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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.

  
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 15, 2017, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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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 4, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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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 18, 2017, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM, Full
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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:March 2, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 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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Kid Inventors
Audience:Students, Grades 1 - 4
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 11, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 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:May 13, 2017, 9:00 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 8, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Lego Engineering Juniors
Audience:Students, Grades 3 - 5
Description: Are you a beginner or expert Lego builder? At either level you can learn something new. Use Legos to explore the engineering behind several design challenges from basic to more advanced. Work at your own challenge level as you explore gears and pulley machines. Try some basic programming to make your devices move. Design, build and test your projects. Build alone or work like engineers in a design team.
Fee:$35/person
Session 1:February 25, 2017, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM, Full
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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
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Flight and Fashion
Audience:Students, Grades 4 - 8
Description: Are you a designer? You will design, build and fly a long flying airplane. Then you will design a spectacular fashion item that has the elements of flight. How are the two designs related? Think of lift, drag, thrust and gravity. Join us for a flying contest and design show.
Fee:$32/per person
Session 1:April 22, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Junior Prairie Rangers - Prairie Pin Session 2
Audience:Students, Grades 4 - 6
Description: Learn about Fermilab's animal population. What roles do they play in their different habitats? Explore animal sites.

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:March 18, 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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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 Lego 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:April 1, 2017, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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