Fizz, Pop, Wow!

Grades:
age 4
-
grade K
Physical Science
Workshop

Young children love mixing things together to see what happens. We elicit their natural curiosity as students mix common household ingredients together and observe the interesting and exciting results. As they create their mixtures, they explore cause and effect, test their predictions, and communicate their results. They even use the products of their fizzy combinations to inflate a balloon.

Topics:
Science and Engineering Practices: Asking Questions; Planning and Carrying Out Investigations
Crosscutting Concepts: Cause and Effect

*Note: NGSS Standards only apply to grades Kindergarten and up
At The Hall
Enrollment12 minimum
20 (4-TK); 24 (K) maximum
TimeTuesday-Friday
10:15 a.m. or 12:00 p.m.
1 hour
CostExhibit Experience + Workshop: $450; Complete Experience: $500. Extra chaperones are $12/adult ($14 if a show is added)

Dry Ice Investigations (formerly Fantastic Gas)

Grades:
grade 3
-
grade 5
Physical Science
Workshop

“Why does it do that? What is it made of? What would happen if…?” Dry ice inspires students to create their own questions and investigations in this frosty, foggy, and bubbly workshop.

Topics:
Disciplinary Core Ideas: PS1.A Structure and Properties of Matter
Science and Engineering Practices: Asking Questions; Planning and Carrying Out Investigations
Crosscutting Concepts: Cause and Effect
At The Hall
Enrollment12 minimum
32 maximum
TimeTuesday-Friday
10:15 a.m. or 12:00 p.m.
75 minutes
CostExhibit Experience + Workshop: $450; Complete Experience: $500. Extra chaperones are $12/adult ($14 if a show is added)

Engineering Challenge: Make It Move

Grades:
grade 1
-
grade 2
Engineering
Physical Science
Workshop

Students immerse themselves in problem-solving as they use simple hydraulic systems to make intricate inventions. They will think like engineers as they design, build, test, and redesign their models. Open-ended investigations combined with specialized materials and tools help students focus on cause-and-effect relationships and inspire them to create innovative solutions.

*Offered September–November.

Topics:
Disciplinary Core Ideas: ETS1.A Defining and Delimiting Engineering Problems; ETS1.B Developing Possible Solutions; ETS1.C Optimizing the Design Solution
Science and Engineering Practices: Designing Solutions
Crosscutting Concepts: Systems and System Models; Cause and Effect
At The Hall
Enrollment12 minimum
32 maximum
TimeTuesday-Friday
10:15 a.m. or 12:00 p.m.
75 minutes
CostExhibit Experience + Workshop: $450; Complete Experience: $500. Extra chaperones are $12/adult ($14 if a show is added)

Circuit Solutions

Grades:
grade 3
-
grade 5
Physical Science
Workshop

There’s a heat wave, and the cooling fans of Lawrence Elementary School aren’t working very well. Is there a better way to make them run to keep the school comfortable? Through exploration and investigations with circuits, students design a solution to wire the building more effectively to transfer energy from its source to fans throughout the school.

Topics:
Disciplinary Core Ideas: PS3.A: Definitions of Energy; PS3.B Conservation of Energy and Energy Transfer
Science and Engineering Practices: Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions; Developing and Using Models; Asking Questions
Crosscutting Concepts: Cause and Effect; Energy and Matter
At The Hall
Enrollment12 minimum
32 maximum
TimeTuesday-Friday
10:15 a.m. or 12:00 p.m.
75 minutes
CostExhibit Experience + Workshop: $450; Complete Experience: $500. Extra chaperones are $12/adult ($14 if a show is added)

Engineering Challenge: Water Engineering

Grades:
grade 1
-
grade 2
Engineering
Physical Science
Workshop

Students design and build their own water pathways and discover how water moves as it interacts with different materials. As students explore the properties of permeable and impermeable materials, they use what they’ve learned to design a sustainable cityscape that retains stormwater while preventing flooding.

*Offered February–March

Topics:
Disciplinary Core Ideas: ETS1.A Defining and Delimiting Engineering Problems; ETS1.B Developing Possible Solutions; ETS1.C Optimizing the Design Solution
Science and Engineering Practices: Defining Problems; Designing Solutions
Crosscutting Concepts: Systems and System Models; Structure and Function
At The Hall
Enrollment12 minimum
32 maximum
TimeTuesday-Friday
10:15 a.m. or 12:00 p.m.
75 minutes
CostExhibit Experience + Workshop: $450; Complete Experience: $500. Extra chaperones are $12/adult ($14 if a show is added)

Moons of the Solar System

Grades:
grade 3
-
grade 5
Earth and Space Science
Workshop

In our Planetarium, students observe the changing Moon and find out what causes its phases, by acting out the motions of Earth and its Moon in the light of a simulated Sun. They monitor and record the behavior of Jupiter’s four moons, and take a tour of some of the dozens of moons in our Solar System.

Topics:
Disciplinary Core Ideas: ESS1.B Earth and the Solar System
Science and Engineering Practices: Asking Questions; Developing and Using Models; Constructing Explanations
Crosscutting Concepts:Cause and Effect; Patterns
At The Hall
Enrollment12 minimum
32 maximum
Time10:15 a.m. or 12:15 p.m.
1 hour
CostExhibit Experience + Workshop: $450; Complete Experience: $500. Extra chaperones are $12/adult ($14 if a show is added)

Ingenuity Lab: Engineering Artbots

Grades:
grade 3
-
grade 12
Engineering
Physical Science
Workshop

Students are introduced to engineering, circuitry, and motion as they go through iterative prototyping to design, build, and test LEGO artbots. They observe and compare how their motorized contraptions perform and discuss their design process.

Topics:
Disciplinary Core Ideas: ETS1.A Defining and Delimiting Engineering Problems; ETS1.B Developing Possible Solutions; ETS1.C Optimizing the Design Solution
Science and Engineering Practices: Defining Problems; Designing Solutions
Crosscutting Concepts: Cause and Effect
At The Hall
Enrollment12 minimum
32 maximum
Time9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m. or 12:30 p.m.
75 minutes
CostExhibit Experience + Workshop: $450; Complete Experience: $500. Extra chaperones are $12/adult ($14 if a show is added)

Patterns: Earth Sun and Moon

Grades:
grade 1
-
grade 2
Earth and Space Science
Workshop

The Sun comes up every day, but what makes one day different from the next? And are the Moon and the stars the same every night? In this Planetarium program, students will discover the answers to these questions as they make observations and predictions to consider explanations for the patterns in our sky.

Topics:
Disciplinary Core Ideas: 1ESS1.A The Universe and Its Stars; 1ESS1.B Earth and the Solar System
Science and Engineering Practices: Asking Questions; Planning and Carrying Out Investigations; Constructing Explanations
Crosscutting Concepts: Patterns
At The Hall
Enrollment12 minimum
32 maximum
TimeTuesday-Friday
10:15 a.m. or 12:15 p.m.
1 hour
CostExhibit Experience + Workshop: $450; Complete Experience: $500. Extra chaperones are $12/adult ($14 if a show is added)

Engineering Challenge: Linkage Lab

Grades:
grade 3
-
grade 12
Engineering
Physical Science
Workshop

Students are introduced to engineering concepts as they explore the roles of force and motion in designing moving mechanisms. Using two-dimensional mechanical linkages, they create mechanisms with various inputs and outputs that move in distinct ways.

*Offered December–January.

Topics:
Disciplinary Core Ideas: ETS1.A Defining and Delimiting Engineering Problems; ETS1.B Developing Possible Solutions; ETS1.C Optimizing the Design Solution
Science and Engineering Practices: Defining Problems; Designing Solutions
Crosscutting Concepts: Structure and Function; Cause and Effect
At The Hall
Enrollment12 minimum
32 maximum
TimeTuesday-Friday
10:15 a.m or 12:00 p.m.
75 minutes
CostExhibit Experience + Workshop: $450; Complete Experience: $500. Extra chaperones are $12/adult ($14 if a show is added)

Animal Homes

Grades:
age 3
-
grade K
Life Science
Workshop

Meet and hold animals that live in various types of habitats, from the trees above us to the tunnels below us! Students will investigate the relationship between animals’ needs and their environment. Through close-up observations, students identify how animals find food and water.

Topics:
Disciplinary Core Ideas: KLS1.C Organization for Matter and Energy Flow in Organisms; KESS3.C Natural Resources
Science and Engineering Practices: Asking Questions; Developing and Using Models; Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information
Crosscutting Concepts: Systems and System Models

*Note: NGSS Standards only apply to grades Kindergarten and up
At The Hall
Enrollment12 minimum
20 (3-TK); 24 (K) maximum
TimeTuesday-Friday
10:15 a.m. or 12:00 p.m.
1 hour
CostExhibit Experience + Workshop: $450; Complete Experience: $500. Extra chaperones are $12/adult ($14 if a show is added)

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