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We have over 25 topics to choose from in Physical, Earth and Life Science. Choose a topic that complements your lesson plan or theme.

    * Special Holiday Workshops

    Crystal Gardens: Explore the chemistry behind snow flakes. Make a crystal garden of snow flakes and create an amazing substance that has the properties of a liquid and a solid! 

    Holiday Lights: See a spectacular chemical energy display and lean the fundamentals of Holiday Lights. Reveal hidden components of ordinary light using a motorized color wheel.

    Walloping Winter Weather: Discover how Winter storms form and how powerful they can be. Learn how air temperature affects weather. Young meteorologists take home their own mini-snow globe!

    Winter in the Sea: Explore life in the sea, ocean dynamics and incredible animal adaptations during Winter. View sea stars, sea urchins and shells. Students make their own winter density wand.


    Physical Science Workshops


    Che-mystery: Explore the basics of chemistry. Make a crystal garden and create an amazing substance that has the properties of a liquid and a solid!


    Current Events: Learn about current, conductors, insulators and the basics of electricity. Students make their own circuit maze to take home.


    Dry Ice: Explore the states of matter using frozen carbon dioxide. Turn water into ice in 30 seconds and create a giant bubbling potion.


    Lights-Color-Action*: See a spectacular chemical energy display and learn the fundamentals of light. Reveal hidden components of ordinary light using a motorized color wheel.


    Mad Science Machines*: Experiment with levers, ramps, axles and pulleys. Junior engineers build and take home their own Mad Science race car.


    Slippery Science: Discover the amazing properties of polymers and learn what makes these molecules so unusual. Students create their own batch of slippery slime.


    Under Pressure: Uncover the science of aerodynamics and the properties of air. Suspend ping pong balls in moving columns of air. Students make their own air blaster.


    Wacky Water: Investigate the 3 states of matter, density and buoyancy. Students will investigate oil spills and build their own Rescue Diver.


    Watt’s Up: Explore the properties of electricity and examine its role in natural phenomena. Make indoor lighting with our electrostatic generator—a “hair-raising” experience.



    Earth Science Workshops


    Black and Blue Oceans: Oil can make quite a mess when it ends up where it isn’t supposed to be. Cooperative groups plan and tackle the aftermath of a simulated spill.


    Earthworks: Take a voyage to the center of Earth and investigate the powerful processes that shape our planet, move mountains and cause earthquakes! Students take home their own UV light detectors.


    Fun with Fossils: Learn about excavating and recovering fossils. Explore the world of dinosaurs, see how they lived and what they ate. Students make a cast of a T-Rex tooth.


    Mineral Mania: Peek beneath Earth’s crust and uncover its composition. Learn about volcanoes and earthquakes and find out how scientists classify and identify rocks and minerals. Experience the thrill of panning for gems.


    Space...The Final Frontier*: This voyage takes inquiring minds on a quest to di1cover space. The mission: take an exciting look at planets, moons, comets and stars. Young explorers make their own propeller-driven space orbiter.


    Life In The Sea: Plunge into the depths of ocean life and explore the different ecosystems. Investigate life in the sea, ocean dynamics and incredible animal adaptations.


    Walloping Weather: Discover how thunderstorms and tornadoes form and how powerful they can be. Learn how air temperature affects weather. Young meteorologists take home their own mini-tornado!


    Life Science Workshops


    Bugs: Investigate the world of creepy, crawly creatures. Learn about insects’ fabulous flying abilities, defense mechanisms and the unusual way they see their surroundings.
    Decomposers: Conduct experiments with worms to learn the natural process of decomposition. Students take home their own pet worm.

    Feathers, Fins & Fur: Explore the animal kingdom and learn about habitats, anatomy and life cycles. Investigate how animals adapt to their environment.

    Mission Nutrition: Learn the science of nutrition and fitness while discovering how food fuels the body. Focus on the essential components of a healthy diet and lifestyle. 
    Photosynthesis: Investigate the amazing process of photosynthesis and learn how plants and trees help us breathe. Young botanists take home their own mini-greenhouse.


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