Just for Fun: 4-6
We use electricity all the time, but what is it really? We’ll learn how to define electricity, where it comes from, and how it works, and different types of electricity, with a focus on currents. Students will work with partners to complete a simple circuit to turn on a light, before moving on to more complex circuits.
This lab is all about light and how we see (and don’t see) it! See what happens when colors mix, learn about forms of light, the light spectrum, prisms, filters, lenses, diffraction grating, and even how the eye can be tricked! Be sure to ask us about a special discounts on our Light demonstration and Two Small Pieces of Glass or Seeing planetarium shows!
The Great Rocket Challenge
Engineering, Space Science
Please note that this program is only available for ages 10+ and runs a minimum of 90 minutes. Compete in a design challenge to bid on a NASA rocket contract, complete with test launch! Plan, budget, build, and test a rocket to see which team has what it takes to win the contract. Work cooperatively in teams to use math, engineering, and interpersonal skills to compete for the grand prize. Great for team-building with adult groups!