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  • *NEW* Fantastic Forces with Mad Science (Grades 1-4)

    Fantastic Forces with Mad ScienceGrades 1 - 4Come along on a Mad Science tour de force! Feel angular momentum move you, and investigate inertia in action. Observe how the forces of flight affect airplane performance and use air pressure to levitate ping pong balls! Learn about structural engineering when you build a bridge and electrical engineering as you build circuits. Discover the link between sound and vibration, the forces required to shape a gemstone, and how to use density to clean up an oil spill. And of course, get a great signature Mad Science take-home every day! Class content varies depending on series length. Visit mn.madscience.org for class syllabus at your location.Monday, January 29 - March 5 (no class February 19)3:40 - 4:40 pmShirley Hills Primary School          L-2#2029-A17W               $75Tuesdays, January 30 - February 27Hilltop Primary School3:40 - 4:40 pm                Art Room#2029-B17W                $75
  • *NEW* NASA with Mad Science (Grades 1-4)

    NASA with Mad ScienceGrades 1- 4Explore the Earth, Moon, Mars . . . and beyond. Mad Science teams up with NASA to bring you the excitement and wonder of space in this program featuring student activities from the NASA Academy of Future Space Explorers Program. This voyage of discovery features unique hands-on activities, amazing demonstrations, and fun educational take-homes, in an experience that is truly out of this world! Class content varies depending on the series length. Visit mn.madscience.org for class syllabus at your location.Mondays, September 25 - October 303:40 - 4:40 pmShirley Hills Primary School        Room L-2 #2028-A17F             $89Wednesdays, September 27 - November 15 (no class October 18)3:40 - 4:40 pmHilltop Primary School              Art Room#2028-B17F               $89
  • Engineering for Kids STEM Club (Grades 5 - 7)

    Engineering for  Kids STEM ClubGrades 5 - 7The Engineering for Kids STEM Club introduces students to a new, hands-on, STEM learning lesson every week from various engineering disciplines. For each lesson, students focus on developing problem solving, critical thinking, and peer collaboration skills. These life skills provide students with the confidence to approach challenges in their lives and realize they can succeed. Individual lessons don't build on previous lessons so kids can register for a whole session (four weeks) or choose which classes they want to attend.Location of all sessions: Grandview Middle School      Room 104    2:45 - 4:15 pm Individual class price - $29, Session price (4 classes)  - $109, Semester price (12 classes) - $290Tuesday, October 3Industrial engineering - sorting the recyclingIndustrial engineers work to improve the efficiency of systems and processes. This includes sorting and recycling. In this lesson, students work to create a design that will allow them to sort materials of different sizes, shapes and weights.#2038-A17F       $29   Tuesday, October 10Civil Engineering - Tower ChallengeDuring this lesson students will compete to build the tallest paper tower they possibly can. They will need to consider issues such as balance, strength, and efficient use of materials.#2038-B17F       $29Tuesday, October 17Chemical Engineering - ChromatographyThis activity is designed to teach students about the fundamentals of chemical separation through an easy to understand demonstration with marker dye. Students will watch in amazement as compound colors like green and purple, slowly separate into their individual components, and will be challenged to infer which color matches to its appropriate chromatograph.#2038-C17F          $29Tuesday, October 24Aerospace Engineering - Lunar LandersStudents will learn about the importance of weight distribution in aircraft design. Students will build their own custom "Lunar Lander" to protect their space cadet marshmallows from being ejected from their space craft.#2038-D17F           $29Session 1 - all four classes: Sorting the Recycling, Tower Challenge, Chromatography, and Lunar Landers#2038-E17F            $109Tuesday, October 31Mechanical Engineering - Coasters 101Students will use knowledge of motion and forces to successfully construct a functioning roller coaster track. Collaboration will also be an important factor in this small group activity. Students will learn that in the workplace engineers usually work in groups or teams on a project.#2038-F17F             $29Tuesday, November 7Environmental Engineering - Natural FiltrationStudents will engineer their own design for a water filtration system while learning about the water cycle. This lesson will explore how the earth filters water and the importance of fresh, clean water.#2038-G17F             $29Tuesday, November 14Aerospace Engineering - Straw RocketsStudents will have the ability to design their own pneumatically driven rocket and the fins that stabilize the flight of the rocket, and learn how launch angles, mass and fin design all have an effect on total flight distance.#2038-H17F               $29Tuesday, November 21Electrical Engineering - Flashlight BuilderDuring this lesson, students will get to test their knowledge on circuit building. The students will be building flashlights out of a disposable water bottle. By the end of the lesson students will have a very firm understanding of how an electrical circuit works.#2038-I17F              $29Session 2 - all four classes: Coasters 101, Natural Filtration, Straw Rockets, Flashlight Builder#2038-J17F             $109Tuesday, November 28Electrical Engineering - Snap CircuitsThe snap circuits lesson focuses on light emitting diodes and what they can be used for in a circuit. LEDs  have a specific property that makes them different from most light bulbs. The students will test different ways to install the LEDs to discover their unique properties.#2038-K17F           $29Tuesday, December 5Mechanical Engineering -  CatapultsThe catapult activity will provide basic knowledge of how and why catapults were first created. Students will build a simple catapult using a spoon to power their candy projectile. Students will also explore the mechanics of catapults in order to increase precision and accuracy.#2038-L17F               $29Tuesday, December 12Forensics - Crack the CodeThis week, students will work as forensic scientists to analyze the facts and uncover the perpetrator of a crime. They will work together in teams to analyze the crime scene, record all important information and clean up this mess so we can get to work. Students will have to engineer a way to analyze DNA from the crime scene and catch the thief!#2038-M17F                $29Tuesday, December 19Environmental Engineering - Green BoatingIn the Green Boating lesson, students will learn the importance of reusing materials. Through a fun, hands-on activity, they will design their own eco-friendly toy . . .  a sailboat! Through this activity, students will learn about the importance of harnessing power through wind energy.#2038-N17F              $29Session 3 - all four lessons: Snap Circuits, Catapults, Crack the Code, and Green Boating#2038-O17F           $109Semester pricing for all 12 sections:#2038-P17F         $290