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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.

Brilliant Butterflies
Audience: Students, Grades K - 2
Description: For students completing grades K-2. Discover how butterflies flutter, move and fly. Observe how their beautiful colors and designs help these remarkable animals survive. Explore their life cycle. Learn how to create a butterfly-friendly environment.
Fee:$28/per person
Session 1:April 6, 2019, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
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Science in Star Wars
Audience: Students, Grades 2 - 4
Description: Could the worlds and tools in Star Wars really exist? The movie is packed with unbelievable special effects, but can science explain some of what you see in the movie? You will learn about flowing lava, using invisible forces and much more in this hands-on class. “May the Force be with you!”
Fee:$32/per person
Session 1:April 13, 2019, 9:00 AM-11:00 AM
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Billions of Bugs
Audience: Students, Grades 2 - 4
Description: Bugs, or more accurately, insects are great friends to us! Learn what makes "bugs" insects, what kinds there are and where they live. Have they been hibernating over winter? How do they help us? Find them in the field and do creative projects in the science lab.
Fee:$32.00/per person
Session 1:April 27, 2019, 9:30 AM-12:00 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:May 4, 2019, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
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Kid Inventors
Audience: Students, Grades 3 - 5
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 23, 2019, 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?
Session 1:May 18, 2019, 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.
Session 1:May 11, 2019, 9:30 AM-11:30 AM
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Problem Solving through Coding
Audience: Students, Grades 6 - 8
Description: Problem solving and technology go hand-in-hand in this class! What problems may benefit from a technological solution? Can you use hands-in investigations such as Legos to help you envision a new approach to a problem? You will have the chance to dabble with some programming using several cool tech tools such as the Sphero and Ozobot. Come, problem solve and explore!
Fee:$32.00/per person
Session 1:April 6, 2019, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
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