Summer Schedule 2022

Week 1 June 20th to June 24th

Monday, June 20th
The Life of stars!  Where do they all begin?  From nebulas to black holes, today we will discuss how the galaxies are formed.

Wednesday, June 22nd
Let’s ride the sound waves straight into the science of Music!
It is ever so pleasing to the ear.  How is it created and how do our ears hear?

Friday, June 24th
Alternative energy is the way to go, so we will explore the power of gusts, windmills, and turbines.  How do they keep the lights on?

Week 2 June 27th to July 1st

Monday, June 27th
Magnets: Iron and iron hunts.  Earth is a giant magnet!  How does this affect everything from blood cells to navigation?

Wednesday, June 29th
The largest land mammal can’t jump.  That’s right, we’re talking about elephants! These majestic
animals move in herds and change the landscape.  They are a critical part of the greater

Friday, July 1st
Space shadows - when the moon or sun disappears!  What's the difference between the lunar and the solar eclipse?   And how are they made?  Today we’ll shed some light on the matter.

Week 3 July 4th to July 8th

Monday, July 4th to July 8th
NO Class

Wednesday, July 6th
Oh mysterious eyes, how do we see?  Lights, color size, and shape!  And how do eyes get fooled?  Optical illusions are the subject of today's experiments! 

Friday, July 8th
The first writing.  The first wheel.  The first road.  We’ll follow an Archaeological road back in time for a common thread to the Mesopotamian valley and discover the roots of so much of today's world. 

Week 4 July 11th to July 15th

Monday, July 11th
Louis Pasteur is the father of microbiology.  Did you know he’s the one who made milk safe?  Before Louis, milk had the chance of containing poison microbes. Now we drink it easily with pasteurization.  Thanks, Louis!

Wednesday, July 13th
The building block of life, DNA. It’s what we’re made of!  Today, everyone will do their own tests to extract this stringy substance out of peas. 

Friday, July 15th
Antarctica, is the most unexplored land on Earth.  This icy terrain is home to the penguins.  Scientists love to use this continent to help us understand weather, climate, and even Pangea! 

Week 5 July 18 to July 22nd

Monday, July 18th
The six-legged creature that dominates the earth…Insects!  The good, the bad, and the ugly, how do they eat and where do they live?  Today we’ll get a bug's eye view into the lives of Earth's tiniest inhabitants.

Wednesday, July 20th
Today we’ll cool off with the story of snow, in summer!  Who said every snowflake is different?  Is that true?  How's it made and where does it go?

Friday, July 22nd
Osmosis is a basic function of all cells, both animals and plants.  It’s how they eat one molecule at a time.  But what else uses osmosis? Balloons? Buoys? more?

Week 6 July 25th to July 29th

Monday, July 25th
Humans have looked to the skies since prehistoric times.  Our minds will take flight with no limits to our imagination.  Planes, parachutes, and more; the sky awaits.

Wednesday, July 27th
A volcanic archipelago known as the Galapagos creates an amazing oasis for many species not seen anywhere else on Earth.  How did it all come together? Let’s find out.

Friday, July 29th
Today’s hot topic is fire!  From safety to history, from birthday cake to cooking ala caveman.  We’ll explore fire and where it came from.  How do we control it and how can we be protected from it?

Week 7 August 1st to August 5th

Monday, August 1st
Where did paper come from?  Magnetic compasses or fireworks?  All amazing achievements from ancient China.  What other inventions from this old civilization impact our everyday world?

Wednesday, August 3rd
Speaking with our hands?  Sign language is part of our everyday world.  From gestures to babies and the deaf community.  Let's learn some signs or relearn signs we already know.

Friday, August 5th
Eureka, we’ve twisted the ramp!  Did you know the screw was invented to move water?  We have so many screws, and we will demonstrate how they changed the world.

Week 8 August 8th to August 12th

Monday, August 8th
The sun has so much power, it rains down on us every day.  It warms the earth and grows our food.  Solar power is so clean and efficient.  How do we harness that power?  

Wednesday, August 10th
Terrible tales from the troubled Titanic,  so many people are obsessed with this fascinating disaster.  We will explain how this ship changed the world.

Friday, August 12th
Continents can move?  How and when?  Did the dinosaurs have anything to do with it? Or volcanoes?  Let’s discuss the mega continent, Pangea.  

Week 9 August 15th to August 19th

Monday, August 15th
Primates are very peculiar, with thumbs and eyes in the front of their face.  They live differently than all others in the jungle.  Today, we will discuss all their habits with a special focus on orangutans.

Wednesday, August 17th
White animals can’t camouflage in the jungle!  Polar bears and white heirs are specially adapted for life in the frozen tundra of the arctic circle.  Discover who blends in where.

Friday, August 19th
Satellites, space shuttles, and space stations!  How do they get to space?  What do the astronauts do?  And what about the robots? 

Week 10 August 22nd to August 26th

Monday, August 22nd
The moon, the tides, and estuaries, how are they related?  Does the moon really move water?  How do heavenly bodies affect matter and energy?

Wednesday, August 24th
Lucy the Australopithecus: What did she teach us about human evolution?  The 3 million-year-old missing link and the most complete skeleton of her kind.

Friday, August 26th
We are hosting another magma day!  A non-newtonian fluid that’s so much fun to play with, and is it possible to walk on it?  

Week 11 August 29th to September 2nd

Monday, August 29th
Learning about the human body is so important.  The Heart and lungs, our oxygen team.  Moving these air molecules around the body, feeding every cell.  We will discover the how and why.

Wednesday, August 31st
Jacques Cousteau is the grandparent of SCUBA.  Explore deep-sea diving, submarines, and the nature of water pressure. 

Friday, September 2nd
We are hosting our annual ice cream event.  Learning about temperature and its effect on food.   What a more perfect way to end summer than to discover the cold creamy goodness.