Growing a Scientist™ offers transactive experiences for children ages 2½ through 5 together with their adult companions. Preschoolers and adults pair to learn about science by questioning, experiencing and investigating.
Call: (505) 224-8341
Mon.-Fri. 9 am - 5 pm
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lunes-viernes 9 am a 5 pm
Wed., Aug. 28 / Thurs., Aug. 29 / Fri., Aug. 30 / Sat., Aug. 31
Get your hands dirty as you explore a variety of slimy substances and make your own chemical concoctions.
Wed., Sept. 11/ Thurs., Sept. 12/ Fri., Sept. 13/ Sat., Sept. 14
Be an architect with cylinders and domes, experiment with the strength of cones, and create art with loops and circles.
*note Explora will be open only for Growing a Scientist class during this week.
Leaves, Leaves, Leaves
Wed., Sept. 25/ Thurs., Sept. 26/ Fri., Sept. 27/ Sat., Sept. 28
Sort a variety of leaves and observe them up close. Discover how special leaves are when you examine the colors in a green leaf and enjoy leaf patterns with rubbings and prints.
Floaters and Sinkers
Wed., Oct. 9/ Thurs., Oct. 10/ Fri., Oct. 11/ Sat., Oct. 12
Classify fruits and vegetables as floaters or sinkers. We’ll modify materials to make them float or sink, and design a foil boat to carry a cargo of pennies. How many pennies will your boat hold before it sinks?
Wed., Oct. 23/ Thurs., Oct. 24/ Fri., Oct. 25/ Sat., Oct. 26
Examine a variety of rocks and crystals, and conduct experiments with rolling rocks and with rocks that float or sink. Then, make your own rock prints.
Our Amazing Bodies
Wed., Nov. 6/ Thurs., Nov. 7/ Fri., Nov. 8/ Sat., Nov. 9
Let’s celebrate our amazing bodies from our fingerprints to our hearts and bones! We’ll conduct some experiments and create a mural of our insides.
Wed., Nov. 20/ Thurs., Nov. 21/ Fri., Nov. 22/ Sat., Nov. 23
What did the "three little pigs" learn about structure? You'll become an architect and builder as you experiment with a variety of shapes and materials to test them for strength and stability.
Patterns on Parade
Wed., Dec. 4/ Thurs., Dec. 5/ Fri., Dec. 6/ Sat., Dec. 7
Explore patterns in nature, create a variety of symmetrical and repeating designs, and make your own patchwork quilt pattern.
On A Roll!
Wed., Dec. 18/ Thurs., Dec. 19/ Fri., Dec. 20/ Sat., Dec. 21
Observe and compare rolling systems using recycled materials, cups, and marbles. Test which shapes roll the best, and create a roller coaster for marbles.