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4: Earth, Wind, Inspire

Location: Bond Park Community Center
Dates: Thursday, January 31, 2019 - Thursday, March 21, 2019details
Grades: K - Gr 5
Section #: BPCC015
Registration closes: Thursday, January 31, 2019

Registration

Registration for this activity is handled by:
Name: Bond Park Community Center
Phone: 919-462-3970



Through the course of Earth, Wind, Inspire, children will uncover the vital role that science plays in detective work, examine the science behind popular toys and get a buzz out the amazing world of insects! Your Mad Scientists will explore earth science, weather phenomena, and they will experiment with some kitchen chemistry! Children will build their own Mad Science Machine, and create their very own short animated cartoon!

Bugs!: Children get engrossed in entomology! They find out that insects are arthropods and inspect authentic insect specimens. Insect anatomy is introduced and examined up-close. A container of creepy crawlers is divided into insects and non-insects. An ultraviolet powder demonstration lights up the truth on how insects spread pollen. Children learn how insects adapt by building insect puzzles at habitat stations. They examine a bag of insect defense representations and choose the one they want. An Insect-A-Vision Take-Home kit allows the junior entomologist to get bug-eyed at home!

Earthworks: Children dig-in to Earth science! Earth’s layers are introduced with a spotlight on its outer rocky layer. Children check out three rock samples to find out how they were made and where they were formed. They inspect minerals with an ultraviolet light to see them fluoresce. They model the moving plates that cause bends and breaks in the Earth’s solid rock layer. Tremors are created to tip a tower, and then things get rocky with the Experi-tube Take-Home. Children can make it and shake it to see sediment settle into layers!

Kitchen Chemistry: Children get clued in on the chemical reactions that occur when they prepare, analyze, and digest their food. Children divide common kitchen activities into chemical and physical reactions. A balloon blow-up demonstration helps them discover that yeast makes bread rise. Children test food samples in search of nutrients, starch, and protein. They discover what happens after they eat and digest nutrient-rich foods with their own Digestor Inspector Take-Home.

Walloping Weather: Children test, play, and ponder over what makes toys work. They spin into action with kinetic top toys. One changes color and one flips over, but they all release stored energy. Children balance cactus stems and birds to reveal their centers of gravity. They learn that opposites attract with magnetic toys and then take a turn at creating a gear train. Don’t forget to move out of the way for The String Thing—it’s motorized! The class winds down with a Yo-yo Take- Home.

Detective Science: Children use science to crack a case! The crime happens just before the Bustertown bake-off. Mr. Baker’s big, fat, chewy, chocolate chip cookie is sabotaged and his recipe is stolen. The case kicks off with a crime scene investigation. The children examine fingerprints, mystery powders, ink samples, and teeth impressions. They also practice their memory skills to create a composite! Analyzing all the evidence is what helps pinpoint the perpetrator. The children take home a Personal Profile kit. They can use it to record their own fingerprints and other important information.

Mad Machines: Children discover how simple machines make our lives easier. They learn about the six different types of simple machines: the screw, lever, inclined plane, wedge, pulley, and wheel and axle. Children launch with levers, secure with screws, and work with wedges through hands-on activities! A large child-operated pulley system demonstrates how pulleys help us move heavy objects easily. Children apply their newfound mechanical knowledge by building their very own Drag Racer Take-Home!

Movie Effects: Movie Effects gives children a chance to sit in the director’s chair and discover why science is the real star on the big screen. Exciting demonstrations and hands-on activities allow children to discover the science behind the amazing sound and weather effects from their favorite movies. Children investigate 3-D technology, and experience how this effect can make them feel like part of the action. Motion pictures come alive with a spinning praxinoscope. Children use the Cartoon Creator to make their own mini movie flipbooks that they can take home.

Science of Toys: Children test, play, and ponder over what makes toys work. They spin into action with kinetic top toys. One changes color and one flips over, but they all release stored energy. Children balance cactus stems and birds to reveal their centers of gravity. They learn that opposites attract with magnetic toys and then take a turn at creating a gear train. Don’t forget to move out of the way for The String Thing—it’s motorized! The class winds down with a Yo-yo Take- Home.


Through the course of Earth, Wind, Inspire, children will uncover the vital role that science plays in detective work, examine the science behind popular toys and get a buzz out the amazing world of insects! Your Mad Scientists will explore earth science, weather phenomena, and they will experiment with some kitchen chemistry! Children will build their own Mad Science Machine, and create their very own short animated cartoon!

DETECTIVE SCIENCE: Discover how science is used to solve real crimes! In this program you will watch as the classroom is transformed into a crime lab for this exciting exploration of the fundamentals of forensics. Children will even take home their very own Child Identification Kit. It's so much fun, it's criminal!

KITCHEN CHEMISTRY: Cooking is all about chemistry! Students will be introduced to the virtual laboratory we call a kitchen in a novel and practical application of science! Dinnertime will never be the same!

SCIENCE OF TOYS: Did you know that some of your favorite toys work using basic science principles? Learn about bouncing balls and other classic toys to discover the science of motion through fun hands-on activities. Find out how vector toys and string things work and how fun they can be!

BUGS : Students will get an opportunity to explore the world of insects. How do they defend themselves? What is their role in the ecosystem? These questions and more will be answered with fun, hands-on activities that will introduce them to these fascinating creatures that are found everywhere!

MAD SCIENCE MACHINES: Peek into a class to watch elementary-age engineers hard at work with pulleys and levers. They will design, problem-solve, and have a whole lot of fun! Students will even take home a cool Mad Science Machine that they build themselves!

MOVIE EFFECTS: Grab your popcorn but don't sit back, we're going to learn first-hand how advances in science and technology make our favorite special effects possible! It's Einstein meets Spielberg in a class of 3...2...1...action!

WALLOPING WEATHER: Children conduct hands-on experiments to understand how and why weather occurs. They find out that seasons change as the Earth tilts
toward and away from the sun. Children learn that air affects weather. They perform experiments to prove that air has mass and takes up space. After learning that water in the air affects the weather, children recreate the water cycle and mimic a rain cloud. They try out meteorology measurement tools and act like weather reporters. Children learn that ultraviolet light can cause sunburns. They make and take home a colorchanging ultraviolet light detector.

EARTHWORKS: Children are introduced to the science of geology. They examine three different rock types and learn how and where they formed. Children investigate tectonic plates and learn how their movements cause stress on the Earth. They discover that these movements can cause mountains to form, earthquakes to occur, and volcanoes to erupt. The children make and take home a sedimentator. It reinforces the concept of sedimentary rock formation learned in class.
Scheduled DateTime
Thursday, January 31, 20195:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday, February 07, 20195:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday, February 14, 20195:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday, February 21, 20195:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday, February 28, 20195:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday, March 07, 20195:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday, March 14, 20195:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday, March 21, 20195:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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