Explore the unique properties of solids, liquids, gases and plasmas, and observe how materials change from one state of matter to another.
Young marine biologists take an up-close look at whales, examine baleen, and learn about the adaptations, habitat and stewardship of these amazing mammals.
Students discover how insects’ bodies change as they grow and how they survive in a world where they are one of nature’s smallest creatures.
Students will burn calories (literally!) using controlled flames and authentic scientific procedures to measure the energy content of various foods.
Students perform amazing chemical reactions as they measure and mix ingredients and discover substances with strange and surprising properties: polymers.
As they piece together the evidence of a crime scene, students see firsthand how fingerprints, footprints and fibers can help catch a criminal.
With the help of scientific tools, students measure sound, learn about decibels and make models of the inner ear.
In this class, students become earthquake experts, studying the tectonic forces that trigger quakes and engineering structures to withstand them.
We'll explore the wacky world of electrostatics, learn how renewable technologies like wind turbines and solar cells can power our cities, and witness the awesome power of a high voltage current.
Students explore energy options and draw conclusions about how we can best meet our energy needs.
Students explore the laws of physics while playing with everyday toys.
Explore the intriguing world of bats and learn the truth about one of the most misunderstood and beneficial creatures on Earth.
Instructor Rhys Thomas of Jugglemania is a former Smithsonian artist-in-residence who takes juggling beyond physics to explore archaeology, chemistry, mathematics, and other sciences.
Students explore the skeletal, digestive, nervous, muscular, respiratory and circulatory systems, while learning how to take their own vital signs and keep their body healthy.
Get a bird’s-eye view of how hawks, owls and eagles survive in the wild. Includes an owl pellet dissection.
Students use hands-on science to extract their own DNA and real forensic techniques to examine their own unique fingerprints.
Students build paper rockets and launch them with a high-powered air compressor, examining the effects of changing variables on their rocket's flight.
In this gravity-defying workshop, students are challenged to reduce a falling ball to the slowest speed possible through a maze of obstacles.
Young engineers will experiment with sinking and floating objects, then use their new knowledge to solve creative challenges.
With just a motor, a battery, a marker and a handful of craft supplies, students are challenged to design and build a scribbling robot that can doodle all on its own.
After building their own cars, students alter their designs to achieve a series of impressive challenges.
Take your students on a wild ride with this workshop that lets them design and test their own marble coaster, complete with loops and jumps.
Students become chemical detectives, investigating "mystery chemicals" and identifying them based on their unique properties, ranging from solubility to flammability.
Students study the nature of electricity by engineering circuits using generators, batteries, bulbs, motors and more.
In this introduction to basic chemistry, young students study mixtures and chemical reactions involving changes in color, temperature and states of matter.