Enhance your day visit; schedule your group for a workshop! Workshops are scheduled for 30 minutes. Larger groups may require multiple sessions.
For your planning convenience you can find fee and content standards following the workshop descriptions. Want to take part in more workshops than you have time for? Ask us about Science on Wheels! We are happy to extend your Impression 5 experience by visiting your school.
What is slime? What is matter? Students will make Slime in the Impression 5 lab and investigate answers to these questions in our most popular workshop! In addition to exploring how molecules interact in solids, liquids, and gases, students will learn about several basic chemistry principles, including molecules, physical and chemical changes, and the states of matter. Each student will also mix ingredients to create Slime to take home!
Standard(s): P.PM.01.21-22, P.PM.04.23, P.CM.04.11, P.CM.06.11-12, P.PM.07.23, P.CM.07.22
What is static electricity and how do we produce it? How can tiny, charged particles illuminate a light bulb or make a balloon cling to other objects? Students will experiment with different uses of static electricity and explore conductors, insulators, circuits, current, and more! Participants will observe and might feel the powerful effects of static electricity with our Van de Graaff generator. This could be a shocking and hair-raising experience!
What is a biosphere? Students will explore the water and carbon cycle as they make their own biome and get their hands in the dirt and explore all the items needed for a self-contained system. We will explore plants and learn about photosynthesis and how it works. Each student will take home their own biosphere!
Standard(s): L.OL.00.11-12, L.OL.01.21, L.OL.02.14, L.OL.02.22, L.OL.03.31, L.OL.04.15, P.EN. 07. 43
FORCE & MOTION
What is force? And how does it affect motion? Students will experiment with force and motion and participate in a variety of challenges that will help build their understanding of motion, speed, acceleration, gravity, and force!
Standard(s): P.FM.00.11-12, P.FM.00.21, P.FM.00.31-34, P.FM.03.22, P.FM.03.35-38, P.FM.03.41-43, P.FM.05.21-22, P.FM.05.31-34, P.FM.05.41-43
What is light? How can we see it and what colors create it? Students will explore the fascinating world of light in this hands-on workshop that supplements the Light & Color exhibit. The workshop’s activities will challenge students to identify sources of light, explore the concepts of reflection, and investigate refraction!
Standard(s): P.EN.03.11, P.EN.03.21-22, P.PM.03.52
What are magnets? Students will explore magnetic fields and experiment with magnetic and non-magnetic objects! Workshop participants will use hands-on investigation to learn about magnetic poles and see how magnets attract or repel other magnets. This exploratory workshop will give students a better understanding of how the Earth is a magnet and how compasses are used.
Standard(s): P.PM.01.31-32, P.PM.04.33-34, E.SE.06.61-62
Get ready to be a junior paleontologist in search of amazing fossils! Delve into fossils, get your hands dirty and see what you can dig up.
Smell without your sight and see what you can't hear! Through different activities, your little learners will discover what our senses do for us, and just how important they are.