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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.

  
Primary Physical Science
Audience: Students, Grades 1 - 2
Description: For students completing grades 1-2. Create your own volcano. Construct test equipment to measure peanut butter adhesion. Generate an electric current with the help of a lemon using two different metals.
Fee:$26/person
Session 1:June 15, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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The Forces are with You!
Audience: Students, Grades 1 - 4
Description: How is it that such great big planes can fly in the sky? What happens when things smash into each other? The forces of physics are everywhere, affecting our world and helping us. Experiment with some of the coolest hands-on physics explorations while you create a house to protect an egg from breaking or bounce "lasers" through an obstacle course. What fun you will have as you learn "the forces are with you!"
Fee:$180/per person
Session 1:June 24-27, 2019, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Electrify Your Summer with Physics Creations - Grades 1 - 3
Audience: Students, Grades 1 - 3
Description: For students completing grades 1-3. Young physics enthusiasts will make some amazing creations during this week-long problem-solving series! You will start simply by making a circuit powered by a potato. Working with others you will create bots, zip lines, kick sticks and more projects. The week culminates in an electrified, motion and dance pad. Sharpen your thinking and collaboration skills for your own summer creations and your own future science projects. Bring your lunch.
Fee:$225/per person
Session 1:July 8-12, 2019, 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
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Wondering Why?
Audience: Students, Grades 1 - 3
Description: For students completing grades 1-3. Can you put your hand into water without it getting wet? What is quicksand and why does it behave as it does? These are just a few of the fun, funky and creative experiments you'll investigate during "Wondering Why?"
Fee:$100/per person
Session 1:August 5-8, 2019, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Fireflies, Sea Monsters and Glow Sticks
Audience: Students, Grades 3 - 5
Description: Light is important to life, but what is light and how is it different than other things around us? What makes fireflies and underwater creatures glow even in the dark? Learn about light and why it can fool us sometimes. Can you become invisible like Harry Potter under his special invisible cloak?
Fee:$38/person
Session 1:May 18, 2019, 9:30 AM-12:30 PM
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Dynamic Duo
Audience: Students, Grades 3 - 5
Description: For students completing grades 3-5. The invisible worlds of electricity and magnetism provide the backbone for activities such as building electrical gadgets including a lighthouse. Do experiments that demonstrate static electricity. Learn about circuits and test materials for conductivity. Bring your lunch.
Fee:$72/person
Session 1:June 14, 2019, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Toying Around with Physics
Audience: Students, Grades 3 - 5
Description: Be a toy engineer like Hugo Cabret and build your own automaton. Use a variety of recycled and repurposed materials for your creative projects. You will learn how stored energy can power your new “toys.” Design, build and take home projects including a high-flying helicopter!
Fee:$40/per person
Session 1:June 28, 2019, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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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.
Fee:$35/person
Session 1:June 29, 2019, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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Orient Express
Audience: Students, Grades 4 - 8
Description: For students completing grades 4-8. Do you know you can use your knuckles to make a topographical map? In this class you will navigate with a compass and design a course using cardinal and intercardinal directions. Whether you are in the Rocky Mountains or your own city or neighborhood, you'll be the orienteering specialist that stays on track!
Fee:$60/per person
Session 1:June 8, 2019, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Survival Science
Audience: Students, Grades 4 - 6
Description: For students completing Grades 4-6. Learn survival techniques in this adventure based on ideas from the BBC "Rough Science" television series. Over the course of four days, you will construct survival gear for everything from purifying water to repelling insects. Build navigation tools and make your own paper and ink to send a message. At the end of your training, compete in orienteering challenges and cook a lunch with your solar oven.
Fee:$130/per person
Session 1:June 10-13, 2019, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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Nature by the Numbers
Audience: Students, Grades 4 - 6
Description: Have you ever pulled the petals off of a daisy? How do we see patterns of math in nature? Who is Leonardo de Pisa? Gain some hints and answers as you learn about the patterns in nature. For students who have completed grades 4-6.
Fee:$42/per person
Session 1:June 22, 2019, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Electrify Your Summer with Physics Creations - Grades 4 - 6
Audience: Students, Grades 4 - 6
Description: For students completing grades 4-6. Young physics enthusiasts will make some amazing creations during this week-long problem-solving series! You will start simply by making a circuit powered by a potato. Working with others you will create bots, zip lines, kick sticks and more projects. The week culminates in an electrified, motion and dance pad. Sharpen your thinking and collaboration skills for your own summer creations and your own future science projects. Bring your lunch.
Fee:$225/per person
Session 1:July 8-12, 2019, 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
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Making Waves with Medical Imaging
Audience: Students, Grades 4 - 6
Description: For students completing Grades 4-6. How can waves tell doctors what they need to know about things they can’t see inside our bodies? You’ll explore advanced technologies such as MRI, PET and X-Ray imaging. Do hands-on activities to help you learn how waves are used in these technologies so doctors can get pictures of the inside our bodies. Learn about careers in this field. Students over 10 will visit the Fermilab Neutron Therapy Facility. Bring your lunch.
Fee:$60/per person
Session 1:July 20, 2019, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Nature's Power Lab
Audience: Students, Grades 5 - 8
Description: For students completing Grades 5-8. Learn about exciting, fast-growing, green technologies using the sun, wind, water and biofuels in this hands-on, inquiry-based class for teens. Hear from people in this exciting new field, build your own green machines and learn the advantages of using clean, inexhaustible resources for power. Bring a lunch!
Fee:$150/person
Session 1:July 1-3, 2019, 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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Games, Magic and the Brain
Audience: Students, Grades 5 - 7
Description: For students completing Grades 5-7. If you're intrigued by how your brain and nervous system work, this will be a fascinating class. What happens when you drop a gelatin brain in a bicycle helmet compared to one without the helmet? You will also see that through magic, optical illusions, laughter and other methods you can increase your own creativity and memory.
Fee:$40/per person
Session 1:July 13, 2019, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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Problem Solving through Coding - Summer Edition
Audience: Students, Grades 6 - 8
Description: For students completing grades 6-8. More time for technology! Using Legos, Sphero, Ozobots and more you’ll solve problems using cool tech tools and dabble with various methods of coding. Bring a lunch.
Fee:$58/per person
Session 1:August 10, 2019, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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