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Chemistry at Your Fingertips
Audience:Students, Grades K - 2
Description: See colors and textures change before your very eyes! Begin the exciting exploration of chemical reactions. What can you make?
Fee:$25/person
Session 1:March 21, 2015, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Full
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Flutter Like a Butterfly
Audience:Students, Grades K - 2
Description: In Mariana Becomes a Butterfly, Mariana wonders why her plants don't have many berries. What happened and can she do anything about it? Through role-play and hands-on activities, learn how bees and insects help plants produce the food we need. Without bees and butterflies helping to pollinate plants, our natural world would be dull indeed!
Fee:$35/per person
Session 1:April 11, 2015, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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Snow Crystals
Audience:Students, Grades K - 5
Description: Have fun as a young scientist learning how to grow crystals. You will study the patterns and designs of different crystals and have a chance to create and build your own snowflake.
Fee:$32/person
Session 1:February 14, 2015, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM, Full
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Friction Unleashed
Audience:Students, Grades 2 - 3
Description: Have you ever wondered why things move faster on some surfaces than others? Why is it easier to run on a sidewalk than on an ice rink? Explore these questions and more as you unleash friction.
Fee:$28/per person
Session 1:Febuary 21, 2015, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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The Bugs are Back!
Audience:Students, Grades 2 - 4
Description: Come join us as we welcome back the insects. Where were they over the winter? Why are we so pleased to have them back? Come explore these questions and others as we spend time in the field and in the lab learning about our friends.
Fee:$32/person
Session 1:April 25, 2015, 9:30 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:February 28, 2015, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM, Full
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Fireflies, Sea Monsters and Glow Sticks
Audience:Students, Grades 3 - 5
Description: Light is important to life, but what is light and how is it different than other things around us? What makes fireflies and underwater creatures glow even in the dark? Learn about light and why light can fool us sometimes. Can you become invisible like Harry Potter under his special invisible cloak?
Fee:$38/person
Session 1:April 18, 2015, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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Wild and Wonderful Weather
Audience:Students, Grades 3 - 5
Description: Play with wind, create a tornado, watch dew magically appear and make it rain! Student scientists experiment with concepts of weather during this fun filled morning.
Fee:$27/person
Session 1:May 2, 2015, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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Nanotech Investigations
Audience:Students, Grades 4 - 6
Description: How do scientists make motors, robots and other devices work on a super small scale? What is nanotechnology and how is it used in our world? You'll discover the small scale of nanotechnology and how different things work when they are super small.
Fee:$38/person
Session 1:February 7, 2015, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Full
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Kid Inventors
Audience:Students, Grades 4 - 6
Description: Have you ever used something and thought you could make it better? Do you have ideas for something that doesn't exist yet? Use your ideas to invent new gizmos and gadgets. Make, adapt and test rocket launchers, bridges, a new sport or your own idea. Now what? If one of your inventions is new, unusual and not obvious, you may just get a patent for your invention.
Fee:$36/per person
Session 1:March 14, 2015, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Full
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Junior Prairie Rangers Pin Sessions
Audience:Students, Grades 4 - 6
Description: Join this special yearlong program from January to August 2015. Learn what it means to be stewards of the prairie during each session. All sessions run from 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM except for the session in June. Students may begin participation at any time.

January 17, 2015: Observe prairie seeds under the microscope and build prairie plant terrariums for overwintering in your own backyard.

March 7, 2015: Learn about Fermilab's animal population. What roles do they play in their different habitats? Explore animal sites.

May 16, 2015: Explore the geology of Fermilab. Examine rocks, look for fosils and make your collection!

*June 14, 2015: Be a steward for the day! Teach visitors about the prairie through many fun activities at the Lederman Science Center during the Family Outdoor Fair. *Please note this session takes place on a Sunday from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM.

August 15, 2015: Construct your own herbarium by collecting plants from Fermilab's prairie. Learn how to use a plant guide for identification.

More details at http://ed.fnal.gov/programs/rangers.
Fee:$12/per person
Session 1:March 7, 2015 - August 15, 2015, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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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:January 31, 2015, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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