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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.

Predator and Prey in the Prairie
Audience:Students, Grades K - 2
Description: For students completing grades K-2. Hunt or be hunted. This is everyday life for animals and organisms of the prairie. Be a food chain sleuth in the prairie interpretive trail at Fermilab and see these relationships in action. From prairie plants to insects to small and large mammals, we will discover how they survive in the prairie!
Fee:$25/per person
Session 1:July 26, 2014, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Life in the Woods
Audience:Students, Grades K - 2
Description: For students completing grades K-2. Who are our neighbors of the woodlands? The Fermilab big woods is home to animals, plants and organisms unique to the woods. What will you observe about your favorite woodland creature? Survey and collect data within this thriving Midwest ecosystem. This experience will be so much more than a walk in the woods!
Fee:$25/per person
Session 1:August 9, 2014, 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 7-8, 2014, 9:00 AM - 2:30 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.
Session 1:August 16, 2014, 9:00 AM - 3:00 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.
Session 1:August 4-6, 2014, 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM, Full
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