Examples of experiences and activities to expect.
Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream
It has been described as the five-minute way to make amazing ice cream. No cranking. No ice and rock salt mixtures. And you can forget about those electric ice cream makers. All you need is a little liquid nitrogen (-321 °F), some creamy ingredients and an appetite for exploring the science of food.
Make Your Own Ecosystem!
An ecosystem is a set of relationships between living things and the environments they live in. During this lab we will construct a pond ecosystem with snails, plants, and pond water. Then we will explore how they each interact with each other. We will discover how everything in nature works together.
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall. He had a great fall. All the king’s horses and all the king’s men couldn’t put him back together again. But what if the story doesn’t end like that? What if you could build a craft to save Humpty Dumpty from his great fall? Try saving Humpty Dumpty from his fall from a wall in the Egg Drop Lab.
The Cat’s Meow
Come discover the forces in your cereal bowl! Milk contains various molecules such as proteins, fats, minerals, and vitamins, and they all interact with each other. When common dish soap and food coloring are added to a dish of milk (just like your kitty cat!) you can get your creativity flowing and make some milk art.
Strawberries and You
See with your own eyes the molecular unit that all living things have in common: deoxyribonucleic acid, more commonly known as DNA. Cells are the basic unit of life and make up all plants, animals and bacteria. DNA contains instructions that direct the activities of the cells and, ultimately, the whole organism. In this lab students will isolate visible DNA from strawberries and learn about how DNA plays a role in everything from eye color in humans to the development of a strawberry.
Willy Wonka’s Factory
Come with me and you’ll be in a world of pure imagination. Have you ever wondered how Willy Wonka’s candy is so amazingly colorful? Using chromatography, this lab will explore the idea of color dyes in your candy. You will learn how to identify basic chemical properties of color and water.
Hermione Granger herself would be “shocked” by this fascinating experiment involving super cool levitating rings of plastic! In fact, if she didn’t have her magic levitation charm to rely on, she’d probably be doing this fun and engaging experiment concerning static electricity and the interaction of charges. Watch these plastic rings levitate and be amazed! And remember, it’s pronounced Levi-OH-sah, not Levio-SAHR.