Systems 4 - Science Discoveries
Jan 23 - Mar 12 (Thursday)
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Ages 5-11 · Co-Ed
From Jan 23, 2020 to Mar 12, 2020
Each Thursday from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM
This activity has been cancelled.
Join Mad Science as they explore different systems. The weekly topics will include Bugs, Detective Science, Earthworks, Radical Robots, Mad Machines, Movie Effects, Science of Toys, Walloping Weather.
Bugs: This class will introduce students to the realm of insects when they learn about their fabulous flying abilities, their unique eyesight, and the way they defend themselves against predators. Students will get an opportunity to see how camouflage works and see the world from a bug?s point of view!
Detective Science : Step into the role of a detective and discover how forensic science plays an important role in solving crimes. Find out if you would make a good witness when your observation skills are put to the test and take home an identification kit to record your fingerprints and other vital information.
Earthworks: Students will discover what the Earth is composed of and how various forces combine to create rocks and minerals. They will get to explore what lies inside an ordinary-looking piece of rock to discover the beauty that lies beneath its surface. They will learn about the forces that create earthquakes, the natural faults in the Earth?s crust and what makes volcanoes explode!
Radical Robots: Radical Robots reinforces the concept that science and technology go hand in hand. Real robots are devices that operate automatically with humanlike skill. They have internal systems comparable to humans. Children discover how robots work in our place and are introduced to several real-life examples. Children move through learning centers to test and differentiate between robots, automatons, and remote control devices. They learn how robotic devices use sensors to learn about their environment. Children build and take home a mechanical robot hand.
Mad Machines: Elementary-age engineers will be 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 have built 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! Children will take home a Cartoon Creator that they've made themselves! It's Einstein meets Spielberg in a class of 3..2..1?action!
Science of Toys: Did you know that some toys work because of basic science principles? Children will bounce balls and experiment with a magnetic spin wheel among other classic toys to discover the science of motion through fun hands-on activities. Find out how our woodpecker toy works due to potential and kinetic energy and take home a bouncy ball that the students created themselves!
Walloping Weather : Welcome to the wild world of weather! Investigate why it rains, what causes lightning and even how weather is predicted. Children learn about the effects of the sun and how it plays a role in evaporation. Create your own tornado tube and watch weather whirl!
Registration Fee: $115.00
For more information, please contact the Department of Recreation and Community Services at 609-799-0909 ext. 1719. All registration must be done online or in-person. Registration will NOT be accepted over the phone.
Please note: ALL paid programs and activities are subject to a $2.75 transaction fee.
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Township of Plainsboro