Activity Detail

STEM-ulating Science 12 - Week

STEM-ulating Science 12 - Week more info...
Location: Cactus Ranch Elementary
Dates: Thursday, January 30, 2020 -
Thursday, May 7, 2020 details
Grades: K - Gr 5
Section #: Cactus Ranch - Th 12Wk
Registration closes: Thursday, February 6, 2020
PRICE: $249.00

Registration

Registration for this activity is handled by:
Name: Round Rock ISD Community Education
Phone: 512-464-4112



Description

Young scientists will encounter the world of science in a fun, hands-on environment that incorporates the educational standards required by the STAAR test. Join Mad Science for an amazing session with a new topic each week!

Radical Robots - Get wrapped up in the world of robotics. Learn how robots make our lives easier. See how science and technology go hand in hand by building a robotic hand that you can manipulate at home.

Energy Burst! - Explore the energy of motion (potential versus kinetic energy), and how energy can be conserved. Spring into action with poppers, boinks, and jumping frogs. Build your own catapult to take home.

Mix It Up - Shake up the idea of water and solutions. Pick up concepts of physical mixtures, solutions, and suspensions as you clarify water and separate mixtures. Take home your own Super Sorter!

Moving Motion - Catapult into Newton’s three laws of motion! Perform hands-on experiments to investigate friction, inertia, motion and forces. Twirl into action with the Newton Spinner and continue the fun at home.

Life in the Sea - What is life like under the ocean’s surface? What kind of animals and plants are found in the sea? Examine and investigate starfish, sea urchins and other sea creatures. Learn about buoyancy and adaptation.

All About Animals - Feathers, fins, fur and more! Join us for activities exploring classification, camouflage, and animal life cycles. Our scientists study the diversity of animals on earth. Step into the shoes of a naturalist and create your own casts of animal tracks to take home.

“Current” Events - Take a tour on the electron freeway! Conductors, insulators, transistors, and other elements in the world of circuit electricity introduce themselves to you via the tingle in your fingertips and the twinkle in your eye.

“Fun”-damental Forces” - Gravity…Inertia…Centripetal force…who could ever imagine that an introduction to physics could be so much fun? We’ll experience these awesome forces for ourselves and build some cool devices to watch them at work.

Science of Magic - Magic? No…it’s science! You’ll learn the secrets behind famous magic that you can recreate for yourself! Mother nature has some tricks of her own, and we’d like to show you what’s up her sleeve.

Fantastic Flyers - The Wright Brothers would be proud as we follow in their footsteps and learn the fundamental principles of flight. Build a “football” glider, control surfaces and your very own loop-flying stunt plane. You’ll be a Top Gun after this class.

Super Structures - Discover the strengths of triangles, cylinders and arches. Learn how combinations of these shapes make for sturdy homes and skyscrapers! Use teamwork to build your own super structures as well as an earthquake-proof building.

Under Pressure - Join Bernoulli and Newton as we take this exciting look at the science behind aerodynamics and the properties of air…under pressure. Use a vortex generator to create air pockets with a punch, and levitate ping-pong balls in defiance of gravity.

Additional Information

All About Animals
Feathers, fins, fur and more! Join us for activities exploring classification, camouflage, and animal life cycles. Our scientists study the diversity of animals on earth. Step into the shoes of a naturalist and create your own casts of animal tracks.
Current Events
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Energy Burst
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Fantastic Fliers
Fantastic Fliers ASP System 3 - all about the science behind flight.
Fun-damental Forces
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Life in the Sea
What is life like under the ocean’s surface? What kind of animals and plants are found in the sea? Examine and investigate starfish, sea urchins and other sea creatures. Learn about buoyancy and adaptation.
Mix It Up
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Moving Motion
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Radical Robots
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Science of Magic
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Super Structures
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Under Pressure
Join Bernoulli and Newton as we take this exciting look at the science behind aerodynamics and the properties of air…under pressure. Use a vortex generator to create air pockets with a punch and levitate ping-pong balls in defiance of gravity.

Schedule

Thursday, January 30, 2020
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Thursday, February 6, 2020
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Thursday, February 13, 2020
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Thursday, February 20, 2020
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Thursday, February 27, 2020
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Thursday, March 5, 2020
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Thursday, April 2, 2020
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Thursday, April 9, 2020
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Thursday, April 16, 2020
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Thursday, April 23, 2020
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Thursday, April 30, 2020
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Thursday, May 7, 2020
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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