In Science to Grow On, kindergarteners to third 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:
You can also call 505-224-8341 to register.
Explora Members $140
what's the matter?
Saturday, August 29
It's a gas! Or is it a solid or liquid? Could it be both? Explore the properties of the three states of matter. Experiments include mixing solids and liquids to make a gas.
chemistry is phun
Saturday, September 12
Did you know you can use cabbage juice to measure the acidity of loads of stuff, from soap to vinegar? Use computers, probes, and your powers of obervation to investigate pH. Transform an acid to a base and back again!
leaves here and there
Saturday, September 26
Use microcopes and magnifiers to examine the patterns and colors of leaves up close. Use chromatography to extract colors from leaves, and create your own leaf art.
Saturday, October 10
Have you always thought the triangle was just the shape between the circle and the square? Triangles are essential to engineers, architects, and you! Use a variety of triangles to build three-dimensional objects.
flow with the pressure
Saturday, October 24
Design and build objects that fly, float, and flow in wind tubes. Discover how air pressure affects objects of different materials, shapes, and weight.
go car, go!
Saturday, November 7
Defy gravity; Make a car roll up a ramp! Experiment with mass and friction as you use rubber bands, balloons, and your own force to power a car.
welcome to wax
Saturday, November 21
Melt-able, malleable, slippery, sticky, and water-repellent. Waxes are amazing! Experiment artistically and discover new possibilities for crayons.
Saturday, December 5
Race some liquids! Have a splash test! Submerge yourself in the gooey world of viscous liquids and semi-solids as you experiment with density, fluidity, resistance, and friction.
Saturday, December 19
Explore the world of light and shadow using LEDs, holiday lights, and flashlights. Create a de-light-ful recycled art installation with moving shadows. Take home a shadow puppet and continue your experiments.
Class topics change each semester.
Reservations office: 505-22-8341
Para información en español, llame al 505-224-8323