Our interactive workshops are designed to enhance students' involvement using hands-on and minds on activities and real scientific tools and materials. The workshops focus on inquiry-based learning and have the following goals in mind: elicit students' prior knowledge and support students in collecting careful data.
BRAIN UNDER CONSTRUCTION!
This program will highlight specific foods that build better brains. We will mental gymnastics, brain teasers, games and The brain is the amazing, all-important organ inside the skull that functions as the command center for the entire body. It is a very hungry organ that needs specific nutrients for optimal health and performance. Let's build a better world by building better brains!
See Otherwise Invisible – MICROSCOPES
Engineers partner with scientists to innovate and design new tools that can help to find answer for still unknowns’ areas of nature. Children will learn about nanotechnology, microscopy technology and build a model of an atomic force microscope.
ENGINEER BETTER MEDICINES
Former Vice President Biden called for a ‘Cancer Moonshot’ to accelerate cancer research. That kind of effort requires all of us to work together on prevention, detection and treatment. We will model Gold Nanoshell Cancer Treatment and learn about biomedical engineering while designing, building and testing prototype surgical tools to treat cancer.
ACCESS TO CLEAN WATER
Predicting that the availability of quality water is a critical problem in many areas of the world. Students will learn about water polluters and design, build and test water filters
BACTERIA: FRIEND OR FOE?
Bacteria are everywhere, inside and outside of us. We will ask children if their hands are clean or just unseen? Their hand washing technique will be tested with UV light. In this program we will follow the route of how germs spread
FROM A CHAMPION TO A CHEATER
Faster, Higher, Stronger at the cost of health or ‘fair play’ – our students will feel like an athlete who faces this dilemma. They will understand the science and ethics around performance enhancement in sports. We will simulate the anti-doping laboratory were students will analyze urine and (fake) blood samples in order to learn about an athlete’s biological passport.
DON’T BURST MY BUBBLE!
Bubbles are both beautiful and fascinating, but how do they work? Children will be learning about scientific concepts that revolve around bubbles, such as surface tension, iridescence, cohesion, comparative sizing, elastic properties and more. Bubbles are not trivial!
YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT
Children will see what they eat and how their body uses food to Go, Grow and Glow. They will be able to explain the function of some of the primary molecules in foods such as sugar, starch, vitamins and minerals and describe the different roles that various nutrients play in human health, as well as and confirm that the iron in fortified cereal is the same iron that is attracted to magnets.