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.
You can also call 505-224-8341 to register.
Explora Members $140
Chemistry of Art
Saturday, August 27
Do artists need to understand chemistry? Explore the connection between art and science when creating your very own art materials, then make an original work of art to take home.
In Balance: Mobiles
Saturday, September 10
Weigh your options as you balance a variety of objects. Explore counter balance and center of gravity. Discover how to scale back your mass, and sustain equality.
Roller coaster Bonanza
Saturday, September 25
Put your engineering skills to work as you use triangles to design a roller coaster for marbles. Can you create a loop-de-loop?
Science of Our Surroundings
Saturday, October 8
Explore Earth's system of natural resources. Examine and filter water, and create your own small ecosystem to take home.
Saturday, October 22
Explore wires, bulbs and switches. Use them to build circuits and experiment with other electrifying activities.
Color my world
Saturday, November 5
How does mixing colored light compare with mixing different colors of paint together? Explore color mixing as you test a variety of materials and mediums.
Saturday, November 19
Recycle plastics found around the house to make your own creations. Test the strength of plastic bags. Melt beads, plastic bags, and other plastics to make shrinky dinks and other creative projects.
Saturday, December 3
How are shadows made? Why do we see ourselves on reflective surfaces? We will use light boxes to explore the basic properties of white and colored light and investigate the properties of lenses.
Forced into action
Saturday, December 17
Eggs may break and balls will fly! Get on the move with Sir Isaac Newton and discover the laws that govern motion. Learn about inertia, forces, and velocity.
Class topics change each semester.
Reservations office: 505-22-8341
Para información en español, llame al 505-224-8323
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