Science Workshops Ages 6-9

All Workshops meet on Thursdays from 2-4pm
Pre-registration and payment are required

Per Workshop: $12 members/$9 additional siblings

$16 non members/$13 non members additional siblings

Classes are based on the AIMS (Activities Investigating Mathematics and Science) curriculum, initiated by National Science Foundation funding. Students will observe, measure, estimate, predict, classify, and gather and record data

  • Mountains to Valleys  Thursday 1/22/15 

Discover and observe physical features of the Earth through models exhibits in the museum.

  • Deserts to Swamps  Thursday 2/5/15 

Compare local environments with various earth habitats using models.

  • Mapping Earth Features  Thursday 2/19/15 

Students will use maps of Rockford to locate land and water features. 

  • Ice Breakers and Agents of Erosion  Thursday 3/5/15 

Weathering and erosion of rocks are explored through experiments and models. 

  • What is Inside the Earth?  Thursday 3/19/15 

Discover the earth and its interiors through a model, and map the layers.

  • Quaking Earth  Thursday 4/9/15 

Two investigations provide an idea of what happens to the surface of Earth and buildings when the Earth quakes.

  • Volcanoes  Thursday 4/23/15 

Explore how volcanoes erupt and discover rapid earth changes. Then, make and explode a volcano!

  • A Close Look at Air  Thursday 5/7/15 

Conduct experiments to observe the properties of air.   

  • The Wind Blows Which Way?  Thursday 5/21/15 

Observe and measure the speed and direction of the wind.