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Take learning to the next level with the new ‘Interactive Science Discovery’ series at The Lancaster Science Factory! This FREE family-friendly event will feature our partners from Franklin & Marshall College.

Since this event falls on HALLOWEEN, costumes are encouraged!

Join F&M professors and students to explore spooky magic tricks! You will learn some tricks and take home the materials you will need to perform them, and discover the psychology, math and physics behind these tricks.

Plus, see some amazing tricks by an F&M Student and Magician. He will not reveal his secrets, but you can watch, and then try to figure out how the heck did he do that?!?

The regular LSF exhibits will all be open for science play, and don’t worry, there will be treats with the tricks! All guests in attendance will enjoy FREE pizza generously provided from Pats Pizzeria!

RSVP on the event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1849623198607866/

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

Register here

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!

In these activities about game theory, principles such as probability, optimization, and inference will be made simple and fun!
Lead by Peter Funke

Program Details and Pricing:
*Programs are for kids in grades 3 – 8.

*Workshop cost per child: FREE with your paid admission or membership.

*Regular Science Factory rates apply: Members are FREE, All Visitors are $8.50.

*Program sessions are Sundays, from 2 – 3:30 pm.

*To reserve a space in this workshop, please contact Lauren Schaller at Lschaller@tlsf.org or 717-509-6363 x105.

Join us for games and crafts inspired by the math of circles in celebration of Pi Day (3.14=March 14th)!

This activity will run from 10-11am or 12-1pm in our Science Cafe (seating is first come, first served).

All activities are FREE with your membership or paid admission to the Lancaster Science Factory. Events are geared towards ages 8 and up, but younger children (accompanied by an adult at all times) are also welcome.

Join us for a series of workshops where children connect fun, hands-on projects to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S.T.E.M.) Local STEM professionals provide “real world” perspective and mentoring.

Program Details and Pricing

  • Programs are for kids in grades 3 – 8.
  • Workshop cost per child: FREE
  • Regular Science Factory rates apply: Members are FREE, All Visitors are $8.50.
  • Program sessions are Sundays, from 2 – 3:30 pm.
  • Parents are welcome to join the workshop at no cost.
  • Reserve online or at the Science Factory in advance, space is limited.
  • Events are subject to change without notice.

Science in January:
Sunday the 18th
Zinc, Brass, and Gold- Oh My!
Description: Join us for shockingly simple and fun experiments with metals and alloys!
Led by: Judy Lefever

Sunday the 25th
Clink! Pegboard Game
Description: Build a pegboard inspired by the famous Plinko game! Hypothesize, test, and observe where the marble goes.
Led by: Peter Funke

Technology in February:
Sunday the 8th
How the Internet Works
Description: Our information technology expert will explain the ins and outs of the Internet through stimulating hands-on exercises!
Led by: Dale Lefever

Sunday the 22nd
The Simplest Hydraulics
Description: Learn the basics of this fascinating technology by building machines with little more than plastic syringes and popsicle sticks.
Led by: Lauren Schaller

Engineering in March:
Sunday the 8th
Make the Most of Solar Power!
Description: Interested in using the sun for energy? Join us to build a model of solar panel technology then find out how much energy you’ve produced!
Led by: Nathan Charles

Sunday the 22nd
Hold Up!
Description: Think like a structural engineer and learn how to build sturdy bridges out of light-weight everyday materials!
Led by: Ronnie Medlock

Math in April:
Sunday the 12th
Play Darts
Description: Learn shocking insights about circles, randomness, prediction, and more while throwing darts!
Led by: Peter Funke

Sunday the 26th
Fibonacci Beauty
Description: Through stimulating activities and artistic projects, we’ll discover the beauty of the Fibonacci Sequence.
Led by: Lauren Schaller

Questions?
Phone: (717) 509-6363 X105
Email: lschaller@tlsf.org

Join us for a series of workshops where children connect fun, hands-on projects to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S.T.E.M.) Local STEM professionals provide “real world” perspective and mentoring.

Program Details and Pricing

  • Programs are for kids in grades 3 – 8.
  • Workshop cost per child: FREE
  • Regular Science Factory rates apply: Members are FREE, All Visitors are $8.50.
  • Program sessions are Sundays, from 2 – 3:30 pm.
  • Parents are welcome to join the workshop at no cost.
  • Reserve online or at the Science Factory in advance, space is limited.
  • Events are subject to change without notice.

Science in January:
Sunday the 18th
Zinc, Brass, and Gold- Oh My!
Description: Join us for shockingly simple and fun experiments with metals and alloys!
Led by: Judy Lefever

Sunday the 25th
Clink! Pegboard Game
Description: Build a pegboard inspired by the famous Plinko game! Hypothesize, test, and observe where the marble goes.
Led by: Peter Funke

Technology in February:
Sunday the 8th
How the Internet Works
Description: Our information technology expert will explain the ins and outs of the Internet through stimulating hands-on exercises!
Led by: Dale Lefever

Sunday the 22nd
The Simplest Hydraulics
Description: Learn the basics of this fascinating technology by building machines with little more than plastic syringes and popsicle sticks.
Led by: Lauren Schaller

Engineering in March:
Sunday the 8th
Make the Most of Solar Power!
Description: Interested in using the sun for energy? Join us to build a model of solar panel technology then find out how much energy you’ve produced!
Led by: Nathan Charles

Sunday the 22nd
Hold Up!
Description: Think like a structural engineer and learn how to build sturdy bridges out of light-weight everyday materials!
Led by: Ronnie Medlock

Math in April:
Sunday the 12th
Play Darts
Description: Learn shocking insights about circles, randomness, prediction, and more while throwing darts!
Led by: Peter Funke

Sunday the 26th
Fibonacci Beauty
Description: Through stimulating activities and artistic projects, we’ll discover the beauty of the Fibonacci Sequence.
Led by: Lauren Schaller

Questions?
Phone: (717) 509-6363 X105
Email: lschaller@tlsf.org

Join us for a series of workshops where children connect fun, hands-on projects to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S.T.E.M.) Local STEM professionals provide “real world” perspective and mentoring.

Program Details and Pricing

  • Programs are for kids in grades 3 – 8.
  • Workshop cost per child: FREE
  • Regular Science Factory rates apply: Members are FREE, All Visitors are $8.50.
  • Program sessions are Sundays, from 2 – 3:30 pm.
  • Parents are welcome to join the workshop at no cost.
  • Reserve online or at the Science Factory in advance, space is limited.
  • Events are subject to change without notice.

Science in January:
Sunday the 18th
Zinc, Brass, and Gold- Oh My!
Description: Join us for shockingly simple and fun experiments with metals and alloys!
Led by: Judy Lefever

Sunday the 25th
Clink! Pegboard Game
Description: Build a pegboard inspired by the famous Plinko game! Hypothesize, test, and observe where the marble goes.
Led by: Peter Funke

Technology in February:
Sunday the 8th
How the Internet Works
Description: Our information technology expert will explain the ins and outs of the Internet through stimulating hands-on exercises!
Led by: Dale Lefever

Sunday the 22nd
The Simplest Hydraulics
Description: Learn the basics of this fascinating technology by building machines with little more than plastic syringes and popsicle sticks.
Led by: Lauren Schaller

Engineering in March:
Sunday the 8th
Make the Most of Solar Power!
Description: Interested in using the sun for energy? Join us to build a model of solar panel technology then find out how much energy you’ve produced!
Led by: Nathan Charles

Sunday the 22nd
Hold Up!
Description: Think like a structural engineer and learn how to build sturdy bridges out of light-weight everyday materials!
Led by: Ronnie Medlock

Math in April:
Sunday the 12th
Play Darts
Description: Learn shocking insights about circles, randomness, prediction, and more while throwing darts!
Led by: Peter Funke

Sunday the 26th
Fibonacci Beauty
Description: Through stimulating activities and artistic projects, we’ll discover the beauty of the Fibonacci Sequence.
Led by: Lauren Schaller

Questions?
Phone: (717) 509-6363 X105
Email: lschaller@tlsf.org

Come join us for some fantastic fun using LEGO WEDO® software and Bricks 4 Kidz® proprietary models. Kids will get an introduction to computer programming, and will be able to make their B4K model come to life using a variety of commands and controls!

Pre-registration is required, please visit the Bricks 4 Kidz – Lancaster, PA website to sign up! The cost for the workshop is $16 per child. Parents are permitted to attend the workshop at no cost. This workshop fee does not include admission to the museum. Any guests who would like to explore the museum can check in at the Front Desk to pay Sunday’s admission ($8.50 per person) after the workshop.

*Recommended Grade Level is 3rd and 4th Grade

*Please call (717) 917-3469 if your child is not in these grade levels

Join us for a series of workshops where children connect fun, hands-on projects to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S.T.E.M.) Local STEM professionals provide “real world” perspective and mentoring.

Program Details and Pricing

  • Programs are for kids in grades 3 – 8.
  • Workshop cost per child: FREE
  • Regular Science Factory rates apply: Members are FREE, All Visitors are $8.50.
  • Program sessions are Sundays, from 2 – 3:30 pm.
  • Parents are welcome to join the workshop at no cost.
  • Reserve online or at the Science Factory in advance, space is limited.
  • Events are subject to change without notice.

Science in January:
Sunday the 18th
Zinc, Brass, and Gold- Oh My!
Description: Join us for shockingly simple and fun experiments with metals and alloys!
Led by: Judy Lefever

Sunday the 25th
Clink! Pegboard Game
Description: Build a pegboard inspired by the famous Plinko game! Hypothesize, test, and observe where the marble goes.
Led by: Peter Funke

Technology in February:
Sunday the 8th
How the Internet Works
Description: Our information technology expert will explain the ins and outs of the Internet through stimulating hands-on exercises!
Led by: Dale Lefever

Sunday the 22nd
The Simplest Hydraulics
Description: Learn the basics of this fascinating technology by building machines with little more than plastic syringes and popsicle sticks.
Led by: Lauren Schaller

Engineering in March:
Sunday the 8th
Make the Most of Solar Power!
Description: Interested in using the sun for energy? Join us to build a model of solar panel technology then find out how much energy you’ve produced!
Led by: Nathan Charles

Sunday the 22nd
Hold Up!
Description: Think like a structural engineer and learn how to build sturdy bridges out of light-weight everyday materials!
Led by: Ronnie Medlock

Math in April:
Sunday the 12th
Play Darts
Description: Learn shocking insights about circles, randomness, prediction, and more while throwing darts!
Led by: Peter Funke

Sunday the 26th
Fibonacci Beauty
Description: Through stimulating activities and artistic projects, we’ll discover the beauty of the Fibonacci Sequence.
Led by: Lauren Schaller

Questions?
Phone: (717) 509-6363 X105
Email: lschaller@tlsf.org