Just for Fun: K-3
What are bridges and why are they important to society? Join us as we discuss the skills it takes to design and build these expansive structures that help to connect our world. We will dabble in bridge design, review bridge types and assess how tension and compression play a role in the structures. We will also try some construction of our own using the techniques used by real architects and engineers!
Your students will learn about the night sky in our planetarium and then make constellations of their own. Learn about the history of constellations and how to create your own star pictures in the night sky. Students will learn what a star is, what makes some stars different from others, and where and when certain stars are visible.
Sink or Float!
How did people learn how to travel over water? Your students will find out as they test different materials to see what sinks and what floats. Students will build and test their own boats to apply their understandings of why certain materials and shapes float, then see what happens when they add cargo to their creations. Students will refine their designs and figure out how to make improved boats after testing.
Biology, Life Science
Onsite, Travel, Remote
Why do you need to sleep? What happens to your body and brain while you sleep? What are good and bad sleep habits? In this class we will reflect on our own sleeping patterns and look into the biology of the brain to figure out why sleep is so necessary for us, while comparing sleep in different species.