Blog Archives

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!

Gear up for fun as you power up a robot of your very own.

Adults and children participate and learn together. Pop-in any time between 11:00am – 2:00pm on the scheduled days.

Cost: FREE with regular admission to Hands-on House

Make It Yourself Workshop: Wobbler Engines

Description: Learn how to assemble a special kind of engine in no time using a compressor and experimenting with different flywheels.
Led by: Phil Oles

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 use the online registration form on the Make It Yourself page of our website

RockBox

Uncover a hidden world of color in the North Museum’s latest exhibit, the “Rock Box.

The “Rock Box” exhibit, created in partnership with ATOMIC, allows visitors to view hidden wavelengths through a combination of curated specimens from the Museum’s own geology collections, and ultraviolet light. In this specially designed dark room guests control buttons that activate bursts of infrared light. This light interacts with the carefully chosen minerals to produce a vibrant fluorescent display.

Non-Members: The “Rock Box” exhibit is included in admission price.

Members: The “Rock Box” exhibit is free with Museum Membership ID.

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!

MommyandMe

At our Mommy & Me events, enjoy free coffee and meet other Lancaster mommies, daddies and caretakers. Bring your little ones, 5 and under, to the Explore Nature Gallery for a hands-on introduction to science and nature.

March’s Mommy & Me event is all about the unique and fun aspects of eggs. Learn how to make an egg float, bounce and also get an up-close look at a real Ostrich egg. There will be a chance for hands-on experiences with many replica eggs from our collections.

Free with general museum admission and children 5 and under are free.

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Treat yourself and your family to an exciting show in our SciDome theater–Central PA’s largest planetarium. These immersive shows are both fun and educational.

Easter Monday SciDome Schedule:

11:30 am Magic Tree House

12:30 pm Dynamic Earth

1:30 pm Cosmic Journeys (Live Show)

Non-Members: Admission tickets are required for each SciDome show.

Members: SciDome admission is free with Museum Membership ID.

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Treat yourself and your family to an exciting show in our SciDome theater–Central PA’s largest planetarium. These immersive shows are both fun and educational.

Good Friday SciDome Schedule:

11:30 am Magic Tree House

12:30 pm Dynamic Earth

1:30 pm Cosmic Journeys (Live Show)

 

Non-Members: Admission tickets are required for each SciDome show.

Members: SciDome admission is free with Museum Membership ID.

Make It Yourself Workshop: Forensics with Legos and Circuits!

Description: Solve a crime by building and using electronic circuits as well as a Lego-based colorimeter that can turn light into numbers!
Led by: Dr. Kristi Kneas & The E-town Chemistry Team

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 use the online registration form on the Make It Yourself page of our website

“Science is Amazing” Festival

March 19th , 2016, 10 am – 4 pm

Join us at the 4th annual Science is Amazing Festival at the Lancaster Science Factory! Free admission to all Science Factory exhibits, special science activities, demonstrations and fun for the whole family.

Stop by our ‘Soldering Zone’ where participants ages 10+ can make their own blinking LED pin! Special Thanks to Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, Make717 & Sechan Electronics for making this activity possible!

Everyone is invited! Children age 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Special science demonstrations and activities will be presented by Science Factory volunteers, area schools, science clubs, universities and Lancaster youth organizations. Share your pics on social media using the hashtag #SIA2016!