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Dec 15th (9:30 – 11:00am or 1:00 – 2:30pm)

Crashes and Collision: The Law of Conservation of Momentum

Students will explore the world of motion and collisions, learning that not every collision is created the same. Students will learn the impact that mass, speed, velocity and angle have on a collision…. But they will also learn that the law of conservation of momentum will never change and knowing that will help them predict what will happen in a crash before it even happens.

Cost is $15 per child, per session

**Lancaster Science Factory members receive a 10% discount on all Homeschool Classes!**

To sign up for a homeschool class, please visit our website for online registration or contact Rachel Cahill at Rcahill@tlsf.org or 717-509-6363 x105.

Dec 1st (9:30 – 11:00am or 1:00 – 2:30pm)

The Slinky: The Secret of Potential and Kinetic Energy

The slinky is not only a child’s toy but a learning tool full of knowledge and energy. Students will start with the examination of the slinky… to finds the hidden energy within… Stretch and compression. Students will then learn about Potential energy and how we can calculate it… then we will explore Kinetic Energy and how it can be determined. Lastly student will turn their slinky’s Potential energy into Kinetic energy…. All to learn about the Law of Conservation of Energy.

Cost is $15 per child, per session

**Lancaster Science Factory members receive a 10% discount on all Homeschool Classes!**

To sign up for a homeschool class, please visit our website for online registration or contact Rachel Cahill at Rcahill@tlsf.org or 717-509-6363 x105.

This course is designed for anyone who wants to learn the basics of genealogical research. No Lancaster County connections required. Discover how to gather & organize information and use vital and census records to build your family tree.

Instructor: Marjorie Bardeen, Director of Library Services

Pricing: Members of LancasterHistory.org — $15; Non-Members — $20

Special Deal! While the Genealogy Series classes can be taken individually, sign up for all three to receive a discount! Simply choose “Genealogy Series Add-On” to automatically sign up for Intermediate Genealogy AND Advanced Genealogy for a discounted rate. If you have trouble booking this deal or prefer to register over the phone, please call 717-392-4633.

 

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May 12th (9:30 – 11:00am or 1:00 – 2:30pm)
Chemical and Physical Change: Ice Cream to Elephant Tooth Paste
Students will be exploring the changing world around use. Students will be introduced to physical changes and matter as well as provided some visual everyday examples. Students will then be introduced to chemical changes and its difference to a physical change. They will also have the opportunity to participate in a few examples of a chemical change. Then the students will be asked to identify the change in some experiments before their very eyes; whether it is the explosion of popcorn, the creation of ice cream or making of elephant tooth paste. Students will then be able to determine the importance of these changes to our everyday lives.
Standards aligned: 3.4.7A, 3.5.7D, 3.1.7C, 3.1.7E, 3.2.7B

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Cost is $15 per child, per session

**Lancaster Science Factory members receive a 10% discount on all Homeschool Classes!**

To register, please contact Rachel Cahill at Rcahill@tlsf.org or 717-509-6363 x105 for more details or register online!

Apr 28th (9:30 – 11:00am or 1:00 – 2:30pm)
Food for Measurement: It’s only a Fraction
Students will have the opportunity to put fractions to use in everyday life. Students will first be introduced to the basic fractions. Students will learn the connection between the numerator and the denominator by using measuring cups. They will be able to place fractions in increasing and decreasing orders. Student will then use their new found knowledge and make a measurement surprise.
Standards Aligned: 3.7.7A, 3.7.7B, CC2.1.7D1, CC2.1.7.E1, CC2.2.7.B3

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Cost is $15 per child, per session

**Lancaster Science Factory members receive a 10% discount on all Homeschool Classes!**

To register, please contact Rachel Cahill at Rcahill@tlsf.org or 717-509-6363 x105 for more details or register online!

Buggy-but true!  Ladybugs can be grouchy in a bug eat bug world. This program is for families with children ages 2-5 years old accompanied by an adult. Siblings under two may attend along with at least one paying older child. One adult required for every four children attending.  Pre-registration is required.

Available Classtimes:

Tuesday, April 19

10:15am-11:00am                  2-5yrs

12:15pm-1:00pm                    2-5yrs

Wednesday, April 20

10:15am-11:00am                  2-5yrs

12:15pm-1:00pm                    2-5yrs

Apr 14th  – (9:30 – 11:00am or 1:00 – 2:30pm)

Solid, Liquid or Gas: It’s a State of Matter

Students will be engaged into a state changed debate.  Students will be taught the three main states of matter.  They will then look closely at how changes in matter from state to state can occur.  Students will then be given an number of experiments requiring them to determine the state of matter.  Students will then be asked to infer real world applications for why state changes are important to know and recognize.

Standards Aligned: 3.4.7A, 3.4.7B, 3.1.7B, 3.2.7B

Cost is $15 per child, per session

**Lancaster Science Factory members receive a 10% discount on all Homeschool Classes!**

To register, please contact Rachel Cahill at Rcahill@tlsf.org or 717-509-6363 x105 for more details or register online!

Mar 31st (9:30 – 11:00am or 1:00 – 2:30pm)

Metals/Nonmetals/Metalloids: It’s an Attraction

Students will be introduced to the concept of magnetism and basic terminology. Students will have the opportunity to explore the polarity of magnets and understand attraction and repulsion forces. Students will be introduced to metals, nonmetals and metalloids. Students will be provided with a number of materials to classify into each of the newly introduced categories. Students will get a first hand opportunity to see how metals may interact with their everyday life…. And their breakfast.

Standards Aligned: 3.4.7A, 3.4.7B, 3.4.7C, 3.1.7C, 3.1.7B

Cost is $15 per child, per session

**Lancaster Science Factory members receive a 10% discount on all Homeschool Classes!**

To register, please contact Rachel Cahill at Rcahill@tlsf.org or 717-509-6363 x105 for more details or register online!

Mar 17th (9:30 – 11:00am or 1:00 – 2:30pm)

Projectile Motion and the Protractor: It’s all About the Angle

Student will be introduced and taught to use a protractor. Students will be asked to cipher angle measurements to demonstrate competency with the tool of measurement. They will be able to identify the angle that is already provided as well as construct a requested angle. Students will be introduced to the concept of force and a spring scale. Students will understand that the Newton is the unit of measurement of force and will be able to demonstrate different quantity of forces using the spring scale. Students will then apply their knowledge of angles of measurement and force to determine the optimal distance of horizontal travel given a set force and a varying angle. Student will be able to draw a conclusion as to the relationship between force and distance traveled at a constant force. Students will also be able infer real world applications that might be seen in everyday life.

Standards Aligned: 3.4.7C, 3.6.7C, 3.1.7A, 3.1.7B, 3.1.7C, 3.2.7B, 3.2.7C, CC2.3.7A1, CC2.3.7.A2

Cost is $15 per child, per session

**Lancaster Science Factory members receive a 10% discount on all Homeschool Classes!**

To register, please contact Rachel Cahill at Rcahill@tlsf.org or 717-509-6363 x105 for more details or register online!

Sleepy Bear

Have a “beary” good time with Sleepy Bear as he wakes up from his winter snooze and gets ready for spring. These programs are for families with children ages 2-5 years old accompanied by an adult. Siblings under two may attend along with at least one paying older child. One adult required for every four children attending.  Pre-registration is required. $5 per child.

Tuesday, February 23 

10:15am-11:00am                  2-5yrs

12:15pm-1:00pm                    2-5yrs

Wednesday, February 24 

10:15am-11:00am                  2-5yrs

12:15pm-1:00pm                    2-5yrs