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Use the orange menu to get the registration information. For more information, call 630 840-8259. Deadline for adventures is one week prior to the scheduled date, but registrations will continue until the adventure date if there is room. Be sure to bring a signed permission slip to each new class. Join our Science Adventures Facebook Group.
For summer classes, register students for classes with the grade level they have just completed. For example, a student completing grade 3 will not be eligible for a grades 4-6 class.

  
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 19, 2016, 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 9, 2016, 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 13, 2016, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM, Full
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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 23, 2016, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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Lego Engineering Juniors
Audience:Students, Grades 3 - 5
Description: 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 27, 2016, 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 16, 2016, 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 7, 2016, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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Girls Scientific Salon
Audience:Students, Grades 3 - 6
Description: Work with some terrific women of science and explore the science in your world. This session will explore the interesting world of light and color. What is light and color and how do they make our world what we see? Use hands-on activities, demonstrations and projects to learn a rainbow of new ideas about light and color.
Fee:$36/per person
Session 1:April 2, 2016, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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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 6, 2016, 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 5, 2016, 9:00 AM - 12:00 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:February 20, 2016, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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Caring for Critters
Audience:Students, Grades 5 - 8
Description: Do you love animals, wildlife critters and nature? What happens when wildlife gets injured? Who can help them? Learn about animals in our area and the type of illness and injuries they encounter. Brainstorm solutions to patient cases and replicate actual treatment methods with a local expert.
Fee:$36/per person
Session 1:April 30, 2016, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Full
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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. 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:January 30, 2016, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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Earth Engineers
Audience:Students, Grades 6 - 8
Description: You be the miner. Learn the challenges miners and geologists face when working on underground projects. Guide your "company" to make the best decisions about the location of a mine. What will you do to reclaim the environment?
Fee:$36/person
Session 1:March 12, 2016, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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