Engineering Investigators for grades 3-5

Design, Engineer, Build!

Spring Semester 2020
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January 18–May 9, 2020

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In each class, Engineering Investigators will use the engineering design process to solve a problem. Whether it’s building a suspension bridge or figuring out what gears are best to use on a bike, children will have fun designing and building, perhaps without even realizing they are honing their problem-solving skills and learning engineering and physics principles! Activities change each semester.
Explora members $140 per child per semester
Non-members $160 per child per semester
*Join & Save! Explora members get discounts on semester programs, camps, and admission all year!
  • Saturday morning, 9:30–11am

SESSIONS MEET EVERY OTHER WEEK.

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Register now for Spring Semester 2020

  1. Online: Select a session day to register online

We’ve updated our online registration! You may be asked to provide a new password when you login.

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

3. Call Reservations at 505-224-8341.

Spring 2020 Class Schedule

January 18–May 9, 2020

Play by Ear

Saturday, January 18
Explore pitch and volume as we make a cacophony of sounds with different materials. Join a jam session after we make our own instruments. It’s music to our ears!

Out of Print

Saturday, February 1
Experiment with printmaking in new ways. How will a variety of materials make an array of new designs? What will you make with a splash of ink and new ideas? Your creations can be quite impressive!

Reflection Inspections

Saturday, February 15
Take a fresh look in the mirror as we delve into reflections and the resulting images. Where does symmetry occur in the world around us? Where can we find natural reflections? What will you see?

Under the Microscope (Part 1)

Saturday, February 29
Let’s bring a whole new world into focus as we peer into microcosms. A sample of sand becomes a whole world under the lens. What microscopic wonders will you discover?

Under the Microscope (Part 2)

Saturday, March 14
We’ll create our own slides and use a microscope to investigate  plant cells and microscopic creatures. We will even take a close-up look at our own fingerprints, DNA and more!

Trash Talks

Saturday, March 28
Take a second look at what we throw away and study the decomposers who help our world. How can we turn trash into useful treasures?

Polymer Lab, Slime Time

Saturday, April 11
What are  polymers? How do we use them every day? Learn about these materials and their properties as we design different slimes. Slippery, shiny, foamy, stretch, or sticky? It is up to you!

Static Movement

Saturday, April 25
Zap! Explore the shocking powers of static electricity. How do we encounter it in our lives? What can you engineer to further explore this phenomenon? 

Chain Reaction, Energy Transformers

Saturday, May 9
We conclude our spring semester studying and playing with forms of energy and how they can transfer. How can you form a chain reaction with different types of energy?

For more information about this program please contact our Reservations office.

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

Explora’s Camps & 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, 9am–5pm. Para español, llame al 505-224-8323, de lunes a viernes, 9am–5pm.
Email: reservations@explora.us
Mail: Explora Reservations 1701 Mountain Rd. NW Albuquerque, NM 87104

Fax: 505-224-8325

Cancellation Policy
  • If a cancellation is received more than 5 business days before the first class, a refund will be issued for the amount minus a 15% administrative fee.
  • Cancellations received 5 business days or fewer before the first class will not be refunded.
  • Full fees will be refunded if Explora cancels a program.
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