PHOTOGRAPHY 101 WORKSHOP Friday, January 25 10:00am-12:00pm ages 8-12 Photography is all about capturing light. We use properties of light from Physics that can help us become better photographers. In this workshop, students learn fundamental Physics properties and camera basics of speed of light, electromagnetic spectrum, photons, shutter speed, aperture, and ISO, as we operate and investigate different types of cameras. This workshop is an introduction to our Science of Photography Homeschool Course. Students should bring their own DSLR camera, manual point and shoot camera, or smartphone with manual camera capability. Instructor: Candra Umunna, BSc Location: Science Center (suite 5) $25
SUPERHERO SCIENCE WORKSHOPS Explore our physical world through the eyes of a Science Superhero! Ages 6-10
Heat Superhero - Thursday, January 17, 10:00am-11:30am. Learn about the diverse layers of Earth’s structure and how heat is generated in its core, and design and construct a superhero biosphere.
Super Human Abilities - Thursday, January 24, 10:00am-11:30am. Students learn about super vision with the ability to see ultraviolet light, test their physical super strength techniques of motion and balance.
Instructor: Meredith Walters, MSc, EdS
Location: Science Center (suite 5) $20/workshop (sibling discount available at checkout)
DIY Biotech Labs are increasingly popular with amateur scientists throughout the world. In this workshop series, participants learn about biohacking - what it is and what it is not, practice different techniques used in molecular biology labs, and learn about DIY Bio citizen scientist projects. $30-$40/workshop depending on supply cost for the laboratory techniques used.
Dates listed below.
Polymerase Chain Reaction - Friday, January 18 (NOTE DATE CHANGE), 10:00am-12:00pm PCR is a common method to isolate and amplify (make lots of copies of) specific genetic loci from a genome. Participants learn the theory of the polymerase chain reaction, and set up PCRs to amplify a target gene. $40
RFLP and Gel Electrophoresis- Thursday, February 7, 10:00am-12:00pm Participants learn how to break up DNA sequences at restriction sites, and use gel electrophoresis to separate fragments based on size. We discuss when this method is used in science and forensics. $40
DNA Sequencing and Analysis - Thursday, March 14, 10:00am-12:00pm Learn the methods used to determine an organisms DNA sequence, translate DNA codes into amino acid sequences, and search genetic databases to compare DNA sequences. $30
DNA Barcoding - Thursday, April 11, 10:00am-12:00pm In many cases, scientists are able to use a short genetic marker to classify an individual to a specific species. Students practice DNA barcoding methods to identify different organisms, and learn about citizen scientist barcoding projects. $30
Genetic Engineering and CRISPR - Thursday, May 9, 10:00am-12:00pm CRISPR is a gene-editing tool that allows scientists to alter a gene's DNA sequence and influence the gene's function. Students try their hand at CRISPR techniques on non-pathogenic bacteria. $40
WOODWORKING SCIENCE WORKSHOPS Fridays, Jan 18-May 3 (no workshops Feb 22, Apr 5) 12:30pm-2:30pm Ages 8-14 Crafting with wood is all about science and math. In these workshops, students explore the science of wood, stains, color theory and symmetry, practice measurement of lines and angles, and learn to safely use basic woodworking tools to create awesome craft signs and projects they can take home. Family Crafting Workshops let the family join in on the fun to create a family project (although family participation is not required).
Frame Building – Friday, January 18, 12:30pm-2:30pm
Tertiary Color Signs(sports and activities theme) – Friday, January 25, 12:30pm-2:30pm
Symmetry in String Art – Friday, February 1, 12:30pm-2:30pm
Family Crafting Workshop: Valentine Stacking Blocks – Friday, February 8, 12:30pm-2:30pm
Science of Wood Preparation – Friday, March 1, 12:30pm-2:30pm
Analogous Color Signs(ocean theme) – Friday, March 8, 12:30pm-2:30pm
Complementary Color Signs – Friday, March 15, 12:30pm-2:30pm
Family Crafting Workshop: Spring Pallet Signs – Friday, March 22, 12:30pm-2:30pm
Frame Building – Friday, March 29, 12:30pm-2:30pm
Your Brain on Color – Friday, April 12, 12:30pm-2:30pm
Stain Science – Friday, April 19, 12:30pm-2:30pm
Family Crafting Workshop: Family Name Signs – Friday, April 26, 12:30pm-2:30pm