Summer Preschool Workshop Topics
Children become an animal, identify animal sounds, and learn all about animal babies and parents.
Get up close and personal with creepy, crawly “bugs!” Your preschoolers will learn how to tell the difference between bugs and insects, and how to answer questions like "how many legs does an insect have?" and "are all bugs pests?" The kids will even get to make a bug buddy to take home - don'’t worry it'’s not alive!
Digging for Dinos
Kids are introduced to the differences between meat-eating and plant-eating animals. They have the opportunity to look at some dinosaur teeth up close and work as paleontologists, by participating in a mini dinosaur dig that engages their attention and helps them improve their scientific knowledge.
In this colorful class, we will introduce your preschoolers to the exciting world of color using chemical reactions and lots of rainbows! Your children will have fun mixing colors and making a rainbow butterfly to take home.
Children meet Mr. Bones, the skeleton, and learn about muscles and body systems.
Keep in Touch
Children learn what their sense of touch tells them about the world and they also learn that some objects are safe to touch while others are not. The preschoolers are presented with the challenge of identifying a variety of objects using only their sense of touch. They also experiment with an interesting material and make their very own creation.
Lasers & Light
This class will light up your life! Your preschoolers will learn that light travels in waves, and that it can bounce and bend. They'll discover that white light is made of all the colors of the rainbow. The children will be astonished as black lights make pictures appear out of nowhere, and as fast-moving lasers make exciting shapes.
Playing with Polymers
Giant molecule chains called polymers are vital to modern civilization; and they can be lots of fun for kids. In this slimy class, we will explore, create and play with the most entertaining and useful molecule known to science, and discover its many shapes and forms.
’Don'’t forget your scuba gear! We will take an imaginary trip to the beach where we will discuss how sand is made and meet some creatures that live in the ocean. We will examine different shells, a starfish, and a sponge; and we will talk about how different sea creatures live. We will even make a tiny ocean that we can carry home in our pockets!
Smoke and Bubbles
This workshop is really "cool!" Your kids will be mesmerized when we use dry ice to make bubbling potions, shivering quarters, popping corks, and a thrilling cemetery scene. They'll even learn that the "smoke" from dry ice is really carbon dioxide gas.