WORKSHOPS

Access to the workshops is included in the Super Science Saturday entry fee. However, you must pick up a ticket for your child at the Workshop Ticket Table. Tickets to each workshop will be released  one hour before the start of the workshop. 

 

The ticket table is located on the second floor, just outside of the auditorium.

 

WORKSHOPS

BIOHACKERS

Participants will isolate their own human genomic DNA, and create DNA necklaces they can actually wear.

Thank you to parent Charlotte D'Hulst for running this workshop. 

Recommended age: K - 5th grade

CODING BUDDIES & STEM ROBOT CHALLENGE

Coding Buddies (grades 1-2 only). Come learn coding from a big kid! First and second graders will be paired with 4th and 5th grade coding buddies to practice coding with Scratch and other fun coding apps!

STEM Robot Challenge (grades 3-5 only). Come test your coding skills with our Dash robots by Wonder Workshop. Parents are welcome to join us in this challenge! 

Thank you to teacher Susannah Sperry for running these workshops. 

FOSSIL FIND: A PALEONTOLOGY EXCAVATION

Your child will delve into the fascinating world of paleontology through Paige & Paxton’s timeless STEM storybook, Paige & Paxton Discover a Piece of the Past, and hands-on excavation of proxy dinosaur skeletons. Your future scientist will also create a model of a dinosaur to experience the rewards and challenges of trying to piece together the life and times of an animal who is no longer here, just like real paleontologists. 

Thank you to Blue Studios for their support.

Recommended grade: K through 2nd

THE NATURE COMPANY ANIMAL WORKSHOPS

  • A B C Animals (grades K and under):  A is for armadillo. B is for bat. C is for crow. In this class students will sing the alphabet song, play alphabet games, do the alphabet dance, and see a puppet show. 

  • Camouflaging Creatures (grades 1st and up): Now you see me. Now you don’t! You’ll have to look closely to find these animals because they’re hiding! Discover why, where, and how animals camouflage. 

  • Awesome Adaptations (grades 1st and up): Big ears! Sharp claws! Slimy skin! Those are just a few of the adaptations that help animals to survive. See the incredible ways an animal’s body is designed for success in their habitat.

ZACHARY'S PLANETARIUM DOME

Take a tour of the solar system in Kopernick Observatory and Science Center's portable planetarium. 

Donated in memory of Zachary Ezbiansky Pavese.

Recommended grade: All ages

RANGER ERIC ANIMAL SHOWS

We support our local Wildlife Rehabilitators by working with their non-releasable animals in our educational programs.  This has the added benefit of socializing and exercising the animal AND creating revenue for the rehabilitators.  These are designed to MAXIMIZE animal-handling time with the students and can include wildlife artifacts as well (skulls, furs, feathers, nests, etc.).

Recommended grade: pre-K and up

REALITY TECH: CODING + MOBILE + AUGMENTED REALITY

Did you or your kids fall in love with Pokemon Go? Your students can bring images and media to life in a similar way as they learn the basics of Augmented Reality. By the end of the workshop, you and your kids will be able to take a camera on a mobile device and create an augmented reality scene.

Thank you to Blue Studios for their support.

Recommended grade: 3rd through 5th 

ROBLOX WORLD BUILDING

Enter the word of Roblox video game creation with Roblox Studio! Kids take on a challenge to develop the world of a custom Roblox map. They can use those skills to continue building with the free game engine at home!

Thank you to Pixel Academy for their support. 

Recommended grade: 2nd and up

SECRET MESSAGES

Kids learn the most when they're having FUN! Join The Tiny Scientist as we look up into the heavens at that big ball of glowing plasma: the Sun. In this hands-on and minds-on science session, your child will learn about the three main things that our star provides us: visible light, heat and ultraviolet light. We will be learning how ultraviolet light can be absorbed into items which are called "phosphorescent." This means that they take in ultraviolet light and emit it back at us! We will use this knowledge to make a glow-in-the-dark mess and "invisible" messages to our friends and family. Come and experience levels of fun previously thought impossible with The Tiny Scientist!

Thank you to The Tiny Science for their support. 

Recommended grade: K through 5th

THE SCRIBBLE ROBOT

Join NORY as we learn how to make our famous 

Scribbling Robot - a friendly motorized contraption that moves in unusual ways and leaves a mark to trace its path! The Scribbling Robot is made from everyday materials and set in motion by the vibrating offset motor causing them to bounce, spin, bump, and move in interesting ways. The Scribble Robot is a takeaway project. 

Thank you to NORY for their support. 

Recommended grade: pre-K and up

SLIME MAKING

Kids love it, adults... don't. Learn to make your own slime.

Thank you to parent Lisa Taylor for running this workshop. 

Recommended grades: All ages

VIRTUAL REALITY

Yokey Pokey will show "TheBlu"-- an underwater excursion to the coral reef where you can explore the depths of the ocean, interact with Jellyfish, bioluminescent fish and even see a blue whale.

Recommended grade: 2nd and up