Students complete up to six hands-on experiments, view exciting demonstrations and have their questions answered by an OMSI educator in a personalized setting. Choose from the following nine themes when you register.
Nature of Matter: Explore how atoms and molecules pack together to make up matter, the “stuff” of the universe, with fizzing solutions, DIY batteries, starch slime and more.
Chemical Reactions: Uncover color changes, heat flashes, eerie glows and other signs of chemical reactions.
Biochemistry: Everything alive uses chemistry to function. Learn the properties of organic chemicals by extracting scents, changing the colors of plants and creating seaweed goo.
Environmental Chemistry: Scientists are in a race to save the Earth. Explore the chemistry of water, land and air.
Industrial Chemistry: Engineers and industrial chemists study materials and put them to work in many uses, including plastics, fireworks, rocket fuels and more.
Chemistry of Toys: Even the things you play with use chemistry. Learn about the science behind color-changing markers, photo paper and flubber.
Crime Scene Chemistry: Learn how forensic scientists investigate clues left at a crime scene with blood typing, dusting for fingerprints and chromatography.
Everyday Chemistry: Everyday chemical processes are revealed through experiments with household materials.
Nanochemistry: Explore how things behave when they get really, really small and learn about the tools we use to detect them.
Chemistry of Food: Find out what ingredient in orange juice keeps you healthy, what happens to artifical sweeteners in your body, and what "fortified" really means as you investigate what you eat.
A minimum of 2 weeks' advance notice is required for all registration requests. If you have questions, please contact us at 503.797.4661 or firstname.lastname@example.org.