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STEM Family Night Planning Workshop
Audience:Public, Grades K - 8
Description: Is your organization planning for a STEM Family Night? Gather information through a wealth of resources that will help you run your event. Learn what Fermilab can provide to support you. This is your opportunity to become a trained facilitator for the Hands-on Science exhibits. Attendance of two facilitators is required to borrow the Hands-on Science equipment loaned and delivered to you free of charge.
Fee:$15/per person
Session 1:June 7, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Dinosaur Hunt
Audience:Students, Grades K - 2
Description: For students completing Grades K-2. 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:$30/person
Session 1:June 10, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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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:$26/person
Session 1:April 29, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 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
The Castles, Catapults, and Coats of Arms 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.

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, chasmcrossers 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.

Wheel of Invention
Welcome to the latest game show sweeping the nation – this is Wheel of Invention! Throughout the program, contestants compete in the Entrepreneurial Game Arenas, buzz in to answer interesting trivia, and wow the audience with amazing new invention prototypes. With a spin of the wheel, the inventing begins! Create Cards showcase the features of animals and plants from around the world and serve as invention inspiration. This season, experience a new kind of clothing, not-so-everyday gadgets, an underwater city or personalized space station, high-tech machines, and a futuristic playground. Get ready to spin and win on Wheel of Invention!

Please fill out and send in the Club Invention application. If you cannot access it or need help in registering for Club Invention, email sciadv-reg@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:June 12-16, 2017, 9:00 AM - 2:30 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:August 8-11, 2017, 9:00 AM - 11:00 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:May 13, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 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 6, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Full
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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 5, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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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:August 12, 2017, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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Junior Prairie Rangers - Prairie Pin Session 3
Audience:Students, Grades 4 - 6
Description: Explore the geology of Fermilab. Examine rocks, look for fossils and make your own collection.

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 meet: January 21, March 18, May 20, June 10 and August 19. More information
Fee:$15/person (covers any or all pin sessions)
Session 1:May 20, 2017, 9:30 AM -12:30 PM
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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 of the inside our bodies. Learn about careers in this field. Students over 10 will visit the Fermilab Neutron Therapy Facility. Bring your lunch.
Fee:$60/per person
Session 1:June 9, 2017, 9:00 AM - 2:00 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
The Castles, Catapults, and Coats of Arms 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.

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, chasmcrossers 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.

Wheel of Invention
Welcome to the latest game show sweeping the nation – this is Wheel of Invention! Throughout the program, contestants compete in the Entrepreneurial Game Arenas, buzz in to answer interesting trivia, and wow the audience with amazing new invention prototypes. With a spin of the wheel, the inventing begins! Create Cards showcase the features of animals and plants from around the world and serve as invention inspiration. This season, experience a new kind of clothing, not-so-everyday gadgets, an underwater city or personalized space station, high-tech machines, and a futuristic playground. Get ready to spin and win on Wheel of Invention!

Please fill out and send in the Club Invention application. If you cannot access it or need help in registering for Club Invention, email sciadv-reg@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:June 12-16, 2017, 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
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Survival Science
Audience:Students, Grades 4 - 6
Description: For students completing Grades 4-6. Learn survival techniques in this adventure based on ideas from the BBC "Rough Science" television series. Over the course of four days, you will construct survival gear for everything from purifying water to repelling insects. Build navigation tools and make your own paper and ink to send a message. At the end of your training, compete in orienteering challenges and cook a lunch with your solar oven.
Fee:$130/per person
Session 1:June 26-29, 9:00 AM - 12:30 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:$35/per person
Session 1:July 15, 2017, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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Nature's Power Lab
Audience:Students, Grades 5 - 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. Bring a lunch!
Fee:$150/person
Session 1:July 5-7, 2017, 9:30 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 8, 2017, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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Best Games Ever! Your Own!
Audience:Students, Grades 5 - 8
Description: For students who have completed grade 5 and up. Step into the world of digital games by learning to make your own! If you have basic computer skills you can learn Stencyl and the logistics behind digital game development. Can you take on even more challenge? Move into other programs as your skills allow.
Fee:$170/per person
Session 1:July 10-14, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Aliens Among Us
Audience:Students, Grades 5 - 8
Description: For students who have completed grade 5 and above. Investigate the “aliens among us” in our prairies and water. You’ll sleuth out the invasive species and hunt them down using the hand held app, ARIS as you “choose your own adventure” with these “alien villains.” Bring your lunch. One day at Fermilab Lederman Science Center and one day at Blackwell Forest Preserve.
Fee:$140/per person
Session 1:August 7-8, 2017, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Lego Engineering
Audience:Students, Grades 6 - 8
Description: For students completing Grade Are you curious about why things work as they do? Use Lego to continue exploring 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, working alone or like engineers in a design team.
Fee:$35/person
Session 1:June 17, 2017, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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