Our Elementary Workshop Themes
Digging for Dinosaurs
Kids are introduced to the differences between meat-eating and plant-eating animals. They have the opportunity to look at some dinosaur teeth up close and work as paleontologists, by participating in a mini dinosaur dig that engages their attention and helps them improve their scientific knowledge.
This class demystifies one of the most beneficial molecules known to humankind…polymers!
Playing with Polymers
Students discover the chemical and physical properties of plastics. They explore the plethora of physics principles that play a role in our daily lives.
This class demystifies one of the most beneficial molecules known to humankind…polymers! Designed for kids in grades K-2.
Kids surf sound waves in this “offbeat” class. They will explore how sounds are created and transmitted. Designed for kids in grades K-2.
Students excite electrons as they construct some serious circuits during this program all about electricity. They test various materials for conductivity with space-age plasma balls. Finally, they create and play a buzz-making electric game.
What makes some metal magnetic? What shapes do magnetic fields invisibly form around different-shaped magnets? Can compasses really help you find your way? Kids discover the answers to these questions and many more.
Playing with Polymers
Kids discover the chemical and physical properties of plastics. They explore the plethora of physics principles that play a role in our daily lives. Designed for kids in grades 3-6.
Kids investigate the interconnections present in nature. They build ecosystem models, explore the elements of energy webs, reflect on how humans impact ecosystems, and use field journals for everyday explorations, and more. Designed for kids in grades 3-6.
Who gave us Morse code? How about earmuffs or the light bulb? Children are guided from observation through experimentation on their journey to becoming a great inventor.
Students recreate the process of rock formation and devise ways to identify and classify rocks and minerals. They experience the thrill of panning for gems; the gems they find, they can take home for further study and investigation.
Matter of Fact
Kids explore molecules and the forces that hold atoms together. They see the dramatic differences between physical and chemical changes, as they mix up a batch of their very own Mad Science Putty to take home. Designed for kids in grades 3-6.
Turn Up the Volume
Students are introduced to the scientific process involved in the measurement of volume, through a series of activities and experiments. They fill-up on the physics of liquids and practice techniques fit for a lab tech!
Kids investigate the science of sound in this hands-on introduction to the basics of vibration, frequency, and pitch. They discover how instruments use vibration to make music and are amazed as they hear bells ring through their fingers. Designed for kids in grades 3-6.
Black and Blue Oceans
Kids devise and test techniques to handle the aftermath of an oil spill, in an oil spill simulation, and discuss how to clean up and prevent the pollution that plagues our oceans. Designed for kids in grades 3-6.
Be Tobacco Free
Be Tobacco Free is designed to educate on the direct & indirect effects of tobacco use on the body. Designed for kids in grades 3-6.
In this 10-part workshop series, students develop computational thinking and problem-solving skills in an online game environment. They use programming concepts to help a robot get to the next level in the most efficient way; acquiring programming skills for life!