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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.

STEM Family Night Planning Workshop
Audience:Public, Grades K - 8
Description: Is your organization (school, PTA, library or co-op) planning for a STEM Family Night? Attend this workshop to learn what Fermilab can provide to support your event. This is your opportunity to become a trained facilitator for the Hands-on Science exhibits. Gather information through a wealth of resources that will help you run your event. Attendance of two facilitators is required to borrow the Hands-on Science equipment.
Fee:$15/per person
Session 1:December 10, 2015, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Code Cracking, Cryptograms, and Other Mysteries
Audience:Students, Grades 3 - 5
Description: Who doesn't love a mystery? You can make up some of your own mysteries and learn to be a problem solver to solve others' mysteries. You'll also explore how codes and cryptograms have been used to communicate throughout history.
Session 1:December 12, 2015, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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What Makes You So Special?
Audience:Students, Grades 4 - 6
Description: Genetic traits, DNA and chromosomes all play a part in who you are. Through hands-on activities you will learn about several genetic traits that are passed from parent to child. Discover how your body uses the amazing system to make you grow and function. Investigate some ways scientists, doctors and investigators use information from human DNA.
Fee:$35/per person
Session 1:December 12, 2015, 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:December 19, 2015, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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Art Mysteries: Science Solutions
Audience:Students, Grades 5 - 8
Description: Art forgeries, ancient hieroglyphics, chromatography, and crystal mysteries aren't always what they seem to be. Use real science as you learn how art mysteries can be solved.
Session 1:November 21, 2015, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM, Full
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