Jr. Science Searchers

Completing Kindergarten

Session 2 – June 26-July 7 — From Outer Space to Ocean Depths
Explore the reaches of outer space as we contemplate the sun, moon, planets and stars. Develop the surface of the moon as we learn about its sea, volcanoes and Apollo landings, and build your own miniature “moon rover.” How far can you jump on the moon? Calculate your weight on other planets. Harness the energy of the sun in your solar oven to roast toasty marshmallows. Next, plunge into the mysteries of the ocean. Meet and study its animals, large and small, friendly and dangerous. Make edible aquariums. Learn how the bodies of sharks are both similar and different from ours. Clean up a mini oil spill and find out how we can protect the ocean.

Session 3 – July 10-21 — From Dinosaurs to Tropical Rainforests
Don your paleontologist hat and take a trip back to the time of the dinosaurs. Hatch a dinosaur egg, as we learn about carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. Construct fossils and ponder the continental drift; explore body types and teeth structures of dinosaurs. Join us for a “safari” as we locate tropical rainforests on a map. How do plants, as well as animals like monkeys, bats and frogs, survive? What spices would you find? Make your own spice blend. Discover the beauty of bromeliads and pitcher plants. Experience the unique sights, sounds and smells of the rainforest!

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