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Dinosaur Hunt
Audience:Students, Grades K - 2
Description: Have a close encounter with a Tyrannosaurus Rex. Explore, touch and learn with real fossils from the Field Museum. Create your own prehistoric landscape. Learn about the new finds in dinosaurs big and small.
Fee:$25/person
Session 1:November 15, 2014, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Playing with Your Food
Audience:Students, Grades 1 - 3
Description: There's more to your food than meets the eye! Do you want to discover some hidden properties of your food? Test a solid and liquid mixture, devise an invisible ink, explore buoyancy with an egg and conduct other experiments with food. Your food can teach you some interesting science as you "play with your food."
Fee:$26/per person
Session 1:November 8, 2014, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Animal Architecture
Audience:Students, Grades 2 - 4
Description: Nothing can compare to the detail found in animal architecture. Explore how animals build and inspire man with their construction. Have an in-depth look at nest construction and try to be a champion nest builder yourself.
Fee:$30/person
Session 1:October 4, 2014, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Wondrous, Wonderful Worms!
Audience:Students, Grades 2 - 4
Description: What do worms eat? How long do worms live? Do worms have eyes? Worms are simply amazing creatures. If you have ever dug around in moist soil, you have probably come across a wiggly earthworm. Observe earthworms up close. Learn why they are vital to soil health and how they transport nutrients and minerals.
Fee:$36/per person
Session 1:October 18, 2014, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Lego Engineering Juniors
Audience:Students, Grades 3 - 5
Description: Are you a beginner or expert Lego builder? At either level you can learn something new. Use Legos to explore the engineering behind several design challenges from basic to more advanced. Work at your own challenge level as you explore gears and pulley machines. Try some basic programming to make your devices move on their own. Design, build and test your projects. Build alone or work like engineers in a design team.
Fee:$35/person
Session 1:November 22, 2014, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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Code Cracking, Cryptograms, and Other Mysteries
Audience:Students, Grades 3 - 5
Description: Who doesn't love a mystery? You can make up some of your own mysteries and learn to be a problem solver to solve others' mysteries. You'll also explore how codes and cryptograms have been used to communicate throughout history.
Fee:$28/person
Session 1:December 6, 2014, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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CSI: Careful Scientific Investigation
Audience:Students, Grades 3 - 5
Description: You're just the scientist needed to carefully solve the day's investigation. Solve mysteries and analyze puzzling "crime scenes." Use your scientific analysis skills and learn some new strategies to be a CSI investigator.
Fee:$34/person
Session 1:December 20, 2014, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Full
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Junior Prairie Rangers
Audience:Students, Grades 4 - 6
Description: Plants as tall as you are! Nature all around! Join Fermilab's club and become a Junior Prairie Ranger. Learn about the prairie community and participate as a prairie steward in activities throughout the year. All members earn a cap, t-shirt and certificate. Students should bring a lunch to class. Continue your work as ranger by attending the fall seed harvest and spring pin sessions. Students: Bring your lunch. More information
Fee:$40/person
Session 1:September 27, 2014, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Girls Scientific Salon
Audience:Students, Grades 4 - 7
Description: Develop new relationships and experiment with women of science. See the science in things that are important to you. Learn how science is important in your daily life and health. Experiments will help you explore and question. Share activities or projects to take home. Lunch is included.
Fee:$46/per person
Session 1:November 1, 2014, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Flight and Fashion
Audience:Students, Grades 4 - 8
Description: Are you a designer? You will design, build and fly a long flying airplane. Then you will design a spectacular fashion item that has the elements of flight. How are the two designs related? Think of lift, drag, thrust and gravity. Join us for a flying contest and design show.
Fee:$32/per person
Session 1:October 25, 2014, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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GPS-y Trails
Audience:Students, Grades 5 - 8
Description: Navigate from site to site using a GPS location finder and a list of hidden clues. You'll learn to use this cool technology while you explore and learn many interesting things about the prairie. Who knows what you might discover!
Fee:$32/person
Session 1:October 4, 2014, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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Art Mysteries: Science Solutions
Audience:Students, Grades 5 - 8
Description: Art forgeries, ancient hieroglyphics, chromatography, and crystal mysteries aren't always what they seem to be. Use real science as you learn how art mysteries can be solved.
Fee:$32/person
Session 1:November 15, 2014, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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Lego Engineering
Audience:Students, Grades 6 - 8
Description: As your Lego building skills expand, are you curious about why things work as they do? You can always learn something new or try a new challenge. Use Legos to continue to explore engineering concepts from basic to more complex. Work at your own challenge level as you construct a motorized vehicle or explore bridge design. Use PICO software to program your projects to move on their own. Design, build and test your projects. Build alone or work like engineers in a design team.
Fee:$35/person
Session 1:September 27, 2014, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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