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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:March 21, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Brilliant Butterflies
Audience: Students, Grades K - 2
Description: For students completing grades K-2. Discover how butterflies flutter, move and fly. Observe how their beautiful colors and designs help these remarkable animals survive. Explore their life cycle. Learn how to create a butterfly-friendly environment.
Fee:$28/per person
Session 1:April 7, 2018, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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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 28, 2018, 9:30 AM -12:30 PM
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Science in Star Wars
Audience: Students, Grades 2 - 4
Description: Could the worlds and tools in Star Wars really exist? The movie is packed with unbelievable special effects, but can science explain some of what you see in the movie? You will learn about flowing lava, using invisible forces and much more in this hands-on class. “May the Force be with you!”
Fee:$32/per person
Session 1:April 14, 2018, 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:February 24, 2018, 9:30 AM -12:00 PM
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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 it can fool us sometimes. Can you become invisible like Harry Potter under his special invisible cloak?
Fee:$38/person
Session 1:April 21, 2018, 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:$35/person
Session 1:May 19, 2019, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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Junior Prairie Rangers - Prairie Pin Session 2
Audience: Students, Grades 4 - 6
Description: Batty about Bats!
Bats are fascinating! No other mammal can fly and they play a valuable role in our local ecosystem, eating up to half their weight in insects each night. Learn all about bats and build a bat house to bring home.

Learn how you can become a certified Junior Prairie Ranger and have fun as a steward of the land! The $15 registration fee is for all 5 sessions. Sessions scheduled for Spring meet: February 3, March 17, and May 5. More information
Fee:$15/person (covers any or all pin sessions)
Session 1:March 17, 2018, 9:30 AM -11:30 AM
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Junior Prairie Rangers - Prairie Pin Session 3
Audience: Students, Grades 4 - 6
Description: Fermilab Animals
Birds and Bison and deer, oh my! As a national environmental research park with over 1100 acres of natural areas, Fermilab is a wonderful habitat for wild animals. Come look for evidence of wild animals, visit our bison, and find out what you can do to help wildlife at home.

Learn how you can become a certified Junior Prairie Ranger and have fun as a steward of the land! The $15 registration fee is for all 5 sessions. Sessions scheduled for Spring meet: February 3, March 17, and May 5. More information
Fee:$15/person (covers any or all pin sessions)
Session 1:May 5, 2018, 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:March 10, 2018, 9:30 AM -12:30 PM
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Design and Create: Be an Engineer
Audience: Students, Grades 5 - 7
Description: Mechanical and structural engineers take on building and design challenges. Your team will brainstorm solutions, then design, build and test a high rise structure, a paper table and investigate historic paper engineering projects.
Fee:$28/per person
Session 1:March 3, 2018, 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 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:April 7, 2018, 9:30 AM -12:00 PM
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