Discover properties of air and how planes fly. Experiments will investigate the properties of air, air pressure, Bernoulli’s principle, and lift/drag.
Why do things float? Find out why as you experiment with principles of sinking and floating. Test what you learned by constructing a boat that can carry cargo.
Bridging the Gap:
Did you know that an ordinary piece of paper can hold considerable weight? Find out how as you explore the world of bridges and columns. Compete with your classmates to create the strongest structure.
Through experiments, discover many fun facts about bubbles while learning the principles of surface tension, capillary action, and fluid dynamics. Try your hand at making a super bubble.
(Grades 2 - 6)
Investigate the world of electricity by constructing different types of circuits. Use your own body as a conductor while learning about static electricity. This is sure to be a shockingly good time!
Learn about the world of forensic science and how evidence can help solve a crime. Collect evidence from a crime scene, perform chemical tests on "blood samples" and examine differences in fingerprints in order to find out who did it.
Forces and Motion
Discover how Newton’s laws govern how things move. See the effects of drag, lift, gravity, kinetic energy, and potential energy while performing hands-on experiments.
Light, Lenses, and Lasers
Learn how light bounces, bends, and disappears. Watch as you see colors and rainbows appear as you refract light and understand how color is seen. Discover how laser light can be manipulated with mirrors.
(Grades K - 6)
Explore the world of sound. Through hands-on experiments and demonstrations, discover the variety of ways sound can be produced and how it travels through air and water.
Find out the big attraction with magnets as you discover the power within the magnetic field. Experiment with magnets of all sizes. Discover the biggest magnet of them all!
See how ordinary items found in the kitchen can perform exciting chemical reactions. Discover the differences between acids and bases using an indicator.
(Grades 3 - 6) - 1½ hour class
Learn how our lives are made easier by using levers, inclined planes, screws, pulleys, wheels, and wedges. Through experimentation and hands-on stations, examine how the force needed to do your work is decreased with a little help from simple machines.
(Grades 3 - 6) - $265 per group
Experience our "coolest" field trip! Learn how temperature affects solids, liquids, and gasses and what happens when things get really cold, really fast.
*NOTE: limited to one class at a time and max 2 programs back to back
The Scientific Method
The scientific method is how scientists organize their experiments in order to answer questions. Using various steps, learn to formulate a hypothesis, test the results and come to a final conclusion. By the end of this program, solve the mystery of the mixed-up powders.
Slime, Goo & Ooze
Learn the basics of mixing solutions and forming plastics. Students will explore the exciting world of matter. By the end of class, each student will have made blobs of goo and handfuls of slime they can take home.