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August 2014

Preschool Science: Rockets

Experiment with different kinds of propulsion and make rockets to take home.
Age(s): 3-5
Date: Mon, Wed & Fri, Aug 22, Aug 20, Aug 18
Time: 9-10am
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YPRKT0818
Fee: $33, $31 Members

This class is full but you can get onto the waitlist for free.


LEGO State Fair Midway

Recreate in miniature your favorite attractions on the midway with LEGOs. Use the LEGO WeDo sensors and motors to spin the rides, perceive the ring toss accuracy, or drop the clown into the dunk tank. Post video of your projects online.
Age(s): 9-12
Date: Monday through Friday, Aug 18, Aug 19, Aug 20, Aug 21, Aug 22
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: LNMID0818
Fee: $205, $195 Members

Gears and Contraptions

Make gadgets and contraptions using pulleys, wheels, axles, ramps, and levers. Play with different combinations of gears and construct a gearbox to take home.
Age(s): 6-8
Date: Monday through Friday, Aug 18, Aug 19, Aug 20, Aug 21, Aug 22
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YXGRS0818
Fee: $163, $155 Members

This class is full but you can get onto the waitlist for free.


Get Set to be a Vet

Explore the careers of veterinarians, discover how to take better care of your pets and make dog treats. Learn safe behavior around dogs, examine real animal X-rays and perform a mock surgery.
Age(s): 6-8
Date: Monday through Friday, Aug 18, Aug 19, Aug 20, Aug 21, Aug 22
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YXGET8182
Fee: $163, $155 Members

Get Set to be a Vet

Explore the careers of veterinarians, discover how to take better care of your pets and make dog treats. Learn safe behavior around dogs, examine real animal X-rays and perform a mock surgery.
Age(s): 6-8
Date: Monday through Friday, Aug 18, Aug 19, Aug 20, Aug 21, Aug 22
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YXGET8181
Fee: $163, $155 Members

Preschool Science: Rockets

Experiment with different kinds of propulsion and make rockets to take home.
Age(s): 5-6
Date: Mon, Wed & Fri, Aug 18, Aug 22, Aug 20
Time: 10:30am-12:15pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YRRKT0818
Fee: $66, $62 Members

This class is full but you can get onto the waitlist for free.


Technology Tasters

Experiment with all kinds of things you can do with technology! Create art and stories on the computer, explore animation, and build moving machines with LEGO WeDo motors and sensors.
Age(s): 6-8
Date: Monday through Friday, Aug 18, Aug 19, Aug 20, Aug 21, Aug 22
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: LXTEC0818
Fee: $205, $195 Members

Claymation Animation Production

Build a character armature for your own stop-action animation movie. Learn about techniques, tools, and materials. Draw a short film storyboard. Write a script and build a set. Film your story and post it online to share with friends.
Age(s): 13-16
Date: Monday through Friday, Aug 22, Aug 21, Aug 20, Aug 19, Aug 18
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: LTCLY0818
Fee: $205, $195 Members

Design a Computer Game: Create Your Own Adventure Game

Build your own interactive adventure game and story using programming software from the MIT Media Lab - Scratch 2.0! Select a theme, write a story, build an environment, create characters, and add puzzles and sound effects. Access your game online to play later.
Age(s): 9-12
Date: Monday through Friday, Aug 18, Aug 19, Aug 20, Aug 21, Aug 22
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: LNDCG0818
Fee: $205, $195 Members

This class is full but you can get onto the waitlist for free.


Kinetic Robots

Design and build a model robot with moving parts. Dissect a machine to add pieces to your creation. Explore electricity, circuits and motors.
Age(s): 6-8
Date: Monday through Friday, Aug 18, Aug 19, Aug 20, Aug 21, Aug 22
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YXRBT0818
Fee: $163, $155 Members

Get Set to be a Vet

Explore the careers of veterinarians, discover how to take better care of your pets and make dog treats. Learn safe behavior around dogs, examine real animal X-rays and perform a mock surgery.
Age(s): 9-12
Date: Monday through Friday, Aug 18, Aug 19, Aug 20, Aug 21, Aug 22
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YNVET0818
Fee: $163, $155 Members

LEGO Space Station

What do people need to survive on a space station? Make components such as sleeping quarters, solar collectors, a greenhouse and a water recycling facility from LEGO Technic pieces, then put them together for our final project, a model space station.
Age(s): 6-8
Date: Monday through Friday, Aug 22, Aug 21, Aug 18, Aug 19, Aug 20
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YXSPC0818
Fee: $163, $155 Members

Preschool Science: Splashin' Around

This class is all wet! Experiment with bubbles, ice, floating and sinking. Make a boat and use water to create art.
Age(s): 5-6
Date: Tue & Thu, Aug 21, Aug 19
Time: 10:30am-12:15pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YRSPL0819
Fee: $43, $41 Members

Make It Stick!

Recreate the stickiest note and discover the different properties of play dough. Be an engineer as you experiment with various glues, goos, and adhesives, including Velcro.
Age(s): 9-12
Date: Monday through Friday, Aug 25, Aug 26, Aug 27, Aug 28, Aug 29
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YNMAK0825
Fee: $163, $155 Members

LEGO Zipline

Build LEGO creations that run up and down a zip line, crawl on a tightrope, and more. Experiment to make your LEGOs zip faster or slower, then get them back to the top of the line.
Age(s): 9-12
Date: Monday through Friday, Aug 25, Aug 26, Aug 27, Aug 28, Aug 29
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YNZIP0825
Fee: $163, $155 Members

Glowing Mythical Creatures

Create an imaginary creature based on fairytales and mythology. Use an Arduino ProtoSnap hand-held computer to program your creature to glow and make noise in response to light and sound. Take home your creature and your Arduino ProtoSnap.
Age(s): 9-12
Date: Monday through Friday, Aug 25, Aug 26, Aug 27, Aug 28, Aug 29
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: LNGLOW0825
Fee: $236, $225 Members

This class is full but you can get onto the waitlist for free.


Design a Computer Game: Create Your Own Adventure Game

Build your own interactive adventure game and story using programming software from the MIT Media Lab - Scratch 2.0! Select a theme, write a story, build an environment, create characters, and add puzzles and sound effects. Access your game online to play later.
Age(s): 9-12
Date: Monday through Friday, Aug 25, Aug 26, Aug 27, Aug 28, Aug 29
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: LNDCG0825
Fee: $205, $195 Members

This class is full but you can get onto the waitlist for free.


Tiny Living Specimens

Delve into microscopic worlds and play with tools to make tiny creatures giant. Examine live macro invertebrates. Uncover details hidden to the naked eye and create your own fantastic creatures.
Age(s): 6-8
Date: Monday through Friday, Aug 25, Aug 26, Aug 27, Aug 28, Aug 29
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YXLIV0825
Fee: $163, $155 Members

Carpentry for Kids: Dollhouse Construction

Through the lens of an architect, create a model of a one-room house with an electric light. Play with scale and frame house building. Gain new carpentry skills as you use jigs and saws.
Age(s): 6-8
Date: Monday through Friday, Aug 25, Aug 26, Aug 27, Aug 28, Aug 29
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YXDLL0825
Fee: $163, $155 Members

Physics Toys

Make toys to take home that spin, balance and move. Explore the basics of motion and forces in this fun camp.
Age(s): 6-8
Date: Monday through Friday, Aug 25, Aug 26, Aug 27, Aug 28, Aug 29
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YXTYS0825
Fee: $163, $155 Members