Chain Reaction Scientists will delve into the nature of physics and chemistry through motion and change. Problem-solving skills are sharpened as participants work to connect separate actions into a running sequence. Each session meets every other week. Parents are welcome to participate.
member rate - $140.00
non-member rate - $160.00
Fri., Aug. 15; Sat., Aug. 16
Can you feel the attraction, or are you repelled by the idea? Make your chain reaction move in unexpected ways using the invisible force of magnetism.
Fri., Aug. 29; Sat., Aug. 30
Get in the swing of things by discovering the properties of pendulums. What makes them tick? How can you use this knowledge to keep your chain going?
Feel the power of air: it’s pushing on you all the time! Pump up the pressure as you use air to move objects.
Round and round it goes; where it stops, you control! Spin up strange shapes to catch some attention with your chain reaction!
Fri., Oct. 10; Sat., Oct. 11
001010100010100100010011, am I right? Learn to program a LEGO® Mindstorms™ robot to react to your chain reaction and move it along!
Fri., Oct. 24; Sat., Oct. 25
From shipping goods downriver to making hydrodynamic power, water has always been used as a powerful force. Harness this power to make your chain reaction really flow.
HOT AND COLD
Fri., Nov. 7; Sat., Nov. 8
You’re getting warmer, warmer, cold! Add or remove heat to melt, flash freeze, or burn through your chain reaction.
Fri., Nov. 21; Sat., Nov. 22
How fast can a chain reaction go? Shed some light on the situation using lasers and light sensors. Push your reaction to the speed of light!
THE GRAND FINALE
Fri., Dec. 5; Sat., Dec. 6
Eight weeks of strange components, powers of nature, and robotic engineering have brought our Chain Reaction Scientists to their greatest experiment!