thought about why? Test fabrics to determine which are the most water repellent. Explore how hats' forms are related to their functions, and make an original hat to wear home.
propensity of density
Saturday, April 9
Do all liquids mix together? Examine the nature of a variety of liquids like salt water, tap water, and more. Use test tubes to explore floating and sinking layering colored liquids.
Dirt, dig it!
Saturday, April 23
What is dirt? Who needs it? Dig in the dirt to discover who and what is in it. Then, make a newspaper pot in which to grow your own plant.
Saturday, May 7
Pipe and channel water from one place to another. See if you can control the flow, and get water to flow uphill!
Class topics change each semester.
Reservations office: 505-22-8341
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