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STEM Family Night Planning Workshop
Audience: Public, Grades K - 8
Description: Are you planning a STEM Family Night? This session includes facilitator training for the Hands-on Science exhibit collection. After attending the HoS facilitator training (part of the STEM Family Night Planning Workshop), you qualify to borrow a set of five physical science hands-on activity exhibits that demonstrate the concepts of momentum and acceleration. Exhibits include a 4’ x 6’ gravity accelerator, two tabletop exhibits, the Linac Accelerator to explore waves and the “shape shooter” to explore the geometry of a hidden shape, a variety of ramps and curves, and the 2.5’ x 5’ gravity collider. Send a minimum of two representatives from your public library, PTA organization or school for facilitator training. Fermilab provides free delivery, pickup and loan of the Hands-on Science collection within 90-minutes driving time from Fermilab.
Fee:$15/per person
Session 1:October 4, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Full
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Spiders: Spinners of Silk
Audience: Students, Grades K - 2
Description: Why don't spiders stick to their own webs? Explore the fascinating world of spiders. Spin your own web! Design a new kind of spider.
Fee:$18/person
Session 1:October 21, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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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 11, 2017, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Magnetic Magic
Audience: Students, Grades 1 - 4
Description: Do magnets stick to every metal? What do a dollar bill, Cheerios and a compass have in common? During this class, you will explore the answers to these questions and the wonderful world of magnets!
Fee:$26/per person
Session 1:October 28, 2017, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Lego Engineering Juniors
Audience: Students, Grades 3 - 5
Description: For Students who have completed grades 3-5. Beginner and expert Lego builders can always learn something new. Explore the engineering behind several design challenges from basic to more advanced. Explore gear and pulley machines. Try some basic programming to make your devices move on their own. Build alone or work as engineers in a design team.
Fee:$35/person
Session 1:November 18, 2017, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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What Makes You So Special?
Audience: Students, Grades 3 - 5
Description: Genetic traits, DNA and chromosomes all play a part in who you are. Through hands-on activities you will learn about several genetic traits that are passed from parent to child. Discover how your body uses the amazing system to make you grow and function. Investigate some ways scientists, doctors and investigators use information from human DNA.
Fee:$35/per person
Session 1:November 4, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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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 9, 2017, 9:00 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:December 2, 2017, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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Nature's Energy
Audience: Students, Grades 5 - 8
Description: Hands-on labs will engage you in a few of the most exciting, fast-growing green technologies. You will test a variety of biofuels and experiment with a solar energy device. This will be a great class to learn about the inexhaustible resources for power.
Fee:$32/per person
Session 1:October 14, 2017, 9:00 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 the way they do? YOu can always learn something new or try a new challenge. Use Lego to continue exploring engineering concepts from basic to more complex. Construct a motorized vehicle or explore bridge design. Use PICO software to program your projects to move on their own.
Fee:$35/person
Session 1:September 30, 2017, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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