august programs

We are hosting two programs in August 2021: Food Science for grades 3-4 and Renewable Energy for 5-6.

 

Each workshop consists of lessons and hands-on activities (i.e. science experiments) for students to participate in. As a result, students are required to provide their own materials that will be used during the workshops.

 

Below is more information about each program. You may find the required materials for each workshop below as well.

Food Science
Grades 3-4
Saturdays, 11-12 PM PST/1-2 PM CST/2-3 PM EST
The DEADLINE to register for the July Workshops is July 31st, 2021. Expect to hear a reply from us confirming that your student has registered within a week of submission.

1. Emulsion Explosion

August 7th

Materials: mason jar or other airtight container, heavy cream, strainer, salt, olive oil, vinegar, dijon mustard, honey, tomato paste, garlic paste

2. DNA Detectives

August 14th

Materials: twirlers, cylindrical candies, toothpicks, small containers, water, isopropyl alcohol, strawberry, zip-lock bag, salt, dish soap

3. Refraction

August 21st

Materials: Swedish 

fish, clear container, water, wooden skewer, petri dishes, red jello, blue jello, clear gelatin, protractor

August 7th, 2021

August 14th, 2021

August 21st, 2021

August 28th, 2021

4. Food Chemistry

August 28th

Materials: measuring spoons and cups, sugar, half-and-half, vanilla extract, salt, ice cubes, zip-lock bags, towel, timer, glass of water, red cabbage, lemon, vinegar, soap, baking soda

Renewable Energy
Grades 5-6
Saturdays, 11-12 PM PST/1-2 PM CST/2-3 PM EST
The DEADLINE to register for the July Workshops is July 31st, 2021. Expect to hear a reply from us confirming that your student has registered within a week of submission.

1. Wind Energy and Hydro Energy

August 7th

Materials: pencils, thumb tacks, scissors, printed copy of template, plastic spoons, styrofoam disk, plastic plates, wooden skewer, bucket, ruler, marker

2. Energy Re-Users

August 14th

Materials: plastic bottle, compost, leaves, paper, soil, water, tape, scissors, marker, bowl, measuring cup, spoon, lightweight board, paper straws, cake pop sticks, cardstock, popsicle stick, wooden wheels, stickers

3. Solar, Hydro, and Wind Power

August 21st

Materials: scissors, plastic soda bottle, corks, wooden skewer, sewing thread, washer bolt, duct tape, paper clips, disposable bowl, pizza box, aluminum foil, plastic wrap, glue stick, scotch tape, box cutter

August 7th, 2021

August 14th, 2021

August 21st, 2021

August 28th, 2021

4. Consequences and Alternatives of Renewable Energy

August 28th

Materials: 2 types of beans, container, blindfold, paper