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3 - 2 - 1 Blast Off!

Format
Classroom & Field Trip-based
Subject/Topic
Physical Science
Grade Level(s)
2nd — 3rd

Discover fun facts about the history of space rocketry. Then design and build your own rocket, launch it and learn how to track a rocket’s flight.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Jun 23, 2014 to Jun 27, 2014
9am-4pm Mon-Fri
Jesuit High School
$275/$325
Jul 7, 2014 to Jul 11, 2014
9am-4pm Mon-Fri
OMSI
$275/$325
Jul 14, 2014 to Jul 18, 2014
9am-4pm Mon-Fri
Jesuit High School
$275/$325
Jul 21, 2014 to Jul 25, 2014
9am-4pm Mon-Fri
OMSI
$275/$325
Jul 28, 2014 to Aug 1, 2014
9am-4pm Mon-Fri
OMSI
$275/$325

Academy of Engineering:
Architecture & Cities

Format
Classroom & Field Trip-based
Subject/Topic
Physical Science
Grade Level(s)
6th — 8th

This class centers on city planning, civil engineering and good old-fashioned design.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Jul 7, 2014 to Jul 11, 2014
9am-4pm Mon-Fri
OMSI
$275/$325

Academy of Engineering:
Da Vinci & Da LEGO

Format
Classroom & Field Trip-based
Subject/Topic
Physical Science
Grade Level(s)
6th — 8th

Part art, science and invention, this class explores Leonardo da Vinci’s ideas and machines.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Jun 23, 2014 to Jun 27, 2014
9am-4pm Mon-Fri
OMSI
$275/$325

Academy of Engineering:
Gear Trains

Format
Classroom & Field Trip-based
Subject/Topic
Physical Science
Grade Level(s)
4th — 5th

In this class, LEGO fanatics can feed their need for speed as they figure out how much horsepower can be squeezed into LEGO creations.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Jul 28, 2014 to Aug 1, 2014
9am-4pm Mon-Fri
OMSI
$275/$325

Academy of Engineering:
LEGO Mania Extreme 4-5

Format
Classroom & Field Trip-based
Subject/Topic
Physical Science
Grade Level(s)
4th — 5th

Take your LEGO building knowledge, experience and imagination to the extreme as you build statues, make a working abacus, and erect the tallest or strongest structure using the fewest bricks.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Aug 4, 2014 to Aug 8, 2014
9am-4pm Mon-Fri
OMSI
$275/$325
Aug 18, 2014 to Aug 22, 2014
9am-4pm Mon-Fri
OMSI
$275/$325

Academy of Engineering:
LEGO Mania Extreme 6-8

Format
Classroom & Field Trip-based
Subject/Topic
Physical Science
Grade Level(s)
6th — 8th

Take your LEGO building knowledge, experience and imagination to the extreme as we build statues, make a working abacus and erect the tallest or strongest structure using the fewest bricks.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Jul 14, 2014 to Jul 18, 2014
9am-4pm Mon-Fri
OMSI
$275/$325

Academy of Engineering:
Mechanical Engineering

Format
Classroom & Field Trip-based
Subject/Topic
Physical Science
Grade Level(s)
6th — 8th

Combine structural design concepts with practical engineering to create models of working machines.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Jun 30, 2014 to Jul 3, 2014
9am-4pm Mon-Thu
OMSI
$220/$270

Academy of Engineering:
Principles of Science

Format
Classroom & Field Trip-based
Subject/Topic
Physical Science
Grade Level(s)
4th — 5th

Experiment with LEGO bricks, axles, gears, pulleys and weights as we explore energy, density and physics.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Aug 11, 2014 to Aug 15, 2014
9am-4pm Mon-Fri
OMSI
$275/$325

Academy of Engineering:
Simple Machines

Format
Classroom & Field Trip-based
Subject/Topic
Physical Science
Grade Level(s)
4th — 5th

Design and create an ancient catapult — the trebuchet — and learn the physical forces at work in simple and complex machines.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Jul 21, 2014 to Jul 25, 2014
9am-4pm Mon-Fri
OMSI
$275/$325

Animation 2-3

Format
Classroom & Field Trip-based
Subject/Topic
Technology
Grade Level(s)
2nd — 3rd

Animation brings math, science and the creative arts together in extraordinary ways. Experience this expressive medium as we investigate stop-motion techniques and motion picture perspectives.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Jun 23, 2014 to Jun 27, 2014
9am-4pm Mon-Fri
OMSI
$300/$350
Registration Availability 
Jul 14, 2014 to Jul 18, 2014
9am-4pm Mon-Fri
OMSI
$300/$350
Registration Availability 
Aug 4, 2014 to Aug 8, 2014
9am-4pm Mon-Fri
OMSI
$300/$350
Registration Availability 

Animation 4-5

Format
Classroom & Field Trip-based
Subject/Topic
Technology
Grade Level(s)
4th — 5th

Animation brings math, science and the creative arts together in extraordinary ways. Experience this expressive medium as we investigate stop-motion techniques and motion picture perspectives.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Jul 21, 2014 to Jul 25, 2014
9am-4pm Mon-Fri
OMSI
$300/$350
Registration Availability 
Aug 11, 2014 to Aug 15, 2014
9am-4pm Mon-Fri
OMSI
$300/$350
Registration Availability 

Animation 6-8

Format
Classroom & Field Trip-based
Subject/Topic
Technology
Grade Level(s)
6th — 8th

Animation brings math, science and the creative arts together in extraordinary ways. Experience this expressive medium as we investigate stop-motion techniques and motion picture perspectives.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Jul 7, 2014 to Jul 11, 2014
9am-4pm Mon-Fri
OMSI
$300/$350
Jul 28, 2014 to Aug 1, 2014
9am-4pm Mon-Fri
OMSI
$300/$350
Aug 18, 2014 to Aug 22, 2014
9am-4pm Mon-Fri
OMSI
$300/$350

Animator's Reunion

Format
Classroom & Field Trip-based
Subject/Topic
Technology
Grade Level(s)
4th — 8th

Bring your stop-motion ideas and animated designs to this class. Continue a mini-movie or start with a fresh, new project.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Jun 16, 2014 to Jun 20, 2014
9am-4pm Mon-Fri
OMSI
$300/$350
Jun 30, 2014 to Jul 3, 2014
9am-4pm Mon-Thu
OMSI
$240/$290
Aug 25, 2014 to Aug 29, 2014
9am-4pm Mon-Fri
OMSI
$300/$350

Math Circles

Format
Classroom & Field Trip-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Apr 5-May 10, 2014
Grade Level(s)
6th — 8th
Price Range
$48
Start and end times
1-2:15pm on 4 Saturdays<br />April 5, 19; May 3 and 10.

Middle School students are invited to explore deep concepts in math they wouldn't necessarily see in the classroom.


Animator's Reunion

Format
Classroom & Field Trip-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Jun 16-20, 2014
Grade Level(s)
4th — 8th
Price Range
$240-$350
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

Bring your stop-motion ideas and animated designs to this class. Continue a mini-movie or start with a fresh, new project.


Cool Concoctions

Format
Classroom & Field Trip-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Jun 16-20, 2014
Grade Level(s)
2nd — 3rd
Price Range
$220-$325
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

Mix, measure and pour chemicals in amazing combinations.


Games Galore 4-5

Format
Classroom & Field Trip-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Jun 16-20, 2014
Grade Level(s)
4th — 5th
Price Range
$220-$325
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

Students will design their own original video games, while exploring the world of computers, digital graphics and more.


Hit the Road 2-3

Format
Classroom & Field Trip-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Jun 16-20, 2014
Grade Level(s)
2nd — 3rd
Price Range
$300-$350
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

Experience OMSI’s most popular field trips during a week of action-packed adventure. Each day we’ll “go mobile” with OMSI naturalists to explore the most fascinating areas around Portland and beyond. Note: This program includes an overnight.


Hit the Road 4-5

Format
Classroom & Field Trip-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Jun 16-20, 2014
Grade Level(s)
4th — 5th
Price Range
$300-$350
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

Experience OMSI’s most popular field trips during a week of action-packed adventure. Each day we’ll “go mobile” with OMSI naturalists to explore the most fascinating areas around Portland and beyond. Note: This program includes an overnight.


Hit the Road 6-8

Format
Classroom & Field Trip-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Jun 16-20, 2014
Grade Level(s)
6th — 8th
Price Range
$300-$350
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

Experience OMSI’s most popular field trips during a week of action-packed adventure. Each day we’ll “go mobile” with OMSI naturalists to explore the most fascinating areas around Portland and beyond. Note: This program includes an overnight.


Seaweed, Snails & Gray Whale Tails

Format
Classroom & Field Trip-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Jun 16-20, 2014
Grade Level(s)
2nd — 3rd
Price Range
$275-$325
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

Observe marine life up-close and learn about incredible adaptations.


3 - 2 - 1 Blast Off!

Format
Classroom & Field Trip-based
Location
Jesuit High School
Date(s)
Jun 23-27, 2014
Grade Level(s)
2nd — 3rd
Price Range
$275-$325
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

Discover fun facts about the history of space rocketry. Then design and build your own rocket, launch it and learn how to track a rocket’s flight.


Academy of Engineering:
Da Vinci & Da LEGO

Format
Classroom & Field Trip-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Jun 23-27, 2014
Grade Level(s)
6th — 8th
Price Range
$275-$325
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

Part art, science and invention, this class explores Leonardo da Vinci’s ideas and machines.


Animation 2-3

Format
Classroom & Field Trip-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Jun 23-27, 2014
Grade Level(s)
2nd — 3rd
Price Range
$300-$350
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

Animation brings math, science and the creative arts together in extraordinary ways. Experience this expressive medium as we investigate stop-motion techniques and motion picture perspectives.


At the Seashore

Format
Classroom & Field Trip-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Jun 23-27, 2014
Grade Level(s)
K — 1st
Price Range
$275-$325
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

Dive into oceanography and make waves as we explore how land and water come together at the seashore.


Biking Portland 6-8

Format
Classroom & Field Trip-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Jun 23-27, 2014
Grade Level(s)
6th — 8th
Price Range
$285-$335
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

Join OMSI and the Community Cycling Center to learn how to navigate the city by bike. Students will build on riding skills and learn basic bicycle maintenance and repair.


Computer Explorations

Format
Classroom & Field Trip-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Jun 23-27, 2014
Grade Level(s)
2nd — 3rd
Price Range
$220-$325
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

Be creative with computers as you design your own t-shirt, compose electronic music, create a virtual car, make art and more.


Cool Concoctions

Format
Classroom & Field Trip-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Jun 23-27, 2014
Grade Level(s)
2nd — 3rd
Price Range
$220-$325
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

Mix, measure and pour chemicals in amazing combinations.


Dinosaur Discoveries

Format
Classroom & Field Trip-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Jun 23-27, 2014
Grade Level(s)
2nd — 3rd
Price Range
$275-$325
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

Set your time machine for Cretaceous adventure in the age of giant reptiles.


FSI:
Forensic Science Investigator

Format
Classroom & Field Trip-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Jun 23-27, 2014
Grade Level(s)
6th — 8th
Price Range
$275-$325
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

Learn how modern forensic techniques are used to solve crimes.


Games Galore 6-8

Format
Classroom & Field Trip-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Jun 23-27, 2014
Grade Level(s)
6th — 8th
Price Range
$275-$325
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

Students will design their own original video games, while exploring the world of computers, digital graphics and more.


Intro to LEGO Robotics 4-5

Format
Classroom & Field Trip-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Jun 23-27, 2014
Grade Level(s)
4th — 5th
Price Range
$275-$325
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

Spend a week learning how to design and program a LEGO robot using Mindstorms software.


Mission Through Space

Format
Classroom & Field Trip-based
Location
Jesuit High School
Date(s)
Jun 23-27, 2014
Grade Level(s)
4th — 5th
Price Range
$275-$325
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

Explore the sun and its many layers, tour the planets in our solar system, and crash-land on the moon to see how well you’d survive.


Rock Hounds

Format
Classroom & Field Trip-based
Location
Jesuit High School
Date(s)
Jun 23-27, 2014
Grade Level(s)
4th — 5th
Price Range
$220-$325
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

In this class, we’ll investigate the powerful forces that shift and shape our local landscape and the face of the earth.


Teen Science Alliance:
Peer Mentors

Format
Classroom & Field Trip-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Jun 26-Aug 7, 2014
Grade Level(s)
9th — 12th
Price Range
FREE w/ Rising Stars program completion
Start and end times
Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30am-5:30pm

Are you are former Rising Star and want to apply to OMSI as a Peer Mentor? Peer Mentors will assist the Teen Science Alliance coordinator with the daily administration of the Thinkineers program.


Teen Science Alliance:
Science Squad

Format
Classroom & Field Trip-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Jun 28-Sep 6, 2014
Grade Level(s)
9th — 12th
Price Range
FREE w/ Rising Stars program completion
Start and end times
Saturdays, what times?

Are you are former Rising Star and want to apply to OMSI and join the Science Squad? Members of the Science Squad work throughout the museum halls and labs to facilitate demos for the public.


Academy of Engineering:
Mechanical Engineering

Format
Classroom & Field Trip-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Jun 30-Jul 3, 2014
Grade Level(s)
6th — 8th
Price Range
$220-$270
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Thu

Combine structural design concepts with practical engineering to create models of working machines.


Animator's Reunion

Format
Classroom & Field Trip-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Jun 30-Jul 3, 2014
Grade Level(s)
4th — 8th
Price Range
$240-$350
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Thu

Bring your stop-motion ideas and animated designs to this class. Continue a mini-movie or start with a fresh, new project.