Technology (Coding): Bloxel Builders

($4 per student)

Grab a challenge card and work as a team to go from card, to board and blocks, to building a video game!


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Technology: Makey Makey Arcade

($6 per student)

Use Makey Makey and Scratch to build a silly arcade! Create a Whack a Mole Game! Make a play dough game controller and play Pac Man! Transform a cardboard box into a buzzing Operation Game!

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Robotics/Coding: Robot Rover Races

($6 per student)

Work in teams to build and program Lego Mindstorm Rovers and compete in a rover race!

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Life Science: Awesome Animal Adaptations (TH)

($4 per student)

Learn about physical and behavioral adaptations, food chains and webs, and anatomy as you dissect an owl pellet.

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Life Science: PSI: Plant Science Investigators(TH)

($4 per student)

Become a PSI Agent and identify a mystery plant using your sleuthing skills! Perform a plant dissection, identify characteristics that are shared and unique, estimate its age, determine possible causes of death and the impact on its environment!

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Earth & Space: Mineral Mysteries (TH)

($4 per student)

Conduct rock and mineral tests using streak tests, chemical reactions, UV light exposure and more. Then use your skills to solve a mineral mystery!



Earth & Space: Orbiting Objects

($4 per student)

Discover what we can learn from orbiting objects in our galaxy as you make moon craters, launch explosive mini rockets, and model gravitational pull by sending little planets spinning into orbit.

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Earth & Space: NBC2 Meteorologists-in-Training

($4 per student)

Learn about the importance of the water cycle, create weather reports and forecasts based on data, participate in a Q & A with a NBC2 Meteorologist, and create family disasters plans.



Engineering: Electric Engineers

($4 per student)

Use Snap Circuits to learn how to build different types of circuits and then create a Snap Circuit Spin Art Machine!



Chemistry: Magical Chemistry (TH)

($4 per student)

Use chemistry to create a magic show! Make water disappear with a polymer, conduct an acid-base reaction to make a rainbow appear and disappear, create shapes instantly with special memory wire, and more!

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Physics: Bernoulli Basketball

($4 per student)

Explore principles of flight as you play a game of Bernoulli Basketball using beachballs and leaf blowers!

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Maker Workshop: Scribble Bots (TH)

($6 per student)

Make robots from everyday materials that vibrate, spin, and dance to create colorful scribble art!

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STEAM and Reading: Iggy Peck, Architect (TH)

($4 per student)

Explore the world of architecture and engineering with Iggy Peck and then compete to build the tallest building with some cool, funny, and even weird building supplies!

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History: TBD 

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 4-5:

  1. Wild Weather: Explore Clouds, Lightning, Hurricanes, Typhoons, Cooking Up a Storm, Drought, Fires, and Floods.
  2. Fronts and Forecasts: Learn to identify fronts and learn that the speed and direction in which a front is moving can give you a starting point for predicting weather.
  3. Our Solar System: Learn About the Earth, Moon, Sun, Phases of the Moon, Mars, Milky Way, and Solar System.
  4. G is for Galaxy: Explore our galaxy and tools for exploring it using the alphabet as a starting point.
  5. Ocean Explorers: Learn About Aquaculture, Coral Reefs, Marine Debris, Ocean Currents, and Waves.
  6. Animals on the Move: Track Sea Turtles, Great White Sharks, Orcas, Birds, Seals, Butterflies, and More.
  7. Mega Moons: Learn About Moons in Our Solar System: Ariel (Uranus’ Moon), Callisto (Jupiter’s Moon), Dione (Saturn’s Moon), etc.
  8. Earth Explorers: Learn About Earthquakes, Floods, Volcanoes, Plate Tectonics, Forest Change, Tsunamis, etc.