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Chain Reaction Scientists

A science club for 3rd-5th graders
Fall Semester 2014
Aug. 15  to Dec. 6


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.

Registration fees:
member rate - $140.00
non-member rate - $160.00

Or, click below to choose your session and register online:

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Build a better scientist!

Class Schedule:

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?


Fri., Sept. 12; Sat., Sept. 13

Feel the power of air: it’s pushing on you all the time!  Pump up the pressure as you use air to move objects.


Fri., Sept. 26; Sat., Sept. 27

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.



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!



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!


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Albuquerque, NM 87104

(505) 224-8300
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Mon-Sat: 10 am - 6 pm
Sun: 12 pm - 6 pm

Closed on Jan. 1, Jul. 4, the week after Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Dec. 25.



Explora Members: Free
Children (under age 1): Free
Children (ages 1-11): $4
Adults (ages 12-64): $8
Seniors (age 65+, with ID): $5
Students or Military (with ID): $5

Groups: Reservations Required.
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It’s time for Explora’s 2014 fall semester programs

You can register online or by phone, or download and mail/fax the completed registration form.

All registrations must be accompanied by full payment. We accept cash, checks, VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. Please make all checks payable to Explora.

505-224-8341. Our reservations office is open Monday-Friday, 9 am - 5 pm.

Para español, llame al 505-224-8323, de lunes a viernes, 9 am - 5 pm.


Reservations at Explora
1701 Mountain Rd. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104


Cancelation policy

If a cancelation is received at least 5 business days before the first class, a refund will be issued for the amount minus a 15% administration fee. Cancelations received fewer than 5 business days before the first class will not be refunded. Full fees will be refunded if Explora cancels a program.