Science to Grow On for grades K-3

Spring Semester 2017
January 21 – May 13

Grow your love for Science!

In Science to Grow On, children in K-3rd grade 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. Following the program, enjoy a snack.

Explora members $140 per child per semester
Non-members $160 per child per semester

EACH SESSION MEETS EVERY OTHER WEEK.


Three ways to register

  1. Online: Select a session day and time to register online

2. Mail: Download, print, and mail registration form:

3. Call Reservations at 505-224-8341.

Class Schedule:

CHEMISTRY OF CLAY

Saturday, January 21
Use microscopes to examine and compare natural clay, polymer clay, and craft dough. Test each material’s strength and stretchiness and invent your own playful putty to take home.

COLORFUL KALEIDOSCOPES

Saturday, February 4
Explore the amazing properties of mirrors and light. Discover the images and patterns you get when angles and symmetry come into play. Build your own colorful kaleidoscopes to take home.

BODIES IN MOTION

Saturday, February 18
Set your body in motion—physically and mentally—as we take an imaginary trip through the solar system. Investigate our sun, Earth, its moon, and other bodies in our sun’s family.

COOKING CHEMISTRY

Saturday, March 4
Test different foods to find out which ones have carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. Investigate the difference between baking soda and baking powder, create your own snack, and more.

DRAWING NATURE

Saturday, March 18
Become a scientific illustrator as you use grids, stencils, symmetry, and more to draw your favorite animals and plants. Investigate how science and art work together as you use magnifying glasses to examine insects and plants, and illustrate them.

MAGNETIC FILINGS

Saturday, April 1
Experiment with the powers of magnets as you try to repel and attract different materials. Explore magnetic pendulums, use a magnet to race a car, and draw with iron filings.

CATCH A WAVE

Saturday, April 15
Catch…a sound wave! Students experiment with vibrations to learn how sound is produced and how it travels. Make your own musical instrument to take home.

UNDER THE SUN

Saturday, April 29
Test different sunscreens to find out which one is the best for blocking the sun’s effects. Test the sun’s effect on UV beads and create your own photographic image using sunlight.

WHAT’S IN A FINGERPRINT

Saturday, May 13
Explore your fingerprints and look at your hair under microscopes to find out what makes you unique. Be a forensic scientist as you investigate “who did it” by comparing pieces of evidence!

Class topics change each semester.

Reservations office: 505-224-8341
Email: reservations@explora.us
Para información en español, llame al 505-224-8323

chain reaction scientists

It’s time for Explora’s 2017 Spring semester programs

Explora educators develop 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.

Registration/Information

  • 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.


Call:

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.

Email:
reservations@explora.us

Mail:
Explora Reservations
1701 Mountain Rd. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104

Fax:
505-224-8325

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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