Technology (Coding): Bloxel Storybook Artists

Learn how to use Bloxels by using some of your favorite books and Bloxel Story Builder Cards to design video game characters.

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($4 per student)

Technology: Makey Makey Musicians

Use Makey Makey to transform everyday objects into fun, silly, and weird devices! Turn bananas into bongos! Transform a chair into a piano! Use aluminum foil and cardboard to make a guitar! Create a pencil saxophone!

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($4 per student)

Robotics/Coding: Ozobot Olympics

Learn how to program Ozobots to spin around, speed up, move in reverse and more using patterns of color. Then challenge other students to a race through a maze!

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($4 per student)

Life Science: Animal Ambassadors (TH)

Learn about the physical and behavioral adaptations of some of local animals through hands-on activities and a special meet and greet with one of the IMAG’s Animal Ambassadors!

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($4 per student)

 

Earth & Space: Storm Chasers

Learn about wild weather phenomena as you make swirling dry ice tornadoes, see lightning spark off a Van de Graff machine, create instant clouds, and more!

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($4 per student)

Earth & Space: Dino-mite Mystery (TH)

Work together on a mini-fossil dig and use your discoveries to solve a dino-mite mystery!

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($4 per student)

Earth & Space: Space Explorers (TH)

Create a model of the solar system that will fit in your pocket and launch air powered rockets equipped for scientific study!

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($4 per student)

Physical Science: Light Engineers (TH)

Explore the properties of light and use it to create artwork that seems to magically change, make objects disappear, create light sabers that change color, and LASER mazes!

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($4 per student)

Engineering: Mini IMAG Derby

Design, build and test a balloon or magnet powered car- then send your car zipping across the room in a balloon car derby!

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($4 per student)

Chemistry: Che-mystery

Learn how different acids and bases react and solve a fizzy, foamy mystery!

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($4 per student)

Physics: Amusement Park Thrills and Chills

Explore how potential and kinetic energy, forces, and friction affect some of your favorite amusement park rides as you construct marble roller coasters, crash mini bumper hovercrafts, and make rubber band powered carousels spin!

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($4 per student)

Maker Workshop: Fantastic Flying Contraptions (TH)

Use paper, streamers, balloons, and more to construct unique flying contraptions that will flutter, fly, and float in our tabletop wind tubes!

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($4 per student)

STEAM and Reading: Ada Twist, Scientist (TH)

Follow Ada as she investigates a scientific mystery and then help recreate Ada’s rainbow soda geysers with us!

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($4 per student)

History: COMING SOON!

 

Science on a Sphere:

($3 per student)

Work with our Education Team to choose a guided program on a topic of your choice using our IPads with our new interactive exhibit, Science on a Sphere! Follow the paths of past hurricanes, track sea turtles, explore the volcanoes on one of Jupiter’s moons, see all the phases of our moon, watch land cover evolve and change over time, and so much more!

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** Standards addressed will depend on the focus of the Science on a Sphere program

Recommended SOS Programs for Grades 2-3:

  1. Wild Weather: Explore Clouds, Lightning, Hurricanes, Typhoons, Cooking Up a Storm, Drought, Fires, and Floods.
  2. Solar System Tour: Learn About the Earth, Moon, Sun, Phases of the Moon, Mars, Milky Way, and Solar System.
  3. G is for Galaxy: Explore our galaxy and tools for exploring it using the alphabet as a starting point.
  4. Ocean Explorers: Learn About Aquaculture, Coral Reefs, Marine Debris, Ocean Currents, and Waves.
  5. Animals on the Move: Track Sea Turtles, Great White Sharks, Orcas, Birds, Seals, Butterflies, and More.