We offer 20 fantastic workshops to choose from! All workshops are hands-on, where true learning takes place!
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Can You Dig It? - Fossil hunt - Do you dig Dinosaurs? Archaeology and Paleontology seem like big words to kids. Now Sciensational Workshops for Kids makes them come alive. Each child will partake in a simulated fossil excavation, uncovering the different bones of a dinosaur. Each child will then assemble the bones to form a completed 3-dimensional dinosaur to be taken home. We will bring the excavation tools, labels and specimen bags. We will use our geological time and fossil charts. You will make a plaster fossil replica of an ammonite, Tyrannosaurus rex tooth or choose from other molds. You'll identify 20-million year old shark's teeth and see other fossil replicas such as, a cave bear tooth, an ammonite, a Tyrannosaurus rex tooth or a dinosaur egg etc. See and work with our rock and mineral collection. Be a rock hound and identify different rocks and minerals. See and hold our giant pumice rock specimen - it’s from Mt. St. Helens. Come join Sciensational Workshops for Kids. It'll be fun and educational.
Egyptian Dig - Buried Treasure Digs - Children discover the amazing science of Archaeology as they uncover ancient artifacts. In doing this, we will learn about Egyptian life. We will excavate with tools like a real archaeologist uses. We will find the following artifacts as we excavate a scarab (what’s that?), hieroglyphic tablet, ankh symbol and a jackal. You will learn about this and even take home a booklet. The artifacts are yours to keep. We will wet the sand that we dig into and create one of two sand sculptures for display. You can make a pyramid as well as a sphinx. Let’s go back in time with a hands on archaeological experience!
Prospectors Mystery Rock Workshop - You are going to be a Prospector (you know those people who were always looking for gold). In this workshop you will get to excavate for valuable gems, fascinating rocks, and some ancient fossils. All are yours to keep. What hidden wonders will you find? The identities of the 10 specimens found in your Mystery Rock have been kept a secret from you. You will experience the thrill of discovery, much as prospectors did. You will be able to identify each one. Your specimens are in a hard clay material the same as prospectors found. You will have to get them out without breaking or scratching them. That’s not that easy. You will get an excavation tool, specimen brush, log book, sorting trays and labels. You will, as a Prospector, record the color, both wet and dry texture, and its ability to float for each of the 10 specimens you dig out. Make an educated guess with our help to whether each one is a rock, gem, or fossil. See how good you are. You will learn from us the exact name and classification. We give you hands-on science...Prospectors style - fun - educational - exciting!
*NEW* Space Nine 3 in 1 All Terrain Robot
Wow-Picture this on Mars The Space 9 - 3 in 1 all terrain Martian Robot will be able to do so many fantastic things. You will build this and take it home.It will take up so much less space on its way to mars. This amazing Robot has its own controller. It can travel on rough surfaces. It can grip objects and can be a fork lift. You just make some simple changes. You will also be able to build other robots working in small groups. Build a Sumo Wrestler, have Tug-of-War events, and make these robots do creative tasks for you. Robots in this portion of the workshop will not be taken home. This robot is so cool that different parts move as if it is dancing. You control this. Be part of Robot Technology the Sciensational Way. Ages 8 - 13
The All-Terrain Tracker Workshop - How about some land rover excitement? Build and take home your very own All-Terrain Tracker Vehicle! It travels the rough terrain overcoming objects in its path. Sciensational Workshops will bring its own course for you to conquer. Sand, stones, twigs, and balls will all be part of the challenge. How about a timed race? You will also learn about gears. Work in a group with your new friends as you design a robot you can control. Build a Sumo wrestler and be part of our battle box events. Loads of fun and education in store the Sciensational way! Ages 7 - 12
Follow Me Robot - How would you like to build a robot that has four built-in microphones? It will detect the sound source and in turn it will move and turn accordingly. It is your own robot to build and take home. Wow! It starts flashing and plays Do-Re-Me. Make it move the way you want it to move. It is so smart. It will move in its own routine if it does not get a signal in 1 minute. It will go to sleep if you do not issue any commands in 90 seconds. However, you can wake it up. Learn about the different gears and sensors as you build it. Get to build other robots working in groups. Join in our Sumo wrestling and obstacle course events with what you have built. See everything happening as you build. That's the Sciensational way! Ages 7 - 12
*NEW* The Amazing 4 in 1 Robot- Build your own interchangeable robot to take home with four unique modes. It is truely a four-in-one motorized robot kit. Learn how the different gears work as you are building. You will be building the Cricket--a joy on six legs. Build the Beast. It is a master of bi-pedal movement. You better not get in its way! You will also build the Trailer--the little engine that could move forward thanks to its motorized transmission. Finally, the best of all, Grandpa-Bot Robot. It has huge eyes and is everyones favorite bobble-headed, gear driven family member. It is easy transforming between the four modes. Gain confidence, self esteem, and celebrate as you are the architect that built it. Plus have fun building a wide range of additional robotic designs with the Robotic Building System--Sumo wrestling matches, races and much more. Robots built in this portion of the workshop are not taken home. Have fun, learn, and have hands on experience the Sciensational way!
Ages 6 - 10
*NEW* Robotic Arm Science - Learn the science of robotics as you have fun building, commanding and taking home your own 5 motor arm! With your Robotic Arm you can command your gripper to open and close, move your robotic wrist, elbow, base and command vertical and horizontal reaching moves. Your robot will be equipped with 100 grams of lifting capacity. Additional features include a search light on the gripper for night operation. With your Robotic Arm you will have total command and visual manipulation using the five switch wired controller. Plus, have fun building a wide range of additional robotic designs with the robotic building system. Participate in our robot olympic style challenges, robot battles and more! Ages 9 - 13
Magnetic Levitation for Future Transportation - Build your own “futuristic Maglev” car to race and take home. In 1999 a Japanese five-car maglev train set a record of 345 miles/hour. Yours won’t go that fast, but we will have fun building it and learning how it operates. Learn about the relationship between magnetism and electricity. You will also get to build a simple maglev track as well as a cool electromagnet. Learn how motors work, as well as generators. Build and take home the world’s simplest motor. Make your own compass and take part in many other magnificent magnetic activities! Yes, Sciensational Workshops again starts with the Maglev car (magnetism - electricity - levitation) and goes in all directions to have fun and learn while doing hands-on activities. Ages 7 - 12
CSI-Crime Scene Investigation - You will be the super science sleuths. Have fun learning about forensics, crime scene investigations, and crime lab chemistry as you perform as many as 15 different experiments designed to show you just how those tricky cases are solved. Search for the evidence, gather clues, and discover how science can help solve a mystery. Participants will: Dust for fingerprints, analyze handwriting, test for blood type using simulated blood, examine hair and clothing fibers, practice chemistry to identify mystery substances and much more. Participants will then use their skills to solve crimes of the century. Ages 8 - 12
Make It and Take it Home - Science Projects you take home - that teach - that are fun. In this hands-on, fun, and exciting program, you will discover how amazing science is. You will make and take home a wide assortment of toys designed to teach you science concepts in a hands-on way. Grow and take home a crystal tree. Make an energy bead bracelet and watch as those amazing beads turn from white to a rainbow of colors before your eyes. Build a working electric motor. Make your own sharpie pen T-shirt and learn some cool chemistry (student supplies a 100% cotton T-shirt). Make your own bubbling blobs and explore the properties of a density tube. Make silly putty—glowing goo—green flubber and other cool projects. By the way...we will make ice cream in our own amazing, different, Sciensational way! Ages 6 - 11
White Light - Lasers - Galaxies and Then Some - Children explore science as a fun and exciting process of investigation. Each day we conduct experiments, discover the amazing, and test our own ideas. You will learn about LASERS. Dancing, swirling, pulsating laser light will be part of our Laser Light Show. Work with our light blitzer as a laser light flashes to music. We will conduct experiments with our LASER POINTER plus lenses and mirrors as we have fun and learn. Build and take home your own kaleidoscope, spectroscope, periscope and constellation watcher. Watch the constellations in our room and learn about all the planets as you take our 3-D Adventure into outer space! This workshop will be a De-Light-ful hands-on experience. Ages 7 - 12
Harry Potter - Join Our Magical Mystery Tour - All aboard for lots of hands-on fun. Join in the escapades of Harry and his friends. Play quidditch. Make an edible wand. We will brew some fantastic potions to drink. Let's create and watch some amazing chemical reactions. Watch a mirage appear. You won't believe it! Wonder where the sorting hat will place you? Make cool crystals. Come join us where the magic of science, art, and literature meet. Harry, Ron, and Hermoine are waiting for your arrival! Experiment with colored magic sand. See a mysterious glowing ball. Ages 6 - 11
Model Airplanes - Bridge Building - Electronic Gadgets
Build your own rubber-powered model airplane. Use your model as a learning tool in aerospace education, or just have fun building a sound airplane that actually flies when assembled. Have fun designing and building model bridges. Join us in our bridge building contest to see which one can hold the most weight. Learn simple engineering skills. Build 6 electronic projects. Some of them include a patrol car siren, burglar alarm and morse code transmitter. You will learn how the different electronic components work. Bring a little imagination and get ready to “Fly with Sciensational Workshops.” Ages 7 - 12
Chemical Magic - Magical Microscopes - Rocks and Minerals
Learn to make batteries from fruits or potatoes. Make a fantastic crystal tree. Work with invisible ink. See the happy and sad balls. Work with our powerful magnets. Look at our prepared slides using our microscopes. Learn about the different types of rocks and minerals from our interesting rock and mineral collection. Be a chemical detective. Make glob from glue. Use paper chromatography to separate colors. Make dirty pennies turn clean and clean pennies turn green. Everything will be explained to you so you can go home having learned some interesting science. Hands-on science is the best way to learn. Do it the Sciensational way! Ages 6 - 11
Hover Craft- Design Your Own Vehicle- Egg Drop Car - Do you want to design and build things that you create- not just a model you purchase? Well this is the place for you. Build and keep an air powered Hover Craft. You make it defy gravity. Once it's up and moving, then using your creativity, control its direction.
Get to build and take home your own car. The purpose is to build a super car powered by more than one source of energy. This can be one crazy looking vehicle. We provide you with many materials for that dynamic vehicle that you will build.
Also get to build a Egg Drop Car. The purpose is to build a gravity vehicle that can cushion a raw egg as the car holding the egg is dropped from a high height. We provide you with the material to cushion the fall. You have to be creative.
In these three challenges in one workshop, you will learn about Laws of Motion, Energy, Air Pressure, Friction, Lift, Speed and Acceleration. You are never to young to learn and have fun in a Sciensational hands on way. Ages 6 - 11
Creative Engineering Workshop - Activites Include: Work with an advanced three dimensional construction kit that is yours to keep and take home. Design and build simple or complex models of a vehicle, a robot or buildings. You will also get your own 3-volt geared motor to power up a moveable Radar Surveyor. Learn the many ways you can make your motor run. Hands on is the only way, so prepare to build from directions, and from your own imagination! Ages 7 - 12
CHECK OUT OUR ROBOTIC WORKSHOPS WHERE KIDS GET TO DESIGN THEIR OWN CREATION AND COMPETE IN OUR SCIENSATIONAL BATTLES!
CHILDREN GET TO CONTROL THEIR ROBOT USING CONTROLLERS AND WIRES.
VERY LITTLE CAN STOP THE ALL-TERRAIN TRACKER VEHICLE FROM ITS PATH!
I AM AT YOUR COMMAND! FOLLOW ME ROBOT!
THE 4 in 1 Robot: Build your own interchangeable robot to take home with four unique modes. Pictured above are the four options you can build.
YOU MEAN A REAL ROBOTIC ARM? YES! YOU WILL BUILD IT!
THE FIRST SCRAPES ARE BEGUN FOR THE SEARCH OF WHAT FOSSILS MAY LIE WITHIN THE CLAY BRICK.
THE FINISHED ASSEMBLED RESULT OF THE TYRANNOSAURUS REX FOSSIL BONES ALONG SIDE A REPLICA OF A SHARP TOOTH OF THE KING OF DINOSAURS!
CHILDREN GET TO LEARN ABOUT 30 DIFFERENT ROCKS AND MINERALS!
KIDS VERY CAREFULLY SEARCH THROUGH THE SAND TO FIND AND IDENTIFY FOSSILS OF REAL SHARK TEETH AND MORE OFF THE COAST OF MOROCCO!
ONE OF OUR CRIME SCENES FOR OUR CSI WORKSHOP!
A MIRAGE APPEARS IN THE HOLE OF THE DISC. AMAZING! WHY? HOW? ...COME AND FIND OUT IN SEVERAL OF OUR WORKSHOPS!
A SMALL GLIMPSE OF THE AMAZING SCIENSATIONAL LASER LIGHT SHOW!
STUDENTS SEE THE PLANET JUPITER AS THEY ENJOY OUR SPACE PROJECTION THEATER!
OUR FINISHED MODEL AIRPLANE IN FLIGHT!
BECOME AN ENGINEER-ARCHITECT-A CREATIVE PERSON!
ENGINO BUILDING-MANY DIFFERENT PROJECTS YOU CAN BUILD!