Cosmetic companies employ teams of scientists to develop and test each new line of skin care product, perfume, bath product, and soap. In this workshop series, students learn the science behind several spa essentials, and create many products of their own. Workshop fee includes all lab costs. Instructor: Meredith Walters, MSc, EdS $25/workshop
Science of Scents (perfumes, aromatheropy and our olfactory system) Friday, February 16 10:00am-12:00pm REGISTER Lip Balm Experiments (testing lip balm recipes) Friday, March 16 10:00am-12:00pm REGISTER All-Natural Face Masks (learn how food science can be used for facials) Friday, April 13 10:00am-12:00pm REGISTER Soapmaking Chemistry (making soap from scratch) Friday, May 11 10:00am-12:00pm REGISTER
BREAK IT / BUILD IT WORKSHOP SERIES - Ages 8-12 Kids break, build, tinker, and explore as they learn the basics of circuits, electricity and electronics in our informal, hands-on workshops with Mr. Herb, a retired electrical engineer. Focus is on function of electrical components, how electrical systems operate, and proper use of tools. Workshop fee includes all maker lab costs. Instructor: Herb Schall, Retired Electrical Engineer $25/workshop
Electronic Toys Friday, March 2 10:00am-12:00pm REGISTER Household Appliances Friday, April 20 10:00am-12:00pm REGISTER Phones Friday, May 4 10:00am-12:00pm REGISTER
Aerogel Friday, February 23 10:00am-12:00pm REGISTER
Discover the amazing NASA material, Aerogel! Students learn about this “frozen smoke” and experiment with its hydrophobic property by cleaning up an oil spill. Next, we explore magic sand and create a lava test tube!
Electronic Art Friday, March 23 10:00am-12:00pm REGISTER
Learn about electronics and circuits while creating wearables, pennants or plush toy monsters! Students sew with conductive thread instead of soldering to fabricate a unique LED crafts.
Suminagashi Art Friday, April 27 10:00am-12:00pm REGISTER
Learn about surface tension and create beautiful works of art with the Japanese art of suminagashi! **Wear clothes appropriate to paint in.
Muscle and Bone Friday, May 18 10:00am-12:00pm REGISTER
Together we break chicken bones by applying a load until we reach a fracture point. In teams, students design either a splint or a cast to mend the broken bones. Once set, designs are tested by applying the previous load. As biomedical engineers in training, students study devices used in the recovery of a strained muscles. Teams engineer their own designed device to help an injured bicep bend with a mechanical advantage.