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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.

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, 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.
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.
Session 1:August 12, 2017, 9:30 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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