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Science to Grow On™ - Grades K-3

science-to-grow-on-mainFall Semester 2016
August 27 to December 17
Every other Saturday

Grow your love for Science!

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.

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You can also call 505-224-8341 to register.

Explora Members $140
Non-members $160

Class Schedule:

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 24
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.


simple Circuits
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.


Fantastic Plastic
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.


Amazing light
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

Here are all our semester programs:

Growing a Scientist™ - Ages 2½ - 5yrs
Science to Grow on™ - Grades K-3
Chain Reaction Scientists - Grades 3-5
Robo Task Force - Grades 3-7
Home School Explorations Series - Grades K-8


It’s time for Explora’s 2016 Spring semester programs

Explora educators develop camp activities with children's developmental levels in mind. Your children will have the opportunity to learn from, and work with older and younger peers and make new friends.


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

  • Please have the following available when you register: emergency contact name and phone numbers; name of alternate adults who can pick up the child; child's medications, dosages, and physician's name; child's insurance information, as well as any allergy or special needs information for your child.


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.


Explora Reservations
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.

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