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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.

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.
Session 1:February 22, 2020 , 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM, Full
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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 25, 2020, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Hands-on Engineering
Audience: Students, Grades 2 - 4
Description: Design your own aircraft to achieve whatever engineering challenge your team can handle! Next, you'll become a chemical engineer and design a polymer (alias: "slime") of your own creating. Design, create and test your projects.
Fee:$28/per person
Session 1:February 8, 2020 , 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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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:March 7, 2020, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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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 28, 2020, 9:00 AM - 12:00 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:April 18, 2020, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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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 9, 2020, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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Design and Create: Be an Engineer
Audience: Students, Grades 5 - 7
Description: Mechanical and structural engineers take on building and design challenges. Your team will brainstorm solutions, then design, build and test a high rise structure, a paper table and investigate historic paper engineering projects.
Fee:$28/per person
Session 1:February 1, 2020 , 9:00 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:March 14, 2020, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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