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Primary Physical Science
Audience:Students, Grades 1 - 2
Description: For students completing grades 1-2. Create your own volcano. Construct test equipment to measure peanut butter adhesion. Generate an electric current with the help of a lemon using two different metals.
Fee:$27/person
Session 1:August 1, 2015, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Wondering Why?
Audience:Students, Grades 1 - 3
Description: For students completing grades 1-3. Can you put your hand into water without it getting wet? What is quicksand and why does it behave as it does? These are just a few of the fun, funky and creative experiments you'll investigate during "Wondering Why?"
Fee:$100/per person
Session 1:June 29-July 2, 2015, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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What's the Matter?
Audience:Students, Grades 1 - 3
Description: For students completing grades 1-3. Young scientists examine matter in different states as they look at liquids, scoop up solids, or observe evaporation. By experimenting with mystery powders or liquids, students develop their observation, experimentation and questioning skills. Filter, mix and stir your way to solving matter mysteries.
Fee:$150/per person
Session 1:August 10-11, 2015, 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
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Club Invention - Primary Students
Audience:Students, Grades 1 - 3
Description: For students completing grades 1-3. Students participate in all three activities.

Castles, Catapults, and Coats of Arms
This module weaves medieval history, basic scientific principles and hands-on creativity through every challenge. While assuming the roles of lords, knights, craftspeople and serfs, children work in cooperative groups to complete each task. The concept of center of gravity is explored when participant groups try to build the tallest tower. Children explore the concept of buoyancy by building boats that float while carrying weight to cross a castle moat. Groups build a weight-bearing drawbridge and design and build catapults that launch a ball at a target after experimenting with levers.

Phys. Ed: Physics in Motion
During this module, children create games based on the work of scientists who helped answer questions about how and why objects move. They incorporate the laws of gravity, energy, motion, and magnetism into their activities. Children first create games based on the work of Italian physicist Galilei.Next, they use Sir Isaac Newton’s concept of center of gravity to balance an irregularly-shaped object. This leads to exploring Newton’s First Law of Motion. Children then demonstrate the powerful effects of air pressure, as explained by Daniel Bernoulli. Finally, children investigate the properties of magnets and magnetism described by William Gilbert..

Echo and Axon: A Prototyping Adventure
Inspired by the comics of real life inventor superheroes from the National Inventors Hall of Fame, children create solutions to STEM-based challenges including creating alternative energy power source prototypes, chasm-crossers and water filters, and apply mathematics to rescue Echo and Axon. Teams are challenged to prototype their own story using an inventor's tool chest to design devices for Echo and Axon, and their little camera-bot, Gidge! Finally, the experience ends with a celebration as participants find the inventors within themselves.

Please fill out and send in the Club Invention application. If you cannot access it or need help in registering for Club Invention, email edreg@fnal.gov or call 630-840-8259 for a Club Invention application. You must also fill out a Participant Information Form and bring it to class the first day.
Fee:$225/person
Session 1:August 3-7, 2015, 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
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Time of Our Life
Audience:Students, Grades 2 - 5
Description: How many different ways can we tell time? Learn to tell time by sun, sand, and water. (Sounds like the beach!) Create a sundial, a personal sand time, and a personal water clock to record the passing of time.
Fee:$60/per person
Session 1:June 19, 2015, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Dynamic Duo
Audience:Students, Grades 3 - 5
Description: For students completing grades 3-5. The invisible worlds of electricity and magnetism provide the backbone for activities such as building electrical gadgets including a lighthouse. Do experiments that demonstrate static electricity. Learn about circuits and test materials for conductivity. Bring your lunch.
Fee:$72/person
Session 1:August 12, 2015, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Lego Engineering Juniors
Audience:Students, Grades 3 - 5
Description: For students completing 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:June 27, 2015, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM, Full
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Traveling the Universe: Chart Your Course!
Audience:Students, Grades 4 - 6
Description: For students completing grades 4-6. Journey to outer space! How far can you go in a light year? Learn how astronomers record really big numbers. Assemble a telescope to see distant space objects. Explore the causes of moon phases and our seasons. Make a star clock to tell time at night. Travel among the stars, looking for patterns.
Fee:$50/person
Session 1:June 18-19, 2015, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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Making Waves with Medical Imaging
Audience:Students, Grades 4 - 6
Description: For students completing grades 4-6. How can waves tell doctors what they need to know about things they can't see inside our bodies? You'll explore advanced technologies such as MRI, PET and X-ray imaging. Do hands-on activities to help you learn how waves are used in these technologies so doctors can get pictures inside our bodies. Learn about careers in this field. Bring your lunch.
Fee:$60/per person
Session 1:August 14, 2015, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Full
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Orient Express
Audience:Students, Grades 4 - 8
Description: For students completing grades 4-8. Do you know you can use your knuckles to make a topographical map? In this class you will navigate with a compass and design a course using cardinal and intercardinal directions. Whether you are in the Rocky Mountains or your own city or neighborhood, you'll be the orienteering specialist that stays on track!
Fee:$60/per person
Session 1:July 13, 2015, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Crystal Connections
Audience:Students, Grades 4 - 8
Description: For students completing grades 4-8. Crystals are beautiful! Form a human crystal with your fellow classmates. Explore how crystals are so strong when you build one out of gumdrops. Use your newfound knowledge to solve a crystal mystery. End class with a bang! Crack into a geode and find your own treasure of crystals.
Fee:$36/per person
Session 1:July 25, 2015, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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Club Invention - Intermediate Students
Audience:Students, Grades 4 - 6
Description: For students completing grades 4-6. Students participate in all three activities.

Castles, Catapults, and Coats of Arms
This module weaves medieval history, basic scientific principles, and hands-on creativity through the challenges presented every session. While assuming the roles of lords, knights, craftspeople, and serfs, children work in cooperative groups to complete each task. The concept of center of gravity is explored when participant groups try to build the tallest tower. Children explore the concept of buoyancy by building boats that float while carrying weight to cross a castle moat. Groups build a weight-bearing drawbridge and design and build catapults that launch a ball at a target after experimenting with levers.

Phys. Ed: Physics in Motion
During this module, children create games based on the work of scientists who helped answer questions about how and why objects move. They incorporate the laws of gravity, energy, motion, and magnetism into their activities. Children first create games based on the work of Italian physicist Galilei. Next, they use Sir Isaac Newton’s concept of center of gravity to balance an irregularly-shaped object. This leads to exploring Newton’s First Law of Motion. Children then demonstrate the powerful effects of air pressure, as explained by Daniel Bernoulli. Finally, children investigate the properties of magnets and magnetism described by William Gilbert.

Echo and Axon: A Prototyping Adventure
Inspired by the comics of real life inventor superheroes from the National Inventors Hall of Fame, children create solutions to STEM-based challenges including creating alternative energy power source prototypes, chasm-crossers and water filters, and apply mathematics to rescue Echo and Axon. Teams are challenged to prototype their own story using an inventor’s tool chest to design devices for Echo and Axon, and their little camera-bot, Gidge! Finally, the experience ends with a celebration as participants find the inventors within themselves.

Please fill out and send in the Club Invention application. If you cannot access it or need help in registering for Club Invention, email edreg@fnal.gov or call 630-840-8259 for a Club Invention application. You must also fill out a Participant Information Form and bring it to class the first day.
Fee:$225/person
Session 1:August 3-7, 2015, 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
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Games, Magic and the Brain
Audience:Students, Grades 5 - 7
Description: For students completing grades 5-7. If you're intrigued by how your brain and nervous system work, this will be a fascinating class. What happens when you drop a gelatin brain in a bicycle helmet compared to one without the helmet? You will also see that through magic, optical illusions, laughter and other methods you can increase your own creativity and memory.
Fee:$40/per person
Session 1:July 18, 2015, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Full
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Nature's Power Lab
Audience:Students, Grades 6 - 8
Description: For students completing grades 6-8. How do you get three paper cups, two paper plates, a piece of string and a gentle breeze to pull a book across a table? Learn about exciting, fast-growing, green technologies using the sun, wind, water and biofuels in this hands-on, inquiry-based class for teens. Hear from people in this exciting new field, build your own green machines and learn the advantages of using clean, inexhaustible resources for power.
Fee:$150/person
Session 1:July 8-10, 2015, 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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Lego Engineering
Audience:Students, Grades 6 - 8
Description: For students completing grades 6-8. 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. 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:August 8, 2015, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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