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Use the orange menu to get the registration information. For more information, call 630 840-8259. Deadline for adventures is one week prior to the scheduled date, but registrations will continue until the adventure date if there is room. Be sure to bring a signed permission slip to each new class. Join our Science Adventures Facebook Group.
For summer classes, register students for classes with the grade level they have just completed. For example, a student completing grade 3 will not be eligible for a grades 4-6 class.

Spiders: Spinners of Silk
Audience: Students, Grades K - 2
Description: Why don't spiders stick to their own webs? Explore the fascinating world of spiders. Spin your own web! Design a new kind of spider.
Session 1:October 20, 2018, 9:00 AM-11:00 AM, Full
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Magnetic Magic
Audience: Students, Grades 1 - 4
Description: Do magnets stick to every metal? What do a dollar bill, Cheerios and a compass have in common? During this class, you will explore the answers to these questions and the wonderful world of magnets!
Fee:$26/per person
Session 1:October 27, 2018, 9:00 AM-11:00 AM
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Playing with Your Food
Audience: Students, Grades 1 - 3
Description: There's more to your food than meets the eye! Do you want to discover some hidden properties of your food? Test a solid and liquid mixture, devise an invisible ink, explore buoyancy with an egg and conduct other experiments with food. Your food can teach you some interesting science as you "play with your food."
Fee:$26/per person
Session 1:November 17, 2018, 9:00 AM-11:00 AM, Full
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What Makes You So Special?
Audience: Students, Grades 3 - 5
Description: Genetic traits, DNA and chromosomes all play a part in who you are. Through hands-on activities you will learn about several genetic traits that are passed from parent to child. Discover how your body uses the amazing system to make you grow and function. Investigate some ways scientists, doctors and investigators use information from human DNA.
Fee:$35/per person
Session 1:October 13, 2018, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
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Code Cracking, Cryptograms, and Other Mysteries
Audience: Students, Grades 3 - 5
Description: Who doesn't love a mystery? You can make up some of your own mysteries and learn to be a problem solver to solve others' mysteries. You'll also explore how codes and cryptograms have been used to communicate throughout history.
Session 1:November 3, 2018, 9:30 AM-11:30 AM
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Lego Engineering Juniors
Audience: Students, Grades 3 - 5
Description: For Students who have completed grades 3-5. Beginner and expert Lego builders can always learn something new. Explore the engineering behind several design challenges from basic to more advanced. Explore gear and pulley machines. Try some basic programming to make your devices move on their own. Build alone or work as engineers in a design team.
Session 1:December 1, 2018, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
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CSI: Careful Scientific Investigation
Audience: Students, Grades 3 - 5
Description: You're just the scientist needed to carefully solve the day's investigation. Solve mysteries and analyze puzzling "crime scenes." Use your scientific analysis skills and learn some new strategies to be a CSI investigator.
Session 1:December 8, 2018, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
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Flight and Fashion
Audience: Students, Grades 4 - 8
Description: How are elements of flight related to fashion design? You will learn what features structures have to cause planes to lift off the ground by comparing your own models’ structures and their flight patterns. Then use what you learned by relating it to your own fashion creation. Finally, let’s have a design show!
Fee:$32/per person
Session 1:November 10, 2018, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
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Earth Engineers
Audience: Students, Grades 6 - 8
Description: You be the miner. Learn the challenges miners and geologists face when working on underground projects. Guide your "company" to make the best decisions about the location of a mine. What will you do to reclaim the environment?
Session 1:December 1, 2018, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
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