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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.

  
The Forces are with You!
Audience: Students, Grades 1 - 4
Description: How is it that such great big planes can fly in the sky? What happens when things smash into each other? The forces of physics are everywhere, affecting our world and helping us. Experiment with some of the coolest hands-on physics explorations while you create a house to protect an egg from breaking or bounce "lasers" through an obstacle course. What fun you will have as you learn "the forces are with you!"
Fee:$180/per person
Session 1:July 9-13, 2018, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Full
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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.

Bolder Builders
Children join engineer, architect and builder Archie Tek in the restoration of a town called Unlucky. Children create and test various structures for strength and stability, design and create shelters for the townspeople and build various animal habitats.

Flight Sight
Participants explore how inventions in flight have made it possible to see the world from different perspectives. They experiment with devices that may help them jump higher, create three-dimensional maps, design and fly huge paper airplanes and much more.

Phys Ed: Physics in Motion
Children create games based on the work of scientists such as Italian physicist Galileo Galilei, Sir Isaac Newton and Daniel Bernoulli, who helped answer questions about how and why objects move. They incorporate the laws of gravity, energy, motion and magnetism into their activities.

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 25-29, 2018, 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM, Full
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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:July 21, 2018, 9:30 AM - 12:00 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.
Fee:$72/person
Session 1:August 4, 2018, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Orient Express
Audience: Students, Grades 4 - 8
Description: For students completing grades 4-8. Do you know you can use your knuckles to make a topographical map? In this class you will navigate with a compass and design a course using cardinal and intercardinal directions. Whether you are in the Rocky Mountains or your own city or neighborhood, you'll be the orienteering specialist that stays on track!
Fee:$60/per person
Session 1:August 2, 2018, 9:00 AM - 2:00 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:July 28, 2018, 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.

Bolder Builders
Children join engineer, architect and builder Archie Tek in the restoration of a town called Unlucky. Children create and test various structures for strength and stability, design and create shelters for the townspeople and build various animal habitats.

Flight Sight
Participants explore how inventions in flight have made it possible to see the world from different perspectives. They experiment with devices that may help them jump higher, create three-dimensional maps, design and fly huge paper airplanes and much more.

Phys Ed: Physics in Motion
Children create games based on the work of scientists such as Italian physicist Galileo Galilei, Sir Isaac Newton and Daniel Bernoulli, who helped answer questions about how and why objects move. They incorporate the laws of gravity, energy, motion and magnetism into their activities.

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 25-29, 2018, 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM, Full
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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 14, 2018, 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 9-13, 2018, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Nature's Power Lab
Audience: Students, Grades 5 - 8
Description: For students completing Grades 5-8. 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 30 - August 1, 2018, 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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