Activity Detail

Science Mania - 8 Weeks

Be a detective, a geologist, a foley artist, and a meteorologist! more info...
Location: Alma Schrader Elementary
Dates: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 -
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 details
Grades: K - Gr 4
Section #: ASCG002
Registration closes: Monday, September 30, 2019
PRICE: $105.00

Registration

CALL TO REGISTER: Online registration for this class is currently closed but you may give us a call at 314-991-8000.



Description

Dive into the exciting lab of a Mad Scientist! Investigate all about bugs and how they can be helpful to our environment. Become a Mad Science detective as you discover how forensic science plays a central role in solving crimes. Feel the earth shake as you discover what the Earth is composed of and how various forces combine to create rocks and minerals. Discover the science in your kitchen and learn how your body uses food! Learn about simple machines as you build your own rubber band powered car. Be a special effects expert and discover why science is the real star on the big screen. The temperature isn’t the only thing that’s hot as you build your own UV detector. It’s fun to climb the ladder of knowledge as you investigate the science behind your favorite toys with MAD SCIENCE!

This class is currently full. However, you may join the waiting list.

If at least 10 students join the waiting list, we may be able to open a third class. You will be contacted via email if space becomes available and it will instruct you as to how to complete your registration.

Additional Information

Bugs!
Engross yourself in entomology! Inspect authentic insect specimens. Update your insect anatomy know-how. Match-up insects with their habitats.. Get bug-eyed with the Insect-a-Vision kit.
Detective Science
Help crack a case. Inspect fingerprints, mystery powders, ink samples, and teeth impressions. Create a composite from memory. Use the Personal Profile kit to build an identity.
Earthworks
Dig into Earth Science! Uncover rock samples and discover how they formed. Inspect fluorescing minerals. Model the moving plates that cause bends and breaks. See how sediment stacks with the sedimentary stacker.
Kitchen Chemistry
Cook up a chemical reaction! Blow up a balloon with yeast. Go on a nutrient hunt. Act out digestion from start to finish. Get a glimpse of your guts-in action with the Digestor Inspector kit.
Mad Machines
See how simple machines lighten your load! Launch with levers, secure with screws and work with wedges. Use pulleys to move heavy objects with ease. Wind-up the Drag Racer Car for some zooming action!
Movie Effects
Discover why science is the real star on the big screen. Create cool sound effects. Toy with 3-D technology. Make motion pictures come alive. Sketch a short feature in the Cartoon Creator flipbook.
Science of Toys
What makes toys work? Move out of the way for motorized toys. Take a spin with kinetic tops. Balance a bird to reveal its center of gravity. A twist of the wrist sets your Yo-Yo toy spinning!
Walloping Weather
Get weather-wise. Uncover the reason for seasons. Crate three-day weather forecasts. Stage a statically-charged indoor storm. Spot the sun’s invisible UV rays with the Sun Beads kit.

Schedule

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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